PolarBlog: Swainson’s Hawk Beta

Finally I can say I have some relatively positive and good news for those of you using PolarBlog…  The next release —Swainson's Hawk, is now running as a beta test on this blog.  This is a fairly sizable upgrade and contains the long awaited Realtime Blacklist (RBL) feature for comments.  Another major change is the option to use the MySQLi extension if you are running PHP5.  Additionally there are a number of bug fixes and other smaller changes.

I feel this is relatively solid code thus why I've upgraded my personal blog.  This way it gets some real world testing and I hopefully won't have to issue any minor updates in the days following the release.  Now the bad news…

It's going likely be a few weeks before this is ready to be release.  I have two things I have to do before it can go out, 1) Build an RBL administration tool to manage the RBL IP's and keywords; 2) Write the documentation to support the release so you might actually be able to set it up and use it.

So what can you do to help?  At this point, you can click around here looking for problems and post a comment here.  Even if you don't find any problems, if you visit and/or comment regularly you should post a comment just to see if your IP is currently blocked.
August 15, 2006 @ 12:51 pm | Category:
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