The Kunena team has released Kunena 2.0.1 for Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5. This is an important maintenance release and replacement for Kunena 2.0 and we recommend that all users upgrade to this version at the earliest opportunity. Please read the K 2.0.1 release notes for important details about this release.
The Kunena team is very pleased to announce Kunena 2.0.0 in stable version as a native Joomla extension for J! 1.5 and J! 2.5. In this version the Kunena team has fixed many issues (and has added some new functionality) to make Kunena more popular and more robust than before.
Kunena 2.0 is a project that has been over two years in the making. Among other things, one of the main design objectives for Kunena 2.0 is remove the last remaining Fireboard legacy issues from the code. With the end of J! 1.5 in sight and with J! 2.5 growing in popularity, this new version of Kunena will better satisfy the demands of users around the world who want reliability and scalability to meet their growing needs.
People may not notice, at first sight, the substantial differences between the version of Kunena that they have been using and this newest version. For example, the Blue Eagle template still exists and looks similar, the categories are organised similarly, too, but you can be assured that there's a lot that's happened behind the scenes. For starters, there is overall improved performance and many of the problems that existed in previous versions have now been fixed. While people may not see many differences in the front end, the backend/forum administration has a modern new look and feel. Therefore, even though people may not see changes, they should be aware that a considerable number of structural changes have been made.
After months of testing, feedback from the those who have beening using Kunena 2.0 is that it feels more intuitive and, after getting used to a few small changes, much easier to use both for administrators and end-users alike.
Because of the substantial changes that this new version introduces it is important that you read through the Kunena 2.0.0 release notes carefully before installing for the first time or if you are upgrading from an earlier version of Kunena.
The complete list of changes is too large to be included here, but an overview of them is given in Kunena Features (which also offers a handy comparison chart to see how the new version compares with previous versions). Key elements of this new version are:
Upgrading to K 2.0 involves changes that may affect Kunena's interoperability with other extensions installed on your site. For your own benefit, please ensure that all extensions that currently integrate with Kunena are up-to-date and compatible with K 2.0. Some examples of affected extensions are SEF components, social networking, private messaging and Tapatalk. If you have questions about compatibility with these things, please contact the developer(s) of the extension(s) that you are currently using.
Most of the previously-released add-on extensions for Kunena have been updated to work with this new version; add-ons designed for earlier versions of Kunena will not work with this version; these add-ons need to be installed separately and include, among others, Kunena Discuss plugin and Kunena Latest module. Kunena add-on software is available from the main site download area.
Find the full online README: Here
K 2.0.0 is available for download on the download page.