Posted by Garvin Hicking in Announcements, Development, Security
The Serendipity Team is proud to release the Serendipity Weblog version 1.1 to the public.
This new version is aimed for feature enhancement and stability consolidation. The most important change is the overhaul of the media database, which vastly enhances the already obvious superiority of Serendipity's Media management. In depth this means that you can now store and customize meta properties easily - store descriptions, EXIF-Tags and keywords which you can later see and search in your database. You can also now assign detailed privileges for each directory of the media database, and the output is now completely templated. Yes, that means you can customize and style your very own media database, both effective in the backend and the frontend.
The other important change is more granular plugin permission management. You can enable/disable certain markup-plugins on a per-entry basis, and allow/forbid specific usergroups to access certain plugins.
Another visual apparent change is the overhaul of the plugin manager. You can now drag'n'drop order and move your plugins around. Together with the ability of templates to specific the amount and names of sidebars, you have virtually unlimited flexibility for plugin management!
Templating has also intensively been upgraded in the respect of themes being able to specify custom "options". A theme could allow you to choose navigation links, colorsets and much more. Explore the possibilites! Many themes by Carl Galloway and other great designers from our forums have already used that feature to provide you with many cool options!
For the developers among us, it might be of interest to note that Serendipity now also supports easy custom template-engine support. Tired of Smarty? You can also use a plain old PHP template emulation or even a XSLT-transformation layer (read more on this topic here).
Of course we have not only focussed on injecting features, but also fixed some minor bugs, a huge-impact central SQL query optimization and glitches and smaller improvements. In total we have 29 feature improvements, 24 bugfixes and 21 usability/technical improvements. For intense reports on this either read our NEWS-file or past 1.1-beta announcements here and there.
We hope you'll have fun with this new release and continue to make Serendipity an ever-improving system. Let's have a great 2007!The Serendipity Team is proud to release the Serendipity Weblog version 1.1 to the public. This new version is aimed for feature enhancement and stability consolidation. The most important change is the overhaul of the media database, which vastly enhances the already obvious superiority of Serendipity\'s Media management. In depth this means that you can now store and customize meta properties easily - store descriptions, EXIF-Tags and keywords which you can later see and search in your database. You can also now assign detailed privileges for each directory of the media database, and the output is now completely templated. Yes, that means you can customize and style your very own media database, both effective in the backend and the frontend. The other important change is more granular plugin permission management. You can enable/disable certain markup-plugins on a per-entry basis, and allow/forbid specific usergroups to access certain plugins. Another visual apparent change
Vor einer halben Stunde, was uns gerade noch gefehlt hat, ist die stark verbesserte Version Serendipity Version 1.1 erschienen. Da wir "Daily Virtual Review" erst ab 1. Januar 2007 für offiziell erklären, unternehmen wir den Versuch zur Version 1.1. M
Tracked: Dec 28, 22:35
Das Update auf Serendipity 1.1 . ist erfolgreich gewesen, d. h. ab erfolgtem Download der neuen Version innerhalb von 20 Minuten. Ein langer Tusch und viel Applaus für die Macher von Serendipity.
Tracked: Dec 28, 23:04
Weather Template ScreenshotCongratulations to Garvin and the development team of Serendipity. Version 1.1 was released today, and promises to become the standard for all users very quickly, especially given the volume of v1.1 templates and plugins that ar
Tracked: Dec 29, 04:50
Über Sourceforge kommt die Version 1.1 der besten Blogsoftware der Welt. Hier sind die Release-Notes und der Download-Link. Wie immer funktioniert das Update durch überkopieren und durch Aufrufen der Blogadresse mit einem Browser. Wie immer klappt d
Tracked: Dec 29, 05:16
Ich habe gerade innerhalb einer Minute durch - wie immer - simples Überschreiben der alten Dateien Serendipity (die beste Blogsoftware der Welt) auf die aktuelle Version 1.1 aktualisiert. Genial einfach und tolle neue Features... ich werd jetzt noch ein
Tracked: Dec 29, 10:04
Thanks to the note from FF, I just noticed that S9Y 1.1 has been released. So I quickly run the upgrade- as usual w/o any problem (just a quick adjustment of my navigation bar). I curious to test the new features.
Tracked: Dec 29, 13:00
Heute ist die lange angekündigte und leicht verspätete Finalversion 1.1 der Blog-Software Serendipity erschienen, die ich nun auch auf meinem Server eingespielt habe.Die Liste der wichtigsten Änderungen finden sich ebenfalls (in englischer Sprache) im o
Tracked: Dec 29, 14:30
As a regular user of the web, I have never really been satisfied with very many websites. They might look nice, and some sites seem to do an excellent job simplifying usability, but most websites rely exclusively on color and style to control site brandi
Tracked: Dec 29, 17:24
The Serendipity blog engine is probably one of the most advanced currently available, and its free to download and use. Blogging is all about personal freedom to speak your mind, and for most users this just means having an online journal, for others it m
Tracked: Dec 29, 20:45
Carl Galloway and Matthew Groeninger have relased a new theme just for Serendipity v1.1 - I thought I'd try it out. I'm still getting used to some of the new features in the latest version, but I like the new theme. I need to make some tweaks to some
Tracked: Jan 01, 00:10
Wie vor kurzem angekündigt ist nunmehr das Final Release von Serendipity 1.1. erschienen und wurde von mir (ohne Probleme) nunmehr installiert. Nachdem ich seit längerem die Beta nutze sind mir die Neuerungen schon so in Fleisch und Blut übergegangen, d
Tracked: Jan 01, 14:48
On December 28th, there was an update to Serendipity. Now, good readers, the update on this site to the newest version! Yay! The blog itself doesn't appear to be much different, but there's a lot of under-the-hood stuff that seems to have changed. If you
Tracked: Jan 03, 04:14
..beinahe wäre entgangen, dass S9Y 1.1 fertig und verfügbar ist. S9Y ist die Software die hinter diesem Blog läuft. Das Update war gewohnt problemlos so wie die beta Version zuvor eigentlich auch.. So mag ich Software..
Tracked: Jan 04, 20:35
Serendipity 1.1 has been released. It looks like one of the big items is the media database overhaul. Evidently, storing and subsequently searching EXIF tags is now supported. Also, the media database is now templated, (supposedly) allowing for easy
Tracked: Jan 05, 05:42
Thanks S9y dev-team!
the only thing missing is to easily use one codebase for several blogs on the same shared webspace
Did you look into the "Shared installation" mode, that is available since Serendipity 0.5? :-)
yes, i took a look at this mode, but as I only have a "normal" webhosting package at all-inkl.com I have no possibility to edit the virtual hosts file.
I once had a virtual server, but it is hard work as a newbie to have a server running, so I went back to the safe harbour of a usual webhoster.
my idea: simply have an option in the installer where you tell the folder of the codebase. when the next update comes I just have to upload the files once and I can update all blogs.
You should have a look at the s9y forums and search for "shared installation". There are many tips how to use shared installation without the VHost approach. :-)
your new version is great. But I'd like to mention a very ugly bug, that you must have overseen.
Everything went good, but when I installed the PlugIN "Extended properties for entries", the whole page was gone. And I had to reinstall everything from scratch. That included dropping all tables with phpmyadmin.
I don't know, if you've been informed about that bug, but in the case you haven't, I'd like to inform you with this note. This bug appears in my configuration, that needn't to mean, it'll appear in everybody's blog. But before something goes wrong, it's better to report this one to the developer team. You all have done a great job with the 1.1 release. Great! And thank you all!
Please come to the s9y.org forums so that we can discuss this bug there. There is no need to do a reinstallation like you outlined usually. I'm sure something must have been wrong with the uploaded files, or maybe it is/was because of PHP/MySQL versions. However this is not a general bug, on few dozen installations I know of this does not happen. I'm sure with some work we will be able to see what went wrong in your instance. :-)
Thanks for your report,
I found out, that this dawn plugin was the reason for everything. Now everything seems to run ok. But there's one last bug, I'd like to mention. I use the Spartacus Plugin to install plugins and themes. The Plugins work perfectly, but the themes don't work. It doesn't matter, which template from your site I try to install. Every template only displays the front page, but no header and sidebar graphics. What do I do wrong?
Thanks your the support
again - please use the forums for these kind of questions. There you will happily be helped.
best regards and a happy new year!