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SMF 2.1.2 Released

Started by Sesquipedalian, May 09, 2022, 12:33:55 PM

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Sesquipedalian

Dear Members,

Simple Machines is pleased to announce a new patch for the 2.1.x line of SMF, which pushes the version number to 2.1.2.

We consider this patch to be of crucial importance, as it includes security updates.

Notable changes in SMF 2.1.2

  • Fixes errors when attempting to view the profile of a non-existent user.
  • Fixes minor issues with the editor toolbar when certain BBCodes are disabled.
  • Fixes a bug where the admin panel incorrectly showed the image proxy settings as editable when Settings.php was read-only.
  • Correctly formats the gender string in profile exports.
  • Correctly formats the custom profile field names and values in the Buddies list.
  • Fixes a minor bug when displaying size limits in the attachments restrictions information.
  • Large image thumbnails now display with the the correct aspect ratio when viewed on small devices.
  • Video attachments no longer overflow the window on small devices.
  • Fixes errors about undefined variables when switching between different cache accelerator options.
  • Fixes an error about invalid dates when a comma was used under certain circumstances while creating a calendar event.
  • Correctly handles uppercase non-ASCII characters in the answers to verification questions.
  • Fixes a bug that could allow a topic to be moved into a redirection board under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes a error that could be generated when sending notifications about guest posts.
  • Fixes a bug where certain pages could fail to load if the set_time_limit() function was disabled on PHP 8+.
  • Fixes a bug where attachments might not download correctly if the "Enable compressed output" setting was enabled on PHP 8.0.17+ and 8.1.4+.
  • Fixes some rare Unicode character handling issues.
  • Security improvements.


Please see the change list on GitHub for more information.

How to update to 2.1.2

If you are currently using version 2.1.1 you can perform the update using the Package Manager (Administration Center > Package Manager). There you should see a notification about 2.1.2, including a "update your forum" link. If you do not see this notification in the Package Manager, please run "Fetch Simple Machines files" from the Scheduled Tasks page (Administration Center > Maintenance > Scheduled Tasks), and then try again.

If you are currently using version 2.1.0, you can use the process described above to apply previous update patches successively until you reach version 2.1.2.

If you are currently using any older version of SMF (including SMF 1.x, SMF 2.0.x, or one of the SMF 2.1 Betas or RCs), you can upgrade directly to 2.1.2 from whichever version you are currently using by using the "Large Upgrade" package from the Download page. Be aware that using this upgrade method will require you to reinstall any customizations that you have added to your forum, so if you are running SMF 2.1.0 or higher, it is recommended that you apply the successive patches instead of using the Large Upgrade.

If you are having problems downloading the patch from the admin panel, you can download the patch package from the Package Manager Updates page and install it via the Package Manager, as you would any other mod package.

Please refer to the Online Manual for more details about patching and upgrading.


Finally, as always, please do not use this topic for support requests. You will receive a much quicker and better response by posting in the 2.1.x Support Board.

Thank you for using SMF!

Regards,
Simple Machines
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That is a lot of fixes, thanks!

Arantor

Just for future ref, the enabled compressed output bug should also have been addressed in 8.0.19 and 8.1.6 mainline releases.

gevv

Thanks to the team


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How strange I still see 2.1.1, the most current version on my panel, I suppose it needs time, also a great job by all 8) . Now it's time to translate the news :P!


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Doug Heffernan

Thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work and the new release. :)

Matthias

Many thanks to the dev team for their work!
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QuoteSMF file version (2.1.1) does not match SMF database version (2.1.2).
Run the SMF upgrader to fix this.
More information.

On uploading the patch to the package manager.

Quote from: -Rock Lee- on May 09, 2022, 01:11:14 PMHow strange I still see 2.1.1, the most current version on my panel, I suppose it needs time, also a great job by all 8) . Now it's time to translate the news :P!

Mine also says this.

Steve

Quote from: Sesquipedalian on May 09, 2022, 12:33:55 PMplease do not use this topic for support requests


Well done guys!
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Sesquipedalian

Quote from: gevv on May 09, 2022, 01:02:15 PM
Quotehttps://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/downloads/smf_2-1-2_patch.tar.gz

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Thanks. This should now be fixed.
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Quote from: -Rock Lee- on May 09, 2022, 01:11:14 PMHow strange I still see 2.1.1, the most current version on my panel, I suppose it needs time
Quote from: Sesquipedalian on May 09, 2022, 12:33:55 PMIf you do not see this notification in the Package Manager, please run "Fetch Simple Machines files" from the Scheduled Tasks page (Administration Center > Maintenance > Scheduled Tasks), and then try again.
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Thank for effort and commitment.

Sesquipedalian

Quote from: Arantor on May 09, 2022, 12:52:54 PMJust for future ref, the enabled compressed output bug should also have been addressed in 8.0.19 and 8.1.6 mainline releases.

That's good to hear. But unfortunately we'll still need to keep our workarounds in SMF's code until whenever PHP 8.0.x and 8.1.x reach EOL.
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Quote from: Sesquipedalian on May 09, 2022, 02:39:23 PMThat's good to hear. But unfortunately we'll still need to keep our workarounds in SMF's code until whenever PHP 8.0.x and 8.1.x reach EOL.

I was thinking more that the fix might be targeted to only those versions.

Sesquipedalian

Quote from: Arantor on May 09, 2022, 02:51:20 PMI was thinking more that the fix might be targeted to only those versions.

I suppose we could do that, but the workaround introduced in 2.1.2 is compatible with other PHP versions, so I'm not sure we need to bother targeting it. Of course, we can always revisit the matter if there does turn out to be a good reason to bother. Probably in another topic, though. :)
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Congrats with the release!

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Awesome job SMF! Thanks to everyone involved! 8)
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peterbehlendorf

Congratulations and thanks again SMF team!

Spacecake

Thanks for all the efforts and taking care of the security flaws to be fixed.

After spending a lot of time to get the outdated SMF Forum, which I administrate to Standard SMF 2.1.1, the update took me exactly 5 seconds.

Great stuff. Super happy about it and this is really comfortable and easy out of the admin center.

Kind Regards
Christian

d3vcho

Hey! I really like the development pace you currently have guys.

Congrats to everyone!! ;D
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DenDen60

Thanks every one. Good job.

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Love seeing these updates! Thank you SMF Team!
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Good job. The fix about getting the right image ratio is appreciated.
I was able to upgrade from 2.1.1 to 2.1.2 just using my smartphone. Having a very quick and smooth upgrade process makes my life so much easier. Probably not the most recommended option in case something goes wrong, but I couldn't resist the temptation.

Steve

Quote from: izotz on May 13, 2022, 05:10:09 AMProbably not the most recommended option in case something goes wrong
As my good friend Doug says ... indeed. A little risky but I'm glad it worked out well for you.
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ozbob

Thanks for the update. Much appreciated, the work that goes on to develop SMF.

 8)

hungarianguy

Upgraded without a hitch. Thank you SMF Team

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super.....thank you for all the hard works  :-*
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Congratulations and thanks again SMF team!

Ravi Singh

Congratulation for this.

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Hi all ... we're on 2.1 RC4, can we upgrade to 2.1.2?
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Quote from: Blade~ on June 01, 2022, 05:37:40 PMHi all ... we're on 2.1 RC4, can we upgrade to 2.1.2?

Yes, you can. Please see this link.

Upgrading SMF

If you will have any further questions about the upgrade, please post in the relevant board. (SMF 2.1.x Support)

footballhd720p

hi, thank you, the new tools are very awesome...

i would like to ask, whether the sub-board is a new feature or not, or maybe i am missing it before?

it will so perfect for the newest version, many difference, tiny and pretty.

only missing hashtag function alone, since many sns platform, hashtag is convenience to use at community of sns.

thanks for contribution, i now focus on the usage of sub-board function.

Kindred

sub boards have been around since before 1.0...  They were previously called Child Boards

Hashtags, as already explained are really complicated and are less than useful on a forum platform.

Post Topic (aka prefix) List on the other hand exists and is more useful than random hashtags
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Congratulation team SMF

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We took our forum down about 15 months ago because "reasons."  It was using 2.0.17 at the time.  I didn't pay any attention to SMF while we were down.  We happily were able to bring our forum back online yesterday, fully updated to 2.1.2, which I had never seen in action.  I just thought I'd post here and give a tip of the hat to all of the people who worked to make 2.1 happen.  It's such a radical advance from 2.0 and it really surprised me how much more advanced it is.  I haven't had a ton of time to mess with 2.1 yet, but every time I log in I find another example of something that has improved.  Very nicely done.

live627

Quote from: BellGab.com on July 21, 2022, 02:09:38 AMWe took our forum down about 15 months ago because "reasons."  It was using 2.0.17 at the time.  I didn't pay any attention to SMF while we were down.  We happily were able to bring our forum back online yesterday, fully updated to 2.1.2, which I had never seen in action.  I just thought I'd post here and give a tip of the hat to all of the people who worked to make 2.1 happen.  It's such a radical advance from 2.0 and it really surprised me how much more advanced it is.  I haven't had a ton of time to mess with 2.1 yet, but every time I log in I find another example of something that has improved.  Very nicely done.
Thank you for the kind words.

Steve

That was the most comprehensive, and well deserved thank you I think I've ever read.  :)
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Masudmia966

Thank you all team for their work

Imago

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More than 20 years using this platform - always elegant and efficient. Now lightning-fast too.

Thank you for the life-long service, guys. And I mean it. Many of those who shared their thoughts 20 years ago have sadly passed away, but the memory of them is still alive. Thanks to SMF.


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exe676

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Thank you very much for the improvements. It's a really great script.

kwaka

Just my 2c worth.

I've been a multi forum admin for a couple of decades now. From a "clunky" beginning, SMF has matured into my goto forum s/ware. Open source and free, what's not to love?

Great job SMF team, thank you.

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