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Serendipity 0.8.5 release (security fix) and 0.9-beta1

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:24 pm
by garvinhicking
Hello!

Because of a security issue, Serendipity 0.8.5 has been released. Read more here:

http://blog.s9y.org/archives/69-Serendipity-0.8.5.html

Also, our long awaited 0.9 release has it's first beta release ("Release Candidate" in our terms...). Read more here:

http://blog.s9y.org/archives/70-Serendi ... beta1.html

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:29 am
by oxygenws
Thanks Garvin for your fast support :) (and thanks to Nenad :D)

Dear Garv.

Didn't you plan to support auto-update in your 0.9 release?! a daily or weekly auto-update?

regards.

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:25 pm
by garvinhicking
No, I never planned that. I always said this will never be implemented because it would require world-writable s9y installation, which I do not ever want to propose. :)

We thought about giving upgrade notices on the backend, but I haven't got the time to look at that yet. The backend_rss plugin baiscally can do this by showing the blog.s9y.org feed...

Regards.
Garvin

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:58 am
by davidcrickett
garvinhicking wrote:No, I never planned that. I always said this will never be implemented because it would require world-writable s9y installation, which I do not ever want to propose. :)

We thought about giving upgrade notices on the backend, but I haven't got the time to look at that yet. The backend_rss plugin baiscally can do this by showing the blog.s9y.org feed...

Regards.
Garvin


Ah, good idea! :idea:

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:01 am
by oxygenws
what about FTP? auto-update via FTP?

is it not safer :> but it is very EASY to automatically update every week.

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:19 pm
by garvinhicking
Doing FTP via PHP would either require FTP extensions or a PHP userspace implementation, which is a bit slow. So you could easily garbage your whole blog because of Server timeouts, broken connections or whatever. So this could be very unstable.

Maybe someone wants to have a go at that? It could be coded into the spartacus plugin, or maybe even in the new backup plugin by dma147...

Regards,
Garvin

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:41 am
by oxygenws
Thanks Garvin.
as you said, FTP is not the needed service, but..... :(
i'll thinking about it more n more, try to find an strange way, it should have at least ONE way :)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:04 am
by Guest
hi, i've got some corrupt s9y-0.8.5.tar.gz files from sourceforge.net, tho i suspect it's from your side. i tried ovh.sf.net, mesh, puzzle.. they all corrupted. any other sources where i can download the file?

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:19 am
by garvinhicking
I just downloaded the file several times (http://peterhost.dl.sourceforge.net/sou ... 8.5.tar.gz) and have no corruption. Can you check your network connection or download from a different compute?

Best regards,
Garvin

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:15 am
by Guest
well, as far as i know, i downloaded several other tar.gz files while & after that, they came out fine, so i didn't think it was my network. maybe because i use winrar to unpack them? but same thing happened with those files too.

have you tried on those servers i mentioned? sourceforge isn't faultless right, sometimes they're missing new release on some of their servers, takes a several days to finally updated.

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:35 am
by Guest
s9y.tar.gz from that server you told me, http://peterhost.dl.sourceforge.net/, i got error on too, so i guess it's normal :? ? but i had errors on fresh install,

Code: Select all

/Table 'serendipity.sentries' doesn't exist
etc...

maybe i should wait till v1.0

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:01 am
by garvinhicking
The error definitely comes from a garbaged download! I honestly suspect that you or your provider has network issues.

Please try to download the file from here:

http://www.openusability.org/project/sh ... oup_id=155

Best regards,
Garvin