Serendipity 0.8.4 released

Serendipity 0.8.4 has been released today. As mentioned in this blog post, this release addresses the security issues with the PEAR:XML_RPC library.

If you already deleted your serendipity_xmlrpc.php file, an upgrade is not required. If you do not want to upgrade, just delete your current serendipity_xmlrpc.php file and you will not be affected by security issues.

Anyone who wants to use XML-RPC posting to Serendipity will now need to install the XML-RPC posting plugin, as discussed in the blog entry mentioned above.

This release also addresses a few other minor issues:

  • Fix the problem that sometimes calendar images are displayed too large in the Internet Explorer
  • Hide title of an entry when an entry is a draft (Bug #1260667)
  • Allow Serendipity to use an existing PEAR installation on the server. Set "$serendipity['use_PEAR'] = true;" in your or file. The required packages can be found in the bundled-libs/.current_version file.
  • Append the comment id to the mail that is sent to subscribers of an entry, so that they can jump to the submitted comment immediately.

You can download the release here: Download. SVN (tags/0.8.4) and CVS (HEAD) repositories have also been updated.

Have fun with Serendipity!


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Michiel on at :

Could you point me how to upgrade an existing 0.8 installation to 0.8.4?? could not find anything about it on the site...

Michiel on at :

Could you point me how to upgrade an existing 0.8 installation to 0.8.4? Could not find anything about it on the site.

Garvin on at :

The same information applies to upgrade 0.8 to 0.8.4 than any other upgrade:

  1. BACKUP!
  2. Unpack the new release files into your existing s9y directory, overwriting the files.
  3. Open your s9y admin panel
  4. Click on "Yes, please do so"
  5. Be happy.

We actually write this in most of our release announcements. Sorry that I left it out this time, I thought everybody now knew how easy updating is with s9y. :)

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