Ghost Desktop 1.0 & Alpha 7

Ghost Desktop 1.0 & Alpha 7

Welcome! This week for the first time, we are updating our community with a more detailed blog post instead of a meeting. This is very much a work in progress idea, so please let us know what you think in the comments πŸ“’

What's occurring?

If you haven't already heard, the Ghost Team are currently focusing our development efforts on an alpha development stream, which will eventually turn into Ghost v1.0. If you're interested to know more, we've got a v1.0 alpha support guide that we use to share important details of how to test and get involved.

This week

Ghost Desktop v1.0.0 was released

The Ghost Desktop App reached v1.0 this week πŸŽ‰. Grab yourself a Mac, Windows or Linux build from our website.

We split Ghost & Ghost-Admin a little further

We're slowly working on separating our two main repositories to make Ghost & Ghost-Admin more independent of each other. This week we moved to fetching configuration from an endpoint, instead of outputting it in the HTML file that boots Ember #368, #7631.

Updates to the new Ghost editor

One of the most exciting features of Ghost v1.0 is the brand new mobiledoc editor. It lives over in Ghost-Editor. This week's update included soft returns & code block support #373, #7649.

Knex Migrator got a little more stable

Knex-migrator is our database migration tool. Over the last 3 years we've gained experience of initialising our database and running migrations in distributed software. This knowledge is now bundled in a public npm module, which everybody can use.

You can read here why we opted not to use knex's built-in migration system. This week, knex-migrator reached feature-completion, full details in the readme. You'll need it globally installed if you want to contribute to Ghost πŸ‘»

We also released Ghost 0.11.3 (LTS release)

Over the last 2 weeks, Node.js has moved v6.9 into LTS and ended the maintenance period for Node.js v0.10. Ghost's "lts" branch has been updated inline with our Node version support strategy. Our latest LTS release also includes some minor bug fixes to scheduling and to Casper.


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