b2evolution version 4.1.1-stable has been released.
This is a stable release and we are very confident about it. At this time we recommend this upgrade to all users.
This version offers better security and offers dramatic performance improvements over previous versions. Server side page caching is now fully operational and activated by default on new installs.
For the new feature set, please refer to v 4.1.0. However, there are a few more changes in v 4.1.1:
b2evolution version 4.1.0-beta was released.
This is a beta release. We are running it on production ourselves and are pretty happy with it at this point. Otherwise we would have called it "alpha" Just be aware there may be some minor bugs that might annoy you until they get fixed
A great part of the development effort oin this release went into simplifying day to day operations, thus making b2evolution easier and smoother to use, for administrators and site visitors equally.
You will find a mouthful of new features and enhancements listed below...
Please let us know what you like most and what you're still missing to make it perfect! (For bug reports, please go to the forums.)
b2evolution 4.0.5 was released some time ago containing an important security fix.
It is recommended that everyone upgrades to that version.
We originally released this silently so that people would have time to upgrade without drawing any more attention to the security issue.
It is now time that people who don't nomally upgrade minor versions consider doing so too.
You might wait for b2evolution 4.1 -- to be released in a couple of weeks -- but be advised that b2evo 4.1 will be released as a beta whereas 4.0.5 is released as a stable version.
We will point more specifically to the issue once everyone now warned has been given a chance to upgrade either to v 4.0.5-stable or v 4.1-beta.
Note: the threat level for this issue is considred Moderate (2/5), but still, we want to give you time to upgrade before letting the bad guys know exactly where to look.
b2evolution 4.0.4 (stable) has been released.
This release contains fixes for bugs that have been reported in b2evolution 4.0.3.
All credits for this release go to Alex who backported the fixes from the development branch for b2evo 4.1 back to the 4.0 stable branch.
In some situations, installing version 4.0.3 may have displayed a PHP warning message on your blog. This release addresses this issue. The other fixes are less critical. Nethertheless, if you have been waiting for a bug fix that has been addressed in the forums, it is likely you will find it in this release.
If you are running 4.0.3 and you have no issues with it, you don't need to upgrade to version 4.0.4.
We also have the first contributed language pack for b2evolution 4.0. It is for Spanish. Download here »
The next release will likely be 4.1.0-beta (no release date yet).
b2evolution 4.0.3 (stable) has been released.
Here it is! Finally! The stable version of b2evolution version 4!
This is a recommended upgrade for all users that have issues with spam!
This stable release does not bring any major changes compared to version 4.0.2-beta. It mainly cleans up a few help texts and has an updated POT file for translators to use.
This version also has a new default: users will no longer receive email notifications by default for every spam comment that people attempt to post.
A few more words about comment spam: Comment spam is a global web epidemic. It is not specific to b2evolution, not even to blog engines. Just like email, any site that lets users post content freely is subject to spam these days. At this time, spam is being posted by real people hired at very low wages in India, Pakistan, Philippines, China and other countries offering cheap labor and decent internet connections. Therefore most automated spam fighting techniques based on detecting humans vs. robots no longer work. The best approach at this time seems to make it much faster for you to remove spam than for people to post spam. This is already the case with this version of b2evolution. Upcomming versions will further improve on this path.
In 2011, you can expect version 4.1 & 4.2 with additional features. We are also starting works on version 5 that will focus on community building features. More on this as we enter the new year...
Happy holidays to all of you!