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#1 2010-06-19 13:32:52

Reines
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FluxBB 1.4.0 released

I am pleased to announce the final release of FluxBB 1.4.0. As always, you can download it on the downloads page.

Patches are also available. They can be found in the release folder.

We believe that after downloading this package you will have the best FluxBB version yet.
FluxBB 1.4.0 is based on FluxBB 1.2, but adds a bunch of features and improvements, some of which were taken from the legacy 1.3 branch. In detail:

  • Full UTF-8 support.

  • Split / merge topics.

  • Improved unread topics tracking.

  • Improved localization, including a translatable admin interface, language tweaks and date display improvements.

  • SSL support for SMTP.

  • InnoDB support for MySQL(i) databases to make better use of transactions.

  • Improved database layer - more API functions.

  • Flooding protection for reports.

  • Improved performance, especially for large boards.

  • More group permissions and per-group controls.

  • Multiple moderator groups.

  • Improved and more intelligent update script (only does work that's necessary).

  • Parser improvements, not only performance-related.

  • Improved syndication via extern.php.

  • New BBCodes: ins, del, em, heading (h) and lists and support for alternative text for images.

  • New improved styles.

  • IPv6 support.

After two beta releases and three release candidates, we feel that FluxBB 1.4.0 should be stable, especially as it is built on the 1.2.* platform, which has indeed proven itself in the past.

That leads us to the point that is probably most interesting to most of you: upgrading. As promised, the update script supports upgrading from FluxBB 1.2.*, FluxBB 1.3 Legacy, as well as PunBB 1.2.* and PunBB 1.3.*. While the update script has been tested in all situations we can think of, you should of course make backups of both your forum files and your database before the update. If any issues arise, please let us know.

After numerous ups and downs in the last years, we now have a solid foundation we feel we can build our future on.
And for that future we are now planning an incremental approach. More about that soon. First, let us rest and party now that FluxBB 1.4 is finally off the ground.

Finally I'd just like to say a big thanks to everyone that has contributed to FluxBB 1.4, in particular Smartys for the initial work on adding UTF-8 support to the 1.2 branch, and Franz for writing this post!

PS. If I've forgotten anything, please let me know!

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#2 2010-06-19 13:33:50

Rob2
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Good job smile

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#3 2010-06-19 14:53:19

StevenBullen
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Great news big_smile

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#4 2010-06-19 15:43:45

ehtime
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Chinese people sent a congratulatory message. big_smile

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#5 2010-06-19 16:48:29

François
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Greats news smile Thanks for all your work !!

Would it be possible to have the hdiff in complement of the patch, for upgrading from 1.2 to 1.4 by example?


Sorry for my English, I'm French

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#6 2010-06-19 16:49:41

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

I can generate one if you really want, but there are so many changes there's no way in hell you'd want to try applying them all manually tongue

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#7 2010-06-19 17:02:11

sirena
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

At the moment, on
http://fluxbb.org/downloads/

the link to upgrading flux 1.2:
http://fluxbb.org/downloads/upgrade.html

says this:

Sorry, this page is currently disabled until our move to Git is complete (...and the upgrade script has been altered to support git).

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#8 2010-06-19 18:46:12

Firekans
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Yeah! Thankx big_smile

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#9 2010-06-19 19:44:56

inops
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Congratulations, finally smile

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#10 2010-06-19 19:51:01

François
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Reines wrote:

I can generate one if you really want, but there are so many changes there's no way in hell you'd want to try applying them all manually tongue

It's what I thought, thanks wink I relay the answer to the French community.


Sorry for my English, I'm French

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#11 2010-06-19 20:02:27

adaur
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Congratulations!


Please excuse my bad english, I'm french tongue.

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#12 2010-06-19 20:39:42

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

It's not v1.4 Final, it's v1.4 finally! big_smile


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"As code is more often read than written it's really important to write clean code."

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#13 2010-06-19 21:43:20

hussam
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Congrats smile

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#14 2010-06-19 22:01:06

doki
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

I've been waiting for this release. Good job!

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#15 2010-06-19 22:22:36

Chaos
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Thank u for this great job.Congrats:D

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#16 2010-06-19 22:45:45

Gizzmo
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Woot! Gratz everyone. Good work!


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#17 2010-06-19 23:20:33

j0hnnie
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

sirena wrote:

At the moment, on
http://fluxbb.org/downloads/

the link to upgrading flux 1.2:
http://fluxbb.org/downloads/upgrade.html

says this:

Sorry, this page is currently disabled until our move to Git is complete (...and the upgrade script has been altered to support git).

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#18 2010-06-20 01:42:37

viktor
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

well...

http://daydreamer.nu/fluxbb/viewtopic.php?id=1

this is a default install with sqlite.

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#19 2010-06-20 02:43:03

sirena
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

viktor wrote:

well...

http://daydreamer.nu/fluxbb/viewtopic.php?id=1

this is a default install with sqlite.

Interesting.

This is how that page looks in Opera 9 and Firefox 3.0.11:

xen339.jpg

No style gets called - this is all there is in the HTML when you navigate down from Index > Test forum > test post :

<div class="linkst">
    <div class="inbox crumbsplus">
        <ul class="crumbs">
            <li><a href="index.php">Index</a></li>
            <li><span>»&#160;</span><a href="viewforum.php?id=1">Test forum</a></li>
            <li><span>»&#160;</span><strong>Test post</strong></li>
        </ul>

        <div class="pagepost">
            <p class="pagelink conl"><span class="pages-label">Pages: </span><strong class="item1">1</strong></p>
        </div>
        <div class="clearer"></div>
    </div>
</div>

???

Edit - a note from the Flux download page:

Note: FluxBB v1.4.0 should work with any SQLite 2 version, however SQLite 3 is currently not supported.

Maybe that is the issue.

Last edited by sirena (2010-06-20 02:52:04)

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#20 2010-06-20 08:56:31

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

viktor wrote:

well...

http://daydreamer.nu/fluxbb/viewtopic.php?id=1

this is a default install with sqlite.

Hey, if you haven't solved the issue can you please make a thread about it in the 1.4 support board and we will look into it. If you can give details of what OS/webserver/sqlite version etc. you're using that would help. My test install using Ubuntu 10.04, Lighttpd 1.4.26/PHP 5.3.2 and SQLite 2.8.17, works fine so my guess is it must be something specific in your set up.

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#21 2010-06-20 12:53:47

viktor
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Reines wrote:

Hey, if you haven't solved the issue can you please make a thread about it in the 1.4 support board and we will look into it. If you can give details of what OS/webserver/sqlite version etc. you're using that would help. My test install using Ubuntu 10.04, Lighttpd 1.4.26/PHP 5.3.2 and SQLite 2.8.17, works fine so my guess is it must be something specific in your set up.

kk

http://fluxbb.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=32780

Last edited by viktor (2010-06-20 12:54:22)

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#22 2010-06-20 15:42:34

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Just in case people were wondering:
We pushed back the release (from our actual plans to release it on June 15) to not draw attention away from the WordPress 3.0 release wink


fluxbb.de | develoPHP

"As code is more often read than written it's really important to write clean code."

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#23 2010-06-20 17:27:24

Kadir
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Reines wrote:

I can generate one if you really want, but there are so many changes there's no way in hell you'd want to try applying them all manually tongue

I would really like one - as I have added a lot of mods/extensions to my 1.2, that in no way I would add them again. smile

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#24 2010-06-20 17:31:54

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

I'm currently away at a conference for a few days, I'll either try make one tonight when I get back to my hotel, or in a few days when I get home, if I remember.

I wasn't joking though, there's no way you can apply it manually, there's so many changes the hdiff file is like 5MB if I remember correctly.

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#25 2010-06-20 17:50:04

Kadir
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.0 released

Reines wrote:

I'm currently away at a conference for a few days, I'll either try make one tonight when I get back to my hotel, or in a few days when I get home, if I remember.

I wasn't joking though, there's no way you can apply it manually, there's so many changes the hdiff file is like 5MB if I remember correctly.

Hmm, but would most of the extensions like PM, sub-forum etc. work with version 1.4.0, or would I need to make some changes for it to work with that version? smile

The style at my forum isn't exactly hard to convert to the newer 1.4.0 version of FluxBB, but I'm just worried for the extensions I use.

If I may ask, does 1.4.0 have some major safe-updates(XSS injections etc.)?

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