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Geeklog 1.4.0 BETA 1

  • Sunday, November 20 2005 @ 12:35 pm EST
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Since this is one of the biggest updates in Geeklog's history, we made a last-minute decision to call it Geeklog 1.4.0 (instead of 1.3.12). After almost one year in development, this update brings you the following new features:

  • Geeklog now officially works with register_globals = off. Please note, however, that some plugins and add-ons may still require it to be on.
  • Support for Trackback, Pingback, and pinging weblog directories (blo.gs, Technorati, etc.).
  • Remote authentication lets registered users of remote services such as Blogger.com and LiveJournal log into your Geeklog site without having to register (optionally, of course).
  • The Admin sections have been revamped to provide a consistent look and sortable lists.
  • Ships with FCKeditor (WYSIWYG editor).
    To enable, set $_CONF['advanced_editor'] = true; in your config.php.
  • New syndication framework can both read and write feeds in RSS (0.9x and 2.0), RDF, and Atom (0.3 and 1.0) formats.
  • New search only returns a specified amount of results per page, thus avoiding the embarrassing timeouts on large databases.
  • The links and polls sections are now plugins, i.e can be disabled, removed, and replaced easily when you don't need them.
  • ... and more ...

Due to the huge amount of changes in the code, we are releasing this beta version before we move on to release candidates (and the final release, eventually). Therefore, the usual warning: If your life, reputation, or income depends on your Geeklog site, don't upgrade just yet. However, we do need your help here and would like to encourage you to download Geeklog 1.4.0b1 and try it out. Please help us track down the (old and new) bugs in this new version.

The documentation still leaves something to be desired and will be updated step by step. We will also be publishing a few stories over the next couple of days, each focussing on one of the new features. And since our bugtracker is currently down, please use the official 1.4.0b1 bug thread in the forums instead.