We are happy to annonce that b2evolution version 4.0.0-alpha has been released.
Finally! you may say... but we're pretty confident the new features were worth the wait ;) There is really a lot under the hood!
The list of new features has been previously published and is available here.
This new release has been tested on a number of different web hosts and those tests are globally conclusive. However, there are two small pending issues:
- HostGator has some overly restrictive security rules in place. These affect v4 but also v2 and v3. They are working on a fix that does not require any modification to b2evo.
- BlueHost seems to have some buffering issues that only appear on specific pages of the backoffice. We are investigating this.
The vast majority of webhosts have been tested flawlessly.
However, please do keep in mind this is alpha software and that it's a major new release. Despite extensive testing, there will be issues and you may need to dig into the PHP code to fix them quickly. At this point we only recommend that you upgrade if you don't mind a little bit of experimentation ;)