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Waiting a bit

You should know by now that Movable Type 3.1 is out, and this time it’s a proper release and not a developer edition. That said, having read through some of the commentary on it, it seems as if this release is somewhat rough around the edges and there are things like the new dynamic templating support, when combined with add-in plugins, simply don’t work. This is something I’m keen to implement here so I’m naturally a bit concerned.
Therefore, I’m waiting a bit. Normally this is against my nature – you should know by now that I’m almost always the first to install anything new and usually end up facing the consequences. But with the recent computer problems I’ve been having I’m simply not going to have the time to clean up if something goes horribly wrong. I’m sure it won’t but I do have a lot of plugins on here and some, like those that Adam kalsey created, may well not get updated for MT3.1’s dynamic templating system which could make things very difficult.
Once I’m more confident that everything will be okay, I’ll make the change. I don’t know when that will be, whether it’s the result of MT3.11 or just that all the plugins I need now work. It will happen, just not now.
Update: Well, whaddya know. Movable Type 3.11 released 🙂


  1. I upgraded right away and didn’t have any problems.

  2. I upgraded with no problems apart from the emergency version of blacklist possibly playing up but I’m investigating it at the moment.
    I was a bit disappointed with the faffing around with cronjobs and the like, not everyone will have the nouse to be able to tap around in shell.