Welcome to Geeklog Saturday, May 25 2013 @ 12:52 PM EDT
The tutorial is at a point now where I feel the first draft is written, and would like some feedback. Please check it out and post your comments in this forum thread.
The result of that tutorial is a fixed width, 2 column layout theme with left blocks and a main story column called Refresh. All credit for the theme design goes to the original author at www.styleshout.com. It is meant for 1024x768 and higher screen resolutions. I have tested it in Firefox2, and Safari public beta 3. In other browsers, your mileage may vary.
See it in action at lab.familycorner.us.
The first result from our bounties hunt has now landed in CVS: OpenID support, provided by Choplair. And for those of you who are feeling adventurous and don't want to wait for the next Geeklog release, there is also a patch available for Geeklog 1.4.1.
So what is OpenID again? It provides an identity that you can use to log in to all sites that support OpenID. No need to create new accounts with every new site you want to participate in. But note that two problems that OpenID does not solve are trust and spam.
The official release version of Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download. To recap the new features:
With this release, we're also saying goodbye to the year 2006 as well as the Geeklog 1.3.x branch, for which support has now ended. Geeklog 1.4.1 is a recommended upgrade for all users of previous versions.
The first release candidate for Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download. This release fixes the remaining issue with MS SQL, improves multi-language support, and fixes a couple of other bugs. There were no database or language file changes, but we did some final tweaks of the Professional theme.
We have also added new API functions for plugins to hook into submission forms (e.g. registration, comments, stories). The new version of Mark Evans' CAPTCHA plugin is the first to make use of those new functions and should be much easier to install now.
While this is not the final 1.4.1 yet, we would like to ask you to download it and try it out to help us track down any remaining issues. Please also keep in mind that once 1.4.1 is out, the support for Geeklog 1.3.11, and therefore for the entire 1.3.x line, will end. So now would be a good time to start planning for an upgrade of your site.
The second beta version of Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download. While we still have to sort out some issues (with MS SQL and in a few other places), this release should provide a much more polished experience and preview of the next Geeklog version.
Beta 2 fixes problems with MS SQL, improves multi-language and UTF-8 support, sorts out display problems with the Professional theme, and fixes several other bugs. It also includes updated PEAR packages (specifically PEAR::Mail, which addresses a problem with SMTP). Please see the included changelog for a complete list of changes. There's also a file, docs/changed-files, that lists all the files that changed over beta 1.
A first Beta release of Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download. After the various security issues we had this year, we concentrated on code reviews and bugfixes for this release, but there are also some new features, namely
We're labelling this as a beta mainly for three reasons: The new MS SQL support, the mass-delete user option, and the various changes we made in the Professional theme, all of which will probably need some tweaking. So while you're invited to install 1.4.1b1 and try it out, you may not want to run your site off of it just yet.
Last week's security release introduced display problems in the comment preview that we're fixing with the following versions:
Please note that when using the 1.4.0 "combo" update, you will also have to remove some files to fix the security issue with FCKeditor's file manager, as explained in the included README file.
Geeklog 1.4.0 is one of the biggest updates in Geeklog's history and introduces the following new features and changes:
register_globals = off.
We're almost there: Geeklog 1.4.0rc2 is the second and final (or so we hope) release candidate for Geeklog 1.4.0.
This release fixes issues with the FCKeditor integration, SQL errors, improves handling of trackbacks and pingbacks, and a few other issues. It also includes updated PEAR packages.
Please help us squash the remaining bugs by installing this release candidate or try it out at the demo site. Bugs can be reported in our bug tracker (now that it's back online) or simply by posting a comment to this story. Thanks!
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.
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