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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


4.1.13 released

4.1.13 released Version 4.1.13 has now been released. This version is a patch release that introduces a number of bug fixes since the last release. Upgrading is not necessary.

To upgrade follow the steps in your website's http://mybaseurl/upgrader.php script. You will need to copy the URL of the attached TAR file as one of these steps ("3: Upload an upgrade TAR for extraction").


alternatively (but not recommended), you can manually upload the files inside the attached TAR file over existing files (7-zip is just one of many tools for tar files). This is not recommended because it will bypass the upgraders addon-aware extraction algorithm and potentially cause problems.

Your upgrade to version 4.1.13

You can generate an upgrader from any version of ocPortal to any other version. If you access this upgrade post via the version information box on your Admin Zone front page then we'll automatically know what version you're running.
If you'd prefer though you can enter in your version number right here:

(usually blank)

(example above is for upgrading from 4.3.2 beta1)


Important

ocProducts cannot make any guarantees about the speed of which any new bugs might be patched, for this upgrade or any other upgrade. It is your own responsibility to make and test a full website backup (files and database) before you upgrade, for use in the unlikely event of you wanting to revert your upgrade. Some users may wish to test upgrades (and pre-fix any theme compatibility problems that could occur) on a staging site (a private mirror of their live site).
If you don't follow our advice by taking and testing a backup, and end up needing emergency repair help, ocProducts can help charged at our hourly rate.

For more details, see our upgrading tutorial.

Fixes have been made to the following issues:
  • Fixed a number of PHP 5.3 compatibility issues: date.timezone requirement, 'split' deprecation
  • Added sorting to the calendar upcoming events block
  • Fixed problem in the back button image when you clicked through to a calendar event, from the calendar events block
  • Comcode language strings are now de-cached if you edit the underlying language string
  • Comcode language strings no longer produce fatal errors if they are invalid
  • Fixed potential infinite loop if the menu caches corrupt
  • Fixed problem with bot detection
  • Allowed SEO URLs to work from CRON scripts (previously it would not as it got scared Apache was not running)
  • Fixed problem if you resubmitted the language editor and chose to not resend post data, your language file customisations would be emptied
  • As above, but in template editor
  • Improved CSS for the calendar top bar, so it works better on IE6 and is pixel-perfect
  • Fixed race conditions emptying the language and template caches (i.e. if you empty in the exact millisecond someone else is reading, a locking error could have previously happened)
  • Fixed bug if Comcode is asked to render a table with only a single cell
  • Fixed error in downloads and catalogues systems where it was saying there were no subcategories when there were (problem with the language strings)
  • Fixed ordering for the "show member's recent posts" link
  • Fixed race condition emptying the file-based persistent cache
  • Fixed two very minor type-strictness errors
  • Worked around problems with the helper panel image display, on Internet Explorer
  • Fixed typo on match-key permissions screen, and clarified language
  • Fixed usability issue on calendar week view, it now says what months weeks are in
  • Fixed stack trace if you incorrectly specified the dimensions to the 'flash' Comcode tag
  • Fixed minor issue with the latest "Hack attack" e-mail being sent after a "Hacker was IP banned" e-mail (i.e. wrong order leading to a little confusion)
  • Fixed broken "zone editor" links as generated from the Site Tree Editor
  • Stopped connectivity problems when pinging news services (when adding/editing news) causing fatal errors
  • Fixed bad IP addresses causing fatal errors
  • Fixed problem with preprocessor-detected Javascript and CSS not getting recorded as required for blocks
  • Fixed rare false-positive hack-attack mail

4.2 RC1 also includes these fixes except the last one which will be fixed in RC2.

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