The first release candidate for Geeklog 1.5.0 is now available for download. This version is now feature complete but may still contain bugs - please help us find them. We have also updated geeklog.net to 1.5.0rc1, so you can try it out right here. Of course, as mentioned before, the most interesting new features are "under the hood", so please download the tarball and try it out yourself.
The changes over Beta 2: MS SQL support should now be working properly, a couple of bugs in the Calendar plugin have been fixed, and stories now work with the "timezone hack" again. There were also a few more theme changes and the first updated translations have arrived.
And here's the first troubleshooting tip, a lesson learned while upgrading geeklog.net: During the upgrade, the install script will read the config.php files of all the plugins and then rename them to "config-pre1.5.0.php". If that rename fails, however (e.g. due to file permissions), the config.php is left in place and will be used by the plugins instead of the configuration from the new Configuration admin panel. So if the plugin configuration doesn't seem to work, check for config.php files. This will be especially prominent with the Links plugin: You'll only see the Top 10 Links there but no categories. Rename the config.php and all the categories will appear.
We'll have to see if this is something that can be fixed before the final release of Geeklog 1.5.0. Otherwise, it will become a prominent new FAQ entry ...