After over a year of development and more than 800 tickets closed, we're pleased to announce the availability of Elgg 1.8.0! In addition to fixing bugs, in Elgg 1.8.0 we focused on improving the end-user experience and making it easier for Elgg developers to build Elgg sites.
Some of the end-user features include:
In addition to the user-facing changes, Elgg 1.8.0 also includes many features for developers, including:
There are many additional improvements, bug fixes, and new features in Elgg 1.8.0, but it's impossible to list them all. Because of the many changes, the upgrade from 1.7 to 1.8.0 requires additional steps. Be sure to read the UPGRADE.txt file. Please be aware that many plugins have not yet been updated to work with Elgg 1.8.0, so if you rely on 3rd party plugins, check for the availability of Elgg 1.8.0 versions.
Because of the delay of the availbility of third party plugins for Elgg 1.8, the Elgg 1.7 branch will continue to be updated for the next few months while plugin authors migrate to Elgg 1.8.0. No new features will be added to Elgg 1.7, but bugs and security issues will be fixed.
We encourage everyone to install Elgg 1.8.0 to experience the improvements mentioned in this post. As always, before you upgrade be sure to make a full backup. If you're ready to take the plunge, grab the latest download, read the installation instructions, and give it a go! Be sure to report any bugs to Trac, and we'd love to hear your feedback at the Community Site.
Edit: Elgg 126.96.36.199 was released immediately after 1.8.0 to correct an overlooked bug in the installation system. There are no changes between 1.8.0 and 188.8.131.52 except that.
One more step towards ubiquitous...
Yew got it..! kewl Stuffs buddy ;-O
And hmmm ;-)
About time to move on... towards 1.8 ;-oO
Wonder if we might be the first to try/do an upgrade
from 1.5 to 1.8 ? Been getting quite a few wide eyed looks
from some good developer-friends out here..
Side-effects = we gonna hafta upgrade *all our PlugIns to 1.8 hehhh;
Anyone wanna join the funz with us ?