Several bugs have been fixed as well as security enhancement based on Aung Khant's report.
Please be aware that the bugfix is not complete and 2.5 series will be following small but frequent release rule so that users can take advantage of quick fixes.
There also have been some security reports about the XOOPS 2.5.x series, but the developers have assured the community they are properly addressed.
The latest update to the PHP (Hypertext Prepocessor) programming language has recently been released, without a corresponding update to the older version. The PHP team (www.php.net) has released PHP 5.3.6 without any corresponding updates to the 5.2 series of PHP, indicating it truly has ended support of 5.2. If you are managing your own web server, you are strongly urged to move to the 5.3 release of PHP. If you maintain a website that uses PHP, as most content management systems do, we recommend you make sure your web platform will run on PHP 5.3, as Internet service providers are likely to be upgrading PHP on their servers.
Driven by the efforts of the French XOOPS community, XOOPS has released a final version of 2.5.0. The improvements in version 2.5.0 are focused on the administration area, with a generous use of jQuery for a comfortable feel for common actions, similar to a desktop application.
There are no major compatibility issues between XOOPS 2.4.x and 2.5.0, but there have been some reports of issues in their forums, which is to be expected of any new release.
XOOPS 2.4.5 is a minor update to the XOOPS 2.4 platform, focusing on bugfixes and cosmetic changes to the underlying code.
There are detailed instructions to follow if you are using earlier versions of the xoopseditors - be sure to read and follow them. Please remember: If you're installing it over previous installation, make a BACKUP of your files and database first! Also note that some hacks done for previous XOOPS versions might not work with this release: testing before installing is always a good practice.
The XOOPS developers released 2 more upgrades to the 2.4.x series, moving quickly to a final release on both 2.4.3 and 2.4.4. They continue to patch bugs reported in the the 2.4.x series and some of the fixes include security updates. If are running an earlier version of 2.4, it is recommended you update to 2.4.4
XOOPS 2.4.x series is the LAST version of XOOPS tested on and supporting PHP4. The next releases will be tested and certified exclusively on PHP5. It is also the last version series to support MySQL versions below 5.0.
XOOPS 2.3.3 Final has been published by XOOPS.org, primarily focusing on bug fixes, but also offering some improvements in the user experience. The areas receiving the most changes were the new profile module, the installer and the default themes provided with the core installation.
The merging of the XOOPS 2.0 branch and the XOOPS 2.2 branch continues in this release, offering a migration path for users of both development tracks. Also of note is the return of several developers that had gone on to develop their own forks of XOOPS - Simple-XOOPS, EXM and Zarilia. No roadmap has been published, yet, for the future of XOOPS, or what the priorities will be to recombine these 4 systems + XOOPS 2.2. With that much talent and all those systems to work with, there's sure to be a lot of activity coming soon.
The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce the release of XOOPS 2.30 Final.
This release is intended to merge the two existing branches of 2.0 and 2.2 and is building a bridge towards XOOPS 3.0.
The developers have begun to focus on code improvements to input validation and database query strings. A new theme has also been added to the default installation.
You can download the new version from the XOOPS SourceForge Project
The Brazilian XOOPS community is very active in promoting and developing the platform and they are regular contributors and mentors in the forums.
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