Forum Upgrade tonight 02/23/2016 - 11:00PM EST

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by melbo, Feb 23, 2016.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We'll be coming offline for 10-15 minutes tonight to upgrade the forum software including:
    • Xenforo
    • Xenforo Resource Manager
    • Xenfofo Media Gallery

    Please plet us know should you encounter issues after we're finished upgrading.



    XenForo 1.5.6 Released
    Today, we are pleased to release XenForo 1.5.6. This release fixes a number of bugs and issues that were found since the release of 1.5.5. As this is a maintenance release, the vast majority of the focus was an increase in stability.

    In addition to the usual bug fixes, we've made a few improvements:
    • In June, PayPal will be making changes to force all requests to use TLS 1.2. If your server does not support TLS 1.2, after this date, user upgrades will not be processed correctly. As of 1.5.6, we attempt to ensure that we use a connection type that supports TLS 1.2 so service will not be interrupted when the change happens. Unfortunately, your server may not support TLS 1.2. If you are using user upgrades, it's important to check this. To do so, we have added an automatic TLS test to the List User Upgrades page. You will see a message printed on this page if your server lacks TLS 1.2 support.
    • A new config.php option $config['untrustedHttpClient'] has been added to allow you to specify a custom configuration when making untrusted HTTP calls such as via the image proxy. For example, this can allow you to direct the connection through a proxy to keep your server's IP hidden.
    • A new config.php option $config['enableReverseTabnabbingProtection'] has been added to allow you to disable the reverse tabnabbing protection that was added in a recent version. The reverse tabnabbing protection can interfere with some services that manipulate link targets (for example, to include affiliate links). While disabling this removes the protection, the trade off of lost revenue may be worthwhile.
    • When importing from vBulletin and IPB, thread tags will now be imported.
    Please note that we are now formally recommending that you upgrade to PHP 5.4 or newer. Our intention with XenForo 2.0 is to require PHP 5.4 or newer. If you are running PHP 5.3 or 5.2, you will receive a warning when installing or upgrading XenForo.

    Some of the bugs fixed in 1.5.6 include:
    • Autofocus two-step verification inputs and select the remember device option automatically to improve usability.
    • Clear moderator session caches when using Test Permissions.
    • Include thread prefix in the title of post reports.
    • Don't attempt to create a Flash object to workaround a Firefox issue unless the Flash uploader is enabled.
    • Don't autolink in signatures if the user lacks permission to include links.
    • Workaround for an issue that could prevent a discussion update happening if its parent container could not be found.
    • Included banned and non-valid users in trophy and promotion checks.
    • Fix for user mentions not displaying in some profile posts.
    • Improve index usage when displaying user online statuses with messages.
    • Fix an issue with Imagemagick thumbnailing that could create a thumbnail that wasn't the correct size.
    • Don't change the user state when awaiting approval unless we're sure the user will go back to that state.
    See the Resolved Bug Reports forum for further information.

    The following templates have had changes:
    • login_two_step
    • news_feed_item_profile_post_insert
    • page_container_js_body
    • two_step_backup
    • two_step_email
    • two_step_totp
    Where necessary, the merge system within the "Outdated Templates" page should be used to integrate these changes.


    XenForo Resource Manager 1.2.3 Released
    XenForo Resource Manager 1.2.3 is a maintenance release for our resource manager add-on. We recommend all customers running XenForo Resource Manager 1.2 upgrade to 1.2.3 to benefit from increased stability.

    This release fixes several bugs that were reported following the release of XenForo Resource Manager 1.2.2:
    • Fix an issue where clicking the "Updated Resource File" label focuses the wrong input while adding a new version.
    • Fix for an 'Undefined index error' in XenResource_Listener_Proxy_ControllerFindNew
    • Implement URL canonicalization for the Resource Author view.
    • Merge the resource_count field in the xf_user table when merging users.
    • Replaced the now unsupported ReviewAggregate data-vocabulary.org structured data with schema.org for resource reviews.
    • Fix issues that may have prevented deleting resources by deleted users.

    For the full list of bug fixes, see the Resolved Resource Manager Bugs forum.

    The following templates have had changes:
    • resource_version_add
    • resource_view
    Where necessary, the merge system within the "Outdated Templates" page should be used to integrate these changes.

    XenForo Resource Manager 1.2 requires XenForo 1.5.0 or later.


    XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.5 Released
    XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.5 is a maintenance release for our media gallery add-on. We recommend all customers running XenForo Media Gallery to upgrade to 1.1.5 to benefit from increased stability.

    In addition to the usual bug and stability focus we have added beta support for importing from the IP Gallery versions which were designed to work with IP Board 4.0 and IP Board 4.1.

    This release fixes several bugs that were reported following the release of XenForo Media Gallery 1.1.4:
    • A new option has been added to allow you to disable the ability to upload images from a URL. Disable this to prevent your server IP address being identified through use of this feature. (Alternatively, XenForo 1.5.6's untrusted HTTP client configuration is now supported.)
    • Fix for category notice criteria not being evaluated while viewing a media item.
    • Fixed an issue that would cause an 'Invalid argument supplied for foreach()' error relating to images which had been face-tagged.
    • Prevent a 'Serialized value contains an object and this is not allowed' error when a moderator deletes a comment with an alert.
    • Only show the Gallery Statistics block and various other elements if the user has permission to view them.
    • Change to allow moderated media items to show in the media list if the user has permission to view them.
    • When uploading, disable the Save Media button until the upload is complete.
    • Fix for the vBulletin 4.x albums importer not confirming the correct file path when attachments are stored in the file system.
    • Prevent videos being uploaded if they may contain suspicious content.
    • Merge the various gallery fields in the xf_user table when merging users.
    • Replaced the now unsupported ReviewAggregate data-vocabulary.org structured data with schema.org for media and album ratings.
    For the full list of bug fixes, see the Resolved Media Gallery Bugs forum.

    The following templates have had changes:
    • xengallery_album_view_sidebar
    • xengallery_comments_content
    • xengallery_font_awesome
    • xengallery_media_add_form
    • xengallery_media_add_item
    • xengallery_media_profile_tab
    • xengallery_media_profile_tab_content
    • xengallery_media_statistics_block
    • xengallery_media_thumb_item
    • xengallery_media_thumb_item.css
    • xengallery_media_view.css
    • xengallery_media_view_sidebar
    • xengallery_tab_links
    Where necessary, the merge system within the "Outdated Templates" page should be used to integrate these changes.

    XenForo Media Gallery requires XenForo 1.5.0 or later.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Took around 10 minutes.
    Upgrade is complete but might need a few backend tweaks.
     
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  3. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Working well, thanks for creating the board and doing a great job of managing it. :5s:
     
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