Serendipity 1.2 Testing

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Serendipity 1.2 Testing

Post by garvinhicking » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:50 pm


As you might have read in the Serendipity 1.1.1 release announcement, we have a fundamental code change in Serendipity 1.2 concerning the authentication theme.

Those changes were discussed in this forum thread:

It basically evolves around those things:

1. Introduce a new, first event hook that can be fired to authenticate external users.

2. This new event hook requires to execute a plugin before the whole language system is initialized, and thus language preferences have been fetched. To accomodate this, a new cookie has been introduced that defines the language your used has chosen.

3. A new HTTP / HTTPS session sharing system is now in effect, which allows you to login via HTTPS and be able to work using the HTTP connection and be recognized as logged-in.

Those changes might introduce new glitches, especially in environments where HTTPS is used, and/or the multilingual plugin features.

Everyone using such an environment, please download a recent Serendipity 1.2 snapshot and try it out on a test-system. You can easily clone an existing installation of yours by copying all files to a second directory, copying the database tables to a different table (or with a different table prefix) and then uploading the Serendpity 1.2 Snapshot to that dummy directory. After your login to that new installation, change the path locations in your Serendipity Configuration and you can test the new install with the data of your production blog.

Your help is much required to ensure the stability of Serendipity. Any problems you face that did not previously show up in older Serendipity versions should please be reported here!

Many thanks go to rrichards_ from the original thread, who implemented the new functionality that will hopefully ultimately lead to OpenID integration into Serendipity. :-)

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Post by jaal » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:39 pm

Uhm, maybe I'm wrong but don't have the paths of the new instance to be altered before copying the 1.2 file to that dir?

Otherwise S9Y will proceed to update the old dir...

Or at least the original database... Just happened to me...

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Re: Serendipity 1.2 Testing

Post by stm999999999 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:48 pm

garvinhicking wrote:we have a fundamental code change in Serendipity 1.2 concerning the authentication theme.

Are these changes only in the newest 1.2-alpha-snapshot? Because I use a some days older 1.2-alpha2-snapshot in the moment and I want to know whether I use these new code already or not.
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Post by mattsches » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:56 am

The last changes with respect to the new auth scheme were added 3 days ago , I think, so I would recommend using the latest snapshot.

- Matthias

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