New Moveable Type – Open Source

The buzz today is that there is a new version of Moveable Type (4 beta) and also a new MT Open Source project happening.

The new Moveable Type 4 (MT4) comes complete with a fresh graphical overhaul that really makes it look slick. It looks like they’ve taken a page from the WordPress guys and added a Dashboard that gives summaries and news headlines. They also added the ability to create stand-alone pages – sound familiar? In any case, it looks like an improvement. If you want to know all the changes, go ahead and take a look at the list.

If you are the more hands-on sort, you can test drive MT4 via download.

The Open Source project is a separate announcement, but all out on the same day. They’re calling it MTOS (Moveable Type Open Source Project). The download of the Open Source version won’t be ready until later in the summer this year. The license will be GPL, and it will be a version of the MT4 just released – so if you want to take a peek at what you can expect, you should be able to get a good idea by downloading and trying out the new MT4 beta. Right now, the MTOS project has a developer list you can join, or an announcement and news list you can sign up for.

Overall, plenty of news from the MT guys today.