PolarBlog V1.8.0 (Swainson’s Hawk) Released

PolarBlog V1.8.0 (Swainson's Hawk) has been released.  The major focus of this release is the addition of real-time IP blacklisting (RBL) to the commenting system and numerous bug fixes.

Enhancements
  • Comment IP Blacklisting
  • Added support for MySQLi extension (requires PHP5 & MySQL >= 4.1)
  • Added automatic detection and (limited) support for PHP5 SPL.
  • Calendar and right column CSS changes.  See css/left_nav.diff or css/standard.diff for more information.
  • Added pb_topic_icon_image CSS class to control topic icon display. Default now sets this to (float) display on the right.  pb_title margin should be changed from 0px to -10px if you opt to change to this right side icon display.  See css/left_nav.diff or css/standard.diff for more information.
  • A number of minor tweaks were done to the CSS files plus the addition of the RBL Admin CSS.  See css/standard.diff or css/left_nav.diff for more information.
  • Changed RSS $config['rss']['feed']['encoding'] to use I18N_CHARSET by default so you don't have to change it in two places.
  • Added $config['rss']['entry_count'] to set RSS feed entry count.  Falls back to DEFAULT_DISPLAY_CNT.
  • Consolidated all JavaScript deletes to use confirmDelete() with localized message now passed.
  • Added data validation for all input variables that weren't already being validated.
  • Improved security checking by validating logged in users.
  • Added additional entry table index to improve performance.
  

Bug Fixes
  • Installer does not have error messages defined for all upgrades.
  • Editing comments resets the timestamp to the current time.
  • Editing user resets the timestamp to the current time.
  • WHEN USE_COMMENTS is disabled, existing comments don't display.
  • Added .?,'"~!@#$%^&*()_+-:;| to the auto-link optional link name text field.
  • Various database class bug fixes and enhancements.  (see the file)
  • Topics without an icon displays broken image.
  • Word count on entries and comments is not correct.
  • htmlentities() doesn't respect character set encoding.
  • The comment email feature does not currently respect the blog's I18N_CHARSET value. All email is sent as ISO-8859-1.
  • RSS feed not untilizing correct feed encoding or using correct contentType.  Added $config['rss']['required']['contentType'] to config.  Upgrade FeedCreator class to V1.7.2c.
Configuration Changes New Language Tags

These new tags that have been added to the language files were machine translated.  If you are utilizing a language other than English, your feedback and corrections are most welcome. (kevinp ~AT polarlava.com)
  • CONFIRM_COMMENT_BL
  • CONFIRM_COMMENT_WL
  • CONFIRM_DELETE_COMMENT
  • CONFIRM_DELETE_ENTRY
  • DUPLICATE_ENTRY_MSG
  • RBL_BLOCKED_SAVED
  • RBL_BLOCKED_DEL
  • LISTED_IPS
  • IP_ADDRESS
  • LAST_VISIT
  • VISITS
  • RBLS
  • REFERRER
  • REF_FROM
  • WHITELISTED
  • ACTION
  • DELETE
  • BLACKLIST_IP
  • WHITELIST_IP
  • RBL_ADMIN_HDR
  • KEYWORD
  • OCCURRENCES
  • LISTED_KEYWORDS
  • ADD
  • EXIT_RBL
See the PolarBlog Changes file for more information.  Please see the PolarBlog Upgrading documentation for information on upgrading your installation.
September 5, 2006 @ 12:09 pm | Category:
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