Release Notes for 2.1

Omeka 2.1 was released on August 27, 2013.

Note: Due to an update to Zend Framework's requirements, Omeka 2.1 officially requires PHP version 5.2.11 or higher.

New Features

  • REST API
    • GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE methods implemented for items, collections, files, item types, elements, and element sets.
    • GET method available for users and tags.
    • DELETE method available for tags.

Enhancements

  • Keyword search for users (#59)
  • Direct links to plugin support_link sites (#258)
  • Direct links to files from files/show (#542)
  • record_url() now accepts query string parameters (#549)
  • Added methods for on-the-fly changes to storage adapters (#550)
  • Show tags for non-Item records in tags browse (#568)
  • New get_record() helper for getting single records (#591, contributed by Jeremy Boggs)
  • View object now automatically available for background processes (#593)

Bugs Fixed

  • Plugin versions were stored as type 'text' (#492)
  • Too many plugins could make the bottom of the admin navigation unreachable (#519)
  • Styling on admin files/show was overly restrictive for some content (#555)
  • "does not contain" items advanced search was acting like "contains" (#588)
  • Items advanced search was incorrectly excluding some results

Plugin API

  • New 'activate' and 'deactivate' plugin hooks (#349)
  • New 'admin_collections_show_sidebar' hook (#520)

Localization

  • Strings to translate updated
  • All languages updated

Updated Libraries

  • Zend Framework 1.12.3
  • getID3 1.9.6
  • pheanstalk 2.1.0
  • HTMLPurifier 4.5.0
  • jQuery 1.10.1
  • jQuery UI 1.10.3