Joomla! 1.0.8 [ Sunshade ] is now available as of Sunday 26th February 2006 07:00 UTC for download here.
We Highly Recommend that you upgrade to this version.
1.0.8 contains the following work:
- 37 Security Fixes
- 70+ General bug fixes
- Several Performance enhancements
1.0.8 is available as a Full Package, which contains all Joomla! files and Patch Packages which contain only the files that have been changed by the Stability work conducted.
Upgrading from any version of Joomla! 1.0.x to 1.0.8, simply involves overwriting your current sites files, with the files in the proper Patch Package that applies to your site. So if you are running Joomla! 1.0.5, you will need the 1.0.5 to 1.0.8 Patch Package.
This can be done by either uncompressing the Patch Package and then using an FTP client to transfer these files to your server and overwriting existing file. If you find errors after the process, ensure that all files were properly transferred. There have been verified reports of some FTP clients not properly transferring files across to a server - without notifying the user of such a problem.
If your Web Provider gives you access to your site via some sort of Web Admin panel like CPanel or Plesk, you can use the syetems file manager to upload the Patch Package file to your server and then extracting the package file and overwriting all the files on your server.
More information can be found on the Forums and if at any stage you are unsure, then search the forums for posts on the subject. Most will be found in the Upgrading Forum.
Before undertaking an Upgrade or Conversion, it is extremely important that you backup your site Database and if possible, also you site files. While we try to ensure that an Upgrade or Conversion process is relatively straightforward, we cannot garuantee that this will always be the case for every user. So it is imperative that users take protective measures in case they face problems after the Upgrade or Conversion.
To ensure the integrity of the files you are downloading, you are advised only to download from the 'Official Source' on the Ofifical Joomla! Forge. As an extra security measure we now make available the MD5 checksum values of the respective package files, to allow people to do integrity checking.
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