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Thanks to everyone that's participated in the 2.5 beta -- we're finally ready to officially announce Clearspace 2.5! Check out the main Jive website for details. Sam's blog entry also has a great overview of what's new in the release. You'll also notice that we updated Jivespace to 2.5, so you can trythe release here. We're doing final testing and will have the release bits available in the near future.


There's a lot in this release that's aimed at the developer crowd including many improvements to the plugin framework and a new theme resource kit for making easier changes to the UI. Check out the many new sections for developers in the Clearspace documentation. Also significant in the 2.5 release are big improvements to performance. Over the past several months, we've built out a performance test environment that's let us measure the many improvements we've been making to the code -- from a 15% improvement in some areas to over 700% in others. Overall, Clearspace 2.5 is at least a 200% faster than 2.0.


The Clearspace dev team is thrilled with the new release and we hope you'll be too. We're looking forward to your feedback!

We just released beta 4 of Clearspace 2.5.0. Changes since the last beta:


  • (CS-1690) Add more field checking to the profanity filter; tags Improvements

  • (CS-8007) bulletted lists and outdenting

  • (CS-5369]) Remove developer upgrade tasks

  • (CS-8191) Guests can read blog posts even when they are not allowed

  • (CS-8109) Tasks lists are broken due to anonymous user changes

  • (CS-8060) Due Date not displayed when importing/exporting project tasks with combined js resources enabled

  • (CS-8040) Removed "hide profile fields from guests" setting

  • (CS-8026) Recent content shows "by" the author rather than person who recently updated

  • (CS-7361) Removing attachment on edit of document when document requires approval causes system error.

  • (CS-6697) Documents get published in moderated spaces if the user saves a draft first and then publishes it


Many thanks for all the feedback so far and please continue to help us test the release!


We've just launched the public beta program for the next release of Clearspace. We'd love your help in making sure the code is as polished and bug-free as possible before the general release. This release is the third beta (after two private betas) of the 2.5 series. There are two ways to get involved: first, you can

download the release and install it on your own servers. You can also visit the beta sandbox site and create an account to test out a live instance and provide feedback. We're looking forward to hearing what you think!

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