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Serendipity Styx 3.9.1 release

N° 2022/05 - The Serendipity Styx 3.9.1 release php8.1

3.9 Bugfix Edition

Finally Styx 3.9.0 brought in an error on some PHP Versions, resulting in a MySQLi error exception writing configuration items to the database, which is now fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience caused!

Styx 3.9.1 contains

  • Fixed 3.9.0 type error bug on some PHP versions
  • Fixed another Methusalem bug in the plugin API deleting option items in the database
  • Update some lang description constants

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

Serendipity Styx 3.9.0 release

N° 2022/04 - The Serendipity Styx 3.9.0 release php8.1

Summer Edition

This mainly is another bugfix & maintenance release with some extraordinary readiness for upcoming PHP 8.2. (The new PHP 8.2 logo will be added to this blog post when officially available.) With PHP 8.2, the Styx AVIF image support is now complete, since not relaying to workarounds or having to disable certain image actions. The new AVIF image format - as to announce again - is something you should expect with excitement for your images, since its encoding compression rate can be quite astonishing without any real visual loss. See an extreme example output for an ESA astronomic image of type image/jpeg with ~1.350 KB, compressed to WebP with ~480 KB and with AVIF to ~16 KB. Imagine what this means watching galleries or pages with lots of images when using the picture-container format.

Styx 3.9.0 contains

  • Fixed shared installations for tokenized deployment installs
  • Improved MediaLibrary actions
  • Finetuned MediaLibrary AVIF image variation relations for PHP 8.2
  • General fixes and improvements for upcoming PHP 8.2
  • Added additional notes to several lang option description constants
  • Add new processing “busy”-focus to several backend parts when probably taking long
  • Update CKEditor and Bootstrap 4/5 assets
  • Update Smarty lib to support PHP 8.2
  • Other consistency and future improvements

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

Serendipity Styx 3.8.2 release

N° 2022/03 - The Serendipity Styx 3.8.2 release php8.1

Easteregg Edition

This mainly is a bugfix & maintenance release.

Styx 3.8.2 contains

  • Fix author(s) permalinks
  • Fix installer issues to recognize mod_rewrite environments
  • Fixes and improvements for the timeline theme
  • Fix some issue with entryproperties
  • Remove unused bootstrap sourceMappingURL in templates/_assets
  • Update ckeditor assets
  • Other consistency and future improvements

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

Serendipity Styx 3.8.1 release

N° 2022/02 - The Serendipity Styx 3.8.1 release php8.1

Spring Edition

This mainly is a bugfix release fixing install issues.

Styx 3.8.1 fixes the following

  • Fix installer issues with newer Oracle MySQL versions using the InnoDB engine as default
  • Fix MariaDB issue up from PHP 8.0.16, which changed the prefix and broke the conditionals
  • Fixes and improvements for the timeline theme
  • Sync some latest Smarty security fixes
  • Other consistency and future improvements

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

Serendipity Styx 3.8.0 release

N° 2022/01 - The Serendipity Styx 3.8.0 release php8.1

Maintenance Release

This mainly is a maintenance release fixing bugs and for polishing other inconsistencies. It also announces a new Serendipity Styx Book [de] revision for Styx 3.8, fetching up with the latest Serendipity Styx Edition development, including new example images. Parts of the main site “help center” were revisited too.

Styx 3.8.0 applies the following

  • Lots of improvements for the [ pure ] (2022) theme, i.e. adding styles for various plugin and actions
  • Important fixes for the MediaLibrary synchronization tasks
  • Improve and extend image Variation (WebP/AVIF) handling for manually added images to the MediaLibrary
  • Fixes to strictly use unique media names in MediaLibrary only, regardless their position (please filter check your old data)
  • Fixed some very old bugs, i.e. routing a search request
  • Improve the comment filters
  • Fixes and improvements for the /summary/ permalink by arguments, also touched in themes
  • Upgrade some bundled and asset libraries
  • Other consistency and UI improvements

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

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