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Geeklog on Gitter

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We have recently opened a Geeklog room on Gitter as a replacement for IRC. Gitter allows developers to chat together online as a group, or in private conversations one on one. Gitter integrates well with Github (which Geeklog recently swithed too)  including the repositories, issues and activities. You can access Gitter via their website and apps (iOS and Android).

The Geeklog room on Gitter is open to the public for viewing but you will need to create a free account if you wish to participate, ask a question or answer someone's query. If you are an aspiring programmer or seasoned developer and wish to particpate in developing Geeklog or coding a plugin, come and introduce yourself.

Geeklog has Switched to GitHub

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Back in September of 2008 Geeklog made the switch from CVS to Mercurial to take advantage of a distributed version control system. Geeklog had used CVS for about 7 years. Source control has kept improving and after another 7 years The Geeklog Team has decided to move from using Mercurial to Git, and to using GitHub as our web-based Git repository hosting service.

This change really only affects the developers of Geeklog. Normal web masters who use the Geeklog CMS will not notice any changes.

We decided on the change since GitHub offers all of the features our older setup had plus many more and, it is one of the largest source hosting services in the world. It also means we don't have to worry about maintaining our old systems and we can concentrate more on coding. GitHub offers many social networking type features along with the ability to track issues, access control, teams, fork projects, wikis, and task management. Plus currently a large number of Geeklog Plugins use GitHub as well.

The new Geeklog CMS and related code repositories can be found at the GitHub Geeklog Core Organization.

The Geeklog Team also have decided to switch from using our current Bug Tracker (called Mantis) to the Issue tracker which GitHub provides. We have updated the links on Geeklog.net and the Geeklog Wiki to reflect these changes. We have imported all the open and closed bug reports and feature request from our old Bug Tracker to GitHub. Some information we could not automatically import so the issues in the new tracker need some updating which we will get to in time. Information which needs updating includes labels, milestones (which version it is for) and descriptions. For this reason the old Mantis Bug Tracker will still be accessible but, please do not add any new information to it.

For all new bug reports and feature requests, please submit them to the new Geeklog Issues Tracker.

Geeklog 2.1.1

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Geeklog 2.1.1 is now available for download .

There are a number of new features and fixes with this version of Geeklog. The major ones include:

  • [Security] Log parameters for 404 errors & make filtering in 404.log work like in error.log
  • [Security] Removed the code used for File Manager demos and tests shipped with WideImage to prevent an XSS
  • [Security] Updated File Manager to version 2.2.0 (fixed security issue with file upload check)
  • [Security] Configuration string input sanitizing overhauled
  • [Security] Fixed a possible OS command injection with database backup
  • [Update] CKEditor to version 4.5.4
  • [Update] jQuery to version 1.11.3 and jQuery UI to version 1.11.4. jQuery Timepicker Addon updated
  • [Update] OAuth class to version 1.141
  • [Feature] Integrated the UIkit framework version 2.24.0 into Geeklog
  • [Feature] Denim theme now uses UIKit
  • [Feature] Plugins can now include default templates and css files along with ones for different themes
  • [Feature] Schema.org article, author, and Breadcrumb markup added to Denim and Modern Curve themes
  • [Feature] Allow xmlSiteMap Plugin to Ping Search Engines when new content is added
  • [Feature] For XMLSitemap Plugin added dedicated API
  • [Feature] Added first part of developer mode which adds extra error logging for any template errors. See siteconfig.php to enable feature
  • [Bug] Added email check to Com_mail to prevent plugins from sending email to users who don't have an address (Oauth users)
  • [Bug] Cached Articles Sometimes do not Display on website
  • [Bug] Current LDAP module doesn't work properly - new Simple_LDAP Authentication provided
  • [Bug] Duplicate Blocks
  • [Bug] Remove hardcoded checks for TLD in domain names

The complete list of features and fixes can be found in the history.txt file located in the release under the docs directory.

Please note: If you are upgrading from Geeklog 1.8.2 or older please make sure all of your 3rd party plugins support at least Geeklog 2.1.0. If you are not sure, please check with the plugin developer to confirm compatibility before upgrading Geeklog. If you still wish to upgrade your Geeklog website then either disable the plugin(s) or uninstall it. All Core plugins have been updated and support Geeklog 2.1.1. Please See this story about the changes to Geeklog 2.1.0 for more information on non-compatible plugins.