WordPress 2.1.1 and 2.0.9

February 21st, 2007 No comments

[WordPress]

We’ve got a new bugfix and security release for both of our actively maintained branches of WordPress. Version 2.1.1 includes about 30 bug fixes, mostly minor things around encoding, XML-RPC, the object cache, and HTML code. It’s available for immediate download on our download page.

Version 2.0.9 only includes the security update, which was around the code we use to prevent XSS. You can download it from our release archive. As a reminder, we’ve committed to providing security updates to 2.0 through 2010, but all new features and development are going into the newer branch, which is at this time 2.1.

For additional details, please read the release announcement.

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DotClear 2.0 beta 6

February 19th, 2007 No comments

[DotClear]

Yes, the beta 5 should have been the last DotClear 2.0 beta version, but …

This new version contains a few improvements, notably a new antispam system, with a choice of:

* IP Filter (black list and white list of IP addresses)
* Bad Words (list of forbidden words)
* IP Lookup (verify the IP address on DNSBL servers)
* Links Lookup (verify the links in comments on surbl.org)
* Akismet

Will this be the last 2.0 beta? For additional information, please refer to the release announcement (in French).

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MODx 0.9.6 RC1

February 18th, 2007 No comments

[MODx]

MODx 0.9.6 RC1 has been released.

This version “will contain more than 30 bug report and feature request resolutions, including major improvements to the installer, error reporting, internationalization and ongoing security improvements.

Some of the enhancements in the final release will include a complete port of all manager code and all demo content to Mootools version 1.0 javascript library, and improvements to the Ajax Search and Search Results Highlighting code.

To learn more, please read the release announcement.

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Pligg beta 9.1

February 18th, 2007 No comments

[Pligg]

Pligg beta 9.1 has been released today on SourceForge.

You can read the release announcement with a detailed changelog in the Pligg Forum.

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e107 version 0.7.8

February 17th, 2007 No comments

[e107]

e107 release 0.7.8 is available for download.

This release is a bugfix release only, like all the future releases of the 0.7.x branch.

For additional details, and for a list of corrections, please read the release announcement and the changelog.

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Lifetype 1.1.6 and 1.2 beta 2

February 14th, 2007 No comments

[LifeType]

A critical security issue has been discovered in Lifetype affecting all versions including Lifetype 1.1.5 and Lifetype 1.2 beta 1. It is recommended that all users upgrade to the 1.1.6 and 1.2 beta 2 releases as soon as possible.

The security issue involves a carefully crafted URL that could disclose the contents of critical files. Users of the 1.1.x branch should upgrade to Lifetype 1.1.6 and users of Lifetype 1.2 beta 1 should upgrade to Lifetype 1.2 beta 2.

For additional information, please refer to the release announcement.

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DotClear themes

February 11th, 2007 No comments

[DotClear]

DotClear offers a very convenient way to quickly change the design and layout of your site. New themes can be installed and activated from the Administration panel, so you don’t have to manually download an archive, unzip it, and upload the theme files to your site.

To install a new DotClear theme:

1. from the Administration panel, select Tools – Themes manager;
2. enter the URL, http or ftp, of the theme package file (theme package files have the extension .pkg.gz);
3. click the install button: the new theme will appear in the List of installed themes.

To activate an installed theme:

1. click “use this theme” for the theme you wish to activate.

Many DotClear themes are freely available over the Internet. A nice DotClear theme gallery is at Camping Clair de Lune, where you can find hundreds of themes, both for DotClear 1.2.x and DotClear 2.

A DotClear theme is essentially a small PHP application, named template.php, complemented by a CSS file. The task of template.php is to output the XHTML code for a specific page type (DotClear page types are the home page, the single post page, the category archive page, the monthly archive page, the search results page).

The DotClear core in turn provides the theme API, which allows template.php to perform basic functions like accessing posts and comments, building navigation, and determining the current page type.

In conclusion the DotClear theme system allows users to quickly change their site design and layout; and, being based on PHP, doesn’t require designers to learn a special templating language while allowing them great flexibility in building custom themes.

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PostNuke 0.8 Milestone 3

February 7th, 2007 No comments

[PostNuke]

The PostNuke Team is proud to announce the availability of PostNuke 0.800 MS3. This is the final stage in our progress towards Release Candidates, with the codebase almost feature complete and boasting preliminary PostgreSQL compatibility.

Since MS2, the search module has been updated, the PostNuke Forms system is ready for use and there have been many bug fixes; but do not use 0.800 on a production website yet.

For additional details, please read the release announcement.

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Typo3 4.1 RC1

February 5th, 2007 No comments

[Typo3]

The core team is proud to announce the first Release Candidate of Typo3 4.1. The 4.1 development is now feature frozen so only bugfixes will be added.

A few notable changes between 4.1 beta 3 and RC1 are:

* PHP version requirement raised to PHP 4.3.0
* Some database performance improvements (by Dmitry Dulepov)
* Moved prototype.js and scriptaculous to typo3/contrib/ and upgraded them to their latest versions (by Oliver Hader)
* Lots of important bugfixes related to M:M relation handling, PHP 5.2.0 compatibility, IRRE, indexed_search and the AJAX page tree.

The core team expects that Typo3 4.1 final can be released before the end of February. For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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Mambo 4.5.5

February 4th, 2007 No comments

[Mambo]

Team Mambo today released a maintenance update for the 4.5.x series of sites. Dubbed version 4.5.5, this release was motivated by the formal release of the IE7 browser, which introduced some users to template display issues. The opportunity was also taken to correct several small issues in the system.

4.5.5 is only for users of the 4.5.x series. Users of the 4.6.x series should not install this update. All 4.5.x users are encouraged to install 4.5.5 to avoid the possibility of your site visitors experiencing display issues in IE7.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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