July 26, 2005

Midgard 1.7.0 "Vali" released.

Piotr Pokora writes "Lodz, July 25th 2005 -- The Midgard Project has released the stable version
of the Midgard Open Source Content Management System. Midgard's 1.7 release
is a major overhaul of the whole Content Management System. Besides the
stable and mature Content Management features of first generation Midgard,
it also ships a preview version of second generation Midgard capabilities,
allowing developers to have a glimpse at the new day of Midgard2.

Midgard 1.7 for end users

For the end users, Midgard 1.7 brings the mature MidCOM Content
Management interface version 2.4, and the new Midgard Site
Wizard for easy website creation.

Midgard 1.7 for developers

For developers, Midgard 1.7 brings the first preview of the
Midgard2 programming interfaces, including MgdSchema, Java
support and the new Query Builder. The new programming
interfaces ensure greater flexibility, and have already been
tested in demanding environments.


Changes from 1.6 releases:


  • MgdSchema (Data structure abstraction layer)
  • New internal types builded with GObjects and GType system
  • XML based types definition

Midgard-apache modules

  • New MidgardSchema directive for pointing correct MgdSchema
  • Page and style elements are handled by midgard internals
    data instead of Apache tables.



  • New file system based MidCOM 2.4 architecture
    • Integrated full-text search using Apache Lucene
    • Metadata management system
    • Several new components including bookmarks
      management and online store
  • New midcom-template package
  • Site Creation Wizard for easy Midgard site building
  • New style templates ready to use with the Site Wizard
  • Datagard's 'update database' option is changed to make
    updates from previous Midgard installations
  • PEAR packages installation supported by Datagard

Changes from 1.7rc2 release:


  • New metadata methods for MgdSchema objects


  • Metadata functions and object's method implemented
  • Fixed mgd_list_topic_calendar_all function

FreeBSD users note

This release is not compatible with FreeBSD.

All Midgard components may be compiled and installed on

however midgard packages can not be imported to database due to
repligard's bug.

This isssue will be resolved in next 1.7.1 release.

Download page for latest release:

http://www.midgard-project.org/download/1.7.html"> http://www.midgard-project.org/download/1.7.html

Features and screenshots:

http://www.midgard-project.org/midgard/1.7/">http: //www.midgard-project.org/midgard/1.7/

Getting started with Midgard:

http://www.midgard-project.org/documentation/">htt p://www.midgard-project.org/documentation/"

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