I'm proud to announce the 2.0 release of the typo web logging engine.
What started as a toy project while I was waiting for a client at
starbucks now became a prestige open source project with tons of
modern features a dedicated dev team and even its own hosting service!

You can find it at http://rubyforge.org/projects/typo/

The 2.0 release has been long coming. Here are some of the new features: 

Highlights:

* HTML admin - Thats right, I gave up. Typo now has a real html admin
and you can access most of its features from it. Some minor features
are still desktop client only but you can definitely get your blogging
fix on vacation now.

* Sophisticated Spam protection. Patrick Lenz ported the most popular
Movable Type spam protection weapons right to the typo codebase. Typo
ships with more spam protection than most other engines can get with
plugins.

* Ajax galore. Comments are posted using Ajax, We also have a live
search like google suggest and live textile/markdown preview in the
admin.
* Pretty urls (permalinks) 

Other feature improvements:

* One-click setup
* Support for non-vhost installations
* Support for multiple authors
* Pagination
* Syndication of 43 Things
* Database backed sessions
* Transition to ActionWebService
* Markdown support
* Migration script for MovableType 3 users
* Extended testing suites

Non code: 

Justin Palmer has started working on the Typo visual identity which is
due to arrive with the next release (bye bye kubrick)
You can see the new typo logo here: http://www.encytemedia.com/images/5.png


I would like to thank all the contributors who sent patches and
suggestions for this release. Especially I want to thank Patrick Lenz
and Seth Hall for the tireless bug fixing and improvement of the code
health.

Typo is now 1435 lines of very aesthetic code and is backed up by 1120
lines of tests putting it at a 0:8 ratio.

-- 
Tobi
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