The Serendipity Team is happy to announce the immediate availability of the 0.8.1 maintenance release.
This new release mostly addresses some bugs and security issues discovered in Serendipity 0.8.
Serendipity users who are running their blog with multiple and maybe not trustworthy authors are urged to upgrade to this new Release because of authors being able to upload special files without privileges.
The other important fix addresses possible XSS injections for the templatedropdown and shoutbox plugins.
Other non-critical fixes include:
- Fix pagination of entries by author
- Fix RSS 1.0 feed validation
- Deactivated GZIP encoding in certain environments
- Fix some missing allowed BBCode special characters
- Some IIS/Windows server compatibility fixes
No new features of our 0.9 development release have been ported into this release. If you are eager to try our new features like viewing/selecting multiple categories to read, new plugin hooks for the media selector, uploading X images in one go and others - feel free to try our nightlies available on www.s9y.org
On top to that new release, the following new plugins have been published since the release of Serendipity 0.8:
- serendipity_event_aggregator: A "Planet"-like plugin that turns a Serendipity installation into a RSS Aggregator
- serendipity_event_customarchive: A user-sortable view on your archived entries
- serendipity_event_cachesimple: A full-page caching plugin
- serendipity_event_todolist: A todolist sidebar plugin with maintanable project/todo states
- serendipity_event_userprofiles: Display and maintain personal user profiles
The upgrade from a previous release is as easy as ever: Download the new version, unpack the files into your existing directory, open your Blog's admin interface and you will see the automatic upgrader. No SQL updates or function calls need to be made for this maintenance release, so the upgrade will only update your serendipity_config_local.inc.php file to set your new version string to 0.8.1.
Have fun with the new release, The Serendipity Team.