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Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 B1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

Important K 1.6.5 situation report

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9 years 2 months ago #1 by sozzled
Many members of the community are concerned with the recent developments occurring with Joomla:
  • The release of J! 1.7.0
  • The retirement of J! 1.6.x and the withdrawal of support for that series on 10 August this year;
  • Kunena that is compatible with J! 1.5, J! 1.6 and J 1.7; and
  • Fixing problems with K 1.6.4
The Kunena project team has been aware of these issues for quite some time and has been making steady progress. Changes made by the Joomla development team in the release of J! 1.7.0 have, unfortunately, created unforeseen extra work for the project.

These changes also occurred at a time when the project was, itself, undergoing restructuring in the way that the software development had been managed. These coinciding factors occurred together to make things more difficult than the team had expected.

At this time, the project team has a limited range of options. It is planned to release K 1.6.5 later today but this release will contain a few issues that cannot be resolved immediately. The project wishes to reassure the Kunena community that these issues are not show-stoppers but some people will need to be prepared as a result of upgrading to K 1.6.5 when the release is done. These issues are:

(1) Only with English language support; translators will need to spend time - probably an hour - to check those untranslated strings and to provide suitable language packs for those people who need them.

(2) Other language translations to be made by the translators as soon as practicable after the release of K 1.6.5 and posted on the forum.

(3) A further release (K 1.6.6) will be offered when all language translations have been updated.

The release of J! 1.6.6 will also help a lot of people who are fearful of the XSS security vulnerability found in earlier releases of J! 1.6 and who feel compelled to upgrade to J! 1.7.0 (assuming that they're taken everything else into consideration and they're actually able to make the jump).

We expect to be able to make an announcement about the availability f K 1.6.5 later today.

You may discuss this implications of the matters mentioned here in [Merged topic] Joomla 1.7 and implications for Kunena
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9 years 2 months ago #2 by sozzled
Further to my earlier advice, work has progressed. We now hope that there will not be the problems with non-English versions of Kunena that were previously expected. Further announcements on the availability of K 1.6.5 will be made as information comes to hand.

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9 years 2 months ago - 9 years 2 months ago #3 by sozzled
Unavoidable delays have postponed K 1.6.5 beyond original expectations. These things happen. We are now testing the final "release candidate" version of K 1.6.5, as a matter of the highest urgency, prior to making it available to the general community. We do not anticipate any difficulties at this time and we should be in a better position to release in a few hours from now.

For your information, the forum here at www.kunena.org has been upgraded to K 1.6.5. In doing so, we have a live production environment in which we can see whether there are serious problems that would prevent a release of K 1.6.5 to the wider community. I'm sure that everyone wants the assurance that we've done as much as we possibly can to deliver a working solution while, at the same time, meeting the urgent demand to provide a solution that operates under J! 1.7 conditions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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