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24                <h1>OpenGuides News Archive</h1>
25<p style="font-style: italic">
26Note: only releases with major improvements are mentioned here. For a full
27release history, please see the <a href="release_notes">release
28notes</a>.
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32<div class="news_date">
33August 27, 2012
34</div>
35
36<p>Version 0.70 of OpenGuides was released yesterday.  The changes
37include an upgrade to version 0.4 of the Leaflet mapping library; this
38was done in order to allow use of <a
39href="https://github.com/shramov/leaflet-plugins">Pavel Shramov's
40Leaflet plugins</a> (in particular, the Google satellite view plugin
41used on <a href="http://croydon.randomness.org.uk/">the Completists'
42Guide to Croydon</a>).</p>
43
44<p>The other main changes are to do with formatting and display of
45node content.  External links are now given a class of "external",
46rather than being formatted with hardcoded square brackets.  New
47elements are allowed in page content: span, dl, dt, and dd.  Finally,
48a new macro has been added &#8212; @INDEX_LIST_NO_PREFIX &#8212; which
49gives a list of things in a given category or locale but leaves off
50the "Category" or "Locale" prefix for any subcategories/sublocales in
51that list.</p>
52
53<div class="news_date">
54July 11, 2012
55</div>
56
57<p>Version 0.69 of OpenGuides was released on the weekend, with
58changes focusing on the administrative "missing metadata" tool.  New
59metadata types have been added to the missing metadata search form,
60allowing people to search for pages with, for example, no associated
61image.  In addition, these search results can now be viewed on a map
62as an extra option to the previous "list" view.</p>
63
64<p>Under-the-hood changes made as part of this enhancement will also
65make it easier in the future for us to allow visualisation of even
66more types of search result on a map.</p>
67
68<div class="news_date">
69May 7, 2012
70</div>
71
72<p>Version 0.67 of OpenGuides was released today, with several major
73changes and bugfixes.</p>
74
75<p>We now use <a href="http://leaflet.cloudmade.com/">Leaflet</a> as
76our JavaScript mapping library, with OpenStreetMap and MapQuest tiles
77as default.  JSON output has been added or improved on several types
78of pages, including index pages and user preferences.  A basic
79stylesheet is now included in the distribution, and a long-standing
80recent changes bug has been fixed.  Finally, it's now possible to
81index on category and locale at the same time (so you can view e.g. a
82list or map of all pubs in Holborn).</p>
83
84<div class="news_date">
85April 13, 2012
86</div>
87
88<p>Version 0.66 of OpenGuides was released yesterday by our new CPAN release
89manager, Bob Walker.  This includes various usability fixes, new CSS hooks,
90and a switch to Geo::Coordinates::* modules rather than the old
91Geography::NationalGrid::* ones (which no longer exist on CPAN).</p>
92
93<p>We now require version 2.24 of Template (for its text virtual methods,
94needed to create the abovementioned CSS hooks).</p>
95
96<div class="news_date">
97February 25, 2009
98</div>
99
100<p>Version 0.64 of OpenGuides was released this week, with various
101small bugfixes and improvements including slightly simpler
102installation, plus metadata discovery, JSON support, an optional admin
103navbar, and host whitelisting for editing moderated nodes.</p>
104
105<div class="news_date">
106November 11, 2008
107</div>
108
109<p>We had <a
110href="http://dev.openguides.org/wiki/OxfordHackfest2008">a hackfest in
111Oxford</a>, and it was good!</p>
112
113<p>Release manager Dom reports that 22 Trac tickets were closed and 6
114were opened during the weekend.  We also saw a few new faces, which
115is excellent.</p>
116
117<div class="news_date">
118August 19, 2008
119</div>
120
121<p>Apologies for the long delay since the last bit of news here; we
122<i>were</i> doing things, honest, but because of the way the website was set
123up, it was a faff to update.  This has now been fixed!</p>
124
125<p>In other exciting news, we're having another hackfest!  It'll be in <a
126href="http://oxford.openguides.org/">Oxford</a> this time, on Saturday 18
127October and Sunday 19 October 2008.  Many more details can be found <a
128href="http://dev.openguides.org/wiki/OxfordHackfest2008">on our dev wiki</a>.
129</p>
130
131<div class="news_date">
132May 28, 2007
133</div>
134<p>We're holding <a href="http://use.perl.org/~Kake/journal/33485">a
135hackfest</a> in London on 9&#8211;10 June, focusing on bug triage and bug
136fixing.
137</p>
138
139<div class="news_date">
140May 22, 2007
141</div>
142<p>
143<a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/OpenGuides-0.60/">OpenGuides
1440.60</a> has now been <a href="release_notes">released</a>, with
145improved stylability of the &#8220;edit page&#8221; form, increased admin
146control over the &#8220;random page&#8221; link in the sidebar, and a new
147macro for providing a link to a random page in a specific category or locale.
148
149</p>
150<div class="news_date">
151March 25, 2007
152</div>
153<p>
154<a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/OpenGuides-0.59/">OpenGuides 0.59</a>
155has now been <a href="release_notes">released</a>, with a number of
156bugfixes, plus new stylesheet hooks and template tweaks to give Guide admins
157more control over the appearance of their sites.
158</p>
159<div class="news_date">
160March 5, 2006
161</div>
162<p>
163<a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/OpenGuides-0.52/">OpenGuides 0.52</a>
164
165has now been <a href="release_notes#0.52">released</a>. The major new feature
166is <a href="http://maps.google.com/">Google Maps</a> support!
167</p>
168<div class="news_date">
169November 25, 2005
170</div>
171<p>
172Please welcome the
173<a href="http://miltonkeynes.openguides.org/">Open Guide to
174Milton Keynes</a>.
175</p>
176<div class="news_date">
177November 15, 2005
178
179</div>
180<p>
181<a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/OpenGuides-0.51/">OpenGuides 0.51</a>
182has now been <a href="release_notes#0.51">released</a>, with quite a number
183of improvements.
184</p>
185<div class="news_date">
186October 15, 2005
187</div>
188<p>
189<a href="http://search.cpan.org/~ivorw/OpenGuides-RDF-Reader/lib/OpenGuides/RDF/Reader.pm">New
190module</a> for converting OpenGuides RDF back into Perl data structures released.
191</p>
192<div class="news_date">
193
194October 14, 2005
195</div>
196<p>
197Please welcome the
198<a href="http://cortex.ecs.soton.ac.uk/openguide/">Open Guide to
199Southampton</a>.
200</p>
201<div class="news_date">
202October 7, 2005
203</div>
204<p>
205Please welcome the
206<a href="http://cotswolds.openguides.org/">Cotswolds Guide</a>.
207</p>
208<div class="news_date">
209July 24, 2005
210
211</div>
212<p>
213<a href="release_notes#0.49">OpenGuides 0.49</a>
214released: numerous RDF output refinements and various minor improvements.
215</p>
216<div class="news_date">
217April 18, 2005
218</div>
219<p>
220<a
221href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/OpenGuides-Statistics/">OpenGuides::Statistics</a>
222released to let you produce nice graphs of how many nodes you have, like <a
223href="http://london.openguides.org/statistics/">these ones for London</a>.
224</p>
225<div class="news_date">
226December 21, 2004
227</div>
228
229<p>
230<a href="release_notes#0.47">OpenGuides 0.47</a> released with a number
231of bugfixes.
232</p>
233<div class="news_date">
234November 30, 2004
235</div>
236<p>
237Release of <a href="release_notes#0.45">OpenGuides
2380.45</a>, with new support for global geolocation.
239</p>
240<div class="news_date">
241September 26, 2004
242</div>
243<p>
244
245We are pleased to announce the opening of the new
246<a href="http://chesterguide.org.uk/">Open Guide to Chester</a>.
247</p>
248<div class="news_date">
249July 5, 2004
250</div>
251<p>
252Earle Martin, one of our developers, recently spoke at the <a
253href="http://www.notcon04.com/">NotCon</a> conference in London about
254OpenGuides. A <a href="http://www.ejhp.net/notcon/#audio">recording</a> 
255of his talk is now available ("Geolocation" session, 20 minutes in).
256</p>
257<div class="news_date">
258
259June 25, 2004
260</div>
261<p>
262<a
263href="release_notes#0.35">OpenGuides 0.35</a> - to help protect your wiki
264from spammers, you can now delete individual historical versions of a node.
265</p>
266<div class="news_date">
267June 20, 2004
268</div>
269<p>
270<a href="release_notes#0.33">OpenGuides 0.33</a> - improved
271templates and a new search by distance feature.
272</p>
273<div class="news_date">
274May 28, 2004
275
276</div>
277<p>
278<a href="http://london.openguides.org/">The Open Guide to
279London</a> gets <a
280href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_23/b3886141.htm">mentioned
281in <em>Business Week</em></a>.
282</p>
283<div class="news_date">
284June 12, 2003
285</div>
286<p>
287<a href="http://london.openguides.org/">The Open Guide to
288London</a> (in its earlier incarnation as "Grubstreet") was <a
289href="http://web.archive.org/web/20050309220219/http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,975131,00.html">mentioned
290in the <em>Guardian</em>'s "Online" section</a>.
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