This maintenance update is the last regular Serendipity Styx 4 series revision supporting the PHP 7.4+ Series. If nothing in the following development of next major Serendipity Styx version 5.0 is discovered, which needs an important backport refactoring, further only urgent bugfix or security point releases will be given.
As already pointed out: With the release of PHP 8.3 the EOL for PHP 8.0 has arrived. Please update to latest available PHP version for your system, to be able to work with all features Serendipity Styx supports.
Some important refactoring and future update changes have been made. So this is not only a pretty good maintenance upgrade, it is supposed to be a must have revision to positively checkout into the future of Serendipity Styx ! Read the changelog, please.
Styx 4.3.0 spices
Ready for the new PHP 8.3 version
Refactor comment escaping, fixing a regression with valid code snippets on re-edit cases
Improve some icons, helper constants and documentary links
Improve the backend startpage overview plugin API for plugin hooked “section” placement, so it better works as a normal dashboard widget
Upgrade some template and core assets, eg. jQuery lib, Smarty, etc.
Retired plugin “serendipity_event_smartymarkup” due to Smarty changes
Improve the [ pure ] standard theme by adding “back-to-top” anchor jumpers
At long last, allow other core themes to follow an elder [ core / pure ] improvement, to exclude empty (blog) years in the archives (list)s
Refactor and fix the plugin zombies comparison checkup maintenance task
Improve the MediaLibrary workflow for better RichText editor placement
Add logic to check an automatic upgrade GO for the next Styx major 5 series
Prepare Spartacus to check and run “additional_plugins” updates over the new “legacy” named Github branch, until next major Styx 5.0 revision has settled
Added a remote ticker notification system for urgent update and future preparation notifications
Certain bug fixes for several core tasks
Improved the backend markup indents for the main content where possible
Take it !! And - See you on next 😎 Serendipity Styx 5.0 - hopefully - !😃
Please notice: PHP current Version series are not that long supported any more like they were with elder PHP series, i.e. PHP 5. See this official Support Until announcement page. Even for PHP 8.0 EOL time will end in 3 weeks:
Serendipity Styx 4.x.x revisions will be the last update Series supporting the PHP 7.4 Series and will further on only see some maintenance or bugfix releases.
The previously announced change to PHP 8 minimum requirement was stashed and we now start developing Serendipity Styx 5.0 up from PHP 8.2 as the minimum.
Styx 4.2 has ironed out several bugs and other inconsistencies and is pretty much another good maintenance release, pushing a new 😎 Styx Logo. Read the ChangeLog.
Styx 4.2.0 faces
Add the new Styx Logo. “Gone fishing… Phishing for inspiration…”
Improve header sets up from HTTP/1.1, including some LiteSpeed server cache exceptions
Several Theme templates were updated for some issues
Fix and improve the “last page of” multipage search results on MySQL
Improve the MediaLibrary messaging for ImageMagick
Improve several references with plugin categories
Upgrade some template and core assets
Improve the new [ b53 ] Work-In-Progress [ WIP ] theme for final assets and new configurable color themes
Fix .htaccess core templates for Apache 2.3 deny syntax. This also is the minimum Apache Server version supported.