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Release of XOOPS Cube 2.1 alpha 3

ayumi submitted 2006/5/27 21:38, published 2006/5/31 8:40 | 11122 views

We are pleased to announce release of XOOPS Cube 2.1 alpha 3. This is just for experiments use and do NOT use it on public website.

XOOPS Cube 2.1 alpha 2 has some bug-fix and improvement from the XOOPS Cube alpha 2, which was released in April. Please also refer to news of alpha 1 and 2 release for details of XOOPS Cube 2.1.

Followings are changes and updates from the alpha 1 release.

Changes and updates from the alpha 2 release:
1.System module becomes dispensable.
Now, you may disable the system module since most of functions in the system module has been added to the base module. But the migrated functions may have some bugs. Any comments or bug reports of the functions would be appreciated

2.Updates and change logs from the alpha 2 release.
(1)Almost all functions of XOOPS 2.0.X system module except notifications has been added.
- Image manager (to base module)
- Preferences (to base module)
- Template sets and files can be uploaded or downloaded.
- backend.php
- Global search
- Fallback mechanism
- Add an initial process with MySQL for multi byte use.
- Fixed bugs and typos.
- tuning up functions
(3) Dropped functions which would be omitted in the XOOPS Cube 2.1 stable.
- functions of pda.php
- functions of banner.php

Please refer to the download page.

If you find any bugs, please report it at the Core Development forum.

There are many different from the alpha 2 release. It may be difficult to update from the alpha 2 to the alpha 3. We recommend initial installation if you use the alpha 3 release.
Specifications of XOOPS Cube 2.1 may be changed in future releases. The XOOPS Cube 2.1 alpha is just for experiments use. We recommend to use this release in local machine, not on public server.

Release schedule:
We are going to release the alpha 4 next month with some changes on class system, fix service specifications. Then, we’ll release beta 1, fix bugs of former releases and change the base module to legacy module. In the beta 2 release, we fix XCube name space, the core of XOOPS Cube 2.1.
Following chart is roadmap of XOOPS Cube 2.1. But we can not guarantee the release date.

Thank you for your attention and we are expecting for your feedbacks.

XOOPS Cube Project Team

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