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icon4.gif  FUDforum 2.5.0RC1 released [message #9921] Tue, 13 May 2003 08:51 Go to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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After what seems like forever, the 1st beta of FUDforum 2.5.0 is finally out. As the large version jump may suggest this is a significant rewrite of the FUDforum code base, which hopefully will make the forum even faster as well as add some long awaited features.

Below is the list of some of the major changes you will find in this release:

  1. Many PostgreSQL related fixed (based on my tests all parts of the forum should work with PostgreSQL).
  2. Rewrote the upgrade script to work better with PostgreSQL.
  3. Added authentication step to upgrade script for increased security.
  4. Added uninstall which can un-install FUDforum, this allows the default forum permissions to once again be secure.
  5. Added complex checks for safe_mode & open_basedir to upgrade & install script, which hopefully will allow easy installation on systems with such restrictions.
  6. Added the ability to mark a particular forum read.
  7. Added Dutch & Chinese Traditional (Big5) localization.
  8. Optimized the code not to rely on register_globals & optimize for situations when magic_quotes_gpc are off.
  9. Added more checks to consistency checker.
  10. Many optimizations in both PHP & MySQL code (you'll notice that most pages take far fewer queries to generate).
  11. Added a much faster & working theme optimizer based on the tokenizer extension.
  12. Many other small features & bug fixes.

FUDforum 2.5.0 will require PHP 4.2.0 or later

The reason for this requirement is the fact that most ISPs have already upgraded and those who did not should due to the numerous bugs & security issues found in PHP versions < 4.2.0

Since this is a major release, I ask everyone to try this on their test servers so that we can quickly hammer out any existing bugs & move to 2.5.1 stable release.

At the moment there are a number of features that will definitely be in 2.5.0 or 2.5.1, but are not yet found in this release.
These are as follows:

  1. XML feed of forum data
  2. PDFs generated from messages (for printing)
  3. PATH_INFO based urls
  4. Admin option to enable/disable user's ability to add images to their profile.
  5. Preview + SpellCheck buttons near the message preview

The translation status is as follows:
bulgarian       translation has 60   untranslated strings
chinese         translation has 42   untranslated strings
french          translation has 48   untranslated strings
german          translation has 97   untranslated strings
italian         translation has 161  untranslated strings
latvian         translation has 86   untranslated strings
polish          translation has 62   untranslated strings
russian         translation has 59   untranslated strings
spanish         translation has 140  untranslated strings
swedish         translation has 71   untranslated strings
turkish         translation has 59   untranslated strings
portuguese      translation has 105  untranslated strings
norwegian       translation has 77   untranslated strings
russian-1251    translation has 59   untranslated strings
czech           translation has 62   untranslated strings
slovak          translation has 947  untranslated strings
dutch           translation has 158  untranslated strings
chinese_big5    translation has 41   untranslated strings

The messages requiring translation are attached.

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icon10.gif  FUDforum 2.5.0RC1 Portuguese TO-DO done [message #9983 is a reply to message #9921] Tue, 13 May 2003 18:21 Go to previous message
humaneasy is currently offline  humaneasy   Portugal
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Done. Attached. Warn me if needed ;)


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