We’re in the final stage of fixing the last bugs we found during testing the beta version of phpMyFAQ 2.6. As the current state is already quite stable the next version will be already our release candidate. If everything works well the final release can be out around christmas. Beside stabilizing the 2.6 version we’re still supporting the 2.5 branch some time. We also have some plans for 2.7.
Well, phpMyFAQ 2.5.4 and 2.6.0-alpha are almost “done”. Anatoliy and my colleague Max Koehler helped me a lot to improve the 2.6 release with some nice features. You’ll need less clicks in the administration backend than before. We also fixed all known issues in phpMyFAQ 2.5.x. I’ll have to travels a lot the coming weeks but I’ll try to release both versions this month.
The last couple of days with fixed some minor issues in phpMyFAQ 2.5.x, we also received updates for the Dutch and Brazilian Portuguese translations. In phpMyFAQ 2.6 we finished the rest/json API and the alpha release will be in the next couple of days.
The last couple of days were full of bugfixing for the 2.5.3 release. I also started to re-work the export stuff for 2.6… As we support Docbook XML export I was wondering if anyone is using this?
The first 10 days after the switch from SVN to git were full of bugfixes and some new features. David Soria Parra fixed some SQLite issues, Anatoliy started the work for a new Pagination class, and I fixed some bugs in the 2.5 and master branch. I also re-added one missing feature: the internal FAQ link plugin in TinyMCE. The 2.5.3 release will be sometime in october, the 2.6.0-alpha release won’t happen before the end of the same month. The final 2.6 release won’t be in 2009…
Yesterday Zend released the Snow Leopard compatible 64 bit ZendDebugger binary. So I can debug again.
imac:extensions thorsten$ file ZendDebugger.so ZendDebugger.so: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures ZendDebugger.so (for architecture i386):Â Â Â Mach-O bundle i386 ZendDebugger.so (for architecture x86_64):Â Â Â Mach-O 64-bit bundle x86_64
In the last couple of days Anatoliy commited a lot of stuff for the new attachments features and it should be working in the alpha release. We also provide a migration script for the attachments. Since a few days there’s also an Android client for phpMyFAQ 2.6 which is developed by David Soria Parra. David also blogged about his client.
We fixed a minor bug in the news section the last days after the 2.5.2 release. The interesting changes are currently in the trunk of phpMyFAQ. Anatoliy is working hard on the new attachment feature of phpMyFAQ 2.6. With the new classes it’s possible to encrypt attachments and safe the files in the filesystem or in the database. We also are working on a big change at our infrastucture: After 2 years we’ll migrate from SVN to git. We already have an account at github where a public repository will be hosted. And some colleagues implemented a nice working demo with a WebOS application as frontend for phpMyFAQ. More about this really cool stuff at the Mayflower blog.
We have another team member: Antoliy Belsky. Anatoliy is working in the same company like me and he already contributed some hundred lines of code and features for 2.5 and 2.6 during the last month so I asked him to join and I’m really happy that he said yes.
The last couple of days I had a lot of work at my daily job and I couldn’t work as much as I like for phpMyFAQ. So some reported bugs are still open but I hope I can fix these issues the next days-
The last couple of days we worked on some minor bugfixes we received after the 2.5.1 release. We also added some minor features for the 2.6.0-alpha release. Both releases are scheduled for september 2009.
Today I received a great patch from Lars Scheithauer with some LDAP fixes and some great additions for our LDAP support. With Lars’ patch it’s now possible to authenticate against an Active Directory from Microsoft, using multiple domains in your Actice Directory, and he also added support for the PHP LDAP options. Thank you very much, Lars!
I added all these enhancements to phpMyFAQ 2.5.1 and 2.6.0-alpha. We also fixed some issues in all three supported branches. I think you can expect a release of 2.0.16 and 2.5.1 next week.
We added three new features the last couple of days. Anatoliy added user adjustable template sets and styles so that you can use mulitple templates. The phpMyFAQ default template was moved from ./template to ./template/default/. Aurimas FiÅ¡eras from Lithuania wrote support for TinyMCE translations, thank you very much! Myself added support for multi-language news… funny thing, this was already prepared since phpMyFAQ 2.0 but we forgot to implement it… More new features will be added the next two months, so stay tuned!
Yesterday my personal “master of merging”, David, merged our UTF-8 branch back into trunk and almost everything worked like a charm. Only some fixes were overwritten but we’re working on those small issues. Thanks a lot, David!
Wow, we got some quite good feedback from our users after the 2.5 release yesterday. We also got some bug reports and we’re already fixed some minor issues. So expect a version 2.5.1 in August. In July we’ll release a maintainance release for phpMyFAQ 2.0. And we’re starting to merge the code of our UTF-8 branch back into the trunk for phpMyFAQ 2.6.
Today we merged another two new features into phpMyFAQ 2.5: The folder for the attachments is now configurable so that you can upload the attachments outside of the webroot. We also added the permission to approve new FAQ entries and we fixed some bugs. phpMyFAQ 2.0.16 has one open bug before we can release the probably last 2.0.x release…
I’m back since friday and read a lot of mails and board messages. I’ll fix the reported bugs as soon as possible und will release a third RC the coming days…
Just a few minutes ago I added the documentation for phpMyFAQ 2.5 to our homepage. Please feel free to check it.
If everything works fine PHP 5.3 will be released at the end of this month. PHP 5.3 will be a big step further after the 5.2 release more than two years ago. The phpMyFAQ team did some testing with the last release candidates of PHP 5.3 and already fixed some issues we found. phpMyFAQ 2.0.15 and the upcoming phpMyFAQ 2.5.0-RC will run without any problems on PHP 5.3.
We fixed more issues today for the release candidate. The current state is really looking good and I think the RC will be out the next days.