Six Apart released version 3.15 of their blogging software, Movable Type, yesterday. After I smoothly upgraded my site from 3.11 this evening, I was going to call it yet another minor upgrade (read: no changes). But there are a few changes:
- Before today, MT would rebuild an assortment of pages at this site every time a comment was posted – that amounted to an average 200 rebuilds a day. With version 3.14 this issue was fixed, so now the linkspammers won’t be able to push me over my monthly bandwidth allotment. (We hope.) This also means that the randomized “Blurb area” on my front page might not be so random anymore…
- The Create New Entry page, which most of you will never see, now sports buttons to quickly add e-mail links,
blockquotes, and embedded files to the entry, in addition to the existing boldface, italicize, underline, and hyperlink buttons. I’ve never used these buttons, since they don’t offer the wide variety of tags that I use in each of my post (where’s the
<acronym>button?!), but I might just get around to tweaking the code to my liking…
- The latest version apparently fixes a serious security issue with the mail notification feature as well. That’s likely to interest you, but if you have MT, you’re strongly advised to upgrade soon, since the security flaw has already been exploited.
And this should probably be my final post of the day. G’night.