Kunena Goes Joomla 1.5 Native
Over the last few months, the Kunena team has been hard at work on both fixing many legacy issues and concurrently developing a Joomla 1.5 native version of Kunena. Having gone through multiple test versions in recent months, we're proud to announce that today we're declaring Kunena 1.5.3 the final version.
Kunena 1.5.3 incorporates several new features including an easier installation process, better SEO for Google, and improved SEF by using the built-in Joomla URL router. It also address a number of minor bugs with avatar uploading, a profile memory issue, and IE-specific fixes. A complete list of improvements can be found here.
Over 35,000 copies of the Kunena 1.5.x test versions have been downloaded since April 2009 (the Kunena 1.0.x series has been downloaded over 82,000 times), which clearly demonstrates a strong interest in a powerful forum solution that integrates natively within Joomla.
Working closing with the Community Builder development and testing teams, even more compatibility improvements and fail-safe procedures have been made. We've also added JoomFish support for multilingual sites (in addition to built-in add-on support for 10 world languages) and improved compatibility with JomSocial. And the Kunena team is committed to the Joomla Project for the future, always striving to be the best and most integrated forum solution for Joomla.
Kunena 1.0.10 Released
The highlight of this release is complete integration with Community Builder, which was updated today. Close collaboration with the CB team has produced a powerful combination of functionality and sharing profile information. To take full advantage of this integration, you should update to the newly released Community Builder 1.2.1 now.
Other bug fixes in this release include CSS fixes, language updates, SEF improvements, and increased compatibility with Joomla 1.5. With over 100 enhancements and fixes in this release, our focus has been on closing out all user-reported bugs, improving stability, increasing usability, and turning our efforts towards a native Joomla 1.5 version. Aligning with the Joomla Project's announcement of the end of life of the Joomla 1.0.x series, this is the last legacy release of Kunena. We encourage users who have not yet upgraded to Joomla 1.5 to do so to further enjoy the benefits of added stability and functionality.
Kunena 1.5.1b Released
Kunena 1.5.1 now enters beta
In direct response to the requests of the Kunena community, the Kunena Team announces the immediate availability of Kunena 1.5.1 beta. While this version isn't recommended for live production sites, it includes many new features, fixes and now runs natively in Joomla 1.5.x.
With over 60 improvements, the Kunena 1.5.1 beta is now more closely integrated with the popular social component Community Builder than ever before.
This is a test release which will automatically upgrade any Kunena 1.0.x installation to Kunena 1.5 and we would like your help in giving feedback on this release. Please report issues in the Kunena 1.5.1 beta section of our forums.
While there isn't a specific timetable for the Release Candidate version, trust that we are working diligently behind the scenes to transform this beta into the best forum software for Joomla.
The Kunena Team
Kunena 1.0.9 & 1.5.0a Release
The Kunena Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Kunena 1.0.9. This is a security release and all users are urged to upgrade immediately.
This release addresses a number of issues. A legacy security issue inherited form the Fireboard installer has been fixed as well as pagination issues and RSS.
Highlights of the release include a new, powerful advanced search. Users can now customize their searching in a variety of ways, including authors & titles. A tight collaboration with the Community Builder team is also a great new feature which allows CB users to enjoy stronger integration than ever before.
Additionally, a large number of minor fixes and enhancements have been included in this release. Please see the Kunena Read Me for this release to view the full list of changes and improvements:
On top of the Kunena 1.0.9 release, the Kunena Team has been hard at work on a Kunena 1.5 release, which runs natively on Joomla 1.5.x. We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Kunena 1.5.0 Alpha. This is a test release which will automatically upgrade any Kunena 1.0.x installation to Kunena 1.5 and shouldn't be used on live production sites. We encourage users to test out this great new native version and provide us with feedback to make Kunena the best forum for Joomla.
The Kunena Team