So... this site is now running on b2evolution version 1.8 ...
... which will show us if this version is ready for production or not...
One thing's for sure though: it will trap all the spam! And all comments will be moderated from now on... Sorry about this, but once you let one comment spam through it gets indexed within the day and then attracts a bazillion other spammers.
Please report any issues not working on the upgraded site.
There we are. The latest and probably the last of the 0.9.x series is available now.
If you are running version 0.9.1, here are the news:
- Bug fixes
- More spam detecting techiques
- More locales: Basque eu_ES, Icelandic is-IS, Polish pl-PL, Estonian ee-ET, Russian ru-RU
Plus, you'll probably never get a 0.9.x update again! From now on, all efforts will go onto the new 1.8 "Phoenix" release.
Note: You still want to run 0.9.2 on heavy loaded production servers because it's still more efficient than the feature packed Phoenix releases. If you have CPU to spare on your server though, then you may want to upgrade to Phoenix in a couple of weeks.
Thanks to Ed (Head of Central Antispam) and Ryan (New Host), we now have a brand new host for our central antispam list. It's a separate host from the main site, so we might get better performance on the one or the other if not both
Because it's a new server, you will need to do some small modifications to your b2evo installation if you want to take advantage of it.
Pick your easiest solution:
You're not in a hurry: just wait for the next 0.9.2 or 1.8-alpha release and you'll be fine.
You care a lot about antispam, but not so much about pinging b2evo when you publish a new post.
Just go into your /conf/_advanced.php file, and at the end of the file replace this line:
$evonetsrv_host = 'b2evolution.net';
with this line:
$evonetsrv_host = 'antispam.b2evolution.net';
You're running version 0.9.1 and you want it all:
Go the end of your /conf/_advanced.php file, and add the following lines:
$antispamsrv_host = 'antispam.b2evolution.net';
$antispamsrv_port = 80;
$antispamsrv_uri = '/evonetsrv/xmlrpc.php';
Note the $antispamsrv prefix. It is different from the existing $evonetsrv lines.
Note: CVS servers are not up to date right now because SourceForge has had them down for the whole week... stay tuned.
Yes I know this is not the one you're expecting...
We will however release a 0.9 update in the upcoming days, mostly to include a few bug fixes, easy antispam tricks and some new locales (Basque eu-ES, Icelandic is-IS, Polish pl-PL, Estonian ee-ET, Russian ru-RU).
Also, I just need to get this one out in order to clear my head!
By the way, if you have a 0.9.x language update sitting on your drive, please send it *now* ... or wait for Phoenix.
This will be the last 0.9.x release. After that one, it will be all 1.x aka Phoenix.
I had to take down the centralized antispam backlist because it's really eating up a lot of resources, thus slowing down the main site.
If you really rely on the centralized blacklist more than on your own spam defeating techniques (or on the new Phoenix techniques), I'd like to hear from you.
Also, in order to put the list back up, we could really really use someone willing to provide some server CPU & RAM to run something like antispam.b2evolution.net . It's mostly about processing SQL queries in memory. It's not that much about bandwidth or disk space. If you feel like giving it a try, please step forward Thanks!