Radiant 0.6.9 "Etch" - Bugfix Release

Looks like it's time for another release of Radiant:


Radiant 0.6.9 "Etch" fixes bugs present in the 0.6.8 release. Namely:

* The inherit attribute on <r:unless_content> now correctly defaults to false. * Strange stack overflow and class-loading errors no longer occur in development mode. * The radiant:freeze:edge task will now correctly freeze without the TAG, BRANCH, or REVISION options. * config/environment.rb will be correctly updated when running the radiant:update:configs task. * You will no longer receive random "authenticity token" errors when using the cookie session store (the default). * script/extension will have the executable bit set on Unix-like filesystems.

It also adds one feature:

* <r:random> will now accept dynamically generated options.


Radiant is a no-fluff content management system made for designers and programmers and is ideal for use on small teams. It is similar to Movable Type or Textpattern, but is much more than a blogging engine.

Radiant features:

   * An elegant user interface    * The ability to arrange pages in a hierarchy    * Flexible templating with layouts, snippets, page parts, and a      custom tagging language (Radius: http://radius.rubyforge.org)    * A dynamic extension system    * A simple user management/permissions system    * Support for Markdown and Textile as well as traditional HTML      (it's easy to create other filters)    * Operates in two modes: dev and production depending on the URL    * A caching system which expires pages every 5 minutes    * Built using Ruby on Rails (which means that extending Radiant is      as easy as any other Rails application)    * Licensed under the MIT-License    * And much more...

There's even a live demo over on the project Web site:



* Make <r:random> accept dynamically generated options. [Jim Gay, Sean Cribbs] * Correctly set default 'inherit' to false on <r:unless_content> [Mark A. Yoon] * Correct authenticity token errors when using cookie session store [Sean Cribbs] * Make script/extension executable. [Sean Cribbs] * Correct bugs in radiant:freeze:edge task. [Sean Cribbs] * Fix strange Page subclass loading errors in development mode. [Sean Cribbs] * Fix typo in if_content description. [Jim Gay] * Correct error in radiant:update:configs task. [Sean Cribbs]


We've worked hard to make it easy to install Radiant. For starters you can download it with Ruby Gems:

% gem install radiant

Once the Radiant gem is installed you have access to the `radiant` command. The `radiant` command is similar to the `rails` command (if you are from the Rails world. It's how you generate a new Radiant project for a website. So `cd` to the directory where you would like your instance to be installed and type:

% radiant -d [mysql|postgres|sqlite3] .

Next, edit config/database.yml to taste. Then run the rake bootstrap task:

% rake production db:bootstrap

And start up the test server:

% script/server -e production

Finally, hit the /admin/ URL and you should be off to the races. See the README file in the release for additional details.

If you are interested in other download options, visit the download page: http://radiantcms.org/download/.


1. Update the Radiant gem:

    % gem update radiant

2. Change the RADIANT_GEM_VERSION constant in config/environment.rb     to "0.6.9" or remove it altogether.

3. Run the update rake task:

    % rake radiant:update

4. Run migrations:

    % rake db:migrate

5. Restart the server


The upgrade process changed significantly from last release, so listen up! To upgrade an existing installation, BACKUP YOUR DATABASE, update the gem, and create a new Radiant project using the instructions above. Then point Radiant to the right database by editing config/database.yml and execute the following command in your project directory:

% rake db:migrate

If you have problems during the upgrade, please let us know.


Radiant wouldn't be possible without the help of some fine people. The following people have made contributions to this release:

Mark A. Yoon Sean Cribbs Jim Gay

Thanks guys! If you'd like to hop on the development band wagon head on over to our dev site (http://dev.radiantcms.org/).


The best place to get support is definitely on the Radiant mailing list. There's a crowd of people there who have been hanging around for many moons now. Newbie questions are welcome! To sign up, go to:


The Radiant mailing list is also accessible via Ruby forum: