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Serendipity Styx 4.0.0 release

N° 2022/09 - The Serendipity Styx 4.0.0 release php8.2

4.0.0 - New Mayor Version

Finally the new mayor 4.0.0 release has rounded. Thanks for any help with our last public pre releases. Some more and really 😎 improvements were made again! So today - with the new public release of shiny new PHP 8.2 - we shift this fully compatible Serendipity version.

Styx 4.0.0 finalizes with

  • Improved plugin html nugget areas for markupeditor/type assignments
  • Some resolved fixes and found oddities related to configurations or plugins
  • Improved the [ pure ] theme comments area in special for the dark theme mode and the used font
  • Upgrade some template and core assets
  • Please read all other 4.0… blog post announcements for more

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

Serendipity Styx 4.0-rc1 release

N° 2022/08 - The Serendipity Styx 4.0-rc1 release php8.2

4.0-rc1 - Public Release Candidate 1

Thanks for the help with our last Beta2. More 😎 improvements were made! Please help for making this upcoming 4.0 release a very smooth release.

Styx 4.0-rc1 contains

  • Finished the comments escape refactoring. From now on a mix of switched markup editors should not matter anymore for elder blogs.
  • NEW: Deny mixing of PLAIN TEXT editor default buttons in the entry forms when used with markup editors like markdown or textile plugins. A workaround variable for the old behaviour is supported. Read the news (changelog) file. This new (more strict) behaviour clarifies what you actually have and (want to) use.
  • This and that to both relations for consistencies and other minor improvements.

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

Serendipity Styx 4.0-beta2 release

N° 2022/07 - The Serendipity Styx 4.0-beta2 release php8.2

4.0-beta2 - Public Beta 2

Thanks for the help with our last Beta1. Great improvements were made! 😎 Please help for making this upcoming 4.0 release a very smooth release.

Styx 4.0-beta2 contains

  • Fixed a hell bunch of outdated PostgreSQL and general PDO-driver database connection OR mis-behaving SQL query part issues
  • Fixed several buggy issues with the spamblock plugin, related to trackbacks, filter verification for htmlcomments and the log file
  • Added theme improvements for with the updated commentsearch plugin to act separately on search results
  • Fixed some regressions in [ s9ymarkup, emoticate ] plugins for the escape refactoring
  • Removed some very old and deprecated set variables
  • Improved and added some messaging on core tasks

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

Serendipity Styx 4.0-beta1 release

N° 2022/06 - The Serendipity Styx 4.0-beta1 release php8.2

4.0-beta1 - Public Beta 1

Due to the new major version jump, this version requires a short beta release cycle. I am happy when you help getting this to be a smooth release.

Styx 4.0-beta1 contains

  • Minimum requirement is now set to PHP 7.4 (and it will not last long until PHP 8 only is required for futures, roundabout next summer)
  • Added a new function to convert strftime() date formats to the dateTime Interface successor up from PHP 8.2. This PHP version requires the intl/icu extension loaded
  • Generate strong random & secure password suggestions for user forms
  • Fixed some odd or Methusalem bugs and made improvements in the workflow behaviour
  • Update some assets for themes, like jQuery or bootstrap and for bundled-libs, like Smarty, SimplePie, RichText (CKE) etc.
  • Improved the import class and specific importers to match changed user password hashing since S9y 1.5 and on
  • Removed and/or beta-upgraded importer files, checked by their latest major release database requirements. The WordPress (only) importer was checked to run!
  • Improved Plain Text comments mix-ins for now used HTML comments on elder blogs
  • Improved some themes for edge cases or other oddities
  • Update some lang description constants
  • Cleanups for outdated considerations

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

Serendipity Styx 3.9.1 release

N° 2022/05 - The Serendipity Styx 3.9.1 release php8.2

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.

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