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FUDforum 2.6.0RC1 Released [message #13775] Mon, 27 October 2003 12:05 Go to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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After about 2 month of development FUDforum 2.6.0RC1 is finally out and hopefully it'll be followed by the final release shortly.

Here are the changes:

  1. Removed some unnecessary table locks, that make FUDforum operations faster. This should accelerate browsing for anonymous users quite significantly.
  2. Added few SQL engine specific tricks for MySQL & PostgreSQL to gain maximum performance in some complex situations like view rebuilding.
  3. Eliminated MySQL specific ENUMS and replaced them with much faster & neater bit masks.
  4. Big theme compiler optimization, it is now roughly 4 times faster. Compiling 1 theme on a Celeron 433 takes ~4 seconds versus 15+ seconds before.
  5. Updated FUDforum icons. The new icons come from the KDE project, kudos to the designers.
  6. Updated the layout to be more compact (thanks to all who helped make it better).
  7. Added a new permission setting SEARCH, which allows restriction of searching capabilities.
  8. Simplified FUDforum's CSS file, it is now a single file, without any extraneous code, meaning that you can just edit it inside any HTML/CSS editor. The new CSS file also gives you much greater control over the various forum elements.
  9. Greatly simplified the PATH_INFO code, the PATH_INFO template is now merely the changed URLs rather the entire copy of default template.
  10. Added functionality to the compiler allowing it to use partial templates & message files. Now you can create a theme and only put the changed sections inside it, rather then an entire copy of the theme.
  11. Various small bug fixes & tune-ups that did not make it to 2.5.3 release.


P.S. Due to this being a massive change and this being the 1st RC1, if you decide to upgrade an existing forum, be sure to make backups first.


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Re: FUDforum 2.6.0RC1 Released [message #13836 is a reply to message #13775] Tue, 28 October 2003 17:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BugLaden is currently offline  BugLaden   United States
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Is our existing themes going to be retained, or are we going to have to create new ones?

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Re: FUDforum 2.6.0RC1 Released [message #13838 is a reply to message #13836] Tue, 28 October 2003 18:06 Go to previous message
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RC1 is a major change and at least 1 more RC after it will be making modifications to forum.css.tmpl & possibly header.tmpl.

If you have an existing forum with extensive customizations I'd recommend waiting till 2.6.0 final before upgrading. Because you will need to spend some time porting your theme changes.


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