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Hi all,
here is the RC 3 of Icy Phoenix 1.2 (current version is 1.1.10.25).

I have fixed at least 30 bugs from 1.1.9.24 and this release should be really near to the final one... all users which are using any previous RC are strongly encouraged to upgrade. Users who are using 1.1.0.15 are at least encouraged to apply latest patch for 1.1.0.15 released today.

What's New respect to Icy Phoenix 1.1.0.15

  • Groups system: the old color group mod has been dropped and a new system has been recoded to make groups management close to phpBB 3 way.
  • ACP: I've recoded ACP section related to Icy Phoenix with an easiest to use modular panel. Now it is really easy to add switches and new items in ACP, without having to modify TPLs. Some old files have been deleted and new ones have been created. Make sure to clean your old ADM folder if you are installing this.
  • CMS features: now it is possible to assign blocks on single pages, not only as global blocks, but as specific blocks. It is possible also to duplicate blocks from others layout.
  • Save as draft: it is now possible to save posts and PM as drafts. The function is similar to phpBB 3 one, but much more simpler and with less features.
  • Caching images: all images are now sent in cache, even external ones. A direct link is then included in the post for saving CPU charge (despite of more disk usage). This will speed up Icy Phoenix a bit, especially for those servers that don't like getimagesize PHP function. Only dynamic images won't be cached.
  • New Downloads System: since I need this pack for an extra work, I've decided to integrate it in Icy Phoenix so you can use it in conjunction or alternatively to PA File DB. There is no link for this, but you can choose in constants.php where download link should point to. This feature it is still under test, and currently it is configured to not use any extra SQL charge to the package. (Because I've disabled features who where SQL consuming for Icy Phoenix).
  • Friends List: this is a light version of the Friends and Foes feature in phpBB3. The objective of this feature is to easily access your friends profile and allow them to be the only people allowed to send you PM (there is an extra switch in your profile).
  • Pages sessions: phpBB 3 has a much more flexible pages sessioning system, allowing better tracking of what users do. In Icy Phoenix I have partially replicated it, by modifying the way sessions work.
  • Actions logs: I have coded a small and simple logging system which stores on files all the actions performed by users which alter in some way the DB. The logs are difficult to read, so it is disabled by default and the switch to enable it is hidden. If someone is interested in I may show how to enable it... but I won't help in reading it, because it is tough for who doesn't know PHP, and how requests are made.
  • Extra stuff not enabled by default and not supported: since many of you requested integration of Cash and Activity, I have decided to integrate this in Icy Phoenix, and I will continue to keep them updated as the release is going on... but no support will be given with these extra features.
  • Templates: some small adjustments have been applied to the templating system to make it a bit more flexible and some new templates designed by me will be available with this release.
  • Extra BBCodes: there are now extra BBCodes you can use to format your posts... as soon as I have the time I will include some demos. Plus there is now a random number generator.
  • Extra debugging: phpBB 3 has a cool debugging feature which tells you the queries of each page and the time used for them. I've tried to enhance this feature a bit including some extra info and memory usage. This will be tremendously helpful for those webmasters who wants to understand the entity of Icy Phoenix charge and settings. Extra info about the usage of this feature, will follow.
  • Small fixes and adjustments: several small fixes and adjustments have been applied to the package. I don't have a full list of them, but you will notice some changes somewhere... I hope you will appreciate it. Just some of them: resend registration, remove cookies, album rss, new thumbnails functions.
  • Security fixes: unfortunately I've found during the dev phase some extra security holes which I have fixed the most risky in the available patch for 15b, but two of them which I was unsure, have been recoded differently to minimize infection risk.


Older templates: Please note that templates designed for 1.1.0.15 won't work fine with this version. All older styles have to be updated before using them. I will try to show template creators the way the may follow to upgrade their templates.

Translations: Please note that lang packs for 1.1.0.15 and 1.1.7.22 won't work with this version. Lang packs need to be updated before you can use them on your site. Especially the ACP modules requires one brand new file (even if most of lang vars may be imported from old lang files). Some old files have been deleted to limit the number of includes and speed up things a bit.

Older files: Please note that this version has some brand new files and some old files have been deleted. This means that if you are going to use this release you have to clean up your files from old unused stuffs which may create problems if you don't. I have created a file to help you in this, it is called clean_old_files_ip.php and you will find here below the description of its purpose.


Let's summarize for those who are going to upgrade from older versions:
  1. Make a full backup (both db and files).
  2. Lock your Icy Phoenix from ACP.
  3. Upload and run update_to_ip.php chosing the best option for your current configuration.
  4. Upload all files making sure you are not overwriting your CONFIG.PHP and other core files like DEF_*.
  5. If you are not using English or Italian make sure there is a lang pack available for this release, otherwise your site won't work properly.
  6. Upload and run clean_old_files_ip.php.
  7. Remove update_to_ip.php and clean_old_files_ip.php from your root.
  8. Go to YOUR_IP_ROOT/adm/erc.php and empty the cache of your site.
  9. Check that your site is working fine and then unlock it.
  10. Merry Christmas!



Support

For release candidates almost full support is given, especially to those people helping with language packs and templates creations.

As usual, no code changes will be released, and won't probably be released for any version in the future. This is because the package is quite huge and writing code changes requires much time: as I already said in the past, I prefer to focus my free time on developing the package instead of writing huge code changes that could be difficult to be applied. Trust me, in most cases it is quicker to replace old files with new ones and reapply eventually added mods (you should take note of the mods you have applied). My efforts will be dedicated to the upgrade procedures to allow you to upgrade your sites with the smallest unexpected issues.

Anyway for final release, I'll try to provide a changed files package and a small template changes guide... or at least a list with the changed files for those who have modded their site or released templates. I'll try to give translators a list of changed files as well.

In install folder now you have some extra files you may use to convert your board, delete old files, fix db tables...
  • install.php: this is for brand new installations.
  • update_to_ip.php: this is for upgrading from phpBB or any XS or Icy Phoenix versions.
  • clean_tables_ip.php: if you want to clean up your tables, resetting them to the default Icy Phoenix ones, you can use this files. This file is meant for standard Icy Phoenix, not for modded versions. This file may be used even when upgrading from other platform: phpBB Plus, IntegraMOD, FullyModded... etc. Please note that this action cannot be undone, make sure you have a full db backup before proceding.
  • clean_old_files_ip.php: this files will delete all unused files from previous installations of Icy Phoenix. Please note that this action cannot be undone, make sure you have a full backup of all files before proceding. (This file may not run correctly on some servers configurations)





Available Packages

Since this is a release candidate package, I prefer to release all in one package which includes in other folders all the extras and templates. I know that this means having a bigger file, but I don't want users trying to install extras in the latest stable release, because with high probability modifications for Icy Phoenix 1.1.0.15 won't work in newer releases, because of the new modifications I made to the core files.

Currently available is only a single big pack.

Icy Phoenix 1.1.10.25 RC 3
Package Name: Icy Phoenix
Package Version: 1.1.10.25 RC 3
Release Spot: Looking for sitemap of my life...


DOWNLOAD: Icy Phoenix 1.1.10.25 RC 3




2008/01/16: I have attached this post a patch to fix some bugs into RC3... all you have to do is replace all files.



Should you ask for support, please remember that this is an open source community and me and all the Staff are doing all for free and in their spare time... be kind, be patient and respect other users efforts and hard work.

Enjoy Icy Phoenix!
Luca Libralato

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Description: Patch For IP 1.1.10.25 RC3 
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Filename: ip_20080208_patch_rc3.zip
Filesize: 390.06 KB
Downloaded: 604 Time(s)

 




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Edited by Mighty Gorgon, Wed 16 Jan, 2008 12:37: Attached patch for RC3
Edited by Mighty Gorgon, Fri 08 Feb, 2008 14:03: Patch updated.
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That's super good.  '

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Many thanks MG for your great hard work!
 




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Many thanks MG for your this work!
 



 
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Thanks Luca!
 




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Thank you very much MG

please can you tell me how to upgrade from 1.1.9.24 RC 2  ?
 



 
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Many thanks MG.

hileb, your solution is the same as upgrading from 1.1.0.15*

Instructions:

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Many thanks MG.

hileb, your solution is the same as upgrading from 1.1.0.15*

Instructions:

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novice programmer Thank you very much for help done and every thing is Okay now, greetings to your nice country,
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I have two problems with this version (Installation clean from scratch without prior version)

1) [img] page] [/ img] does not show the image of a remote URL, just shows me a link

2) I do not change the style default icy phoenix

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Reposting: h**p://***.icyphoenix.com/viewtopic...&p=23402#p23402
The patch is that the mistakes rc3 not look the part of ACP Group, sends you to the forum index
 



 
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bidi79, please, there is a bugs tracker topic for that, so I have to ask you for posting it in that topic (general support section).
 



 
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Added a patch in the first post to fix some bugs in RC 3.
 




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Does the language files have been modified in this patch?

Thanks MG.
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Only a small change... no needs to modify the lang files.
 




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