eZ Platform v1.12.0¶
The FAST TRACK v1.12.0 release of eZ Platform and eZ Platform Enterprise Edition is available as of October 31, 2017.
If you are looking for the Long Term Support (LTS) release, see https://ezplatform.com/Blog/Long-Term-Support-is-Here
Notable changes since v1.11.0¶
New Options in the Rich Text editor¶
The Rich Text editor now enables you to add both ordered and unordered lists.
You also have new options to format your text using subscript, superscript, quote and strikethrough.
See EZP-28030 for more information.
Improved full text search capabilities¶
See EZP-26806 for more information.
You can now remove translations from Content item Versions through the PHP API.
See the section on deleting translations for more information.
You also have a new endpoint available for deleting a single Version, see EZP-27864 for more information.
Improved Security for password storage¶
1.12 introduces and enables by default more secure user passwords hashing using bcrypt, and is future-proofed for new hashing formats being added to PHP, like Argon2i coming with PHP 7.2.
This feature is added both in eZ Platform and the accompanying eZ Publish legacy 2017.10 release for projects looking to migrate to a newer version of Platform and take advantage of the new features.
Improved Varnish performance¶
This release switches default HTTPCache usage to use ezplatform-http-cache package, which uses Varnish xkey allowing: soft purge, better cache clearing logic and longer ttl.
For Varnish users be aware thus change implies new VCL and requriment for varnish-moduels package, see below.
Full list of new features, improvements and bug fixes since v1.11.0¶
- Download at eZPlatform.com
- Customers: eZ Enterprise subscription (BUL License)
- Partners: Test & Trial software access (TTL License)
If you would like to request an eZ Enterprise Demo instance: http://ez.no/Forms/Discover-eZ-Studio
To update to this version, follow the Updating eZ Platform guide and use v1.12.0 as
BC: Change for Varnish users
This release enables the ezplatform-http-cache Bundle by default as it has a more future-proof approach for HttpCache: - Cache tagging is more reliable at clearing all affected cache on, for instance, subtree operations - More performant using xkey ("Surrogate Key") and soft purging, over BAN and growing ban list
- There is a new VCL
- Requires Varnish 4.1+ with
varnish-modules (incl. xkey), or Varnish Plus where it is built in
Further reading in doc/varnish/varnish.md.
How to still use the old VCL and the old X-Location-Id headers¶
In all 1.x releases you will still be able to revert this and use the old deprecated system if you need to. To do that:
- Keep using the VCL for BAN
- Disable (comment out)
app/AppCache.php back to extend
That's it, other changes added in 1.12 like increased cache ttl and
fos_http_cache cache control rules for error pages should work also with BAN setup, and are thus optional.
This release changes the way of loading React to avoid a case where it was loaded twice and caused errors. Take this into consideration if you user React in your own implementation.
See this PR for more information.