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NovusCMS v4.5 RC2 is ready to download. -- Jul 31 2008, 12:37 PM

Current release: v4.5 Release Candidate 2

We are happy to announce that NovusCMS v4.5 RC2 is ready to download.

Now you can try our latest enhancements to NovusCMS. This release candidate addresses the following issues:

  • Notifications ~ There was an issue with notifications (a email sent to an Editor whenever a Writer sent a page to be published) not functioning in some installations. This issue has been eliminated.
  • Content Templates ~ Users with a start node below Content could not see the "Templates" folder that contains all the boiler plate layouts for content. Now, every user can access the "Templates" folder regardless of their security start node.
  • Sorting Users ~ In RC1, users were listed in the order they were entered. This has been modified to make users sort alphabetically.
  • Changing User Status ~ RC1 had a bug that did not allow a user's status to be changed (e.g. from Editor to Writer). This type of change simply did not save. The bug has been eliminated in RC2.
  • Create Button in Users ~ One of the goals for v4.5 was to allow Mac people to use their computer of choice...namely Mac's. In RC1, there was no "Create" button in the Users section. Without a right mouse button, it was impossible to create a new user. RC2 has added a "Create" button to the Users section. Carry on Mac lovers!
  • Logging into NovusCMS with an unknown/non-existent user resulted in a Server Error instead of returning to the log in screen. Problem fixed.
  • Some minor aesthetic enhancements were also included to make the title bars, logos, headers, etc more consistent.

Prerequisite applications include:
  • NovusCMS v4.x
  • ASP.NET AJAX 1.0
  • .NET Framework Version 2

Steps to Install:
  1. Install prerequisites
    1. .NET 2
    2. ASP.NET AJAX 1.0
  2. Reboot your server
  3. Download the self-extracting upgrade executable file
  4. Create a backup of your NovusCMS installation.
  5. Extract the upgrade over the original installation of NovusCMS v4.x (Do not extract the files and Copy/Paste to replace the old NovusCMS v.4.x)
  6. Open your IIS by going to Start
  7. Open the folder of your backup of the NovusCMS and open web.config in a text editor (such as notepad). Go to the line that starts with "
  8.  Now all that is left is to follow the final install steps at: http://[server-ip-or-url]/install (i.e. http://localhost/install). Open a browser and go through the simple steps that are on the screen.