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Hubzilla 1.3 released

hubzillaWe are please to announce the immediate availability of Hubzilla Community Server V1.3, our web software for building and linking decentralised community websites. The current release is building on our momentum to provide a much more configurable and adaptable platform for creating and linking website communities of all sizes and descriptions while providing autonomous privacy controls for all web resources.

The highlights are
1) ability to attach metadata to more stored resources which allows new types of plugins/addons to be created,
2) radically simplified setup and operation provided by the « Hubzilla UNO » configuration, and
3) continued work on the web interface to provide a pleasant and smooth flowing experience.

Please find out more about the project at http://hubzilla.org or visit our project page at https://github.com/redmatrix/hubzilla .

Summary of changes in this release:

Admin Security configuration page created which consolidates several previously hidden settings:
Communication white/black lists
Channel white/black lists
OEmbed white/black lists
Admin Profile Fields page created which manages the availability and order of standard profile fields and allows new fields to be created/managed
Allow guest/visitor access to view personal calendar
« Poke » module reworked – page UI updated and « poke basic » setting introduced which limits the available poke « verbs ».
« Mood » module UI reworked
« profile_photo » module UI reworked
« cover_photo » module UI reworked
« new_channel » module UI reworked
« register » module UI reworked
« pubsites » module UI reworked
item-meta (« iconfig ») created which implements arbitrary storage for item metadata for plugins
abook-meta (« abconfig ») created which implements arbitrary storage for connection metadata for plugins
« Strict transport security header » made optional as it conflicts with some existing Apache/nginx configurations
« Hubzilla UNO » (Hubzilla with radically simplified and locked site settings) implemented as an install configuration.
.well-known directory conflict worked out to support LetsEncrypt cert ownership checks without disrupting webfinger and other internal uses of .well-known
Lots of work on ‘zcards’ which are self-contained HTML representations of a channel including cover photos, profile photos, and some text information
Long standing bug uncovered which failed to properly restrict the lower time limit for public feed requests
A number of fixes to « readmore » to fix page jumping
Bugfix: persons other than the channel owner who have permission to upload photos to a channel could not do so if the js_upload plugin/addon was enabled
Siteinfo incorrectly identifying secondary directory servers
Allow admin to set and lock features when UNO is configured
Atom feeds: alter how events are formatted to be compatible with GNU-social
Moved several more classes to « composer format » and provided an autoloader.
Bugfix: require existing password to change password
Bugfix: allow relative_date() to be translated to Polish which has more than two plural forms.
Plugin API: add « requires » keyword to module header to indicate dependent addons
ActivityStreams improvements and cleanup: photo and file activities
UI cleanup for editing profile when multiple profiles enabled
Removed the « markdown » feature as there are numerous issues and no maintainer.
Provide « footer » bbcode to ease theming of post footer content
Bugfix: install issues caused by composer code refactor and typo in postgres load file

Plugins:
keepout – « block public on steroids »
pubsubhubbub – provides PuSH support to Atom feeds, required for GNU-social federation
GNUsocial protocol – under development
Diaspora protocol – some work to ease migration to the new signing format
Diaspost – disabled; numerous issues and no maintainer
smileybutton – theme work and fixed compatibility with other jot-tools plugins

 

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