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Release notes Lifetype 1.2.6

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Release notes for Lifetype 1.2.6

Description

Lifetype 1.2.6 is the latest maintenance release of the 1.2 branch and though we said that 1.2.5 was "as rock-solid as it gets", there continued to be a number of improvements and at least one significant bug fix. There haven't been very many support requests on the forums and we attribute that to the success of the 1.2.5 release. This release just adds icing to the cake.

Download

These are the links to the full Lifetype 1.2.6 packages:

Lifetype 1.2.6 (.tar.bz2)

Lifetype 1.2.6 (.tar.gz)

Lifetype 1.2.6 (.zip)

If upgrading from Lifetype 1.2.5, there are packages available which only include new or modified files and will allow you to upgrade from Lifetype 1.2.5 only. These packages can not be used to upgrade from 1.1.x or 1.2 to 1.2.6:

Lifetype upgrade package from 1.2.5 (.tar.gz)

Lifetype upgrade package from 1.2.6 (.zip)

New features

No new features have been introduced in LifeType 1.2.6, other than the two issues listed below, which though officially labeled bug fixes, LifeType users will enjoy the experience such that the fixes should almost be called features.

Issues fixed

Most interesting fixes in this release are:

A reduction in spam saved to the database

The security pipeline has been changed such that the bayesian filter will no longer save known spams (trapped by "bad behavior", "authimage", "hiddeninput", etc.) to the database, but they will be completely deleted. This will save lots of time for users and admins as lots of spams will no longer need to be checked and erased. (In every case that we have checked for people who have been running the development version, they haven't gotten any spam in months) Presumably, the spammers will catch on and work harder to bypass the filters, but for now, users of LifeType can enjoy a spam-free blog.

A cache corruption

It only occasionally occurred (in all releases since 1.1 or so) and so we hadn't been able to track it down, and it turned out that mostly spammers were seeing the issue, but now that the spam has been reduced, users would have seen this corruption as well.

The complete list of issues fixed in Lifetype 1.2.6, extracted from the project's bug tracking system

1398: Enabling bayesian filter causes more spam comments in the admin area
616: authimage/pipeline executing twice
1426: Comments script insertion (Fixed by #616)
1435: Cache corruption when using custom URLs
1434: Config file values can't be set to 0 or false
1433: New version of bad behavior: 2.0.11
1428: Atom date format should follow ISO 8601
1432: HTML Calendar has infinite dates
615: Custom URLs died when "\" was used