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
Kunena 1.0.8 stable
It has been done! Kunena 1.0.8 goes stable!
Approximately 1 month after the public release of Kunena 1.0.7b, over 1,000 registered users, and over 11,000 downloads later, Kunena 1.0.8 goes stable.
We are proud to present you with the most advanced integrated forum solution available for Joomla. While we originally had no plans to release Kunena 1.0, the events surrounding the shutdown of FireBoard caused us to rethink our plans and the development team invested a gigantic effort to make the impossible happen. In less than 4 weeks after the initial launch of Kunena.com and countless late nights that turned into early mornings, we are proud to call it ready.
The vast majority of known issues have been fixed. This is the most secure, most stable, best integrated, and most optimized version of Joomlaboard, FireBoard and now Kunena—EVER.
Due to the severity level of the critical security vulnerabilities fixed, all prior users of FireBoard and Kunena are urged to immediately upgrade!
Please check the detailed release notes at: docs.kunena.org/index.php/Kunena_1.0.8_Read_Me for detailed information about the changes, additions and fixes that went into this release.
In addition to releasing the stable version of Kunena 1.0.8, we are also announcing the launch of a dedicated community-driven documentation project for Kunena. Effective immediately, you can check out the beginnings of the project at: docs.kunena.org
All this work would not have been possible without the effort of many individuals and the entire community here at Kunena.com. We want to thank all of you who have helped us make this happen, who have given us their trust, and who spoke out on our behalf nearly everywhere around the world.
Just four weeks ago, Kunena wasn't in the public eye and it has quickly became the largest and frequented forum component site for Joomla. For us, this is only the beginning. We know you are anxiously waiting for a Joomal 1.5 native version and now our goal is to go back to working on it—after a brief break to catch our breath from these hard weeks. We all will need a chance to regain our energy from the many late nights that have taken their toll on our lives and families.
We hope you enjoy the new release and use it to build new, exiting websites for your communities!
Thank you for supporting our community!
The Kunena Team
Quality is always worth the wait
You may be wondering what has been happening behind the curtains since the Kunena 1.0.7 beta was released two weeks ago.
Though we promised to deliver our first stable version over a week ago, we've unfortunately found some major bugs inherited from FireBoard and all of them were serious enough to delay the release. While fixing those issues, more and more bug reports came in from our early adopters and they all needed to be fixed as well. So our dedicated team has been working day and night to keep our promise of quality to the community.
In the last two weeks, we've fixed over 50 bugs in Kunena 1.0.7b. We have also added 15 small features, removed 3 deprecated/broken features, and made over 30 additional code improvements. Most of the bugs reported by users have already been fixed in our latest developer builds.
Our goal is not to fix every little bug before we release (otherwise there would be an even longer wait for a release), but to make some major progress on getting a stable codebase. The release date is currently set for Monday.