Monthly Archive for September, 2007

K2 Release Candidate 1

Alright, this is the one we’ve been swinging for since we started all those years ago. This is the road to 1.0, or K2.0 as it were. This is the first release candidate, and we’re very proud of it.

We’ve been throwing in some serious hours over the last couple of weeks to make sure we were ready for WordPress 2.3, which is on track for release a few days from now, and which, due to fundamental changes, breaks v0.9.6. So if you’re planning on grabbing WordPress 2.3 as soon as it hits the shelves, you’ll want to upgrade to RC1 as soon as possible.

A word of caution however: Because so many things have been upgraded since v0.9.6, a lot of the code hasn’t actually seen as much usage as the v0.9.6 code, and thus you should hold off until RC2 with upgrading if you like your stability over your ‘bling’.

So, what’s new? Well, to be honest there’s just too much to list. The most obvious stuff will be… well, obvious, and the rest should just make everything a little bit better. In other words, you’re better off just take her up for a trial run.

And as usual, please file an issue for any problems you run into, and we’ll look into it as soon as possible. And if you see Steve or Ben around, let them know they did a hell of a job over the last couple of weeks.

PS: For safety purposes, v0.9.6 is still available.

Style Like a Buccaneer

I wanted t’ make sure I dasn’t miss ou’ on all th’ fun o’ Talk Like a Gentleman o’ fortune Tide, by makin’ me site auto-style itself fer th’ voyagely occasion. Usin’ K2`s semantic classes, this be as easy as grabbin’ th’ shipmate header image an’ addin’ th’ followin’ t’ me custom CSS style:

body.m09.d19 #header { background: black url('k2-piratedayheader.jpg') center center no-repeat; }

Yaarrr! The header be now automagically styled fer maximum buccaneer goodness ever’ Septembree 19th.

Happy Looting ya horn swogglin’ scurvy cur!

Now Larger Non-Latin Fonts

A slew of minor updates have trickled into SVN lately (changelog), though I felt it was worth highlighting one in particular, which Steve just checked in. Namely the fix to the longstanding Issue 11. To make font-sizes larger for certain languages. If you’re up for lending us a hand and you use Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Hindi, Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Chinese character sets, grab the latest copy of K2 off of SVN and let us know if it looks alright (as usual, do not use this in a ‘production environment’).