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January 26, 2011

TYPO3 4.5 LTS: Extbase/Fluid features and improvements

Category: Core, TYPO3

By: Sebastian Kurfürst

With TYPO3 4.5 LTS, a new version of Extbase and Fluid is shipped, which contains several major features like Dependency Injection and Fluid Widgets. This article gives an overview about the improvements in Extbase and Fluid, with links to more detailed information.

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Extbase and Fluid are shipped in version 1.3, containing numerous major features and a large number of bugfixes. Thanks to everybody submitting issues, verifying them and providing patches!

Although we strive to be as backwards compatible as possible, there are a few possibly breaking changes you should be aware of.

NOTE: This release updates table definitions, so please visit the Install Tool or the Extension Manager, and update tables!

Major Features

Extbase 1.3 contains the following major features:

Breaking Changes

There are a few breaking changes you need to be aware of:

Furthermore, some internals in Extbase concerning the Dispatcher and the Configuration Manager have changed. If you use non-public APIs, you should have a look at the full list, which contains detailed upgrade instructions.

Minor features

Extbase also comes with a bunch of minor features, which can still be very helpful to you in solving day-to-day problems. These are described below:

Further links & Information

Closing Notes

We are curious to hear your feedback about this release! You can find us in the Mailing List, or just write a comment for this blog post!

Sebastian Kurfürst
on behalf of the Extbase Team


comment #1
Gravatar: Julian Kleinhans Julian Kleinhans January 26, 2011 11:52
Awesome work guys! Really awesome! thanks for that

comment #2
Gravatar: Sacha Sacha January 26, 2011 13:47
Coooool! I'm totally looking forward to checking out the fluid widgets! :)

comment #3
Gravatar: Sebastian Fischer Sebastian Fischer January 26, 2011 16:28
Love to use FLUIDTEMPLATE in future projects.

comment #4
Gravatar: Christoph Christoph January 26, 2011 23:33
Looks good, I'm looking forward to the LTE-Release!

comment #5
Gravatar: Marco Malagoli Marco Malagoli January 28, 2011 09:12
Great work guys. What about the translation in english of the Extbase and Fluid book ? Some news ?

comment #6
Gravatar: Gert-Jan Jansma Gert-Jan Jansma February 5, 2011 23:47
Awesome, can't wait to use the new FLUIDTEMPLATE cObject in my next project !

comment #7
Gravatar: KimPixel KimPixel February 8, 2011 12:16
Super neue Funktionen. Ich bin begeistert. Endlich macht mir das Programmieren von Extensions in Typo3 wieder richtig Spaß - Dank Extbase

comment #8
Gravatar: thomas.swoboda thomas.swoboda February 16, 2011 04:24
Wirklich tolle erneuerungen, ein lob an die typo3 developer & co!

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