Introduction

The Kunena team has now released Kunena 1.7.2 as a native Joomla extension for J! 1.5, J! 1.7 and J! 2.5. This is an important maintenance release and replacement for all previous versions of Kunena and it is recommended that all users upgrade to Kunena 1.7.2 at the earliest opportunity.

In order to achieve interoperability with all of J! 1.5, J! 1.7 and J! 2.5, several important matters in Kunena have been attended to before the next major release of Kunena 2.0 later this year. Some users of third-party templates written for older versions of Kunena will find that their templates may not work with this latest release because changes were necessary in order to fit with the new J! 2.5 CMS. In particular, most of the third-party templates written for K 1.6 in its early stages will cause problems. If in doubt, please contact the authors(s) responsible for those things to find out if updates are available.  Priority support is given to issues affecting Kunena installations suing the Blue Eagle template.  Other templates may cause problems; if in doubt, please contact the author of the template you are using for their support.

Note: Joomla 1.6 is not supported; J! 1.7 will not be supported after 24 February 2012.

Add-ons written for Kunena need to be separately installed.  At this time previously-released add-on extensions for Kunena have not been updated.  Until otherwise advised, users should use Kunena add-ons for K 1.7.2 with the version number 1.7.1. As with all other releases, K 1.7.2 is available for download on the download page.

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Kunena 2.0 has been under construction for a long time - over 2 years, actually - and very soon the first test release will be made available to the public.  This article is intended to generate interest in what Kunena 2.0 (we call it K 2.0) is about, why it was designed and why we think it will revolutionise the way that people think about Kunena.

Earlier this year I wrote an article called Kunena 2.0 a new communications platform for Joomla in which I attempted to provide some background information about the future of Kunena.  As many of you will know, K 2.0 is already being used in a number of websites.  Very soon we hope to use K 2.0 to run the forum here at www.kunena.org. This is for two reasons:  firstly, because K 2.0 is actually better and easier for us to use and (b) as a way of finding out if there are defects that need to be fixed before we move to the later stage of releasing K 2.0 as a stable version.  We're still a little way from that stage.

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altThe Kunena community and Kunena project team may be interested in an analysis of the download activity from the project's inception to the present time.

Version by version, the number of downloads for each major release of Kunena is shown in the four charts below and summarised in the table at the end of this article.

Kunena 1.0 downloads -click to enlarge Kunena 1.5 Downloads - click to enlargeKunena 1.6 Downloads - click to enlarge imageKunena 1.7 Downloads - click to enlarge image

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Matias replied the topic: #1 10 years 8 months ago
Just FYI: In total there have been over 1.75 million downloads, but that number includes also all add-ons we have.

Introduction

The Kunena team has now released Kunena 1.7.1 as a native Joomla extension for J! 1.5 and J! 1.7. This is a security release and replacement for all previous versions of Kunena and it is recommended that all users upgrade to Kunena 1.7.1 at the earliest opportunity.

In order to achieve interoperability with both of J! 1.5 and J! 1.7, several important matters in Kunena have been attended to before the next major release of Kunena 2.0 later this year. Some users of third-party templates written for older versions of Kunena will find that their templates may not work with this latest release because changes were necessary in order to fit with the new J! 1.7 CMS. In particular, many of the third-party templates written for K 1.6 in its early stages will cause problems. If in doubt, please contact the authors(s) responsible for those things.

Note: Joomla 1.6 is no longer officially supported.

At this time all previously-released add-on extensions for Kunena have been updated and will need to be separately installed. As with all other releases, K 1.7.1 is available for download on the download page.

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sozzled replied the topic: #1 10 years 7 months ago

sunny33days wrote: What was the answer to your upgrade question?

The answer is to the question is contained in the article that we're discussing Please read the whole article. The article tells you to read K 1.6 and K 1.7 Upgrade Guide . The upgrade guide tells you what you should do and what you can expect.
sunny33days replied the topic: #2 10 years 8 months ago
What was the answer to your upgrade question? I also need to upgrade, but am afraid I'll lose my past posts.
tbross replied the topic: #3 10 years 8 months ago
I want to be able to notify people on a listserv when a new topic/posting has been made. I undersatnd people can subscribe to topics but this is not enough. I want the members of the listserv to know when there is a new topic so they can go and subscribe. I can't see any way to do this.
Thanks,
Ted
billco replied the topic: #4 10 years 8 months ago
Hi, I want to update from v1.6.1. Do I just install v1.7.1 over the top and it keeps all previos posts and settings?

I am integrated with CB also. Will that be affected?

Thanks in advance, for your reply.

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Third-party components: AlphaUserPoints: Disabled or not installed | CommunityBuilder: Installed (Version : 1.4) | Jomsocial: Disabled or not installed | UddeIm: Installed (Version : 2.1)

Plugins: System - Mootools12: Disabled | System - Mootools Upgrade: Enabled | JFirePHP: Disabled or not installed | Kunena Discuss: Disabled or not installed | Kunena Search: Disabled or not installed | My Kunena Forum Menu: Disabled or not installed | My Kunena Forum Posts: Disabled or not installed

Modules: Kunena Latest: Enabled (Version : 1.6.0-RC2) | Kunena Stats: Enabled (Version : 1.6.0-RC2) | Kunena Login: Disabled or not installed

Nihil replied the topic: #5 10 years 8 months ago

sozzled wrote: Kunena 1.7.1 plus Kunena Discuss 1.7.1


Thank you. This is good stuff!