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Geeklog 2.1.2 BETA 1

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The first beta version of Geeklog 2.1.2 is now available for download.

This version of Geeklog supports PHP 7 and the default install of MySQL 5.7. The minimum requirements have changed slightly and now are:

  • PHP 5.3.3 or higher
  • MySQL 4.1.2 or higher (MySQL 5 recommended)
  • Postgresql 9.1.7 or later

We have also dropped support of MSSQL and have removed the Professional and Professional_CSS themes from the install.

New features and fixes in this version include:

  • [Feature] Added Language override feature
  • [Feature] Added an Admin page for comments maintenance
  • [Feature] Added URL-routing feature which enables you to use public_html/index.php as a pseudo-front controller
  • [Feature] Added an ability to change article template file with the topic
  • [Feature] Added GitHub OAuth Login
  • [Feature] Added $_CONF['theme_oauth_icons'] option to allow theme to use own OAuth icons
  • [Feature] Reduced block lists in Block Manager
  • [Feature] Added ability for Geeklog to detect device type (mobile or computer) of visitor
  • [Feature] Blocks can display based on visitor device type
  • [Feature] Geeklog Database Backup now works without using a external program to backup
  • [Feature] Re-factored Geeklog install
  • [Feature] Geeklog Install files can now be deleted on successful install or upgrade
  • [Feature] New Denim Curve them which replicates the older Modern Curve theme. The Denim Curve theme is a child theme of the Denim theme
  • [Bug] Geeklog can now handle emoji icons and 4-byte characters. They can either be removed from the input or saved (depending on website setup)
  • [Bug] Daily Digest URLs in articles are converted into absolute URLs.
  • [Bug] Topic Ids and Names reduced to 75 characters to support utf8mb4_xxx_ci MySQL character sets.

... as well as a lot of other improvements and bug fixes. The complete list can be found on Github and in the history text file located in the docs directory of this release.

We would also like to put a request out there for translators. If you speak and write another language besides English or Japanese and would like to contribute to Geeklog please join the geeklog-translations mailing list. Translating Geeklog isn't complicated. Instructions can be found on the Geeklog Wiki or simply ask on the translation list.

We would like to encourage you to download this beta version, try it out, and give us your feedback. This is a beta version and it may still contain bugs. If you find any please report them in our Bug Tracker on GitHub. Depending on what issues are found the development team hopes to have the final release of Geeklog 2.1.2 out early in the new year.

Remember if you would like to chat with any of the community one of the best place to reach us is on Gitter in the Geeklog room.

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.