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Xaraya Core 1.1.2 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Xaraya Core 1.1.2, a maintenance release offering further improvements and bug fixes on the 1.x Xaraya Core series.

Instructions for new installs are included in the distribution files and via links in the installation script. For those upgrading, please make sure you check the general instructions in UPGRADE.txt or online at http://www.xaraya.com/index.php/documentation/586, and then run the upgrade script. There are no major template or database changes in this release, or changes in the configuration file.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2006-08-22

Xaraya 1.1.1 Maintenance Release

Xaraya Core 1.1.1 is a maintenance release providing bug fixes and minor enhancements to the prior 1.1 version.

If you are upgrading to 1.1.1 from Version 1.1 there are no template updates or database changes.
Please check the the general upgrade instructions in Upgrade.txt or online at http://www.xaraya.com/index.php/documentation/586 and run the upgrade script.

For those upgrading from a version earlier than 1.1.0, you should first ensure the site is already upgraded to at least Xaraya Version 1.0. Then follow the specific upgrade instructions for upgrading to version 1.1.x found at http://xaraya.com/index.php/documentation/616.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2006-06-26

Xaraya 1.1 Released

The Xaraya Team is pleased to announce the release of Xaraya Core 1.1. This is a major point release in our 1.x Xaraya Core series and includes major changes and enhancements over prior versions.

There are no changes in Version 1.1 to the configuration file, config.system.php, however you may need to make minor adjustments to your themes and custom templates to cater for the 1.1 core changes. If you wish to allow user registration on your site you will need to install the new, non-core User Registration module.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2006-05-08

Xaraya 1.0.2 Security Release

The focus of Xaraya 1.0.2 is a security and maintenance release for the Xaraya 1.x branch. It incorporates security patches since the last 1.0.1 minor release and adds further tightening of security in roles.

General improvements include:
* style changes in Xaraya Classic related to new Firefox releases
* template comment settings for mail generated by templates
* cc and bcc support for the Mail test-config action
* removal of an ADOdb file which caused a security risk
* small html error in index.php for the low level error catch
* bind variables improvements in the blocks modules
* additional security checks in display of role information... read more

Posted by jojodee 2006-01-15

Xaraya 1.0.1 Security Release

The Xaraya 1.0.1 core release addresses a number of bug fixes since version 1.0, some minor enhancements, and integrates the previously announced security vulnerability fix. If you have not already applied the previously released security patch as announced in http://www.xaraya.com/index.php/news/551 then we recommend you upgrade with this release immediately.

Noteable changes for Xaraya 1.0.1 include:... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-12-08

Xaraya 1.0 is here!

The wait is over. Xaraya 1.0 is an Open Source web application framework, written in PHP, that provides the requisite stability, performance, security and extensibility to turn your web designs and ideas into a reality. If you need web solutions, then Xaraya is all you need.

This release marks the end of the road to 1.0 and presents a secure and stable platform on which to build into the future. Many smaller fixes to the code are included and some template inconsistencies have been removed.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-11-07

Xaraya 1.0.0 RC4 Released!

We are pleased to announce that our release candidate for the Xaraya 1.0.0 web application framework is now available. This release candidate addresses compatibility issues with php versions 4.4 and some 5.1 versions, as well as important bug fixes.

Since the last release candidate there have been over 1000 commits into our new Monotone code repositories in major areas including:

* Further consistency improvements in both the source code, and the GUI for admin and user areas
* Refinements in dynamic data
* Adodb upgrades to address php4.4 incompatibilites
* All core templates are valid xml
* Easier property list layout with overrides for Admins
* Improvements to the mozilla logger to use newer mozilla API... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-10-21

Xaraya 1.0.0 RC3 Released

We are pleased to announce the third release candidate of the Xaraya 1.0.0 package is now available. This release consolidates the work and major scenario merges included in the RC2 package with further bug fixes. The final scenerio merges are complete with this latest release.

The current RC contains some 100+ bugfixes to the previous 1.0.0 RC2 version. Major areas of work include:

* UI Presentation
* Dynamic Data property moves
* Uploads fixes
* Security fixes and checks for recent XML-RPC exploits... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-07-10

Xaraya Theme Competition Launched

The Xaraya 2005 Theme Competition launched today.

Xaraya is nearing the launch of Version 1.0. The theme competition provides a great way for all of us to not only have fun as we work towards version 1.0, but also to demonstrate the flexibility and power of Xaraya in building creative and innovative web site themes.

There are a number of theme category awards and terrific prizes for each in addition to the overall theme competition winner's prize. ... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-06-13

Xaraya 1.0.0 RC2 Released

We are pleased to announce the second release candidate of the Xaraya 1.0.0 package is now available. This release consolidates the work and major scenario merges included in the RC1 package with further bug fixes. It lays the foundation for coming final scenario merges for the 1.0 Development tree. We're closing in on version 1.0 fast now. You can find information for downloading Xaraya 1.0.0 RC2 at http://xaraya.com/index.php/docs/75.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-05-10

Xaraya 1.0.0 RC1 preview released!

The first release candidate of the Xaraya 1.0.0 package is now available. This release should be considered a preview with the majority of the 1.0.0 release scenarios merged into the stable tree. This signals the end of the 1.0.0 development tree with the finishing touches being placed on the core functionality. We expect this will be the first of several release candidates in quick succession as we close in on the 1.0 version.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-04-26

Xaraya 0.9.13 Released!

Xaraya 0.9.13 beta is now available. This release is a maintenance release and supplies key bug fixes to the core code since the last release. There has been much activity in Xaraya core development scenarios in recent months. Xaraya 0.9.13 provides us with an opportunity for a final bug fix release prior to the merging of these exciting development scenarios. You can find information for downloading Xaraya 0.9.13 at http://xaraya.com/index.php/docs/75.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-04-10

Xaraya 0.9.12 Released

Today we are pleased to present you with our web application development framework, Xaraya Version 0.9.12, in what aims to be a final maintenance release prior to Version 1.0.

This release provides fixes for bugs that were evident in the last release and some enhancements in the underlying codebase. The emphasis in this release has not been in user functionality and enhancements, but demonstrates our Team's strong commitment towards provision of a solid enterprise level application development framework, steadily moving towards greater performance handling, usability, and production stable status. ... read more

Posted by jojodee 2005-02-20

Xaraya 0.9.11 Released!

Team Xaraya is pleased to announce the release of Xaraya 0.9.11 beta, our application framework and content management solution. Xaraya 0.9.11 is a key maintenance release in our final steps toward Version 1.0.

This release concentrates on bugs fixes, and continues to consolidate and stabilize the code base. It also introduces further performance, security and usability enhancements.

Thank you to the many who have contributed to this release including code developers, server and service support, QA testers, translators, website maintenance and documentation teams.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2004-12-16

Xaraya 0.9.10 released

Xaraya is extensible, open source software written in PHP and licensed under the GNU General Public License. Xaraya utilizes robust permissions, data management and multilingual systems to dynamically integrate and manage content. We are pleased to announce the release of Xaraya 0.9.10 Beta. It is an exciting time in Xaraya development with the pace quickening as we approach Version 1.0. In this 0.9.10 Beta release we see further consolidation and stabilization of the code base and much enhanced functionality. There is also a move towards a concentration on performance and usability enhancements which are evident in the feature list for this release. Congratulations and thanks to all those who have contributed. I'd also like to thank our users who have been providing invaluable feedback and bug reporting during our journey towards Version 1.0. Your continued support in this area will ensure Xaraya maintains its place as a leader in Web Application Framework development and innovation.... read more

Posted by jojodee 2004-09-07

Xaraya 0.9.9 Released

Xaraya 0.9.9 Beta has been released. The Xaraya codebase is a culmination of over two years of hard work and fun by many developers across the world. Xaraya is on the final road toward the 1.0.0 release, and with 0.9.9 stabilization efforts have been made particularly to the installation, performance (cache system) and functionality has been introduced. All major scenarios have been merged into the current tree for the 1.0.0 release. We still have a few minor scenarios to merge into the tree prior to 1.0.0, however should be transparent to the functionality. We are on the final road to the release, and let me be the first to congratulate the developers, and everyone that has contributed to the project in one form or another. We are particularly thankful to all the early adopters of the technology that has given very valuable feedback, and has made Xaraya the most extensible package on the market, whether commercial or open source.... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2004-03-31

Xaraya .9.8.0 Released

Xaraya .9.8.0 Beta has been released. The Xaraya codebase is a culmination of two years of hard work and fun by many developers across the world. Xaraya is on the final road toward the 1.0.0 release, and with .9.8.0 stabilization efforts have been made particularly to the installation, performance (cache system) and functionality has been introduced. Benchmarks for the final releases can be found here as well as here. We will be merging in the final scenarios for the 1.0.0 release in the coming weeks, along with the final focus of the UI. Thanks to all for your support!... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2004-02-01

Xaraya .9.7.0 Released

Xaraya .9.7.0 Beta has been released. The latest release stabilizes the codebase and improves the current functionality. The Xaraya codebase is a culmination of two years of hard work and fun by many developers across the world. Xaraya is on the final road toward the 1.0.0 release, and with .9.7.0 the final elements of stability, performance (cache system) and functionality has been introduced. Benchmarks for the final releases can be found here as well as here. ... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-12-23

Xaraya .9.1.3 Released

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the .9.1.3 Beta for Xaraya. This release fixes many of the blockers that we have for the impending 1.0.0 release. There is also quite a bit of new functionality within the modules. We thank you all for the feedback in forms of feature requests and bug submissions and ask that you keep it flowing.

A brief summary of the changes follows.

- The roles UI has been redesigned using a tab interface for better usability.
- The translations module has been overhauled to allow for more functionality as well as better indication of translations needed.
- Exceptions system bug fixes, as well as better handling of errors.
- Better XHTML compliancy throughout.
- Pager rewritten. Much more flexible and configurable.
- Better PostNuke legacy run mode. More PostNuke modules run with .9.1.3 than ever before.
- New Dynamic Data Property types
- Multi-Module display capable on any page.
- PHP-Mailer class updated to latest release for better mail performance
- Module Developer Guide and Xaraya Guide updated. Better documentation on this release than ever before.
- Better JavaScript handling for module developers.
- ModRewrite support to remove index.php when using short urls.
- Initial page cache support in tests folder. This will be the crux of the next release with 70% better performance.
- Many new modules in both the full and base distributions. SiteTools, KeyWords, WorkFlow, Scheduler, TimeZones, and many more.
- Module changes and fixes too extensive to list.... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-10-19

Xaraya Bug Hunting Festival / Contest

The Xaraya Bug Hunting Festival / Contest starts next week (9/22/03). The idea is simple, we want to reward the folks that have been helping with the testing and development of the project. Prizes range from a Xaraya T-shirt and $100 gift certificate down to a Xaraya T-Shirt and $25 gift certificate. All are invited to participate in the challenge. For more details visit:

http://www.xaraya.com/index.php/news/230 -- Xaraya Contest Announcement

Posted by J. Cox 2003-09-17

Xaraya .9.0.5 Released

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the .9.0.5 Beta for Xaraya. This release is another step towards the 1.0.0 release. The main focus with this release was to identify and concentrate on the key bug and feature requests that so many of you have been providing. We thank you all for the feedback and ask that you keep it flowing.

A brief summary of the changes follows.

In the articles, there is now a feature to import a raw HTML file to the articles system.
Stability changes in the Dynamic Data and Articles module.
The upload module is now included in the modules build for testing.
The user registration has been updated to incorporate the feature requests submitted.
Ability to turn off user registration completely.
New privileges that allow a "Myself" role to edit own data (where included).
Role changes through-out to improve consistency and stability.
Two new module administration views (compact).
Modules now only need to be initialised to be activated vice two steps.
Module dependances now active, and allow the activation of dependant modules.
Several new modules uploaded for testing, including the changelog, cast, opentracker, addressbook.
Xaraya Modwizard now included in test directory.
Autolinks rewritten with many new features.
Template overrides for blocks now work.
New XML parser in development testing.
Syndication views now more sturdy.... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-07-14

Xaraya .9.0.4 Released

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the .9.0.4 Beta for Xaraya. This release is another milestone to the 1.0 release as final development touches are being placed on the code base. .9.0.4 outwardly has very few feature enhancements (there are new features within the modules package), however internally this release has very significant changes.

The first of these changes deal with the changing of the memory usage of Xaraya. Memory usage has been cut by 20 - 40 % in many areas. This leads to fewer loads on the server that is running Xaraya and increased server capabilities. The change was spear-headed by mikespub and has shown a dramatic improvement. Each module has been split function by function, however this is purely optional on the part of module developers.... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-06-09

Xaraya Beta .9.0.3 Released

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the <a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64578">.9.0.3 Beta</a> for Xaraya. This release, like the last release, is intended on stabilizing the codebase. Many bugs and unintended features were fixed during the past two weeks, and this release represents a concentrated effort on stability of the core. In addition, performance has been enhanced from .9.0.2 to the <a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64578">.9.0.3 Beta</a>. There are very few new features in this release.... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-05-19

Xaraya 0.902 Released

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the 0.902 Beta for Xaraya. This release is a maintenance release with an emphasis on fixing the reported errors with the 0.900 release.

We would like to thank everyone that submitted bug reports over the past few days, and we encourage that to continue. The quicker that we can identify the problems, the quicker that we can move to the 1.0 release.

This release has limited new features, but there have been improvements to the Web Services. Marcel has managed to dig out three new modules for the web services. Blogging is just the beginning with Xaraya, and we will continue to add web services. ... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-05-06

First Xaraya Beta

It is my pleasure to announce the first Beta Release of Xaraya (.900). This release is the culmination of nearly a year's worth of hard work and undying dedication to creating. All of the developers on the project have devoted many hours to where we are today. The first Beta release for Xaraya is intended to capture a baseline of what needs to be accomplished before the final release. This is merely another step in the long journey that began with PHP Nuke, and then PostNuke for many of us.... read more

Posted by J. Cox 2003-04-21