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SMF 1.1.13, SMF 2.0 RC4 Security Patch, and SMF 2.0 Release Candidate 5

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Norv:
Greetings,

Simple Machines announces the immediate public release of SMF 1.1.13, SMF 2.0 RC4 Security Patch, and SMF 2.0 RC5.

This version is a security release, and it is strongly advised that all users upgrade to this release as it contains a few security and privacy fixes in both SMF 2.0 and SMF 1.1.

At this time, legal matters related to the upcoming license changes have prevented us from making a final release of SMF 2.0. While 2.0 RC4 has proved to be relatively stable, there have been several issues found and fixed since its release. Therfore, it has been deemed prudent to make another release candidate available for testing.

The 2.0 RC5 fixes are beneficial and recommended. However as the upgrade process is a hassle for some administrators a security-only patch for RC4 is also being made available. This patch only contains the security fixes, for admins who wish to secure their RC4 forum but may not want to do a complete upgrade. It is a simple package that can be installed quickly via the SMF package manager and should not break any existing RC4 themes and mods.
Please find this patch here: SMF 2.0 RC4 Security Patch.

We believe 2.0 RC5 to be free of significant problems. It should be given the same treatment as any other Release Candidate, and will be subjected to continued testing.

Main points of this 2.0 release include:
Several security-related fixes.
Mail management fixed.
Issues with international forums characters.
Unread replies and topics core functionalities issues were fixed.
A few administration features issues were fixed.
New integration hooks features introduced in RC4 were fixed.
Many other fixes and improvements.

The changelog is available on the usual downloads page: http://download.simplemachines.org/

Please do not use this topic for support requests. You will get a much quicker and better response by posting in the relevant support board.

Regards,

Simple Machines

Looking:
Thanks for fixing those.

What legal issues with 2.0? Will SMF still be free?

qtime:
Thanks, like to see the changes

CountryLady:
Thanks for this, especially the explanation regarding the delay in SMF 2 going Gold.

Communication is a wonderful thing. :)

Again Thank You, ALL~!

akyhne:
Well done team.

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