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pLog 1.0.2-beta available!

It's take its time, but the second bugfix release of the pLog 1.0.x series is now available. In case you were wondering, the reason why it took so long is because 1.0.2 was not as critical as 1.0.1, so we wanted to get as many bugfixes as possible before releasing. This beta is probably what will become pLog 1.0.2 but since it has so many fixes, we wanted to get some help testing before calling it stable (we are not expecting any major issues)

Packages are available via SF.net in .zip and in .tar.gz form. Also for the first time and because this had already been requested countless times, upgrade packages from 1.0.1 are available. These packages include only the files that were changed or added from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2, so you can use those instead of the full packages. But remember that this package will not work if upgrading from 1.0 to 1.0.2!:

pLog 1.0.2-beta (ZIP)
pLog 1.0.2-beta (TAR.GZ)
pLog 1.0.2-beta-1.0.1-upgrade (ZIP)
pLog 1.0.2-beta-1.0.1-upgrade (TAR.GZ)

For those upgrading from 1.0 or 1.0.1, there is no need to run the wizard.php installer script again, just upload the files in the 1.0.2 packages and overwrite the old versions. For those of you installing pLog for the first time, please follow the instructions available in the wiki, and for those of you upgrading from 0.3.2, follow the upgrade instructions.

Please keep reading if you would like to know more about the improvements and bug fixes in this new release!


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pLog 1.0.2 has fixed a few long-standing issues with the "Resource Centre" feature: new images uploaded to the Resource Centre which contain EXIF data will finally work well with pLog. Also WMV, WMA and ASF files work now properly instead of appearing without any metadata at all. Finally, the amount of metadata which is stored in the database for each resource has been reduced.

pLog 1.0.2 also improves compatibilty with PHP 5.0 by removing some of the warning messages, fixes some issues with dates, times and time zones in RSS feeds, brings the "Preview" button back to life in Safari 1.3 and 2.0 and fixes a few small issues in the summary page.

Regarding new features, pLog 1.0.2 improves compatibilty with right-to-left languages and includes a new Farsi locale. Both the default administration and summary templates come with versions of their CSS stylesheets adapted to work with r-t-l languages, and by pressing F8 in the HTMLArea visual editor, you will be able to comfortably write from right to left.

pLog 1.0.2 also includes two new features: the possibilty to configure blog to skip the dashboard altogether and jump directly to the "new post" page and the possibilty to enable a CAPTCHA image in the registration process. These features are sort of hidden in pLog 1.0.2. They cannot be enabled via the admin interface users will need to add an extra row to the plog_config table. The reason for this is that they have been backported from pLog 1.1 (which is already under development) and we did not want to add new strings to the locale files because locale files are frozen during the whole lifetime of a pLog version, including minor releases.

In order to skip the dashboard, use the following SQL query:

INSERT INTO plog_config(config_key,config_value,value_type) 
VALUES ('skip_dashboard','1',1);

In order to enable the CAPTCHA mechanism for registration, run the following SQL query:

INSERT INTO plog_config(config_key,config_value,value_type) 
VALUES ('use_captcha_auth','1',1);

Last but not least, this is a detailed list of all the issues that have been fixed in pLog 1.0.2, with links to the original bug reports in our bug-tracking system:

  • 548: Error reporting messages on userSettings validation.
  • 541: time difference problem in daily archives ,monthly archives and calendar.
  • 522: Dates don't evaluate time offset
  • 556: Size of session data after a call to adminupdateblogaction > 65535 characters > 72kb
  • 559: A blog can appear twice if a user is the admin of a blog and at the same time, a normal user of the blog.
  • 551: New regular expresion for HttpUrlValidator
  • 581: Malicious javascript code could be inserted in the "name" field in comments
  • 568: Deleted blogs still appear in the dashboard.
  • 580: Per-blog quota limit not working fine.
  • 458: User Settings Password Update Problem
  • 602: HTTP caching doesn't follow template_cache_lifetime!
  • 570: Excessive long fields break layout in admin.php?op=editLinks
  • 589: 2 or more blogs with the same name cause ERRORS with personalized urls
  • 496: Regenerate Preview doesn't seem to work.
  • 606: RSS feed in the summary for "new blogs" and "most active blogs"
  • 658: Textfilter will remove some of the CSS style in the post
  • 666: Large resources will crash due to PHP memory limit
  • 671: pager in summary page does not work properly
  • 668: pLog errors with PHP5
  • 678: RSS 2.0 feed cannot be validated by the feed validator
  • 661: allow users to skip the dashboard
  • 663: use a "CAPTCHA" image for the registration
  • 692: xmlrpc.php not escaping category names in metaWeblog.getCategories
  • 116: some pictures with EXIF data cannot be shown
  • 667: Headlines are not entitized
  • 484: Safari 1.3 and 2.0 cannot show the post preview anymore
  • 693: can't set album visibility on addalbum, can only edit status afterwards
  • 695: Wrong generation of thumbnails due to order of parameters in file galleryresources
  • 702: posts with titles with " character do not load correctly in Edit Post screen
  • 706: "welcome!" posts in blogs created via summary.php do not use the language that was selected during the registration process
  • 705: site admin setting only works for the first user
  • 650: resource center doesn't support wmv files
  • 205: The smallest font size for Simplified Chinese should be 12px

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