b2evolution version 2.4.1 "Nevada" has been released. This is the first 2.x release we consider to be rock stable!
This version basically builds upon the already stable 2.4.0 with weeks of merciless bug fixing. There is no major fix but a lot of little things that have been ironed out.
Also, upgrading from 2.4.0 is merely a 5 minute file upload operation. There are no database changes. It is not necessary to run the install/upgrade script. And needless to say, it is not necessary to update your skins.
Upgrade is highly recommended for all users. As of May 1st, the 1.10 branch will no longer be maintained.
- Added some basic quicktags in simple edit mode.
- "Blog Logo" renamed to "Image / Blog logo".
- Enhanced comment forms with optional customization features. Removed extra fieldsets.
- Cosmetic enhancements.
- iPhone optimizations.
- Fixed wording in various places.
powered_by( array() )skin tag (can be used to replace the long html blurb that was used before).
- Plenty of small bug fixes.
Next version should be 2.5-beta which will introduce new features and hence be less stable.
Thanks a lot for this new version and it’s really time for a donation now! :) But I would also appreciate if upgrading the skins would be considered a obligatory part of developping new b2evo-versions.
For many of us, it would be a huge or even impossible job to upgrade skins without help. There are only sixteen 2.x-skins available by now. In my case I’ll have to wait until a 2.x-version of “clean” and “london” will become available before I can upgrade to 2.4.1 or I’ll have to change the design of my blogs (which I don’t want)
Wonderful. I will install it ASAP. Thank you very much. :)
Comment from: hari Visitor
Good to know that it’s now hit the stable release. b2evolution rocks!
Same remark here, it would be nice if the 20 most appreciated 1.x skins are prepared for the 2.x branch too.
I guess this is the reason why a lot of people aren’t planning the migration so far.
The 5 minute non database altering upgrade sounds great.
But: which files do I upload?
Please unzip the ZIP archive and open index.html. It tells you which files to upload for upgrade and which files to keep (basically you want to replace almost all files since they have been optimized for size and speed but you want to keep /conf/_basic_config.php in order to not have to enter the config info again).
great news!! i was waiting for a stable version to upgrade.. i will test it on a fresh install then will upgrade..i ve took a quick look there are nice improvements however our beloved volunteer coders has to do some additional work on the plugins new versions i suppose..
as i always said; as a person who tried all cms’s including u know; from php nuke, drupal, wordpress, to tikicms, wikis all other cms, b2evo is the most powerful of all.. i wish i hadnt known b2evo that late
keep on the good work guys.. so far so good..
Comment from: Gare du Nord Visitor
What’s missing from b2 is an Ajax powered widget that will be on the side bar that has the top 10 most viewed and most commented articles in a tab. Similar to what you see on NYT, MarketWatch, CNN and almost all major media sites. It promotes more page views and that would be great if that is added.
Other features missing
Email to a friend
Printer Friendly Page
Easy Social Bookmarking link on every post
Alter a moderator link for abusive comments
And Comment Rating where silent majority can just recommend other commenters.
I just hope that b2 will focus on these common features all available on other commercial platforms and it will make b2 a serious player as both a blogging and news publishing tool
Great work guys!
Excellent Software ™!
Gare du Nord, it’s not quite what you’re looking for but http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?t=14499&highlight=hot+topics might help in the interim.
The only gripe I had with 2.4.0 was when you edit a comment that’s already posted you lose all your line-breaks. Can anyone say if that has been fixed for 2.4.1?
Gare du Nord: all valid point, all on the todo list with various priorities (and no I can’t tell when you’ll have those, if my make promises I won’t be able to hold them)
Beano: yes it’s fixed. That annoyed the hell out of me too :p
Merci beaucoup pour cette nouvelle version. Longue vie à b2evolution !
Comment from: Guido Waldenmeier Visitor
i will test it today
Comment from: beauxcphus Visitor
i agree with one of the major problems being skin conversion - all other CMS’s and blogs have tons of skind to start from and then customize.
the latest B2E has just a small handful.
I know it is designed for people who can roll their own - but every other aspect of this great system is so user friendly and intuitive.
Make it so!
Comment from: Lars Visitor
Hi, Great - I’ve just downloaded the Nevada version and will install it tonight.
I agree with the skin comments above - would be great to have more to choose from. It is quite a tedious work to make your own skin especially when your’e not that used to style sheets and PHP.
My dream would be that someone (handy) made a skin editor for B2evolution - a WYSIWYG editor where you could drag and drop your different widgets and plugins as well as designing the over-all outline.
Any chances for this to happen?
Thanks guys for a great product - I’ve just ordered a Linux server for my office where I’ll put up a division blog for all my staff to share thoughts and ideas with the rest of the company - I’m afraid I’ll have to go the skin development route then.
Keep ‘em coming
Comment from: mattoo Visitor
very nice work, please keep on !!
… +1 for me regarding the skin upgrade… I’m actually still using b2 1.x in production (while 2.x in test) since it’s too much work to upgrade all my users skins…
Thanks for your great work again. I have changed from “Venetian"…
The Index.html tells me to do the same steps like in all the other upgrades.
It doesn’t specify a few files only….
I guess I’m missing something :)
Just updated my blogs from 2.4.0-rc2 to 2.4.1 without any problems. Great work - thanks!
Nicole, once again, you are supposed to update all files since they have all been optimized for size and speed.
The only thing you don’t need to do btween 2.4.0 and 2.4.1 is the database upgrade as it will tell you “database is up to date".
Misunderstood then, I guess.
I’ll just go as always then :)
Thanks for the good work & the reply :)!!
Comment from: Erik Visitor
I am still running version 1.9.3, is it possible to upgrade from 1.9.3 to Nevada straight?
It is possible to upgrade from ANY older version of b2evolution to ANY newer version of b2evolution, straight.
The install/upgrade script will automatically detect which old version you are running and appropriately/selectively/automagically upgrade to current.
The only thing that you need to know is that skins for 1.x don’t work in 2.x without modifications. But 2.x comes with nicer skins anyway…
I have performed an upgrade from 1.10.3 towards 2.4.1 without any problem. Of course you have to be well preprared, first doing the migration on a test platform, backup all files, database, … and last but not least selecting a 2.x skin.
Great work! Time to upgrade
I was just thinking about this - for the future releases of b2evo, it would be great to have granular permissions for the backoffice.
For a multi-user/multi-blog platform, we need b2evo to allow for granular access to the backend.
For example, as the site admin, I can give a blogger access to this stats page for his given blog, to adding users, to allowing uploads, to manage his comments, etc
I know some of this is already possible but it would be nice to have more control on each section of the backoffice.
Comment from: Brian Visitor
Great work guys!
Excellent Software ™!