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With the imminent release of WordPress 3.2, I thought it was time to get the new build of Tarski out there so people can test it and let me know of any issues before the final release.

The usual caveats apply: this is pre-release software and as such may be buggy and unpolished. As such, I don’t recommend installing it on a production site; it’s strictly for testing at this point (although I am actually running it here). WordPress 3.2 RC2 is required, if you try to install the Tarski 3.1.0 beta on a site running WordPress 3.1 or any earlier version it will throw errors.

The major new feature in this release is support for sub-menus. I’m not much of a fan of drop-downs—they violate any number of accessibility and usability tenets—so instead I’ve gone with an expand/collapse mechanism to hide and reveal the full menu structure.

Of course, this may not be to everyone’s liking, but Tarski’s API is pretty flexible, and it’s not much work to add an alternative menu control. If there’s anything I can do to make writing extensions of this sort easy, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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Just a quick note to say that if you’re testing WordPress 2.3, the trunk version of Tarski (1.7-alpha) is pretty stable, and is compatible with WP 2.3’s built-in tagging functions. I’ll be writing more about Tarski 1.7 and WordPress 2.3 over the next couple of weeks.

August 29, 2007 by Benedict Eastaugh | 1 comment

A beta version of Tarski 1.6 is now available via svn. If you find any bugs, please post them on the forum. One issue we haven’t yet resolved is that the new header selection code doesn’t work in Internet Explorer 6, so help with that would be particularly appreciated.

August 9, 2007 by Benedict Eastaugh | Permalink