Off to Cuba

This year I’ll travel to Cuba and I won’t be online for the next 16 days. The next releases of phpMyFAQ will be at the end of April / beginning of May. See you then.

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-alpha2 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the second preview release of our next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-alpha2, the “Elizabeth Taylor” release. We added functionality of the TinyMCE save button, a basic reporting functionality and introduced IPv6 support. We massively improved the usability in the frontend and the administration backend. We also updated the bundled jQuery library to version 1.5.1 and Modernizr to version 1.7. We also fixed a lot of bugfixes. Do not use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

10 years phpMyFAQ

Today, 10 years ago, Thorsten Rinne and Bastian Pöttner started with the development of phpMyFAQ. We would like to say thank you everyone who helped with the development and everyone of our users! Happy birthday, phpMyFAQ!

phpMyFAQ 2.6.14 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce phpMyFAQ 2.6.14, the “Macintosh 128″ release. We added rewrite rules for nginx, compatibility for MySQL 5.5 with ext/mysql and support to ban IPs from user tracking files. We improved the restore functionality and updated the Dutch and German translation. We fixed an issue with sending mails to category administrators and some minor bugs.

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-alpha Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of the first preview release of our next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-alpha, the “Robert Anton Wilson” release. With this release we changed the PHP requirement to PHP 5.2.3 and dropped to support for MySQL 4.1 as database backend and for Internet Explorer 6 as supported browser. We added a completely new HTML5 powered default layout and administration backend, a configurable search relevance functionality and automatic translations with the Google Translate API. We added Twitter support, Facebook Like Buttons and support for “Bookmark on Delicious” support. All comment functionality is now based on Ajax and we added an attachment administration frontend, basic authentication support for LDAP groups and basic support for HTML5 microdata. Gzip compression is now enabled by default and we updated the bundled jQuery to version 1.4.4. Do not use this version in production systems, but test this version and report bugs!

Status update for phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-alpha

After more than 2 weeks of work during my holidays the first release of phpMyFAQ 2.7 is really close. The main work on the new layout is done and you’ll be surprised how phpMyFAQ 2.7 will look like. It’ll be an alpha release and not all functionality will be implemented, even some current features are disabled. So far we changed PHP requirement to PHP 5.2.3 and dropped support for MySQL 4.1 database and for Internet Explorer 6. The major user-visible change will be the new HTML5/CSS3 powered frontend default layout and administration backend with a lot of usability improvements.

Happy new year 2011!

Today is the last day of 2010 and I’m looking back to the last 12 months. phpMyFAQ saw about 14 releases including the major 2.6.0 release back in mid january. Since then we improved the whole code base of phpMyFAQ and we’re working hard on the 2.7 release which should see an alpha release the next weeks. I work on organizing a party for the 10th birthday of phpMyFAQ in february, too. Let’s start with the second decade of phpMyAQ! :-)

Status update for phpMyFAQ 2.6.12, 2.7.0-alpha and 3.0.0-dev

The development of phpMyFAQ slowed down a little bit due to a lot of time spent in my daily work. But nevertheless there is some progress in all versions. phpMyFAQ 2.6.12 will see the light in december and is now really mature. phpMyFAQ 2.7 gets some interesting features like Twitter support and an improved search using a relevance von search results. This will be configurable in the admin backend. We’re also working on the new HTML5 frontend and more and better usability. phpMyFAQ 3.0 includes all new features of 2.6 and 2.7, but currently there is not that much activity on it.

phpMyFAQ 2.6.9 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of phpMyFAQ 2.6.9, the “Tia Zoe” release. This release fixes a XSS 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 added a Slovak translation and a minor usability improvement in the administration backend. Additionally we fixed an issue with embedded Google Analytics code.
This release is also dedicated to Roland Bobinger, Rebecca Waltenberger and Emil Schemel.

phpMyFAQ 2.6.8 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce phpMyFAQ 2.6.8, the “Laurent Fignon” release. We dropped the Oracle database support and added a new TinyMCE plugin for adding internal links by a suggest search. We also added a basic HTML5 powered administration backend and improved the setup and update functionality. The bundled TCPDF library was updated to version 5.6.000, the bundled TinyMCE editor component to version 3.3.8 and the bundled phpseclib to version 0.2.1. We also updated the Russian and the Portuguese translation. We fixed a XML rendering issue and many minor bugs.

Status update for phpMyFAQ 2.6.8, 2.7.0-alpha and 3.0.0-dev

This week we branched the new 2.7 branch from the current stable 2.6 branch. 2.7.0 will be the next major version of phpMyFAQ with a focus on a brand new user interface and some social improvements like better Facebook and Twitter integration. We changed the minimal PHP version for phpMyFAQ 2.7 to PHP 5.2.3. The current master branch was re-versioned to 3.0.0-dev and will need PHP 5.3, but it will take more than a year before you can see something here.