Introduction:

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the third public beta release of Kunena 6.0, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 4.x. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 6.0.0 B3 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 6.0 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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Introduction:

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the second public beta release of Kunena 6.0, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 4.x. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 6.0.0 B2 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 6.0 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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sbeaver replied the topic: #1 1 week 1 hour ago
Installing the most recent nightly build was much more successful. :)  It looks like I need to now assign the layout positions used by the default Cassiopeia template. Thanks for the help.
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xillibit replied the topic: #2 1 week 2 days ago
Hello,

It seems that it's missing the column sampleData on your table #__kunena_version, you can try with the next nightly when it will available on the bottom of this page : www.kunena.org/download

At your own risk, delete the table #__kunena_version and import it from a clean install of Kunena 6.0
sbeaver replied the topic: #3 1 week 2 days ago
I have tried this procedure:
  1. Update Joomla 3.9 to 4.0 - Goes well and newly updated site works well except for Kunena
  2. Install Kunena 6 beta 2
  3. Immediately front end is unreachable and backend displays error "missing column"
  4. Only way to recover is to install most recent Akeeba backup and start again.
  5. I can't remove existing Kunena because I will lose all my messages and history
Any solutions?
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xillibit replied the topic: #4 4 weeks 1 day ago
If you try now with the lastest nightly build, you don't have anymore the error "Custom install failure" when you have the tables from K5.2 presents in the database
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rich replied the topic: #5 1 month 1 day ago

it works with the new stable 4 too?

You mean an upgrade from K.5 to K.6? In principle, it should work, but that is not the case at the moment. This bug must be fixed first.

Introduction:

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the final release of Kunena 5.2.6, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.2 and issues discovered during the last development stages.

You need Joomla 3.9 to run Kunena 5.2.6, the minimal requirement for Php has been increased to 7.0.4. Kunena 5.2.6 can runs too with Php 8.0.

For users of template Blue eagle5, please update to release of Blue eagle5 v1.6.6 or more recent before updating Kunena to 5.2.6. This template isn't designed to works with Bootstrap 4, please stay with default Boostrap version from Joomla!.

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xillibit replied the topic: #1 1 month 1 week ago

and there is some PHP RFC: Deprecations for PHP 8.1 to consider too wiki.php.net/rfc/deprecations_php_8_1



 

FYI: i have tried Php 8.1.0 Beta2 with Joomla! 4.0 updated from github, i have couple of fatal errors for now coming for Joomla!, so Joomla! 4.0 is not usable with Php 8.1.0
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xillibit replied the topic: #2 1 month 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the info, we are still working on Kunena 6.0 : www.kunena.org/forum/76-Official-Announc...eased-for-joomla-4-0

We have tested Kunena 5.2.6 on Joomla! 3.10 (it will released as stable in same time than J!4.0) we don't have issue with it

I had seen the release of Php 8.1 in beta but i'am waiting final release before to make tests with it, Joomla! 4.0 stick with Php 7.2.5 as minimal version it will depends on extensions to have requirements like Php 7.3.x or Php 7.4.x as minimal
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ssnobben replied the topic: #3 1 month 3 weeks ago
And 17th August Joomla 4 stable will be released www.joomla.org/announcements/release-new...ble-17th-august.html

and there is some PHP RFC: Deprecations for PHP 8.1 to consider too wiki.php.net/rfc/deprecations_php_8_1
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xillibit replied the topic: #4 1 month 3 weeks ago
Thanks i will fix that in the release article and changelog
larbut replied the topic: #5 1 month 3 weeks ago
Thank you!
Maybe mention in the release text that Blue Eagle 5 v 1.6.6 is required?
It only mentions 1.6.5 or higher.

The changelog for 1.6.6 also needs a minor update as it lists 1.6.5 twice.

-Lars

Introduction:

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 6.0, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 4.x. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 6.0.0 B1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 6.0 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

Kunena 6.0 has been designed to work on Joomla! 4.0, the requirements are the followings :
  • Php 7.2.5
  • MySQL 5.6.0
  • Bootstrap 5.x

The work done in Kunena 6.0 is mostly to update the code base:

  • Convert all the queries to use Joomla! Database which allow them to be agnostic, it remains couple of queries which need to be converted
  • The directory structure of the component follow Joomla! 4.0 way
  • Convert all the files in frontend and backend to be namespaced
  • Remove most of the deprecated code
  • A new template is present nammed Aurelia which works on Bootstrap 5

New features:

Support of Joomla! email templates

Private messages has been integrated (need to be intregated with CKeditor)

Download:

Download K6.0.0 Beta1 here: https://github.com/Kunena/Kunena-Forum/releases/tag/6.0-Beta1

Donations

Any donations are needed for future support.

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xillibit replied the topic: #1 1 month 3 weeks ago
Yes there little changes in database from K5.2.x to K6.x but Kunena 6.x installer is able to do the update from K5.1.x to 5.2.x series
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sluc replied the topic: #2 1 month 3 weeks ago
Is there an upgrade path from an existing J3 5.x forum to Joomla 4 6.x??
The database seem to be different.