Technical release notes about Mura CMS 6

Mura CMS 6 represents one of the biggest releases of Mura CMS ever. As always, we strive for as much backwards compatibilty as possible. Most upgrades from previous versions will be problem-free. However, there are a few minor issues that may arise when upgrading to Mura CMS 6, especially if you're using Microsoft IIS.

Important API change:

In Mura 6 the URLs for file and link content types are built in the exact same way as other content types. This allows them to have clean hierachical text based urls instead of relying on LinkServID.  As a consequence their filename attribute is now populated with its Mura URL.  

For Mura files you now get the name of the associated file with contentBean.getAssocFilename().
For Mura Links you now get the link value from contentBean.getAssocURL()

For Microsoft IIS users:

Because Mura CMS 6 uses FontAwesome extensively, and IIS doesn't have a MIME type for it by default, you may need to make some minor adjustments to your server configuration. For those that don't know yet, FontAwesome is a very cool font-based icon set, that uses Web Open Font Format (WOFF) standard, in addition to a few other formats. 

When using IIS, the web server needs to be made aware of the  .woff file format. In a effort to do this, Mura CMS 6 will automatically create a web.config file in its root containing the following configuration:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><configuration><system.webServer><defaultDocument> <files> <remove value="index.cfm" /> <add value="index.cfm" /> </files></defaultDocument><staticContent> <remove fileExtension=".woff" /> <mimeMap fileExtension=".woff" mimeType="application/octet-stream" /></staticContent></system.webServer></configuration>

In some cases this web.config can cause a server level error if IIS is configured to not allow the staticContent module to be locally overridden.  If you encounter an IIS configuration error simply edit the newly created web.config file and remove its configuration.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><configuration></configuration>

In addition if you already have a web.config file in your Mura root you will need to manually add the .woff MIME type.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><configuration><system.webServer><!-- Existing configuration --><staticContent> <remove fileExtension=".woff" /> <mimeMap fileExtension=".woff" mimeType="application/octet-stream" /></staticContent></system.webServer></configuration>

Other important compatibility notes:

Mura CMS 6 works great and is fully supported on Railo and Adobe ColdFusion 9 and 10. Mura CMS 6 does not support Adobe ColdFusion 8 (or previous) or OpenBD (any versions). 

Also, the Mura CMS 6 admin and editing screens will no longer support IE 7 (or IE 8 when in compatability mode). 


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