XOOPS: XOOPS 2.2 RC Released

Posted by: Mithrandiron 2005/7/14 22:13:10 79530 reads
The XOOPS Core development team is happy to announce the release of XOOPS 2.2 Release Candidate

THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE ONLY AND NOT SUITABLE FOR PRODUCTION SITES

2.2 Full Packages:
.zip
.tar.gz

2.0.13 to 2.2 RC Update Patches:
.zip
.tar.gz

IF UPGRADING FROM 2.0.13, REMEMBER TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS DOCS/UPDATE.HTML

Main additions in this release are:
- PM system reworked and placed in it's own module
- Profile module added to replace core user management. Includes dynamic user profile fields
- Themeable administration area
- Improved structure for utilising the Smarty templating engine more
- WYSIWYG editor framework
- Authentication framework
- Updated javascript Calendar
- Added database access object abstract class for easier database interaction in module development
- (Some) Page awareness
- Configuration Categories

Many bugs fixed
Many patches added

We sincerely hope that this RC is good enough for a release and that it satisfies the expectations of this great community.

I would personally like to thank a lot of people in making this release possible. I'm not going to mention everyone, so if you are left out, know that I am thanking you in my heart.

Special thanks goes to:
phppp - for being there when I needed you
skalpa - for supporting me in my efforts by at least hinting that I am not going in the totally wrong direction
Herko - for those totally insane feature suggestions that always made me laugh
MarcoFR, dheltzel and many more - for great testing and feedback

And remember:
THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE ONLY AND NOT SUITABLE FOR PRODUCTION SITES

However, translators should be able to take the language files and make translations for XOOPS 2.2 - I don't think we will be adding or removing many language constants now. One or two, perhaps, but nothing major.