The team behind MODx (the content management system software) launched the version 0.9.6.2.
Go here to download this new release.
This new version is completing the original vision team had for MODx. From now on, their legacy code base got a new name: Evolution.
But the team now is working on the new release “0.9.7″ which will be probably named Revolution and the version number re-named 1.0
These new names will get new logos, site architecture, support resources and website design.
The MODx Evolution code base (0.9.6.x) will be supported for long time (according to the team) because there are hundreds of thousands of installs around the world and the team is commited to provide the website owner with the peace of mind knowing they are not left out in the dark.
A future release of MODx Evolution will start to see it correlate directly with the Revolution lingo (e.g., “Resources” becomes “Elements”), and also bring a much more svelte core distribution.
MODx Revolution 1.0 version (the future version) has a massively improved code and the version 2.0 will have a 100% new and unique code. The team also developed migration tools which will help convert old sites to the new version without too much trouble.
MODx Revolution also brings a very clear distinction between the core (API, parser, data access, base access controls, etc.) and the add-ons (Ditto, Wayfinder, content et al). MODx has traditionally been distributed with baseline content and a selection of resources.
Check out more info about this future release: http://modxcms.com/roadmap.html (if you have suggestions the team is glad to hear them)
Because the add-ons are splitted from the core more frequent updates will occur. A slimmer distribution, harmonizing some terminology, and a dedicated separate installer for Elements (currently “Resources”), will serve to further ease the transition when people ultimately choose to adopt the MODx Revolution 2.0 code base.
More details here: http://modxcms.com/the-evolution-of-a-revolution.html
MODx is a content management system software and a PHP application framework developed by a group of talented people adamant about not creating Yet Another Portal System.
More info can be found on their website: www.modxcms.com
It is licensed under GNU GPL which translates into free for anyone to use. It’s built in PHP, uses a MySQL database backend and runs on pretty much any version of either released in the last few years (it will work also on Apache or IIS web servers). Its Control Panel (Manager) runs on pretty much any modern browser, including Safari. It also allows to quickly leverage the lastest rage of AJAX/Web 2.0 technologies.