Archive of: upgrade
Finally got round to updating to Drupal 5.1. I’ve done some pretty thorough testing and it all looks good, but if you notice anything strange please leave me a comment (which are no longer moderated, thanks to the new captcha, we’ll see how long that lasts).
Now that I’m up to date expect to see some changes in the near future. There’s a new theme in the works and some toys that I’ve been wanting to roll out, but could only do on 5.x
Caveat: The appearance of said theme and toys depends wholly on how much free time I have in the next few months.
Markus Mielke has published the final list of CSS changes for IE7 now that they’re in lockdown and getting ready for shipping.
In all, we made over 200 behavior changes (bug fixes or new features) under strict mode to improve CSS2.1 compliance.
As well as the bug fixes there are other improvements including
:hoveron all elements not just <a>,
background-attachment: fixedworking on all elements, and support for min/max width/height (finally!!).
I’m disappointed that
display: tablestill isn’t in there but there is hope for the future
We are already planning for the next IE release and will continue down the road of improving our CSS support.
Praise where praise is due, I think the team over there has done a great job so far. Now I (and many others) want to see this kept up.
More news on the Internet Explorer front from the IE blog:
As we get close to the final availability of Internet Explorer 7, I want to provide an update on our distribution plans. To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, we will distribute IE7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates (AU) shortly after the final version is released for Windows XP, planned for the fourth quarter of this year.
There will be the option to roll back to IE6 at any point or ignore the update (up to a certain point I should imagine) for those corporate installations that need to take their time about these things.
I think pumping it out through Automatic Update is a good thing, and not just from the security point of view. As a web developer I’m all for a mechanism that gets a more standards compliant rendering engine out there onto as many computers as possible. The memories of the upgrade path from IE5 to IE6, and watching visitor statistics slowly change, is still indelibly etched on my mind.
I’m still confused about what they’re playing at with the user interface though.
Well that wasn’t too bad. Cleaned out some old pictures while I was moving them across, but hopefully no one will miss anything major.
There are still a few kinks to work out
- Some minor layout issues on the album lists, but that can wait. It doesn’t interfere with the navigation.
- I had to lose the existing comments, sorry, but the upside is that the comment system is now running through drupal and so is much more powerful (yes Martin, you can use HTML now). If you were particularly attached to some witty aside, then feel free to add it back in.
- I haven’t ported across all the descriptions yet, EUVolt, and some of the misc stuff has been done. I’m working on the rest.
Oh yeah, and the really cool thing is that I can now embed images into other node types, as you may have noticed!
Update: Changed the link to the EUVolt pictures.