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ocPortal 6.0.1 released

ocPortal 6.0.1 released Version 6.0.1 has now been released. This version is a patch release that introduces a number of bug fixes since the last release. Upgrading is strongly advised.

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 (created via the form below) during step 3.

Your upgrade to version 6.0.1

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 fixes:
  • The persistent cache is no longer on by default, due to problems on some servers not having enough memory and hence sessions being lost, or decreased performance
  • Fixed the requiredness status of the video thumbnail field
  • Fixed banner network code
  • Fixed bug with the maximum gallery image size being incorrectly applied to resize images smaller than that size
  • PHP memory limit now raised when generating thumbnails
  • Fixed issue on some MySQL versions with multiple news articles not showing correctly
  • Fixed poll voting
  • Fixed memory limit issue with the 'show template edit links' feature

Other notable fixes:
  • Fix to news previews (bug only affected some users)
  • Fixed issue with custom theme.ini changes being wiped when editing themes
  • Fixed error in CKEditor on Firefox
  • Fix to MEMBER_PROFILE_LINK symbol when used in certain contexts
  • The 'Slide-show' button no longer shows twice when viewing a gallery entry
  • Non-flow-mode personal galleries now display neatly
  • Support for imagemagick if it exists on the server to work around PHP's memory limit
  • Reduced chance of getting "Maximum request body size" errors when editing a lot of stuff within a short time period
  • The feedback feature no longer results in non-validated posts and warnings about them
  • Fixed bug upgrading polls from earlier ocPortal versions
  • Fixed errors for some users about theme.ini files not being readable
  • Fixed zip file generation (for download gallery contents, for example)

Minor fixes:
  • Type strictness fixes on admin_sitetree module
  • Empty <h2> tags not shown for main_content block when selecting titleless entries
  • Support for unicode when searching PDF downloads
  • Corruptions in the gallery structure can no longer generate as many stack traces when browsing
  • Clarified the purpose of the 'Explanation' field during OCF moderation
  • Fixed bug with the RATING symbol when used in certain contexts
  • The date of exported addons now reflects the date of the most recently changed within them, rather than the export time
  • '.ico' files have been added to the default file-type whitelist
  • Fixed broken "Manage themes" link after using the Theme Wizard
  • Stopped inline attachments overflowing when shown in limited space (max-width set to 100%)
  • Fixed error in the 'invalid file type' error message
  • Fixed rare incorrect 'suspected hack attempt' message (when the word "union" follows an apostrophe symbol)
  • Fixed issue with FORM_SCREEN_FIELD_SPACER template when no TITLE parameter given
  • Fixed filtering of non-validated entries when browsing between gallery entries using next/previous
  • Allowed editing of personal gallery titles and having templates reflect the change
  • External gallery files are no longer include in the "download gallery contents" feature
  • Empty galleries no longer get a "download gallery contents" option for flow-mode galleries
  • Fixed favicons on Internet Explorer
  • Memory limit errors when generating thumbnails are no longer fatal when a thumbnail is being regenerated
  • Fixed problems with MP4 video player on IE6
  • Some small code cleanups
  • If a user has no banned IP addresses, the lookup screen says this rather than showing an empty headed section
  • Fixed issue with multiple blog news categories being added if the back button is used to keep adding new first-time blog posts.
  • Fixed using the theme wizard to create a new equation-based theme from a theme other than the default theme
  • Fixed incorrect messages explaining the exact details of alien files when doing a file integrity check in the upgrader when choosing not to do theme upgrading
  • Fixed error message when SU'ing to a none-existent user

Minor new features:
  • The new v6 'Supports wide' and 'Mobile pages' theme options are now available for editing when editing themes
  • Theme seeds now show on the manage themes screen
Made the developer tools 'inspect' function restore the mime-type for easier use when debugging download scripts
  • Passed in member ID parameter to OCF_FORUM_LATEST template
  • Allowed the '_SUBGALLERY_BITS' language string to talk about total entries rather than just separately total videos and total images

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Canon Camera – 01 November 2012, 8:24 PM (Canon Camera)

ocPortal 6.0.1 released -