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Welcome to Geeklog Tuesday, December 06 2016 @ 07:07 am EST

Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2

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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.


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  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:1000ideen on Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 12:38 pm EST
Great, I`ll test it soon. Can I just poor it over 'beta 1', noting to upgrade or so?
  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:Dirk on Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 12:51 pm EST

Yeah, no database or language file changes over beta 1 - just copy the files over the old ones.

bye, Dirk

  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:LWC on Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 07:41 pm EST
Sounds like you're on the highway with Unicode ("set names" is a welcome addition), but it will never be completed until you add full RTL support and allow commenting in right to left sites.

In addition, please add Unicode e-mail headers' support for subjects too.

Other than that, I wish you'd add more overdue patches like a public dummy site mail and a protected real site mail.
  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Tuesday, November 07 2006 @ 04:44 am EST
1. It DOES support subjects. as you were told already here:

The patch includes the subject:;r2=1.584;cvsroot=geeklog;f=h

Test/look before complaining.

2. Feature requests are not overdue. Security patches might become overdue. Your requested feature, however useful, is never overdue since you are not the one setting schedules on features.
You request for an alternative email message is not a security measure. You are free to use a free email address in case you are afraid of receiving spam and forward only emails incoming from your server to your actual private email address to receive all notifications.


  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:LWC on Tuesday, November 07 2006 @ 05:36 am EST
Sorry, missed out $subject = COM_emailEscape (because "from" and "to" are converted elsewhere and I only saw them).

But it is my right to believe protecting my e-mail address is a security request. Imagine if Geeklog didn't protect addresses in its e-mail forms and you'd say "big deal, so use free addresses." Plus, since it's a patch and not just a request, there's no much work applying it.
  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:DanGarion on Friday, November 10 2006 @ 07:57 pm EST
Are you looking into a better user registration page with spambot control? I'm getting about 2-3 users a week registering that are spambots.
  • Multilanguage option and whole page centerblocks
  • Authored by:Euan on Sunday, December 03 2006 @ 12:12 am EST
With the multilingual option enabled in Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2, and a staticpage set to display as whole page for homepage only, nothing appears. eg, if you have a page id=top, and multilingual setup for en and ja, nothing appears. If you set id=top_en and user language to en, then the page appears, but when userlanguage is set to ja, nothing appears.

I got around this by setting staticpages top_en and top_ja both to display as "centerblock whole page" in PHPmyAdmin, as the staticpage editor only allows one staticpage to be set as centerblock whole page for homepage only (obviously correct behaviour without the multilanguage option on).

If multilanguage option is enabled, staticpage editor should allow several pages to be set to top page (best) or default to a single page for all languages (not my preferred option but would be fine too).



-- Heather Engineering
-- No job too small
  • Multilanguage option and whole page centerblocks
  • Authored by:Euan on Sunday, December 03 2006 @ 12:13 am EST
Sorry, wrong place really. Added bug report.

-- Heather Engineering
-- No job too small
  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:gtgillis on Monday, December 04 2006 @ 11:37 pm EST
I think that the <h3>'s in function COM_whatsNewBlock (in lib-common.php) make the text to big. I changed it to <h2> and it looks better.

Can the formatting be moved out to a template and css?
  • Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 2
  • Authored by:Dirk on Tuesday, December 05 2006 @ 02:02 am EST

CSS, baby:

h2 {

(a straight quote from the Professional theme's style.css, btw)

bye, Dirk