Radiant 0.8.1 - Luster Release

Posted by Sean Cribbs on Saturday, September 05, 2009 | |

Radiant 0.8.1 “Luster” sports numerous enhancements to extensions, most notably:

This release also includes support for IBM DB2 and corrects some bugs with the admin interface and caching system. The packaged Rails version was upgraded to 2.3.4.

A few compatibility notes:

Many thanks to our contributors and committers for their contributions.


To install use the gem command (with ‘sudo’ as necessary):

$ gem install radiant
Upgrading an existing project/site

For upgrading from some versions, especially pre-0.8, we recommend following the instructions found on the download page.

1. Change the RADIANT_GEM_VERSION constant in config/environment.rb to “0.8.1” or remove it altogether.

2. Update the Radiant assets in your project:

rake radiant:update

3. Copy your customizations back into config/environment.rb, if necessary.

4. Migrate the database:

rake production db:migrate

5. Restart the server

Creating a new project/site

1. Invoke the radiant command with your desired database driver:

$ radiant -d sqlite3 my_project

2. Bootstrap the database:

$ cd my_project
$ rake db:bootstrap

3. Startup the server and try it out!

$ script/server