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MRBS 1.4.11 release

Files at http://p.sf.net/mrbs/mrbs1411

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.10:

  • Implemented an inactivity time out that will log users out after
    a period of inactivity.
  • Added ability to use custom CSS files.
  • Added ability to specify the database port.
  • Added the ability to set a maxlength attribute for custom fields.
  • Implemented an earliest booking date using absolute dates.
  • Added Bahasa Indonesian translation.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2014-06-18 Labels: release

MRBS 1.4.10 release

Files at http://p.sf.net/mrbs/mrbs1410

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.9:

  • Added Serbian (Latin) support.
  • MRBS now supports booking days that span midnight.
  • MRBS now has a simplified interface for making repeat bookings
    and the range of monthly repeats has been expanded.
  • Fixed problems with MRBS's upgrade code, which causes issues during
    upgrades.
  • Added the ability to specify the "fifth" and "fifth last"
    weekdays of the month when making monthly recurring bookings.
  • Fixed major bug when editing an individual entry in a series that
    caused a new series to be created alongside the original series.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2013-07-08

MRBS 1.4.9 release

Files at http://p.sf.net/mrbs/mrbs149

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.8:

  • Added Hebrew, Thai, Hungarian and Brazilian Portugese support.
  • Added ability to import iCalendar files.
  • Added support for setting limits on the maximum number of
    bookings that can be made per day, week, month, year and for any time
    in the future.
  • Improved "Reports" functionality.
  • Added a new config setting, $max_booking_date, to prevent
    bookings after a certain date... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2012-10-03

MRBS 1.4.8 release

[Files at http://p.sf.net/mrbs/mrbs148]

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changed since MRBS 1.4.7:

  • Added an option on the booking form to skip past conflicting
    bookings when making repeat bookings.
  • Added Ajax on the booking entry form for checking for sheduling and
    policy conflicts.
  • Revamped LDAP authentication scheme to allow all LDAP configuration
    parameter to be set separately for each configured LDAP system.
  • Added the ability to run report.php from the command line.
  • Added a tabbed dialog that can be displayed to give more details
    of schedule and policy checks on the booking form.
  • The report results, search results, users list, rooms list and
    pending list are now sortable, searchable tables. In addition
    admins can do bulk deletes of the entries returned in a report.
  • Added Russian translation.
  • Updated German and French translations.
  • Added support for booking to be created and modified by dragging
    in the day and week views.
  • Removed need for code in config.inc.php, this file is now purely
    for configuration variables.
  • Made timezone configuration a per-area setting.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2012-01-01

MRBS 1.4.7 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changed since MRBS 1.4.6:

  • Fixed display of custom fields in the "view entry" screen.
  • Improved the report page to utilise autocomplete fields.
  • Extracted the per-area default settings from systemdefaults and
    put them into a new file, areadefaults.inc.php.

Plus a number of other bug fixes/changes.
See NEWS or ChangeLog in the release for more details.

Enjoy!

John Beranek

Posted by John Beranek 2011-07-13

MRBS 1.4.6 released

This is a minor and release for MRBS 1.4. A number of security related
issues have been fixed, so users with previous versions of MRBS are
advised to update as soon as is practical.

Changed since MRBS 1.4.5:

  • Areas and rooms can now be disabled.

  • Updated translations for Portugese, French, Czech, Spanish.

  • Added missing escaping of some Javascript and HTML.

  • Added support for HTML emails, optionally with ICS attachments for
    "invitation" support. ... read more

Posted by John Beranek 2011-02-09

MRBS 1.4.5 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changed since MRBS 1.4.4.1:

  • Fixed bugs which meant that privacy settings were ignored in searches
    and reports.

  • Added configuration option to deny public access to MRBS.

  • Improved choice of default area/room.

  • Added the ability to have custom fields in bookings.

  • Added Javascript date-picker widgets.

  • Added the ability to constrain certain fields (name, description
    and custom fields) in the entry table to a set of values defined
    in the config file.... read more

Posted by John Beranek 2010-11-22

MRBS 1.4.4.1 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.4, it only has one small change beyond the recent 1.4.4 release, but fixes a major installation problem. The 1.4.4 release files will be removed.

Changed since MRBS 1.4.4:

  • Fixed bug in the 1.4.4 release, the database schema number in the
    installation SQL files was incorrect.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.3:

  • Fixed test for E_DEPRECATED, which was causing warnings on
    some versions of PHP.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2010-04-22

MRBS 1.4.4 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.3:

  • Fixed test for E_DEPRECATED, which was causing warnings on
    some versions of PHP.

  • Added the ability to set a password strength policy for the 'db'
    authentication scheme.

  • Added the ability to have "provisional" bookings.

  • Fixed LDAP authentication when $ldap_filter is set.

  • Added the ability to limit how far in advance non-admin users
    can make bookings.... read more

Posted by John Beranek 2010-04-21

MRBS 1.4.3 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.2:

  • Moved default configuration out of config.inc.php, allowing
    this file to be a minimal size with only customised settings.

  • Added configuration variable to show week numbers in the
    mini calendars.

  • Added CSV report functionality.

  • Fix for UTF-8 locale usage on FreeBSD.

  • Fixes for MRBS privacy functionality.

  • Added a sort key for rooms to allow for a custom sort order.... read more

Posted by John Beranek 2009-11-25

MRBS 1.4.2 released

[http://p.sf.net/mrbs/mrbs142]

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4.1:

  • Added automatic database upgrade system which prompts the user for administrative DB login details.

  • Bookings can now be made private - private booking functionality may be enabled per area.

  • Corrected some SQL escaping errors in response to Secunia Advisory SA35469.

  • New 'SMTP' authentication scheme.... read more

Posted by John Beranek 2009-07-17

MRBS 1.4.1 released

[http://p.sf.net/mrbs/mrbs141 - Download URL]

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.4.

Changes since MRBS 1.4:

  • A selection of bug fixes for problems introduced in the big changes
    between 1.2.6.1 and 1.4. Notably some issues with highlighting,
    rounding down of meeting duration for meetings booked for fractional
    durations.

  • Added the ability to theme MRBS, including a "classic" theme, that
    looks more like MRBS 1.2.6.... read more

Posted by John Beranek 2009-02-14

MRBS 1.4 released

This is a major release, MRBS 1.4.

MRBS 1.4 has had significant improvements and changes over the previous
release, MRBS 1.2.6.1, most notably:

  • All HTML is now HTML 4.01 Strict compliant, largely courtesy of Claudio
    Strizzolo.
  • All styling is now performed by CSS, after the sterling effort of Campbell
    Morrison.
  • Styling updated to a fresher more modern look through CSS changes. Again
    the changes were provided by Campbell Morrison.
  • Security improvements by improved HTML and SQL escaping, improved database
    access and much improved form data handling.
  • New translations: Basque, Simplified Chinese.
  • Updated translations for Slovenian, Dutch, Italian, Turkish, Spanish,
    French and Japanese. Many thanks to all the translators, who are named
    in the change log.
  • Booking highlighting is performed with CSS instead of JavaScript, unless
    you're using IE6.
  • Navigating between day, week and month views should now be much better.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2008-12-03

MRBS 1.2.6.1 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.2.

This release fixes a serious bug in LDAP authentication in the previously released MRBS 1.2.6, which has now been withdrawn.

Changes since MRBS 1.2.6:

  • Fixed major bug in the new LDAP authentication functionality. If
    $ldap_dn_search_attrib was set, any username/password combination
    was allowed in.
  • Changed configuration default so that LDAP v3 is enabled by
    default in the LDAP authentication scheme.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2008-01-30

MRBS 1.2.6 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.2.

Changes since MRBS 1.2.5:

  • Added options to LDAP authentication module so that you
    can search for the DN to bind with, as is necessary with
    Microsoft AD.
  • Added translations for Slovenian, Catalan and Turkish.
    Also updated Italian and French translations.
  • Fixed bug in language preference code, as reported by
    many users.
  • Improved i18n and l10n.
  • Emails sent by MRBS are now in UTF-8 by default.
  • Added new booking/series copy feature, as provided by
    Julian Eglestaff.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2008-01-28

MRBS 1.2.5 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.2.

Changes since MRBS 1.2.4:

  • Added extra options to LDAP authentication scheme.
  • You can now configure the cookie path used by the cookie and php session schemes.
  • Fixed a short PHP start tag, to fix a reported bug.
  • Meeting duration can now use ',' as the
    decimal point.
  • Updated Swedish translation.
  • Added AIX support.
  • Improved language preference code.
  • Corrected some bracketing in the month view, as reported by lots of people, which stopped the month view working at all.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2007-02-24

MRBS 1.2.4 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.2.

Changes since MRBS 1.2.3:

  • You can now configure the LDAP port to use.
  • Database table creation now works for PostgreSQL 8.
  • Added new 'remote_user' session scheme that allows MRBS to
    use a site's existing session scheme.
  • Added new 'mysqli' database abstraction for PHP 5.
  • Updated Finish, Swedish and Spanish translations.
  • A few fixes to the email notification system.
  • Fixed n-weekly repeating bookings.
  • Fix for using the 'db' authentication scheme on a MySQL >= 4.1
    server.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2007-01-24

MRBS 1.2.3 released

This is a minor release for MRBS 1.2.

Changes since MRBS 1.2.2:

  • Added new authentication scheme that allows a table in an external database to be used for authentication.
  • Cookie and PHP session schemes now handle usernames/passwords with certain quote characters in them better.
  • HTTP session scheme now shows a login button, and the user that is currently logged in.
  • Added Spanish translation of site FAQ, as contributed by Carlos Insunza.
  • Updated Norwegian translation as supplied by Emil Sta.
  • Added Korean translation, as contributed by YoungJoon Kim.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2005-08-20

MRBS 1.2.2 released

This is a bug fix release for MRBS 1.2.

Bugs fixed since MRBS 1.2.1:

  • Security improvements for php and cookie session management. Passwords aren't stored in session data/cookies any more.
  • auth_config username matching is now case insensitive.
  • Updated Taiwanese and Japanese translations, which are now in UTF-8.

Plus a number of other bug fixes.

See NEWS/ChangeLog for more details.

Enjoy!

John Beranek.

Posted by John Beranek 2005-04-26

MRBS 1.2.1 released

This is a bug fix release for MRBS 1.2.

Bugs fixed since MRBS 1.2:

  • Database tables fixed for MySQL 4.0
  • Email notification improved and bugs fixed
  • Fix for using Postgresql
  • Czech language detection fixed.

Plus a number of other bug fixes.

See NEWS/ChangeLog for more details.

Enjoy!

John Beranek

Posted by John Beranek 2004-12-10

MRBS 1.2 released

No changes since the last release candidate, mrbs 1.2-pre3, only a few bug fixes.

Major changes from MRBS 1.1:

  • Revamped authentication process using sessions
  • Full Unicode support
  • Better language determination
  • Register global compliant
  • Windows NT / IIS authentication scheme
  • Periods support. MRBS can now book rooms by periods instead of times.
  • Mysql authentication scheme.
  • Email support. MRBS can now send notification emails.... read more
Posted by John Beranek 2004-09-09

mrbs-1.2-pre3 release candidate

Release Name: mrbs-1.2-pre3

Notes:
The main new features in this pre-release are periods support,
mysql authentication and email support. As usual many minor
changes and bug fixes.
See NEWS/ChangeLog for more details.

This is the last 1.2 pre-release before 1.2. Only bug fixes will
occur between 1.2-pre3 and 1.2.

Enjoy!

Thierry Bothorel


Changes:
[============================]
[ Mrbs NEWS Legend: ]
[ ]
[ + Added feature ]
[ * Improved/changed feature ]
[ - Bug fixed (we hope) ]
[============================]... read more

Posted by Thierry Bothorel 2004-05-14

MRBS-1.2-pre2 release candidate

Some new 'funny' things to play with:

  • MRBS is now fulled Unicode compatible. This means japanese and european users can share the same MRBS server and each encoded character set will be displayed correctly (John Breranek).

  • Authentication has been fully revamped. MRBS now uses sessions by default to store user information, with the ability to log on-off (Jean-Franois Larvoire).

  • Daylight saving time issue finally closed (Gavin Walker)... read more

Posted by Thierry Bothorel 2003-12-08

MRBS-1.2-pre1 release candidate

Minor changes from MRBS 1.1. This is mainly to fix a few bugs
in mrbs 1.1 and to make mrbs working with register_global=off
directive.

See NEWS/ChangeLog for more details.

We think (John and I) about adding developers. The project starve a little since John Beranek and me do not have much time for mrbs.

Posted by Thierry Bothorel 2003-09-23

MRBS supporting more databases

Meeting Room Booking System Development version
http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/


Dear testers / contributors,

MySql and postgreSQL are fine and free, but some people may want to run mrbs
with their current DBMS and don't want to install a new one just for MRBS.

This is an attempt to replace the existing database wrappers with a new one
that supports more DBMS. We choosed MDB class, not because it supports more
DBMS than other classes (it does not), but because it has the higher level in
database abstraction layer to assure true database independance, making use of
its own database field types.... read more

Posted by Thierry Bothorel 2003-09-17