Introduction

The Kunena team has now released Kunena 1.7.0 as a native Joomla extension for J! 1.5.23, J! 1.6.6 and J! 1.7.0. This is a security release and replacement for Kunena 1.5 and 1.6 and all users are recommended to upgrade to Kunena 1.7.0. Backup and testing are strongly recommended!  K 1.7.0 makes all previous releases of Kunena obsolete and all users of prior Kunena releases are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Support for K 1.5 will cease one month after the release of K 1.7.

In order to achieve interoperability with all of J! 1.5, J! 1.6 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! 1.6/1.7 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.

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 1.7.0 is available for download on the download page.

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camsarim replied the topic: #1 10 years 11 months ago
Excellent !, Thank you so much !!! Just installed running perfect. Loved the CAPTCHA feature !
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etkritikonspoudon replied the topic: #2 10 years 11 months ago
Excellent! thank you very much...

Strangely, I did get an error during install (actually upgrade) about the manifest file missing, yet at the same time I got another message about successful installation/upgrade.

Have not come across a problem yet...

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Summary

It has been decided to release a new minor version to be known as Kunena 1.7.  The purpose of this article is to inform all members of the community of this decision.  This article discusses why a new minor version release is considered the most appropriate way to introduce these changes at this time and what this means for the Kunena project roadmap.

K 1.7 does not mean that you need to have J! 1.7 installed in order to run it.  It is important to understand that K 1.7 will operate on all supported versions of Joomla, namely, J! 1.5.23, J! 1.6.6 and J! 1.7.0 and beyond (but not beyond J! 2.5).  K 1.7 will make obsolete all previous versions of Kunena.  Support for K 1.5 and K 1.6 will cease one month after the release of this new version.  It is planned to introduce K 1.7 soon (towards the end of August 2011).

K 1.7 will implement four new features and a number of fixes for K 1.6.5.

For all intents and purposes, K 1.7 will not be significantly different to K 1.6 in terms of how it's installed or how it functions.  For the most part, K 1.7 will be backward compatible with K 1.6 but not in all respects.  The differences between K 1.7 and K 1.6 are summarised in a table at the end of this article.

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Andrew11 replied the topic: #1 10 years 11 months ago
Thanks for sharing this great information with all members.

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 three 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 image

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snilloconator replied the topic: #1 10 years 11 months ago
Looks like Kunena is definitely headed in the right direction! Nice chart :)
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Andrew11 replied the topic: #2 10 years 11 months ago
First congratulation and this great chart.
paulmcgarry replied the topic: #3 11 years 1 week ago
Congrats !!
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gnumax replied the topic: #4 11 years 1 week ago
Excellent statistical progression as good extension. ;)

Introduction

The Kunena Team has now released Kunena 1.6.5 as a native Joomla extension for J! 1.5.23, J! 1.6.6 and J! 1.7.0. This is a maintenance release for Kunena 1.6 and all users are recommended to upgrade to Kunena 1.6.5. Backup and testing are strongly recommended!

K 1.6.5 makes all previous releases of Kunena obsolete and all users of prior Kunena releases are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

In order to achieve interoperability with all of J! 1.5, J! 1.6 and J! 1.7, much of the recent work has focused on fixing several important matters in Kunena 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! 1.6/1.7 CMS.

There are still a few outstanding matters that have prevented K 1.6 meeting all our expectations to take full advantage of all the features of J! 1.6 or J! 1.7. As with other Joomla extensions, the Kunena project is not alone in this situation. During our extensive testing of K 1.6.5 the project team has discovered several issues with the Joomla 1.6 core and these were reported to the Joomla development team; several other changes were requested, too, but these did not make it into the release of J! 1.7. Rather than wait for the Joomla development team address these outstanding concerns it was decided that it was better to release a version of Kunena that handles most of what Joomla 1.6/1.7 were capable of providing. There is still further work needed to complete this task and we're continuing to work with Joomla developers to resolve those outstanding matters. If you are in any doubt about whether J! 1.6 or J! 1.7 are right for you, you should test K 1.6.5 on J! 1.6.6 or J! 1.7.0. to form your own opinion of what is best for your needs or whether you should use something else.

At this time there are no new releases of add-on extensions for Kunena. As with all other releases, K 1.6.5 is available for download on the download page.

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cavusoglu28 replied the topic: #1 10 years 11 months ago
thank you
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xillibit replied the topic: #2 10 years 11 months ago
Hello,

Do you a screenshot to see exactly the issue ?
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renejdm replied the topic: #3 10 years 11 months ago
I just installed the latest version of Kunena on Windows 7 (localhost) with PHP 5.3.5. It looks good in IE9 but the text is blurred in FireFox 6
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joomlaman replied the topic: #4 11 years 4 days ago
hi dears
in kunena team

Thank you for providing the best Joomla extension(kunena forum)

Good luck
ravi.grt replied the topic: #5 11 years 5 days ago
Thanks for your time and bringing out a great product!!