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Joomla 1.5.8 Released

Joomla 1.5.8 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.8 [Wohnaiki]. This release contains a number of bug fixes and two moderate-level security fixes. It has been around two months since Joomla 1.5.7 was released on September 9, 2008. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. 









Download

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.8 (Full package) »

Click here to find an update package. »


Instructions

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 1.5.8 Post-Release Notes to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

View past release notes for Joomla 1.5.7 or release notes for Joomla 1.5.6.

Security

For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.

Components

  • Articles: Remove brackets around Last Updated date and time, Start Publishing date corrections for other than UTC 00:00, hit counts correct for Articles, adding a space after a cloaked email address
  • E-mail addresses: Correctly cloaked when presented in Section and Category descriptions
  • Categories: Edit icon correctly shows for Articles without Title links, Print icon correct now on first page for Blog Layout
  • Sections: Plural and singular form correction, Category link properly ended, Router changes reverted to version 1.5.6 so Article ID does not append to the Article slug
  • Frontpage: Article assignment correction, corrected number of Links
  • Contacts: Image display correction when Image Directory is configured
  • RSS Feed: Corrected spelling of Category in Category feed
  • User: Added isInternal checking on referer values
  • Weblinks: Language strings

Modules

  • Feed: Target attribute validation, language string correction
  • Login: ItemID is preserved on redirect
  • Menu: Changing Menu Link Type now functions properly, Section Language string, Article Reset button working
  • Related Items: Keyword matching functions correctly and filters characters appropriately
  • Stats: Corrected Time
  • Sections: No authorization parameter works correctly
  • Search: Form validates correctly for Transitional xHTML

Legacy

  • Return statement added for Legacy Menu Check

Templates

  • Beez: Lengthened E-mail Content Popup, Search button now works when pressed, password reset works correctly, corrections to Beez HTML folders, User details page corrected
  • JA_Purity: Added missing language strings

Administrator

  • Console: Added "Welcome to Joomla!" information and Joomla Security RSS feeds to Administrator Console
  • Installation: Proper deletion of component directories, default entries for Templates and Languages are now correct for uninstall
  • Media Manager: Changed default for new sites to disable Flash multi-file uploader due to incompatibility with Flash 10
  • Installation: Remove confusing error message about language files for extension installations, Administrator Modules now correctly uninstall INI files
  • Sample data: Updated news feeds to point to free software community sites, extensive corrections and updates to sample content

System

  • API: JFolder::files and JFolder::folders corrections for Search, missing Method added to JRecordSet, Database Class correctly quotes names not using dot notation, JTableUser matches using the correct number of fields
  • Cache: Correct undefined variable in Cache Class
  • Language file: Corrected wording, correct installation of PDF fonts independent of language choices, several language string corrections in en-GB.ini
  • Menu: Performance improvements for sites with many menu items
  • Users: Temporary Users are now able to logout, secure protocol can now be used when editing account details
  • Added PHP 4 compatibility for isInternal checking

Statistics

Statistics for the 1.5.8 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.8 contains:
    • 71 issues fixed in SVN
    • 26 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net decrease of 4 active issues:
    • 65 new reports
    • 130 closed
    • 66 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.8 release was packaged, the tracker had 114 active issues:
    • 44 open
    • 44 confirmed
    • 24 pending

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug with Joomla, find out more information here on how to report the bug.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-leads; Airton Torres, Arno Zijlstra, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Alan Langford, Anthony Ferrara, Amy Stephen, Andrew Eddie, Elin Waring, Ercan Ozkaya, Charl van Niekerk, Gergo Erdosi, Hannes Papenberg, Jennifer Marriott, Jens-Christian Skibakk, Jonah Braun, Joseph LeBlanc, Kevin Devine, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mati Kochen, Mickael Maison, Robin Muilwijk, Samuel Moffatt, Shantanu Bala, Toby Patterson, and Wilco Jansen.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Dan Walker, Eduardo Diaz, and Tibor Toth.

Joomla 1.5.7 Security Release Now Available

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.7 [Wovusani]. This is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes, improvements as well as security fixes. It is strongly recommended that users immediately upgrade. It has been nearly four weeks since Joomla 1.5.6 was released on August 12, 2008. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.






Instructions

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.7 (Full package) »

Click here to find an update package. »


Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Security

  • Several security issues were fixed in this release. There was 1 critical, 1 major and 2 moderate security vulnerabilities fixed in 1.5.7. For more information, visit the Security Center.

Articles

  • com_content: Metadata handling; Alias not copied for Articles
  • String Escaping: External links; Titles; Alt tags missing on images
  • Blog Layout: Article Page break; new Left-to-Right option; Breadcrumbs; Archive Intro Text formatting issues; Section Blog Article links
  • Submit Article: Article Order Drop-Down List on Front End Shows Archived and Trashed Articles; Preview edited Article does not use Template Editor.css
  • RSS Feed: Publish Date fix; External URLs rendering incorrectly
  • SEO: Index and Follow Meta Tag for Print View

Modules

  • Show_noauth problem; Module Deletion after uninstall; Colspan in mod_latest; Copy Newsflash Module
  • Name and Username in mod_login; Menu item is locked after closing
  • Search: Textfield Width Parameter; Show Search Results option; Category Search

Legacy

  • Menu Access Rights Corrections; Menu Separator shows as Link

Templates

  • Beez: Contact Image; Typo in Attribute value; Newsflash Article URL
  • ja_purity: e-Mail and Print Button files; Default Article Layout does not display Edit Icon for Authors; Site Logo Text goes under Header background; Top menu
  • UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2008): New function countMenuChildren() added for hiding empty split menus

Administrator

  • $row is not Initialized
  • Help: Latest Version check; Help Key Reference Update for Modules: New Screen
  • Configuration: Time Zone correction
  • Media Manager: Base path missing slashes
  • Sample Content: Outdated Links in "Welcome to Joomla", Newsfeed Fixes, several updated articles and statistics
  • Installation: Remove confusing error message about language files for extension installations

System

  • IIS 6 and IIS 7: JRoute::_() and Application Redirect() fixes
  • Parameter Types: SQL, Textarea for Templates
  • E-mail: JMail class ignores JConfig.sendmail path for sendmail; Incorrect SEF URLs for outgoing recommendation e-mails
  • API: JHTMLSelect fix; queryBatch logging in debug mode; JSite::getParams(); strpos(); setMetadata creates duplicate meta tags; $row is not initialized
  • XML-RPC client ID is too high; Profiling J1.5 framework; $row is not initialized
  • Cache: JCacheStorageFile::gc flawed logic in cache expiry; Clean Cache file with Cache Manager

UPDATE (Sept. 12, 2008): For FAQs about this release, see http://docs.joomla.org/Category:Version_1.5.7_FAQ


Read more: Joomla 1.5.7 Security Release Now Available

Joomla! 1.5.6 Released

Joomla 1.5.6 Security Release

The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.6 [Vusani]. This is a quick turnaround security release to address a high level security issue and it is recommended all users upgrade immediately.

For more information about this exploit, click here to visit the Joomla Security Blog.

Instructions

Download the Joomla 1.5.6 full package now

Download update packages


Release Notes

  • SECURITY [HIGH] Fixed security hole in reset logic to check for proper token length.

Manual Installation

Download the Joomla! 1.5.6 Security Patch changed files only


For some users a manual installation of the 1.5.6 Security Patch is a faster process. To manually apply the 1.5.6 Security Patch, upload the following files, replacing the existing files:

		components/com_user/models/reset.php
		changelog.php
		includes/framework.php
		administrator/includes/framework.php
		libraries/joomla/version.php
		libraries/joomla/environment/uri.php

This patch will only update installations of Joomla 1.5.5. If you're using an earlier version, it is recommended you update prior to updating these files.