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b2evo 5.0.7 (stable) released

Posted on February 3, 2014 by Francois Planque in New releases

b2evolution version 5.0.7 (stable) has been released!

Download & Upgrade instructions here »

This is a maintenance version addressing all identified bugs since release of version 5.0.6. It also features a few small enhancements.

We recommend this version for all users.

PS: All these little bug fixes have delayed release of version 5.1 but it's a good thing to have those bugs resolved before adding yet another layer of features to the cake ;) Also rest assured that development of 5.1+ has been progressing substantially in between. Stay tuned!


Comment from: Hypocrite [Visitor]

Will there be a quick update patch from 5.0.6 to 5.0.7?

02/03/14 @ 16:04
Comment from: MaxHedrm [Visitor]

When are you going to have a diffs file up?

02/04/14 @ 04:34
Comment from: Stephan Grysczyk [Member]

Will there be an opt-in-cookie management message in the future?

02/09/14 @ 20:43
Comment from: Francois Planque [Member]

The “changed files” ZIP is now available here: http://b2evolution.net/downloads/index.html

02/10/14 @ 00:51
Comment from: Francois Planque [Member]

@grizzly2000 Why would you want that? Trying to run without cookies would make everything slower and spam fighting more difficult. Trying to run a site with user interaction but without cookies is basically unrealistic.

02/10/14 @ 00:55
Comment from: Francois Planque [Member]

@adrian_alexander please use the forums for tech problems & support (you probably need to clear your browser cache)

02/10/14 @ 00:58
Comment from: Stephan Grysczyk [Member]

@fplanque Well then how about a notification-text, which I could add to my privacy settings-page, to inform the user, which kinds of cookies are used. There’s a vivid cookie-debate here in Germany and nearly each website has a banner to inform the user, which cookies are used. I thought of a plugin like cookieconsent.com.

02/11/14 @ 21:22
Comment from: David Newcomb [Visitor]
David Newcomb

@ fplanque, @grizzly2000
British websites are required by law to give visitors the option of not accepting tracking cookies from our websites. These only apply to tracking cookies that are related to watching the visitors behaviour and not other cookies related to logging in, leaving boxes expanded etc.

If a user says no to accepting tracking cookies from our site then their behaviour can not be recorded in the Analytics section of the Management interface. It’ll have to be a global variable so that plugins (like Google Analytics) can choose not to write their tracking code either.

You are allow to store the fact they said no in a cookie to give back to them (otherwise it wouldn’t work!) and I think you are also allowed to store the fact that a visitor said “no” but again no other details about that visitor.

It doesn’t have to be complicated, just something that pops up and says “By using this web site you accept tracking cookies from us, click here to refuse". You only have to show it once.

It would be a nice feature to have otherwise we have to implement it all ourselves - because it’s the law!

02/15/14 @ 14:03
Comment from: Francois Planque [Member]

Ridiculously stupid laws about cookies. We have some for all of Europe I guess. Even more ridiculous implementations. We have many of these too.

Yeah right, what we want is more annoying popups and less security and less spam protection! Hooray for stupid cookie choices.

I don’t want to argue too much here but please take a look at what Amazon does in your country. It’s hard for me to test because they may react on IP addresses. But I do believe the worst you will see is a small banner like “This site uses cookies. It cannot function well without. If this is against your religion, unplug your internet cable now.”

Please let me know if they do it differently in your country. Screenshots very appreciated.

PS: we do not track user behavior more than what can be extracted from Apache log files. Are there laws against log files too?

02/21/14 @ 06:27