PolarBlog V1.9.0 (Bloodhound) Released

PolarBlog V1.9.0 (Bloodhound) has been released.  The major focus of this release is the addition of Entry Trackbacks, Topic specific RSS feeds, and numerous bug fixes.

Enhancements
  • Entry Trackbacks
  • Added individual topic RSS feeds.
  • Deprecated ENTRY_LINK and ARCHIVE_LINK, now lang file entries.
  • Made display of ENTRY_LINK and ARCHIVE_LINK more consistent with other look and feel.
  • Comment JS validation now uses language file to support localization.
  • Added basic user management (password hints/change).
  • Added "Display Disabled" notice to comment/trackback emails.
  • Added Entry insert/update status message after action.
  • Only load PHP Mailer at point it's required for notifications.
  • Added custom X-Tracker to email header in notifier and POP3 poster.
  • Added CHARSET to POP3 entry poster.
  • Changed RBL Admin Listed IP's URL link text so table better fits in window.
  • Added Comment Display Disabled listing to RBL Admin.
  • RBL blocked comment replies no longer mailed to commenter.
  • Added IP whois lookup to RBL Admin and comment admin view display.
  • Future dated entries now show future dated display disabled.
  • Updated XMLRPC class.
  

Bug Fixes
  • tags being replaced with two
    tags! New .pb_body p CSS directive.

  • RBL was not checking comment text!  New configuration directive RBL_TEXT_CHECK.
  • Comment URL links to SSL sites (https://) were being converted to non-SSL.
  • Comment URL disallowing URL's with parameters (?, &).
  • Comment editing not replacing
    tags as they should.
  • Entries via POP3 are inserted repeatedly because they aren't deleted after insert.
  • Disabling comment on an individual entry still allows replies to existing comments.
  • When adding new entry default display was being shown instead of just new entry.
  • Various display issues in RBL Admin interface.
  • V1.8.0 documentation references "USE_COMMENT_RBL" when it should be "USE_RBL".
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.
  • PASSWORD_HINT_LINK
  • PASSWORD_HINT_MSG
  • PASSWORD_HINT_BUTTON
  • PASSWORD_EMAIL_TEXT
  • PASSWORD_EMAIL_SENT
  • PASSWORD_EMAIL_FAIL
  • DISPLAY_MSG_SUCCESS
  • CHANGE_PASSWORD
  • PASSWORD_UPDATE
  • PASSWORD_NEW
  • PASSWORD_CONFIRM
  • PASSWORD_MISMATCH
  • PASSWORD_UPDATED
  • PASSWORD_UPDATE_FAIL
  • FORM_ALL_FIELDS
  • VIEW
  • NONE
  • ENTRY_ID
  • URL
  • TRACKBACK
  • TB_READ
  • TB_PERMALINK
  • TB_REPLY
  • TB_INVALID_DATA
  • TB_DISABLED
  • TB_IP_BLOCK
  • TB_RBL_IP
  • TB_RBL_URL
  • TB_RBL_EXCERPT
  • TB_SAVE_REVIEW
  • TB_DB_ERROR
  • TB_DISPLAY_ON
  • TB_DISPLAY_OFF
  • TB_DELETE
  • TB_CONFIRM_DELETE
  • TB_LINK_TEXT
  • TB_SEND_ERROR
  • TB_NO_EDIT
  • ENTRY_LINK
  • ARCHIVE_LINK
  • ENTRY_STATUS
  • MAIL_TB_INTRO
  • RSS_FEED
  • RBL_IP_LOOKUP
  • COMMENT_DISABLED
  • DISPLAY
  • POSTED
  • FROM
  • EXCERPT
  • COMMENT_VIEW_FULL
  • COMMENTS_NO_DISABLED
  • COMMENT_NO_NAME
  • COMMENT_NO_TEXT
  • DISPLAY_DISABLED_FUTURE
  • FAIL_DISPLAY_MSG has been updated.
See the PolarBlog Changes file for more information.  Please see the PolarBlog Upgrading documentation for information on upgrading your installation.  If you have questions, comments or criticisms you can contact me at kevinp ~AT~ polarlava.com.  You may also gleen additional information from the PolarBlog: Bloodhound Beta announcement.  

Notice: This project will likely be going on a somewhat lengthy hiatus while I work on other projects, interests and research for further PolarBlog development.  More information regarding this situation will be posted on this blog in the future.
December 17, 2006 @ 12:40 am | Category:
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