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Vanilla 2.0.18 RC3 released

LincLinc Detroit Admin
edited November 2011 in Releases
This is NOT a stable release. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE AND CONFIG.PHP FILE BEFORE UPGRADING. This is a release candidate for testing purposes only.

Download it here

Changes since 2.0.18RC2:
  • 2011-10-29 Fixed bug with restoring discussions from the spam log.
  • 2011-10-28 Fixed bug where hashtag links were being double encoded.
  • 2011-10-28 Fixed another error that may cause SQL pollution.
  • 2011-10-27 Flagging: Use CategoryDropDown, closes #1183
  • 2011-10-27 Disabled Popup functionality in IE7 or less. Closes #1184
  • 2011-10-23 Fixed bug when restoring log entries. Check deletion of spam entires and moderation entries.
  • 2011-10-21 Fixed user sort Url.
  • 2011-10-23 Fixed bug that prevented OpenID from working.
  • 2011-10-19 Added webos to mobile user agents.
  • 2011-10-19 Fixed bug in tagging plugin that overwrites the sort improperly.
  • 2011-10-06 Fixed bug in StringBeginsWith() and StringEndsWith() when trimming short strings.
  • 2011-10-23 Fixed bug where CategoryModel::JoinUserData() can pickup/pollute Gdn::SQL().
  • 2011-10-21 Fixed bug where blank tag is created.
  • 2011-10-12 Fixed comment embedding to not turn a valid categoryID of zero into null
  • 2011-10-10 Prevented SQL pollution when querying the category list.
  • 2011-10-10 Prevented sql pollution in the user meta model.
  • 2011-10-09 Fixed AllViewed issue in MySQL strict mode
We'll do more release candidates if necessary.

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Upgrading Vanilla 2.0 Forums

  1. Back up your database.
  2. Back up all of your existing files.
  3. Unarchive the new files and copy them over your existing files. Make sure that your hidden files (ie .htaccess) are copied to your server.
  4. Make sure the conf/config.php from your old version has been copied over to the new version.
  5. Delete all *.ini files in your cache/ folder
  6. Navigate to the page in your forum that updates your database: www.yourforum.com/utility/update (or www.yourforum.com/index.php?p=/utility/update)
  7. Visit your forum and test away!
For more help with upgrading, check out the Upgrade Documentation and the Upgrading Tips and Tricks thread.


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    ShadowdareShadowdare r_j MVP
    edited November 2011
    I sure hope this one was packaged correctly. ;) I'll install it tonight and let you know how it goes later! Thanks.

    Add Pages to Vanilla with the Basic Pages app

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    SS ✭✭
    $Configuration['Garden']['Debug'] = TRUE;
    $Configuration['Debug'] = TRUE;

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    I sure hope this one was packaged correctly. ;)

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    To get this, should we use the 2.0.18 branch or still master?
    I switched to master a while back but it seems that not everything is pushed in the 2.0.18, so that's why I ask. (I haven't check the commits for the past couple of days, so maybe the answer is already there :) ).
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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    2.0.18. We now branch for releases at the first beta.
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    I sure hope this one was packaged correctly. ;)
    Referring back to when RC2 was released but it was the wrong Github package or something like that.

    Add Pages to Vanilla with the Basic Pages app

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    Thanks Lincoln, then I'll switch to that.
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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    Who wants a stable release? :)
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