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Boris just upgraded this blog to Movable Type 3.2 which just came out. It has a bunch of new features and is very stable. One important new feature is advanced community management that deals with comment spam. Anyway, for people who have been waiting to upgrade, I think it's time. The upgrade is pretty easy and free for current licensees of 3.x. The new license also allows an unlimited number of blogs. If you need help, Boris is helping people out (for a fee).

Disclosure: I'm an investor in Six Apart and Chairman of Six Apart Japan.


Are they going to have Japanese version of MT3.2 soon?

For some reason MT 3.2 can't handle my MySQL database. I had to downgrade to MT 3.17 since the upgrade didn't take.

Nice disclosure... even though I think most of your readers know that :)

Stacy : Yeah. I've gone through this a few times. Some people think it sounds boastful. Some think it's necessary. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Apparently Boris does not understand that SixApart prohibits people from charging for MT installation services.

How so, Charles? I find that very implausible.

Not just implausible, flat out wrong. Not to mention flat out silly.
We shouldn't feed the trolls Ado. ;)

Anyways, since I'm here I should mention that the service I offer is intended for those who just don't want to deal with upgrading, despite the fact that 6A has done a great job of making the task a very very smooth operation.

It's likely not trolling, Boris, but just someone who doesn't have full information. To be clear: We encourage people to perform any kind of services they want around our platforms, including installation, and we're happy for people to charge what they feel the service is worth.

In fact, we've made an entire Professional Network community just to support people who are doing that and provide resources to make it easier. Lots of people (including Boris) are already building their consulting or design businesses that way.

Next week I am going to try to upgrade to MT3.2 on my server after a clean install in another directory. I'll see if I run into the same error saying I needed to install new MySQL modules. The weird thing is that 3.17 works fine.

I disagree strongly with some of the decisions taken in this release, as I explained in this forum thread. I hope you read it, Joi and Anil.

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MT 3.2 from かいげん
August 26, 2005 7:02 AM

Just upgraded to MT 3.2, which came out today. It's a big improvement, I'm quite pleased. <HolyWar> perl > php ; mt > wp </HolyWar> Perhaps someday I'll have someone to do it for me, like Joi has Boris.... Read More