Release 0.3.0

Released on 2010-01-25.

New modules

Enables a simple commenting system on your site using mod_comment.

New core features

A new default site
The default site of a vanilla Zotonic install is now modelled after a simple blog-style website, complete with an archive section, keywords, navigation to previous and next posts, atom feeds and comments.
Speed improvements
The Webmachine code was restructured to be more lean-and-mean, yielding up to 20% more performance on page requests.
WebSockets support
When WebSockets is available in the browser, then it is used as a replacement for the Comet long poll. Currently only Google Chrome supports this feature but it is expected to arrive in other browsers soon.
Admin updates
Support for editing a location (Google map picker), a new collection type “query” was added for creating “saved searches”.
EUnit support
A start has been made to put the core functionality of Zotonic in unit tests using the EUnit testing framework. As of yet, only a small fraction of the code has been covered, but we’ll keep working on increasing the code coverage of the tests.


  • Resizing animated GIFs (#28)
  • Determining EXIF orientation for images (#27)
  • The OAuth API key management interface is now available from the admin. (#35)
  • Hiding “meta” pages from the admin overview (#12)
  • And dozens of small fixes which did not go through the issue tracker.

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