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Serendipity Styx 3.6.4 release

N° 2021/6 - The Serendipity Styx 3.6.4 release php8

Heading to upcoming PHP 8.1

Styx 3.6.4 applies

  • Add AV1 Image File (AVIF) format for upcoming PHP 8.1 release at the the end of November (More about this in an extra post soon)
  • Fixes for next PHP 8.1
  • Backported PHP 8.1 mysqli exception behaviour, which resulted in some extra work for Styx 3.6.x releases.
  • Updated the Bootstrap and CKEditor assets
  • Improved backend handlers, sidebar section blocks, etc.
  • Improve various description constants
  • Fix [ default-php ] theme for several issues
  • Fixed an amount of old bugs and regression losses
  • Improved some password related permissions
  • Improve dark theme
  • Fixed themes (check out new dates)

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

Serendipity Styx 3.5.0 release

N° 2021/5 - The Serendipity Styx 3.5.0 release php8

Its not the length of changelog descriptions that makes the value or the headline ;-) As announced by rumors very early, the main feature of Styx 3.5 is the DARK MODE, beside all additional improving fixes.

Styx 3.5.0 applies

  • Extend some more picture WebP variation container backend usage
  • Updated the Bootstrap and CKEditor assets
  • Improved backend handlers, like adding back buttons, or action buttons for certain rare cases, etc.
  • Finally removed old Smarty backward compatibility mode wrapper and configuration sets
  • Improve backend entry preview array for empty categories and certain themes
  • Improve fetching image meta data for EXIF data readable file format checks
  • Added some missing lang constants
  • Removed a last occurrence of Serendipity Series 0/1 API workarounds
  • Fixed an amount of old bugs and regression losses
  • Improved and fixed user handling and permissives
  • Fixed themes (check out new dates)
  • Fixed a faulty interpretation with using theme required fields and contactforms, ending up being more strict.
  • Finally added the DARK MODE, playing well with all sort of difficulties. Improves clarity and contrast as well as the styx backend theme in general.

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

A pattern preview

N° 2021/4 - A pattern preview

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Styx goes dark

Serendipity Styx 3.4.0 release

N° 2021/3 - The Serendipity Styx 3.4.0 release php8

Once more … a more theming related release.

Styx 3.4.0 applies

  • Improved the “B46” theme for “Featured Article” Pro Tip helper
  • Improved several Styx backend outsigns, as for media properties, pinned entries, for toolbar and plugin/theme/user configuration groups, for icon placements, inline SVGs, etc.
  • The [ Pure, PSG, Dude, B46 ] themes got some improvements and fixes
  • Extend WebP added picture sets for plugin/themes configuration items
  • Improved [ B46, Bootstrap4, Clean-blog, Timeline ] themes to deliver local up-to-date [css/js]-type assets from the new added “_assets” fallback chain
  • Allow to remove the maintenance section utf8mb4 ready success box by the Administrator
  • Improved categories and media directory list views
  • Improved lists filter states by icons
  • Update template assets
  • Added a new Bootstrap 5 “Take 5 fallback pool” templates parent theme [ boot ] and a new simple example blog [ b5blog ] depending child theme
  • Added auto generated SVG [ no preview ] images by runtime to templates w/o preview file
  • Lots of other fixes as well as other PHP 8 related fixes
  • And once more removed some old PHP 4/5 and other old Serendipity release references

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

Serendipity Styx 3.3.1 release

N° 2021/2 - The Serendipity Styx 3.3.1 release php8

Heading to Styx 3.4 some odd behaviours mainly for PHP 8 were found that made it happen to release an intermediate point bugfix release.

Styx 3.3.1 applies

  • Fix history plugin for multiyears with a non matching leap day case
  • Some new filter status state icons were added
  • The [ Pure, PSG, Dude, B46 ] themes got some minor improvements and fixes
  • In the core, a cased PHP 8 (hidden) error by an empty frontend stylesheet call was fixed
  • Improved multi engine themes configuration load behaviour, fixing an old bug
  • Intentional estimated for 3.4, but for now removed deprecated old default widgets from dashboard overview (and adding an upgrade task to clean up)
  • Fix some PHP 8 installer issues with SQLite and PostreSQL databases
  • Update template assets jQuery lib to 3.6.0
  • some other fixes

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

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