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FluxBB 1.5.6 and 1.4.12 released

These releases fix a security issue - please update your forums! Download links: v1.5.6 | v1.4.12

#1 2011-01-22 21:52:09

Reines
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FluxBB 1.4.3 released

I am pleased to announce the release of FluxBB 1.4.3 today

This release fixes a total of 21 bugs, and includes 25 enhancements. This is not a security release, so upgrading isn't critical - however still highly recommended.

Some of the more important changes since FluxBB 1.4.2 include:

Note: As you will notice, only admins may now run the upgrade script. When attempting to update you will be challenged for the database password (example). This is the value stored in $db_password inside config.php, or in the case of SQLite the value in $db_name.

As usual, downloads can be found on the download page and in the download folder.

As always please remember to do a backup of both your files and database!

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#2 2011-01-22 21:52:14

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

For language pack maintainers

Language files changed:

  • lang/English/admin_bans.php

  • lang/English/admin_options.php

  • lang/English/admin_plugin_example.php (deleted)

  • lang/English/admin_reports.php

  • lang/English/common.php

  • lang/English/delete.php

  • lang/English/forum.php

  • lang/English/help.php

  • lang/English/install.php

  • lang/English/mail_templates/new_topic.tpl

  • lang/English/mail_templates/new_topic_full.tpl

  • lang/English/misc.php

  • lang/English/post.php

  • lang/English/profile.php

  • lang/English/search.php

  • lang/English/update.php

An alternate visual diff can be found on GitHub. For language pack maintainers who are comfortable using Git, the following command will allow you to see exactly what has changed in the language pack:

git diff fluxbb-1.4.2 fluxbb-1.4.3 -- lang
For mod authors

One of the changes we made was changing PUN_ROOT to use absolute paths. PUN_ROOT has always been intended to be the path to FluxBB in the filesystem, not the path on the web server. With relative paths, as in FluxBB 1.4.2 and earlier, it could often be used as both. If you have any modifications or integrations that use PUN_ROOT as a path on the web server they will need updated.
What I mean by this is:

This is correct, because the path resides on the filesystem:

require PUN_ROOT.'include/mymod/functions.php';

This is incorrect, and will no longer work:

echo '<img src="'.PUN_ROOT.'img/test.png" alt="" />'

The correct solution is one of the following:

echo '<img src="img/test.png" alt="" />'

or:

echo '<img src="'.pun_htmlspecialchars($pun_config['o_base_url']).'/img/test.png" alt="" />'

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#3 2011-01-22 22:03:23

Jérémie
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Reines wrote:

Note: As you will notice, only admins may now run the upgrade script. When attempting to update you will be challenged for the database password (example). This is the value stored in $db_password inside config.php, or in the case of SQLite the value in $db_name.

You should add a valid SSL certificate as the requirement for running Flux then. Since it would be foolish to transmit this password on a regular basis and within a limited predictable timeframe this password without encryption.

Last edited by Jérémie (2011-01-22 23:13:58)

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#4 2011-01-22 22:23:23

Pierre
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Thanks for your work on FluxBB. It would be nice if the language files at https://github.com/fluxbb/langs could be released and tagged at the same time.

For example I tried the German version and there are some translations missing or wrong. The problem is that it does not fallback to English which means in worst case some menu items are missing. (I'll like to distribute these so our local communities can use them)

What changes are exactly needed to be made to the database during update? (I could look it up myself if there is no straight forward answer)

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#5 2011-01-22 22:33:56

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Pierre wrote:

Thanks for your work on FluxBB. It would be nice if the language files at https://github.com/fluxbb/langs could be released and tagged at the same time.

Agreed, though I'm not quite sure how to do that since the translations are community provided, and it's only possible to tag the entire repository, not a specific language. I guess we would need to make separate repositories for each language. Really the GitHub repository for languages was just a temporary place to keep them together.

Pierre wrote:

What changes are exactly needed to be made to the database during update? (I could look it up myself if there is no straight forward answer)

  • The subscriptions table is renamed to topic_subscriptions.

  • A forum_subscriptions table is created (schema below).

  • A config item named "o_forum_subscriptions" is added to the config table.

  • The config item "o_subscriptions" is renamed to "o_topic_subscriptions".

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `forum_subscriptions` (
  `user_id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
  `forum_id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
  PRIMARY KEY (`user_id`,`forum_id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;

I don't recall/see any others.

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#6 2011-01-22 23:05:38

Pierre
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Thanks for the information.

For the translations: Would it be best to keep them in the official FluxBB repo and release them togehter with FluxBB itself? Before every release set a "string freeze" and call all translation teams to send in their patches.

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#7 2011-01-22 23:57:54

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Pierre wrote:

For the translations: Would it be best to keep them in the official FluxBB repo and release them togehter with FluxBB itself? Before every release set a "string freeze" and call all translation teams to send in their patches.

Definitely worth considering for the more major languages yeah (i.e. ones that have an active community/maintainer).

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#8 2011-01-23 03:23:31

ridgerunner
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Nice job Reines. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to this project. My hat is off to you!

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#9 2011-01-23 09:26:23

Hemen
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Good work, will you guys start with fluxbb developing 2.0 now?


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#10 2011-01-23 10:06:49

François
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Thanks for the released !!


Sorry for my English, I'm French

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#11 2011-01-23 11:01:41

adaur
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

I think you should have released 2 or 3 little releases instead of this big one, but good job anyway!


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

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#12 2011-01-24 19:52:16

Jack
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Reines wrote:
For language pack maintainers

Language files changed:

  • lang/English/admin_plugin_example.php

Where is this file?

J


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#13 2011-01-24 19:55:28

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Sorry I should have checked the diff output more closely - that file wasn't changed, it was deleted tongue

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#14 2011-01-24 20:00:11

Jack
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Reines wrote:

Sorry I should have checked the diff output more closely - that file wasn't changed, it was deleted tongue

ehehe, all right, i was having a infarct wink


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#15 2011-01-24 20:07:25

Jack
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Oh. In the meantime could I please ask u to upload on github the last italian localization? It is here. I still have my access on github (oscon), but I deleted almost everything from my old pc (that other laptop is dead), so I should check how to do it from the ground.....

thanks,
J


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#16 2011-01-24 21:03:44

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

No problem, done.

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#17 2011-01-25 10:31:58

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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Well, updated on my local test site (using Wampserver on windows). I didn't define a password for the database (I'm using mysql), just have to put a space into the password field when updating the database to have it work wink (otherwise I had a message that asks me to type a password).
My 3 Mods worked good (just have to click on the install button in the admin page to reenable the mods), All is fine smile
I already asked Franz to upload the French Package to github on another topic, but it seems he didn't. Can you do it Reines ?
http://code.google.com/p/jojaba-code/do … -1.4.3.zip
Thanks in advance.

About the languages pack, I do believe you should make available the updated and ready language packages in the new releases (so they should be in the lang folder of the release), otherwise, why do we translate the install and update file for?


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#18 2011-01-25 10:40:07

Reines
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

What's with people not using a password on their MySQL servers neutral Anyway Franz has undone the javascript checking part so that people with no password wont have problems.

About including the language packs, I agree, I made a topic about it here a few days ago.

Edit: Updated French.

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#19 2011-01-25 12:05:37

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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Reines wrote:

Thanks ! smile


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#20 2011-01-25 19:14:30

Jérémie
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Reines wrote:

What's with people not using a password on their MySQL servers neutral

The same as people transmitting MySQL password on a regular basis without encryption.

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#21 2011-01-26 21:26:13

blissend
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

Cool. I like the forum subscription addition 8) Thanks devs!

Last edited by blissend (2011-01-26 21:26:28)

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#22 2011-01-27 19:19:08

wonder
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Re: FluxBB 1.4.3 released

archlinux bbs deployed today 1.4.3.

take a look at the feedback regarding the new changes:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=112476

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