phpMyFAQ 2.6.19 and 2.7.1 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce phpMyFAQ 2.7.1, the “Dennis Ritchie” release. This releases fixes a remote PHP code injection 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 some missing translations, a configurable encryption type for passwords, support for anonymous login for LDAP servers and a table of contents in PDF exports. We also fixed some minor bugs.
We also released the security release phpMyFAQ 2.6.19 for the old 2.6 series.

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0 Released!

After more than one year of work the phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of phpMyFAQ 2.7.0, the “James Dean” release. With this release we dropped the support of MySQL 4.1 and both Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 due to our new HTML5/CSS3 powered layout. We added a configurable search relevance functionality, automatic translations with Google Translate, Twitter and Facebook Like Button support. We also added an attachment administration frontend, basic authentication support for LDAP groups, basic support for HTML5 microdata and the functionality of the TinyMCE save button. Furthermore we introduced a basic reporting functionality, IPv6 support, Single Sign On authentication, support for complete secured FAQ installations, an user configurable date formatting and the possibility to delete user generated search terms. We really improved usability in the whole frontend and administration backend and enabled Gzip compression. We also updated the bundled jQuery, Modernizr, TinyMCE, SyntaxHighlighter and TCPDF libraries. Our users already updated the Dutch, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish translation.

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-RC Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of the release candidate of our next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-RC, the “Tupac Shakur” release. We added the possibility to delete user generated search terms and updated the Japanese and Spanish translation. We improved the complete usability all over the application and we also fixed a lot of bugs. Do not use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-beta3 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the third and last beta release of our next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-beta3, the “Life Of Brian” release. We added a captcha refresh, improved the attachment handling in the administration backend and upgraded all bundled libraries. We improved the complete usability all over the application and we also fixed a lot of bugs. Do not use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-beta2 Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team would like to announce the availability of the second beta release of our next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-beta2, the “Amy Winehouse” release. We added support for Single Sign On authentication, finally support for complete secured FAQ installations and and an user configurable date formatting option. We improved the complete usability all over the application, the Dutch and German translations were updated and we also fixed a lot of bugs. Do not use this version in production systems, but test this version and report bugs!
This release is dedicated to the victims of Oslo and Utøya attacks.

Updated to WordPress 3.2

Today I finally upgraded the phpMyFAQ DevBlog to WordPress 3.2 and from an old MySQL 4.1 database to MySQL 5.1. This blog is running since january 2004 now and all updates from WordPress went smooth. This is quite cool.

phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-beta Released!

The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the first beta release of our next major version, phpMyFAQ 2.7.0-beta, the “Ryan Dunn” release. We dropped the support for Internet Explorer 7 and upgraded all bundled libraries. We improved the complete usability all over the application and we also fixed a lot of bugs. The beta version is now feature complete we’re focus now on stability and more improved usability. Do not use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!

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!

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! :-)