phpMyFAQ 2.8.6 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of phpMyFAQ 2.8.6, the “Philip Seymour Hoffman” release. This release fixes XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities for user’s of older Internet Explorer versions, all users of affected phpMyFAQ versions are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible to this latest version! A detailed security advisory is available. We updated the Hungarian and Spanish translation. We updated bundled Symfony ClassLoader to version 2.4.1 and fixed some minor bugs.

phpMyFAQ 2.8.3 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce phpMyFAQ 2.8.3, the “Jeremy Hammond” release. This releases fixes a serious permission vulnerability, all users of affected phpMyFAQ versions are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible to this latest versions! A detailed security advisory is available.We also improved HTML / CSS code anf updated the Brazilian Portuguese, the Japanese, the Spanish and the Swedish translation. We also fixed a lot of minor issues.

phpMyFAQ 2.8.1 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce phpMyFAQ 2.8.1, the “Edward Snowden” release. We added minified CSS and JavaScript files and improved the usability for group administration. We fixed the broken update routine for MS SQL and SQLite. We also fixed IE8 related issues and our code is now HTML5 valid. The Arabic translation is now working and we corrected some minor bugs.

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of phpMyFAQ 2.8.0, the “Maurice Wilkes” release. This major new release now requires PHP 5.3.3 or later and is licensed under the terms of the Mozilla Public License 2.0. The HTML5/CSS3 layout is based on Twitter Bootstrap 2.3.2 and we ship the new version with jQuery 1.9.1. We added multi site support, auto-save for FAQs during editing, an improved advanced search in subcategories, the possibility to close and delete open questions and to delete multiple open questions. We also added a user control panel, support for Composer, a configurable maintenance mode and user notifications for answered questions. With 2.8, it’s also possible to deactivate complete FAQ exports and to use random sorting of FAQs. We now support Gravatar and our admin backend adds a graphical user statistic report. We dropped support for IBM DB2, Interbase/Firebird and Sybase databases, we removed the support for PHP register_globals and magic_quotes_gpc and had to remove the Google Translate API v1.
phpMyFAQ 2.7 is now out of support, so please update your FAQs to 2.8 as soon as possible.

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-RC4 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the forth release candidate of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-RC4, the “Albert Einstein” release. We updated the Symfony ClassLoader to 2.2.1 and the Portuguese translation. We fixed all reported bugs and improved some minor UX issues. Please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-RC3 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of the third release candidate of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-RC3, the “Π Day” release. We improved English and German translations and some parts of the user interface. We also fixed various JavaScript and PHP issues reported by our community and we refactored a lot of code. Please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-RC2 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the second release candidate of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-RC2, the “Roger Needham” release. We removed the Delicious support, we updated Bootstrap to 2.3.1 and the Symfony ClassLoader to 2.2.0. We fixed all reported bugs and improved some minor UX issues. Please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-beta3 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the third and last beta release of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-beta3, the “Aaron Swartz” release. We added support for Gravatar and we added Font Awesome for better icons. As always, we fixed a lot of bugs and we refactored a lot of code. Please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

JavaScript Days 2013

Vom 6. bis 8. März 2013 öffnen zum dritten Mal die JavaScript Days in München ihre Pforten. Das große Trainingsevent wird vom Entwickler Magazin in Kooperation mit der Entwickler Akademie präsentiert. Es vermittelt JavaScript-Entwicklern und -Softwarearchitekten innerhalb von drei Tagen alle wichtigen JavaScript-Themen in kompakter Form. Insgesamt 18 halbtägige Workshops stehen dabei zur Auswahl, unter anderem zu den Themen Web-Apps, Sencha Touch, Funktionen & Scopes, CSS3, Prototypen & Closures, Ext JS, Three.JS, Canvas, Git, CouchApps, js-test-driver, sinon-js, jQuery Mobile und Node.js… u.v.m.

Sebastian Springer und ich werden an einem Ganz-Tages-Workshop die heutigen Möglichkeiten moderner Web Apps vorstellen.

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-beta2 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of the second beta release of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-beta2, the “Release Early, Release Often” release. This version fixes the broken setup and we removed the code of the now unsupported Google Translate API v1. As always, we fixed some bugs and we refactored code. Please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

phpMyFAQ – the 2012 retrospective

2012 was an interesting year for phpMyFAQ, the second time since our beginnings back in 2001 we didn’t released a major new version. We did that once back in 2008 when we were working on phpMyFAQ 2.5 with the switch to PHP 5.2 as basic requirement. The year 2012 was very similiar, we put a lot of efforts in our backend, we refactored a lot of code, we moved the requirement to PHP 5.3 and we removed some singleton patterns. Especially the removal of the configuration singleton caused a lot of work but it’s working very good now. Another interesting move was the switch from our own classloader to the Symfony 2 classloader and the switch to Composer for some external package we use.

We released seven versions of phpMyFAQ 2.7 and 4 previews of the upcoming next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.8. The stable 2.7 series will get some bugfix releases the first half of 2013 and will be out of support three months after the release of phpMyFAQ 2.8, which hopefully will happen in the first or second quarter of 2013. In 2012, we had more than 60,000 downloads of phpMyFAQ, which is really amazing. Thank you very much!

So, what will happen in 2013? We will release phpMyFAQ 2.8 which will be really a great release with the new Bootstrap based GUI and some nice end-user features. After the 2.8 release we’ll start working on 2.9 which will be one of the first versions based on Symfony2 components. The transition to this will be a long and hard way but I think this will be the right direction. A lot of new open source releases like Drupal 8 or phpBB 4 will be based on Symfony 2, so expect a better integration of phpMyFAQ for other applications in the future.

phpMyFAQ 2.8.0 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the first beta release of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-beta, the “Jesco von Puttkamer” release. We changed the PHP requirement to PHP 5.3.3, added the possibility to random sorting of FAQs and we added and improved an extended group permissions for FAQs and categories. We dropped the support for PHP register_globals and magic_quotes_gpc, we updated the bundled Bootstrap to version 2.2.2 and our classloader is now based on the Symfony ClassLoader. As always, we fixed a lot of bugs and we refactored a lot of code. Please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!