Welcome to Geeklog Tuesday, May 21 2013 @ 09:36 AM EDT
Geeklog 1.8.0 is now available for download.
With Geeklog 1.8.0 we have raised the minimum system requirement for PHP. PHP version 5.2.0 or greater is now required.
There are a number of new features with this version of Geeklog. These include:
Developers, please read more below to find out what has changed or is new in Geeklog that may affect development of themes and plugins.
This version fixes problems with the plugin update option, with updating from an old Geeklog version, and also fixes a (non-exploitable) SQL error with comment notification emails.
We would appreciate any feedback on this release candidate. Also, if you have a chance to run this version on a test setup, please try to upgrade a copy of your site's database to help us ensure we've solved all the upgrade problems now. Thank you!
If all goes well, the final 1.8.0 will be out by mid-June.
The first Release Candidate for Geeklog 1.8.0 is now available for download.
This version fixes the problem with OAuth and OpenID users being logged out after 2 minutes. Users which log in via Facebook or LinkedIn OAuth now also get their full name as their Geeklog username instead of the number / string of random characters that were used before (Twitter OAuth was not affected and continues to use the Twitter username).
Please try out this version and help us track down any remaining issues. Thank you.
The second beta version of Geeklog 1.8.0 is now available for download and has also been installed here on geeklog.net for you to try it out.
The new features have already been documented elsewhere, but the most visible ones are those "Login with Facebook" and "Login with Twitter" buttons. So if you are using one of those services, you can now use your Facebook or Twitter credentials to log into geeklog.net (and, potentially, any other Geeklog site, if the site admin enables it).
As for changes since the first beta - there were quite a few of them, actually. Quite a few things had to be tweaked, including the theme and the language files, so we decided that a second beta was necessary before we move on to release candidates. And for that, we need your help!
New feature in this version include:
... as well as a lot of other improvements, e.g. new icons, tweaks in the user interface, and the inclusion of jQuery.
We would like to encourage you to download this beta version, try it out, and give us your feedback. Since this is a beta version, it may still contain bugs, so you may want to wait before actually running it on a "live" site. We will keep rolling out updates over the next weeks, though, and still plan to ship the final version later this month.
Geeklog 1.7.2 is a bugfix release only. It does not have any new features. There were no changes in the database, the themes, or the language files, so this should be a painless upgrade for everybody. As announced before, this will also be the last Geeklog version to support PHP 4.
Bugfixes in this version address compatibility issues with PHP 4 in the Static Pages plugin and PostgreSQL support, other Postgres fixes, and fixed handling of the
Bugs addressed in this release include loss of the comment type for plugin comment submissions and an additional HTTP header that was sent in 1.7.0 but conflicted with some plugins, e.g. the Forum plugin. We recommend this update for all users of Geeklog 1.7.0.
The first release candidate for Geeklog 1.7.1 is now available for download.
Geeklog 1.7.1 is mostly a bugfix release over 1.7.0, but also introduces some new features, such as the ability to use static pages as templates for other static pages.
Please download this release candidate and give us your feedback (but keep in mind that it's not the final version yet, so you may want to wait for the final 1.7.1 for mission-critical sites). If possible, we would like to keep this release cycle short so that we can concentrate on keeping our schedule for the next major release, Geeklog 1.8.0, which we still plan to ship some time in November.
Geeklog 1.7.0 is now available for download.
This release adds support for PostgreSQL (in addition to MySQL and MS SQL), developed by Stan Palatnik during the Google Summer of Code 2009. It also adds a re-authentication option in case the CSRF token expires, thus preventing loss of data. For other improvements, please see the list of changes. Of course, it also addresses the latest security issue.
We would also like to thank all those students again who applied for the Google Summer of Code 2010 and submitted patches for Geeklog. Some of them already made it into 1.7.0, the rest is scheduled for inclusion into Geeklog 1.7.1. We will also be looking into adding more of our successful GSoC projects from 2009 into that release.
The first Release Candidate for Geeklog 1.7.0 is now available for download.
This version fixes the display of the last 10 comments in a user's profile and adds proper support for the CAPTCHA plugin to the Calendar and Links plugins, among other things. It also includes some updated localisations.
We are slightly behind our original schedule for 1.7.0, but expect to release the final 1.7.0 real soon now. So if you haven't tried it out yet, now would be a good time to do so and give us some feedback.
If you need help in setting up or using Geeklog, please see the documentation, the FAQ, the Wiki, try our search page or browse through the Support Forum. Chances are someone else already had the same problem.
More resources are listed on the support page.
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