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Serendipity Styx 2.9.0 release

N° 2019/3 - The Serendipity Styx 2.9.0 release - 50 years Montreal “Bed-In” “Give Peace a Chance” (1969) Edition.

Since the more template focused Styx 2.8.0 version was somehow delayed in early April 2019 and then was overrun by a real flood of Core improvements and fixes, this version was abandoned in favor of 2.9.0.

Serendipity Styx is PHP 7.3 READY and requires PHP from 5.5+! This is the LAST edition supporting the old PHP 5 Series and will only get security or important bugfixes as point releases. Serendipity Styx NEXT will be 3.0, which will require a modern PHP 7.x version.

Styx 2.9.0 runs (…some highlights)

  • Various THEMES were improved to give a better migration to HTML5. Read on in the ChangeLog and keep your copy themes up-to-date!
  • Various old and some newer bugs were fixed
  • Improved media renaming and for all db types
  • Improved various group permission related access privileges
  • Important Security fixes
  • Improved error reporting for all DB layers
  • Improved backend comments list counter by permissions
  • Upgrade jQuery lib
  • UTF8 mb4 support ready for all DB types
  • Trackback improvements
  • NL2BR plugin nl2p-mode improvements
  • Timeline theme update
  • Improved setCookie
  • Improved access for auto-update method
  • Various language constant fixes and improvements

It is again a GOOD IDEA to take the advantage of starting a new copy template, before adapting each single theme change to your old copy themes!

Check out the ChangeLog for details or even read the commit history for more. See download

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