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[RELEASE] YaBB 2.1 is here - rid of YaBB 1 now!
Nov 9th, 2005 at 4:33am
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The YaBB Team is proud to announce the first update to YaBB 2:

YaBB 2.1


This release is a highly recommended update, as it fixes many bugs, closes security issues, and provides a few feature enhancements.  Most notably include:  SMTP mailing improvements, converter/admin center rebuild functionality to recreate past member recent post history, date/time improvements and fixes, and a .gif file test upon attachment (for security).  If you haven't already updated to YaBB 2 from YaBB 1, we recommend you do so at this stage in development.



Below is a list of the main things changed for this release:

Additions/Improvements:
- Added rebuild member post history log Admin function
- Added rebuild member post history log to Converter
- Added notification.png to menu to differentiate from post display's notify.png in translations
- Added multibyte character support to category names
- Changed profile DST setting to a checkbox
- Made message icon on each post link to the individual replies
- Restricted signature height if there are more than 15 new lines in it
- Added last modified date to .htaccess when written with the Guardian
- Moved MD5 Perl module lower and added HMAC_MD5 module
- Added rel="nofollow" to all viewprofile links to prevent bot spidering
- New SMTP engine to add more options and support more standards, such as EHLO/HELO handshake selection
- Added admin activation of account registration
- Made the saved CSS file from the WYSIWYG editor a little more "YaBB"-like
- Added conversion of members' last login, reply, and PM if a .ll file exists
- Converted Help files to HTML from YaBBC
- Changed password reminder to show new password in a read-only input field so it's easier to copy
- Added hidesticky.gif, hidelock.gif, hidestickylock.gif icons to show more topic status'
- Increased length of email input field
- Changed forum start date to select boxes
- Made Mail Members only overwrite "re-used" mails, not all subject-matching mails
- Changed select box for moving topics sort properly and use option groups for better readability

Bug Fixes:
- Disabled board picture field if the board is an announcement or recycle bin board
- Removed mark unread button for guests
- Fixed reply and quote buttons in members' most recent posts
- Allowed admin to change the first page of their profile
- Allow guests to search hidden topics if "show to all" is checked
- Fixed linebreak bug when quoting older posts
- Placed proper error message when adding polls
- Fixed bug with CSS and template preview in FireFox
- Registration date/time and timezone settings fixed
- Fixed many time-to-string date issues
- Updates/Fixes to instructions in Quick Guide
- Fix to prevent nesting conflicts with "Glow" and "Shadow" bold tags
- Made converter change all [size=xx] tags in signature to size in pixels to prevent very small text
- Fixed additional membergroups conflict with position when saving profile
- Fixed multibyte characters in PM notification
- Fixed bug causing repeated "topic" text in notification mails
- Fixed bug when moving a topic while someone is replying to it
- Changed double quote marks to " in category names to prevent broken input fields
- Fixed problem with " in category descriptions
- Made deleting posts remove entries from members' history logs
- Re-added ability to auto-link URLs with national characters
- Fixed bug with additional member groups when rebuilding the memberlist
- Fixed problems with links with http:// prefix and auto-link at the start of tables
- Fixed Subs.pl to allow it to pass Perl -C
- Fixed XHTML errors throughout source code
- Added check for existence of message file when converting message index to prevent blank screen
- Fixed delete link so it disappears in pre-registered entries after time expiration
- Fixed character set bug when changing language on the register page
- Fixed HTML characters displaying in polls
- Fixed extra space added to username link in quotes
- Fixed an unclear activation message
- Fixed a pixel in grin.gif
- Made [table] tag validate XHTML
- Made image tag check if an image already has a title attribute before adding another
- Fixed invalid ID in forgotten passwords reminder
- Fixed Admin Cneter "remove server not available" when yabbforum.com is not available
- Removed unused menu_im.png
- Fixed wrong text used in forum statistics
- Made hidden sticky topics appear in the Important Topics area
- Removed useless "moderator" option in board/category permission section
- Fixed issue with _ in profile names on edit profile page
- Fixed reversed View Members by registration date
- Made sure member post history is deleted when member is deleted
- Added missing "navbarcontainer" CSS style
- Fixed showing guest email address instead of name when a reply is deleted
- Fixed JS bug if random passwordemail is enabled or hide email is disabled
- Fixed admin edit bug with input of spaces or non-digits
- Fixed bug in "moveto" that created a bad browser title
- Fixed a problem in forum.contro when boards are moved to another category
- Made converter cut signatures off at the length of the longest signature found
- Fixed bug in autolink modifying the flash location when flash-parsing is disabled
- Made deleting a post not create a "ghost" member in memberinfo.txt
- Made editing board notfiications not create a "ghost" notification


Security Enhancements:
- Fixed bug enabling members/guests to load an empty PM screen from an outside link
- Fixed the Guardian re-adding existing text in .htaccess when it modifies its contents
- Made sure Gmods cannot edit Administrator or Gmod profiles
- Added .gif header test to all images attached to posts for malformed or incorrect content
  
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Reply #1 - Nov 9th, 2005 at 3:13pm
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Tanks a lot  Wink
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 9th, 2005 at 11:34pm
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Reply #3 - Nov 12th, 2005 at 6:41pm
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On the download page, it says: Quote:
Update: This is the mod package that you can use with Boardmod to upgrade an existing YaBB forum. It is not a full package.


Is that update file within the zip file or is it located somewhere else?
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 12th, 2005 at 8:45pm
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when you upgrade your form 2.0 to 2.1 do you have to reinsall all the mods you have on it or is there a way to update with out reinstalling all the mods
  
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Reply #5 - Nov 12th, 2005 at 11:44pm
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There is no upgrade package yet, but you can generate an upgrade mod file using the Mod file generator.
  

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Reply #6 - Nov 13th, 2005 at 7:45pm
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afaik this generated a horrible huge mod file and thats why we havent released an update mod. i doubt that there will ever exist one. also the datastructure changed a lot so the previously mods would most lickely not work anyways.
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 13th, 2005 at 8:29pm
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Yeah, the modfile won't work without changes most likely. On my forum, I have a handful of mods that are available here, plus a large amount of custom modifications. Here's how I updated to Y2.1:
  • Removed all BoardMod mods from my 2.0 board
  • Generated a modfile of my 2.0 board to the 2.0 stock sources
  • Applied my modfile to 2.1, changing it as needed
  • Applied the BoardMod mods.


A 2.1 upgrade mod would be doable, but it'd need to have instructions on what to upload and what not to. In my opinion, it's better to start from a stock 2.1 and mod it from there rather then use a mod to make 2.0 into a 2.1.

And about the huge modfile: Yes, it will be large. Part of that was due to errors on my part Undecided, but it still would be unfriendly in how BoardMod handles it.
  

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Reply #8 - Nov 13th, 2005 at 10:27pm
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Yay! Thanks Corey Cheesy
  

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Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2005 at 12:09am
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oh sorry. i thought it would be a request for a mod file Y1=>Y2. so strike my comment  Tongue dunno about an update mod from Y2.0 to Y2.1
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 16th, 2005 at 2:14am
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Hrm, I was afraid of that ... but thanks for the suggestion on how to handle the upgrade.  If it's so drastic a change, shouldn't you call it Version 3?
  
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Reply #11 - Nov 16th, 2005 at 2:57am
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It's not that drastic of a change. The only data structures changing that I can think of is the help files and .wlog to .rlog. A large amount of changes have been made to fix small bugs here and there, but not that much code has changed.
  

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Reply #12 - Nov 16th, 2005 at 2:33pm
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yeah as said i misunderstood you, imp. between Y2.0 and Y2.1 shouldnt be such a big change although a lot bugs were fixed and things improved.
  
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Reply #13 - Nov 16th, 2005 at 5:55pm
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Not a big change, but big enough that it can't be done with BoardMod, and big enough to render many modifications inept without making code changes.  Big enough to completely undo all progress done on an established YaBB 2.0 board unless extensive steps are taken to protect your interests.

Don't get me wrong, I am greatful for all your (pl.) hard work on this project, but could you try to send these bug fixes in smaller doses so we don't have to jump through hoops to keep up?
  
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Reply #14 - Nov 17th, 2005 at 3:41am
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There was only 5 weeks in between 2.0 and 2.1.  That's a pretty short turnaround, especially since 2.0 was such a major release.  We wanted to get a fixed update out as soon as possible for those that were waiting to upgrade or to catch everyone else before they went too mod crazy.  That being said, we wanted to release 2.1 when all known bugs at the time were fixed, which we did with success.  It would be quite a pain to only fix a few things, test it extensively, then go through the lengthy processes required to push a release out.  And if we released more frequently, we'd have people complaining that it's too frequent and they can't keep up with upgrades or with updating their mods.  We will only release quick updates when there is a really major bug that needs to be addressed immediately or there is a security issue.  In the past, we have tried to create "upgrade mods" that allow you to apply the fixes with BoardMod, but there are times when the fixes require too many code changes or there are just plain too many fixes to make a reasonable size mod.
  
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