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Lifetype 1.2.4 released - UPDATED

The newest maintenance release of the 1.2 branch, Lifetype 1.2.4 is now available. As with any other release, it is focused mainly on fixing most of the issues reported since the last release but it also incorporates a few interesting features (this time in the area of core version and plugin version management)

Read on for the release notes and report any issues or bugs via our bug tracking system and the project's support forums.

UPDATE: There was a bug in the original 1.2.4 package. If you downloaded Lifetype 1.2.4 before July 19th at 19:00 GMT, please download it again and update your files. The issue affected only Lifetype 1.2.4 running in PHP5 servers and consisted of unnecessary characters added to all fields when adding new comments to a post.


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Release notes for Lifetype 1.2.4

Description

Lifetype 1.2.4 is the fourth maintenance release from the 1.2 branch and brings a couple of new features in addition to fixing all the issues detected since the release of Lifetype 1.2.3.

Download

These are the links to the full LifeType 1.2.4 packages:

LifeType 1.2.4 (.tar.bz2)

LifeType 1.2.4 (.tar.gz)

LifeType 1.2.4 (.zip)

If upgrading from Lifetype 1.2.3, there are packages available which only include new or modified files and will allow you to upgrade from LifeType 1.2.3 only. These packages can not be used to upgrade from 1.1.x or 1.2 to 1.2.4:

LifeType upgrade package from 1.2.3 (.tar.bz)

LifeType upgrade package from 1.2.3 (.zip)

New features

The following features have been introduced in Lifetype 1.2.4.

Lifetype version check

A new button labelled "Check" is now available in the "Versions" page (inside the "Administration" page) This button will check an RSS feed listing the latest version available of Lifetype and report whether we are up-to-date. If we are not, it will display the link to the release notes as well as to the downloadable package so that users can immediately download and upgrade to the most recent release.

Currently these checks are performed on demand, Lifetype will only check versions when asked to.

The RSS feed is available at http://www.lifetype.net/feeds/1.2/lifetype.xml. Although not necessary, users may choose to subscribe to this RSS feed via an RSS reader to stay up-to-date.

Improved plugin centre with version check

The plugin centre has also been improved in Lifetype 1.2.4. Next to each one of the plugins there is now an additional link pointing to the wiki page describing the plugin operation and configuration. Some users have had trouble finding documentation for plugins so we hope this will make things easier.

Similarly to the main Lifetype version check described above, there is a new button "Check versions" at the bottom of the plugin centre that will verify that we are running the most recent version of all the installed plugins. In case we are not, the plugin centre will display a warning message and display a link to the downloadable package of the plugin.

This check is based on the contents of an RSS feed available at http://www.lifetype.net/feeds/1.2/plugins.xml and checks are also performed on demand. Please use this feature to make sure you are running the latest version of a plugin before reporting an issue related to a plugin.

Other features

Thanks to Lifetype.ru, the Tatar translation as UTF-8 is now available for Lifetype 1.2.4.

Issues fixed

Extracted from the project's bug tracking system, this is the full list of issues fixed in Lifetype 1.2.4:

1357: Local Youtube sites not working with the insertvideo plugin
1355: Dashboard should try to send the correct locale
1280: Comment added to non-existant article_id
1336: add comment URL error / validator
1284: no admin login from subdomains after upgrading from 1.1.x to 1.2.x
1326: Strings not localizable in the Admin core (and other related problems)
1346: Error uploading resources with ' on the file name...
1344: Error in purge post process
1343: png thumbnails and JPG uploads will break the previews
1340: Send a 404 response header for page not found
1334: Article order defaults to older_first
1339: Security issue in PHPMailer
1358: .m4a files not recognized as audio files (and therefore cannot be used as podcasts)