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Tiki 1.8.1 is available since 2004-03-13.

Damian Parker was the coordinator of this release.

Some links for more information about this release

Upgrading from 1.8.0

  1. Change directory to your Tikiwiki parent directory (for instance, if your Tiki is installed at /home/user/public_html/tikiwiki-1.8 then your parent directory would be /home/user/public_html)
  2. Download the 1.8.1 release from the link above
  3. Copy your old Tiki directory to "tikiwiki-1.8.1" (you can "move" it instead to save disk space, but doing a "copy" instead gives you a backup) - cp -r tikiwiki-1.8 tikiwiki-1.8.1
  4. Move the old Tiki directory out of the way - mv tikiwiki-1.8 tikiwiki-1.8_backup
  5. Unpack the new archive (pick one of the following depending on which file you downloaded):
    • bzip2 -dc tikiwiki-1.8.1.tar.bz2 | tar xf - (for the .tar.bz2 file)
    • gzip -dc tikiwiki-1.8.1.tar.gz | tar xf - (for the .tar.gz file)
    • unzip tikiwiki-1.8.1.zip (for the .zip file)
  6. Clear the Smarty compiled templates so that the updates all work properly - rm -rf tikiwiki-1.8.1/templates_c/*
  7. (Optional but recommended) Move your new Tiki directory back to where the old one was, so your links don't break - mv tikiwiki-1.8.1 tikiwiki-1.8
  8. There are no other updates or SQL scripts to run, so you're done
  9. Note: Tiki customizations (style sheets, etc) will have to be migrated manually

Resolved bugs and misbehaviors since 1.8.0

  • File and Image Galleries: Directory value shouldn't need "/"
  • Forums : Show posts by age sorting broken
  • Wiki Split! (both the @@@ and the line breaks in columns)
  • forum attachment doesn't work
  • Taglines uploaded display with escapes
  • Shoutbox module's delete link doesn't work everywhere
  • WikiSyntax : Center- if colon in-line, centering breaks
  • search_box with Fulltext Search
  • Misspelled link in file /lib/calendarlib.php
  • Incorrectly specified wiki 'h4' heading
  • Blog Pagination links were out of sync
  • moreneat debug console has hard to see colours
  • Forums : individual RSS feeds not working

  • RSS not properly processing blogId
  • FANCYTABLE plugin generates wrong TD format
  • RSS feeds are sent with Wiki Formatting instead of HTML
  • RSS feed brakes in 1.8 RC3 - httprequest() in tikilib didnt return any data
  • Newsletters: Subscribers get same unsubscribe code
  • File Gals:IIS REQUEST_URI not set in file download
  • lastLogin was the same as currentLogin
  • ARTICLES plugin wasnt showing the topic images.
  • mod-who_is_there Fixed missing quote marker
  • commzone/attzone area JS flip link fixed for all themes (comments and attachments weren't staying to show in Konqueror) with more accessible solution
  • Contact Anonymous fixed remember to enabled the Contact Us and user Messaging features, set a contact name on Admin->General and let anonymous use the messaging system permission
  • Integrator that was unable to save new repository

  • iframe width in featured-link feature
  • Wiki quick help SQL plugin documentation
  • breaks in the BOX plug-in
  • missing ?forumId= in tiki-forum(s)_rss.php
  • SPLIT and BOX plugins to render all wiki syntax properly
  • diff and source view to display special characters properly
  • external RSS feeds: first entry was not shown
  • more XHTML fixes (some ported from 1.7.x branch)
  • Corrected the alignment in neat theme for wiki page icons

New Features and changes

  • en-uk Language file, mainly because we british love our colour
  • adding a powered by Tiki logo on bottom bar
  • Added support for Atom output feeds, details see http://bitworking.org/rfc/draft-gregorio-07.html
  • Added support for external Atom feeds, just add them on the rss feeds page!
  • Added new module forums_last_posts, that shows the newest posts in forums. prefixes like Re: or Aw: are removed prior to output
  • ARTICLES now includes Topic Filtering
  • new module last_category_items
  • Spelling Mistakes corrected also modified the language files to reflect those changes, so not to break the language translations
  • German translation
  • RSS 2.0 output feeds support the author tag now
  • RSS: better looking stylesheet
  • RSS: Blogs now show title instead of a timestamp
  • RSS: if there is an empty item title, it gets replaced with a creation timestamp of that item
  • RSS: forums rss shows author names now
  • avatars: user can choose to have no avatar if he has one currently
  • Added <>[]|)({}'"_-*#;:& to special character input marclaporte
  • Replaced the powered by RDF button with better quality one and aligned all buttons vertically to middle
  • dropdown navigation for backlinks and structures in wiki pages
  • the module last_modif_pages so it don't display minor changes
  • Javascript added to shoutbox forms to limit input to the 255 character table column width
  • diff to ignore newline characters
  • translation of 'by' and displaying of 'Anonymous' in last_modif_pages module
  • translation of 'by' in wiki_last_comments module
  • Wiki Forum Discuss Broken with dropdown on Wiki Admin page
  • forums' new icon to show for topics new since last login
  • topic filtering in wikiplugin_articles

Bugs known to have been introduced in this version


Page last modified on Saturday 27 November 2004 15:35:57 GMT-0000

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