The ImpressCMS team have announced the release of ImpressCMS 1.3, the community-oriented web platform. ImpressCMS is a web content management platform with a focus on community.
The goals defined for the newest version of ImpressCMS were clear : complete overhaul of the core to improve speed, improve efficiency and improve the architecture. No new functionalities were planned.
With the release of ImpressCMS 1.3, all these goals were met, with pre-production sites showing remarkable improvements in speed and memory use. Also, the totally refactored ImpressCMS Persistable Framework will make core and module development considerably easier.
What's new in ImpressCMS 1.3:
- Speed improvements
- Drastically lowered memory requirements
- Fully PHP 5.3 compatible
- Facilitated module development
- Updated versions of many modules
Faster & Lower Memory requirements
The refactoring in the ImpressCMS 1.3 release has resulted in major improvements: less memory use, speedier page loads and less SQL queries per page, making it the fastest and nimblest ImpressCMS to date.
Fully PHP 5.3 compatible
The structure of the code has seen a major overhaul, in order to comply with the current best practices for PHP5. This makes the code easier to write, and easier to maintain.
Facilitated module development
By using the automatic inclusion of required files, module developers can think about improving their module, and not about handling file administration.
Many modules have received compatibility updates to work with this release. Other modules have been written specifically to take advantage of the improved codebase of version 1.3.