Met Simple Machines Forum is het mogelijk een forum op te zetten waarop bezoekers met elkaar kunnen discussiëren. De 1.1.x-tak wordt nog onder een eigen SMF-licentie beschikbaar gesteld, de nieuwe 2.x-tak is voortaan beschikbaar onder de welbekende BSD-licentie. Het pakket maakt gebruik van PHP en een database om berichten te bewaren, waarbij naast het populaire MySQL ook PostgreSQL en SQLite als databases worden ondersteund. De ontwikkelaars hebben enkele dagen geleden versies 2.0 en 1.1.14 van SMF uitgebracht. De bijbehorende aankondigingen zien er als volgt uit:
2.0 Final has been released
Simple Machines Forum Team is proud to announce the release of the long awaited SMF 2.0 Final version to the public. This release marks the transition of SMF 2.0 into the current stable release of SMF, as well as the rebirth of the SMF project as open source software, as it was meant from the start. As of now, SMF is licensed under the BSD License.
Also, SMF 1.1.14 was released, addressing a vulnerability found in SMF 1.1.13 allowing display name spoofing as well as fixing a MySQL 5.5 compatibility issue. We strongly recommend that all users of 1.1.x line to upgrade as soon as possible.
For users of SMF 2.0 RC5, this release consists primarily of several bug fixes - most notably it fixes the login protection and possibility of real name spoofing. These issues have serious security implications, and we urge users to upgrade to it as soon as possible. For users of SMF 1.1, the changes between 1.1 and 2.0 are too numerous to list here - but we're sure you will be pleased with the new features SMF 2.0 has to offer.
The following are the more important changes and fixes since SMF 2.0 RC5:
For a complete list of changes, please find the changelog as usual, on the downloads page, and the list of known issues in SMF 2.0 in the Online Manual.
- Fixes to login protection system
- Real name spoofing prevention
- MySQL 5.5 compatibility fixes
- Several PostgreSQL related fixes
- Fixes to integration hooks
- Several user interface fixes
- Fixes related to member profile updates
- Fixes to upgrade scripts
With this release we'd like to take the opportunity to recognize the effort and dedication of all the people who have volunteered their time to help the SMF project. We would like to thank everyone, past and present, who has contributed to the development of SMF over the past years.
Finally - please do not use this topic for support requests. You will get a much quicker and better response by posting in the relevant support board!
Simple Machines Forum Team
SMF 1.1.14 has been released
Simple Machines announces the release of SMF 1.1.14, addressing a vulnerability found in SMF 1.1.13 allowing display name spoofing as well as fixing a MySQL 5.5 compatibility issue. We strongly recommend that all users upgrade as soon as possible.
Upgrade automatically by visiting your Administration Center, where a notice will be displayed prompting you to upgrade. Click the link, confirm the changes and your forum will be up to date again. Additionally, you can upgrade using the package manager by downloading the SMF 1.1.13 to SMF 1.1.14 upgrade package from Package Manger Updates section, uploading it to the Package Manager, and applying it as prompted. For help with this refer to the Package Manager section of the Online Manual.
If you cannot upgrade using the package manager, please follow the instructions posted in the Online Manual about installing and upgrading.
It may be necessary to apply the upgrade manually if mod conflicts mean that you cannot install the patch through the package manager. Instructions for doing this can be found on manual upgrades page for SMF 1.1.13.
SMF 1.0.x branch is not affected by this issue. So, for those still using the SMF 1.0.x branch, no change is necessary.
As of today, 1.1.14 is no longer the stable branch of SMF, as SMF 2.0 is being released as we speak. 1.1.14 will remain in maintenance stage, and it will continue to be supported for security and major/critical functionality fixes, only it will not receive new features, nor minor bug fixes or improvements.
Finally - please do not use this topic for any support requests. You will get a much more prompt response by visiting the relevant support board!
Simple Machines Forum Team