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FUDforum 2.8.0RC1 Released [message #158113] Mon, 02 February 2009 00:58 Go to previous message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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With Ilia, FUDforum's main developer's help, I'm proud to announce the FUDforum 2.8.0 preview release. This release incorporates a large number of changes in terms of new features as well as bug fixes.

Please download and install the software on your test systems to help us find any remaining bugs and to translate messages into your local languages (no new features will be considered at this stage).


  1. The installer was restyled;
  2. The admin control panel was restyled;
  3. All themes were changes to XHTML;
  4. All messages were converted to the UTF-8 encoding;
  5. Posts in the flat message view can now be minimize and maximize;
  6. Ability to stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts;
  7. Convert Javascript framework used from YUI to jQuery;
  8. Add grippie for easy textarea resizing;
  9. Convert checkbox select all/none to JavaScript; and
  10. A new checkbox for moderators to select all topics for bulk move or delete.

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fix column 'subject' cannot be null while loading USENET posts;
  2. Allow account moderators to edit their own accounts;
  3. Fix private message pager with PATH_INFO URLs;
  4. Open search fix;
  5. Removed duplicate slash;
  6. Fixed a possible user deletion bug;
  7. Fixed topic description loss on edit;
  8. Removed maxlength limitation of password validation length;
  9. Remove a leading <br> from quote tag;
  10. Some RDF feed tweaks and fixes for 't' mode;
  11. Fixed a buggy simple XML output of topic listing;
  12. Fixed a bug in Chinese translation;
  13. PHP bug work-around;
  14. Fixed marking read on topic pager;
  15. Added word chars to filter out;
  16. Added missing size checks for URL avatars;
  17. Fixed loss of topic description on topic move;
  18. Fixed topic description rendering;
  19. Added display of topic description at the top of message display for a topic;
  20. Fixed a possible PostgreSQL query error;
  21. Added missing PATH_INFO template reference; and
  22. Fix a bug with PostgreSQL un-install script.


  • New Afrikaans language translation available;
  • The Chinese translation was updated.
  • The non-UTF8 Russian translations were removed (the UTF8 version is still available).


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