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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Blog / General / News / Announcements / Subversion!


w00t, here it is, at last!!

 svn co 

to checkout the sources of the latest bleeding edge FlatPress! Kewl!

Notice You can get live stats here

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Blog / General / How I feel about local FlatPress sites

How I feel about local FlatPress sites

There is a question I’ve been being asked many times, so I’m now giving the answer I’m already giving to people who tries to contact me by mail, by contact form, by forum, by phone, teletypes, telegraph, etc etc :P

Sometimes is not even a question, but it’s just a notification.


I’m $nickname and I’ve opened a FlatPress support site in $language,
please advertise with this link: $site_url.

and sometimes, even

There’s a forum $forum_url and a wiki $wiki_url

FlatPress is such a small project that having N websites, everyone with its own maintainer, it’s own front page, its own forum, won’t help anybody.

It’s better for people to know they have one place where they can find both help and documentation: that’s why on the forum I’m allowing you to use your language if you really can’t speak English, and that’s why the wiki was meant to allow you using your own language.

I can’t force you people to not do that, if you really want, and I know this is a way for you to show your love for FlatPress, but please at least understand that I can’t (and for now won’t) call these side projects “official”, nor I’m going to publish any link on the home page that I or someone already in the team haven’t personally reviewed and approved (starting from the maintainer him/herself).

And how can you (yes, you, and not only your site) be approved?

The first steps consist in joining the forum community and showing us your skills helping other users with their requests or questions, and eventually sharing your themes or plugins.

Get really involved!

Coming in with all the things done, it’s not such a good presentation, to us.

And once you did all of this… well. Maybe ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Blog / General / News / Announcements / Yet another bug fix (yeah, I know, I’m boring)

Yet another bug fix (yeah, I know, I’m boring)

While I was trying to sort out the results of a disappointing upgrade to Gutsy (most of the pain is coming from my laptop crappy motherboard, but with Feisty it almost worked…); I was preparing to a complete reinstall from scratch (argh!)

Well, now it works almost everything, except that if you’re the unlucky owner of a VIA motherboard and you used to boot with acpi=force irqpoll workaround, irqpoll will now happily make your laptop a sloth (yeah, not really a gibbon) and the boot will let you go to the shops stay around for half an afternoon, come back and see it’s still loading GDM. Well, you’ll have to choose between your USBs and WiFi (NoWhereBlog on this rant).

Well, let’s stop with the too-geeky-stuff, and back to us; a friend of mine (no, not one of the forum, but still one of my mates at university) kept on pulling my legs for the whole day as I’ve release a patch which didn’t patch the delete entry bug.

I won’t say kudos, you annoying bastard :P, but here’s the patch: just remove the .txt and put it in admin/panels/entry/ and replace the old one.

I’ve also re-re-released the 0.703.6 with a new minor-minor version number (0.703.6.1) but the internal version remains 0.703.6, that’s only for the package.

If you still don’t have upgraded, it’ll be on our beloved SourceForge as usual.



[1] It doesn’t matter if you won’t understand, guys.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Blog / General / News / Announcements / Bug fixes

Bug fixes

file updated. Now I’m trying to deal with my broken upgrade to Ubuntu Gutsy. Weepee. -.-

I don’t have much time to figure how many files I’ve changed, so I’ve only done a whole re-distribution.

Ok, here’s the changelog:

FIXED XSS vulnerabilities in comments.tpl and contact.tpl
FIXED Backported from Crescendo+1 fix for XSS in $_GET fields
FIXED bug in static handling (THEME_LEGACY_MODE not checked)
FIXED Moved html escaping from default-filters to bbcode plugin
FIXED Added option to bbcode plugin to allow inline html! (no more ugly [html] tags! :)


I think the coolest thing is this small new feature (inline html), which anyway depends on a bug fix :P notice: you have to enable it

Inline html will let you completely break the validation if you don’t know html.

Who cares, you say? Well, next time your layout will be all f-ed up, don’t come crying to me, LOL :D :D :D

Get it form SourceForge

Have fun!

(and donate, damnit! :D)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog / General / News / Minor contact form issue (XSS)

Minor contact form issue (XSS)

The always nice Stefano told me about another small XSS issue with contact form: replace the file contact.tpl you have in fp-interface/sharedtpls/ with this one

Guys I know you look forward Crescendo+1, I have to ask you to wait :)