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1.9.0 release from the 1.9 series released 2014-04-15

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Mahara 1.9.0 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.9. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.1.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changes from 1.8:

New Features:
Accessibility! W3C WCAG 2.0 level AA (except for some admin pages)
Profile completion progress bar
Institutions can customise static pages (Dashboard, Terms & Conditions, etc)
Institutions can customise their default language
Support for reCAPTCHA on self-registration page
"New user probation" system ...

Changelog:

New Features:
Accessibility! W3C WCAG 2.0 level AA (except for some admin pages)
Profile completion progress bar
Institutions can customise static pages (Dashboard, Terms & Conditions, etc)
Institutions can customise their default language
Support for reCAPTCHA on self-registration page
"New user probation" system to discourage spam
"Cookie Consent" system for compliance with the EU cookie law
"Post now" option for forum posts, to bypass post delay
Support for Creative Commons 4.0 licenses
New "Feedback" block, allows placing feedback as a block intead of at the bottom of the page
Can now show image descriptions in "Image Gallery" block
Can specify the sort order of files in a "Folder" block
"Folder" block can now have "Download all as zip" link
Improvements to watchlist notifications
Notification sent to admins when an institution reaches its allowed member limit
"New group page" notification
Elasticsearch shows forum post dates in search results
Elasticsearch plugin now works with MySQL
API: Blocks can provide a custom stylesheet
API: Themes can disable Page Skins

Security bugs:
Security Bug #1266976: Update to HTMLPurifier 4.6.0
Security Bug #1284876: Suspended users can log in via password reset email

Other bugs:
Bug #778254: Split multiple user activity notifications into chunks
Bug #1058416: Copying page in a collection only gives "untitled" title for clean URLs
Bug #1081947: Use of CAST() causes extreme slowdown in large MySQL sites
Bug #1237198: Make Elasticsearch plugin work with MySQL
Bug #1239271: Skin description is not displayed
Bug #1247715: Upgrade to 1.8.0 fails - can't connect to mysql
Bug #1248307: Content chooser panel doesn't work on tablet
Bug #1249123: Users who are in "No Institution" can't use skins
Bug #1249858: Mahara can't figure out mime types because of a finfo() bug
Bug #1252497: editing a skin deletes the creation time from db
Bug #1254394: Can't change auth method on /admin/users/edit.php
Bug #1256118: elasticsearch install hangs if ElasticSearch Server not running
Bug #1257953: public group forum info do not show up in elasticsearch
Bug #1259359: Use of tabindex is confusing for screen readers
Bug #1259378: Profile pictures have inconsistent alt text
Bug #1259393: Required form fields are not obvious to screen readers
Bug #1259397: Dropdown navigation is not accessible
Bug #1259408: The status of notifications in "Recent Activity" is not accessible to screen readers
Bug #1262867: Site search box does not have a label
Bug #1262870: Textarea for posting to a user's wall does not have a label
Bug #1262933: Drag-and-drop page editor is not keyboard-accessible
Bug #1264105: Problem with deleting skins that are attached to a portfolio page
Bug #1265049: forum post notifications have escaped <br> in message in inbox
Bug #1265629: elasticsearch setup by mahara causes Elasticsearch Server status to go from green to yellow
Bug #1266317: Institution/group ownership of custom flexible layouts
Bug #1267668: Add a "Cookie Consent" link to the Admin Home page.
Bug #1268788: mobile_api_json_reply sends extra stuff at the top, making it invalid json
Bug #1270752: "shared with me" pagination fails with IE 9
Bug #1270846: no message when incorrect username entered
Bug #1270987: Modal dialogs are not accessible
Bug #1271301: Search and filter forms need labels
Bug #1273492: Group members list cannot be sorted when using elasticsearch
Bug #1275995: Navigation and tabs are broken in IE11
Bug #1278013: LDAP sync enter list of groups
Bug #1278428: No groups and group files visible although there must be many in 1.8.1
Bug #1279468: Error with saving extensions - > artefact -> file configuration
Bug #1279523: "Use content from another text box" stops working if pagination is used
Bug #1279530: Attachments section for Text box blocks is not accessible
Bug #1281787: Artefacts not locked in in submitted view
Bug #1283869: page editor adds blank block and screen goes black
Bug #1284878: external feed rss not updating
Bug #1287350: New Google Drive URL
Bug #1287922: error when deleting a journal entry
Bug #1288490: upgrade from 1.8 error
Bug #1288542: Can't open feedback form when HTML editor is turned off
Bug #1290156: spelling mistake in view/index.php 'offest'
Bug #1290649: fonts not working under https
Bug #1292303: Clicking 'All' and 'None' does not work in 'User search' page
Bug #1293803: Adding an profile picture as a background image for a skin causes errors
Bug #1296915: settings page error Undefined index: licensedefault
Bug #1297510: Deleting fonts causes 'Invalid Parameter' error:
Bug #1298717: Saving a customised color in a skin does not work
Bug #1300741: installation doesn't save email address
Bug #1302251: MS Office files being seen as zip archives
Bug #1305275: custom theme goes white on save:
Bug #1305308: Site admin should not add background images to site skins
Bug #1305361: Pages are not displayed in many themes except 'default'
Bug #1305451: Content editor sidebar doesn't work on Chrome
Bug #1305481: Adding content to page buggy on Firefox
Bug #1306365: when copy page the originators profile picture carries over
Bug #661602: Dates on external feed entries are not shown
Bug #974855: "Generate sitemap" option has empty help file
Bug #993676: Members did not show up in second search if the first search found no results
Bug #1013022: Wishlist : enabling to download an entire folder
Bug #1051500: Warning message before deleting journal
Bug #1053708: A full list of Pages don't show up
Bug #1058850: Warning when editing note that all instances are changed
Bug #1064780: Default journal of a Persona auth account doesn't have user's name
Bug #1070046: select query uses more than MAX_JOIN_SIZE on mysql:
Bug #1085744: Could not remove tags with special characters
Bug #1086569: Lang string misleading when inst. staff doesn't have stats access
Bug #1089136: "Add me as friend" results in error message
Bug #1099811: group files error after upgrade
Bug #1145156: Improve resume usability
Bug #1174623: Correct schema drift during 1.0 -> 1.8 upgrades
Bug #1187212: Handle timezone mismatch between webserver and DB (MySQL) server
Bug #1224750: Site files located in a subfolder cannot be accessed by normal users
Bug #1237177: Elastic Search does not find media in a group
Bug #1239928: Prezi doesn't load
Bug #1240244: Deleting an image used for a skin should give a popup warning
Bug #1242220: Show file description on Leap2a import screen
Bug #1245638: elasticsearch 'textbox' results should be under text rather than media
Bug #1246576: Upgrade MobileDetect library to 2.7.1
Bug #1246580: Upgrade PHPMailer to 5.2.7
Bug #1247722: Update PEAR libraries for 1.9.0
Bug #1252885: Hide suspended users' pages from the "Latest Pages" block
Bug #1254396: Skins description textbox should be expandable
Bug #1255361: Error adding files to Institution pages
Bug #1255378: Fill in the missing "key_exists()" method in ddl.php
Bug #1255780: copying collection needs to sort table by collection
Bug #1258970: "Menu" is hardcoded when viewed on small device
Bug #1259372: "Edit Access" image has missing string for alt text
Bug #1259373: HTML editor is not disabled when leaving feedback
Bug #1259377: Explanation when there are no tasks in a plan is unclear
Bug #1259379: Delete buttons need a descriptive (and consistent) value
Bug #1259387: Tabs should include textual information to show their state
Bug #1259388: Input help text should be linked using ARIA
Bug #1259394: Help links in forms are not keyboard-accessible
Bug #1259395: HTML lang attribute is not specified
Bug #1259405: Screen readers are confused by Unsubscribe button in forums
Bug #1259409: "Delete" and "Mark Read" checkboxes in Inbox need labels
Bug #1259411: Table headers in Inbox are not read properly by screen readers
Bug #1259685: Datepicker is not accessible to screen readers
Bug #1259746: Username links are not always read out when using a screen reader
Bug #1259764: Feedback form should use focus management
Bug #1261239: Expanders in forms should use focus management
Bug #1261610: JSDetector adds output to command-line scripts
Bug #1261694: remember the limit parameter on view pages
Bug #1262483: Forms should consistently have errors above the top-level heading
Bug #1262903: The alt text of icons in the file browser should be changed
Bug #1262904: Files cannot be moved from one folder to another without using the mouse
Bug #1262918: Add/Edit buttons in Resume should use focus management
Bug #1262932: Bad data in the DB can cause the schema correction SQL to throw a fatal error
Bug #1263440: Improve lang strings for Cookie Consent
Bug #1264014: Collection Navigation should be a list not a table
Bug #1264429: Set up an institution_config table for configuring institutions
Bug #1265086: "Completed" column for tasks is unclear for screen reader users
Bug #1265102: Focus is not visually apparent when tabbing through the page
Bug #1265104: spelling mistake in additionalhtmlfooter config variable
Bug #1265696: Can't edit access to profile after "Logged-in profile access" turned on
Bug #1265982: Add Creative Commons 4.0 as licence types to CC block
Bug #1266923: Focus should be set to search results if they are loaded with AJAX
Bug #1266934: Institution option for dropdown menus should take precedence over site option
Bug #1267311: Elasticsearch page doesn't have textual description of tab state
Bug #1267861: Page shared to group: notification to page owner
Bug #1268746: Squelch PHP 5.4+ strict standards errors
Bug #1271779: Resume layout on mobile devices
Bug #1272297: Authentication plugin up/down and delete links should be buttons
Bug #1273448: "Attachments" icon in Resume needs alt text
Bug #1273841: Specific form errors should be linked with ARIA
Bug #1273937: Skins form needs to use label elements
Bug #1274083: View an artefact with related skin or theme
Bug #1275481: Dwoo doesn't support Smarty's nl2br syntax
Bug #1276397: Edit and delete buttons need descriptive alt text
Bug #1277276: Results per page combobox needs a label
Bug #1277290: Resume attachments form element should be made accessible
Bug #1277297: Radio buttons in email selector need labels
Bug #1278198: Close button in homepage information should be made accessible
Bug #1278202: Skin previews need descriptive alt text
Bug #1278216: Checkboxes when editing permissions for a page need labels
Bug #1278238: Radio buttons used when importing need labels
Bug #1278667: Two error messages when uploading files without accepting upload agreement
Bug #1279943: Textbox attachments not showing on htdocs/view/artefact.php page
Bug #1280009: Skin edit form should use responsive tabs
Bug #1281877: Colour contrast needs to be improved for accessibility (default theme)
Bug #1282214: Move "Edit site pages" under institution menu
Bug #1282219: Rename "Edit site pages" to "General pages" to "Static pages"
Bug #1283839: institution general pages not set as site default on upgrade
Bug #1284869: Suspended user login attempts show up in "Online Users" list
Bug #1286941: double call of language_select_form()
Bug #1287262: unable to create group home page
Bug #1300289: commentlist shows logged in user's icon for anonymous comments
Bug #1307240: on delete of font alert if being used
Bug #1307294: Disable self-registration by default
Bug #609167: Add group categories default action is page submit, not add
Bug #620161: Distinction between Name and Profile not clear
Bug #633658: Shouldn't viewing and downloading files have the same process?
Bug #646691: Blog account settings still available when blog disabled
Bug #707161: opensslcnf not set (on rhel at least)
Bug #731062: Feedback ratings are not exportable
Bug #731647: Ignore duplicates in CSV upload
Bug #746418: Institution authentication plugin option doesn't exist when creating new institution
Bug #852304: Sending a friend request should return you to the page you were previously on
Bug #892684: Remove the Contact Info block
Bug #898470: Inconsistent "required field" behavior on institution membership page
Bug #995761: Use the same paginator throughout
Bug #996337: Forum post delay setting only sticks after you clicked "Save"
Bug #1034213: When editing the group editablity times with a end date before the start date both dates are greyed out after validation
Bug #1047481: Groups menu 'I want to join' - improvement
Bug #1053223: Publish/Unpublish a journal's entry should change the background
Bug #1064219: "Add page to watchlist" not clear on artefact page
Bug #1067550: /admin/users/bulk.php shows submit button for changing auth method even if only 1 auth method
Bug #1067724: Unable to read language directory
Bug #1075760: reporting objectional material with no message doesn't get sent to admin with digest emails
Bug #1115638: Empty masquerading report needs "none found" type string
Bug #1195120: Delete superflous fullstop on /admin/groups/uploadcsv.php
Bug #1196213: Linking of tags in tag search
Bug #1203082: Change password warning contains escaped html
Bug #1212541: GoogleSpell has been discontinued -- remove it from TinyMCE spellchecker
Bug #1220410: MNet with port number requires port to be in wwwroot
Bug #1220943: Warning when creating a new auth instance in 1.8dev
Bug #1231920: Duplicate tags in page creation gives error message
Bug #1240306: Styling error on add user page if there's a very long institution name
Bug #1246024: error message disappears too fast
Bug #1246573: Upgrade htmlpurifier to 4.5.0
Bug #1246933: image slider display error
Bug #1247729: Elastic Search: Set the second column to sort by to score
Bug #1247729: Elastic Search: Set the second column to sort by to score
Bug #1250235: View gives error if user could make skins then had option revoked
Bug #1250239: Saving 'no institution' institution gives errors
Bug #1250256: Support for changing the session directory
Bug #1251089: Invalid value for licensedefault
Bug #1253462: Undefined property: stdClass::$urlid after doing feedback
Bug #1253835: Make profile page tabs design responsive
Bug #1259366: Title of 'Tasks' page should be capitalised
Bug #1259401: Dashboard info (Create and Collect, ...) is hard to understand when using a screen reader
Bug #1259402: "Learn more" link when posting on a Wall is not descriptive
Bug #1259689: Skin metadata lightbox is not keyboard-accessible
Bug #1259757: Gender radio buttons need descriptive labels
Bug #1261231: Allow a VERP "bounceprefix" that's not exactly 4 characters
Bug #1261233: Allow a VERP "bounces_ratio" of 0
Bug #1262487: Row headers in "Edit Access" table are confusing for screen reader users
Bug #1262490: Add buttons in "Edit Access" should have more descriptive text
Bug #1262899: Add buttons in "Edit Access" should move focus to the inserted row
Bug #1262911: In-page tabs should use focus management
Bug #1265061: Add support for regional languages to TinyMCE language detection
Bug #1265088: Description of dual listbox (in Admin) is unclear to screen reader users
Bug #1265091: Pieforms date elements should have "Not specified" before the date picker
Bug #1265098: Register site page title should be more descriptive
Bug #1265099: Some form elements in Administration area need labels
Bug #1265101: License icons need alt text
Bug #1266300: hover over unselected tabs in admin -> users ->reports not showing pointer cursor
Bug #1266624: When using small headers, action buttons break the logical ordering of the page
Bug #1267240: Clicking on new change layout icon needs to warn if navigating away without saving
Bug #1267296: Focus should be set to search results if loaded with AJAX (Administration)
Bug #1267633: It's confusing to hide the "copy for new users" site page access option
Bug #1271391: focus on help box close button in chromium has gap
Bug #1275617: Allow CLI api to specify exit code
Bug #1279529: All attachments tables should be collapsable
Bug #1281121: Method view_has_token uses uninitialized variable
Bug #1282872: Top right "Settings" image should not have alt text
Bug #1285414: User search column headers should include text to explain sort order
Bug #1285890: Set focus to new row when adding a group category
Bug #1285892: Title of "Group categories" page should be made more descriptive
Bug #1290672: PluginArtefactResume should extend PluginArtefact
Bug #1297516: Font preview page did NOT display properly
Bug #1298129: Multicolumntable pieform help is broken
Bug #1298671: The link in the skin thumbnail header should be not displayed in Chromium
Bug #1301096: Eliminate redundant &obsolete get_mime_type() function
Bug #817372: Override forum post delay for individual groups and/or forums
Bug #817373: Add ability to 'send now' on a forum post
Bug #833867: Add "Show Description" to Image Gallery
Bug #1027260: Warning when deleting a page that is used in a collection
Bug #1041228: Improve watchlist notifications
Bug #1204699: Mahara does not notify administrators if institutional membership is full
Bug #1223069: Site files accessible in "Links and resources" sidebar
Bug #1233896: Sort files in the "Folder" block
Bug #1237013: Allow theme to turn off skins
Bug #1245679: Place feedback for a view in a block rather at base of page
Bug #1246547: Give a different error message for an expired registration key than for an invalid registration key
Bug #1248318: Allow $SESSION messages to be displayed in alternative places
Bug #1252098: Wishlist: reCAPTCHA support
Bug #1252101: Wishlist: Prevent new users from taking spammy actions
Bug #1254299: Institutional Specific Dashboard
Bug #1258130: Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications
Bug #1259538: "Progress bar" based on Institution selected preferences
Bug #1259741: "Jump to Content" link should be included for screen reader users
Bug #1259773: Having group links as a bulleted list in sidebar is confusing for screen reader users
Bug #1262477: First column in Inbox should have a hidden header
Bug #1266320: Feature request: Institution-specific default languages
Bug #1266907: Edit/Add License page titles should be more descriptive
Bug #1272240: New group page notification
Bug #1273542: Add Creative Commons 4.0 as licence types to the admin-controlled licenses
Bug #1273931: It is impossible to add custom CSS for blocks
Bug #1281364: Let users from controlled-registration institutions delete their accounts
Bug #1281847: Elasticsearch: Show forum post dates in search results

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1.9rc1 release from the 1.9 series released 2014-04-01

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1.8.2 release from the 1.8 series released 2014-04-03

Release information
Release notes:

Mahara 1.8.2 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.8. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.1.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changelog:

Changes from 1.8.1:

 * Bug 1239461: External feed has duplicate rows causing problems
 * Bug 1249858: Mahara can't figure out mime types because of a finfo() bug
 * Bug 1256118: elasticsearch install hangs if ElasticSearch Server not running
 * Bug 1257953: public group forum info do not show up in elasticsearch
 * Bug 1262050: Same profile picture used on "Shared with me"
 * Bug 1264105: Problem with deleting skins that are attached to a portfolio page
 * Bug 1265049: forum post notifications have escaped <br> in message in inbox
 * Bug 1266317: Institution/group ownership of custom flexible layouts
 * Bug 1266976: Update to HTMLPurifier 4.6.0
 * Bug 1268788: mobile_api_json_reply sends extra stuff at the top, making it invalid json
 * Bug 1270752: "shared with me" pagination fails with IE 9
 * Bug 1284876: Suspended users can log in via password reset email
 * Bug 1284878: external feed rss not updating
 * Bug 1287350: New Google Drive URL
 * Bug 1290649: fonts not working under https
 * Bug 1064780: Default journal of a Persona auth account doesn't have user's name
 * Bug 1070046: select query uses more than MAX_JOIN_SIZE on mysql
 * Bug 1086569: Lang string misleading when inst. staff doesn't have stats access
 * Bug 1099811: group files error after upgrade
 * Bug 1239928: Prezi doesn't load
 * Bug 1259377: Explanation when there are no tasks in a plan is unclear
 * Bug 1262932: Bad data in the DB can cause the schema correction SQL to throw a fatal error
 * Bug 1278667: Two error messages when uploading files without accepting upload agreement
 * Bug 1284869: Suspended user login attempts show up in "Online Users" list
 * Bug 1287262: unable to create group home page
 * Bug 1064219: "Add page to watchlist" not clear on artefact page
 * Bug 1067724: Unable to read language directory
 * Bug 1195120: Delete superflous fullstop on /admin/groups/uploadcsv.php
 * Bug 1203082: Change password warning contains escaped html
 * Bug 1231920: Duplicate tags in page creation gives error message
 * Bug 1253462: Undefined property: stdClass::$urlid after doing feedback
 * Bug 1267240: Clicking on new change layout icon needs to warn if navigating away without saving

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1.8.1 release from the 1.8 series released 2013-12-18

Release information
Release notes:

Mahara 1.8.1 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.8. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.1.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changelog:

Changes from 1.8.0:

 * Bug 1247715: MySQLi driver errors out with non-default port number
 * Bug 1246024: Error message fading too fast to read
 * Bug 1053708: Problems when changing the page size in the paginator
 * Bug 1058416: Properly setting the clean URL for copied pages
 * Bug 1255361: Error when a site admin tries to attach a file to an institution page
 * Bug 1250239: Errors while changing settings for "No Institution"
 * Bug 996337: Forum post delay not properly displayed
 * Bug 974855: Missing help file for "generate sitemap" option
 * Bug 1248307: When device detection is on, show radio button
 * Bug 1254394: User auth method can't be changed
 * Bug 1255378: Fill in missing "find_key-name()" method implementation
 * Bug 1081947: Removing usage of CAST() for MySQL optimization
 * Bug 1174623: Sites upgraded from 1.0 missing some keys and indexes
 * Bug 1067550: On bulk user edit page, don't show "change auth" if there's only 1 auth
 * Bug 1075760: Empty objectionable material reports not included in digest emails
 * Bug 1196213: On "my tags" page, tags not linked for most users
 * Bug 1237177: Elasticsearch: not including group content
 * Bug 1245638: Elasticsearch: Textboxes should be indexed as text rather than media
 * Bug 1247729: Elasticsearch: Set 2nd column to sort by score/relevance
 * Bug 1252497: Skins: creation date overwritten on edit
 * Bug 1249123: Skins: Allow to specify where "No Institution" should allow skins
 * Bug 1239271: Skins: description not displayed

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1.8.0 release from the 1.8 series released 2013-10-24

Release information
Release notes:

Mahara 1.8.0 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.8. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.1.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changes from 1.7:

New features:
 ** Turned the block chooser vertical and scrolling, to accomodate longer Pages
 ** The Image block and Text Box block are now conveniently at the top of the block chooser
 ** Page layouts can now have rows as well as columns
 ** Users can import leap2a files into their existing Mahara account
 ** PDF block allows PDFs to be viewed inlin...

Changelog:

New features:
 ** Turned the block chooser vertical and scrolling, to accomodate longer Pages
 ** The Image block and Text Box block are now conveniently at the top of the block chooser
 ** Page layouts can now have rows as well as columns
 ** Users can import leap2a files into their existing Mahara account
 ** PDF block allows PDFs to be viewed inline in a Page
 ** Resume elements can have attachments
 ** Notes (and text box blocks) can have attachments
 ** Users are notified when they try to navigate away from a page with unsaved changes
 ** Many more types of user content can have tags
 ** Resume entries for electronic publications can now be hotlinks
 ** Drag-and-drop to upload files
 ** Page skins, which give individual users the ability to change the CSS of their Pages
 ** Admins can search for users with duplicate email addresses
 ** Admins can filter user search by auth method
 ** Elasticsearch search plugin
 ** "Additional HTML" config option for things such as Google Analytics
 ** A cron job in the LDAP auth plugin to synchronize Mahara accounts with LDAP

Security bugs:
 * Security Bug #1034180: A group member with no access rights to folder can still view it
 * Security Bug #1236636: Can attach other users' Folders to your Image Gallery block

Other bugs:
 * Bug #1180625: Update ADOdb library to version 5.18
 * Bug #1187964: Use adodb "mysqli" instead of "mysql"
 * Bug #1180624: Add support for SQL temp tables
 * Bug #1184450: Add mysql collation mode to pre-install sanity check
 * Bug #1235305: Image slideshow fails first time when selecting 'Style: Slideshow'
 * Bug #1045563: Email address in the 'Required profile fields' form must be validated
 * Bug #1097565: Automatic account expiry doesn't happen
 * Bug #1140836: 'Max. items per page' doesn't work for group pages
 * Bug #1160093: Don't display a remote username on /admin/users/edit.php if no remote username exists
 * Bug #1187963: Updating group members by CSV caused existing group admins removed
 * Bug #1211621: Centralized license and copyright info from file headers into README
 * Bug #1214124: Improve stylesheet cacheing
 * Bug #1239539: Registration: Force Terms and Conditions - error text
 * Bug #993676: Members did not show up in second search if the first search found no results
 * Bug #1046114: Errors when adding new institution members
 * Bug #1127801: consecutive deleted forum posts for same user should be grouped
 * Bug #1158086: Forum: error after deleting a post that is the child of another deleted post
 * Bug #1187571: Updating groups by CSV caused 'Not found' page
 * Bug #1193757: Institution admin needs tob e able to change auth method "No institution" to one of their own
 * Bug #1203965: Increase number of characters in collection tabs
 * Bug #1204309: Edit forum post error if parent is deleted
 * Bug #1220639: mp4 file has wrong icon
 * Bug #1223063: Deleting display name does not remove it
 * Bug #1234487: Put the system requirements for each Mahara release into README
 * Bug #1238407: Mahara 1.0 upgrade path depends on no-longer-supported "ENGINE=INNODB"
 * Bug #1240746: Plans page displaying 1 block of text when I used 3 paragraphs
 * Bug #1242263: Switch suspension reason and "Suspend" button around
 * Bug #703980: personal information pulled into add resume even if there is nothing in it
 * Bug #959926: No warning when deleting a profile picture that is used in a portfolio page
 * Bug #1017281: The pagination drop down shows when less than 10 entries on the page.
 * Bug #1078591: ClamAV path missing/not detected. No option to provide path to Clamav
 * Bug #1114790: masqueradingreasonrequireddescription string is misleading about settings
 * Bug #1165300: Year not shown for post dates on "Topics"
 * Bug #1166578: auth/session.php incorrectly multiplies $cfg->session_timeout by 60
 * Bug #1168422: clamdscan permission issues
 * Bug #1182649: uploading multiple files - only last one gets marked complete
 * Bug #1191605: blocktype/externalfeed/lib.php throws array_chunk errors
 * Bug #1201052: Notification to anonymous user when comment was submitted
 * Bug #1201055: Change lang string for updated comments when moderation is turned on
 * Bug #1208287: Clarify error message in Mahara syntax checker about table names with {}
 * Bug #1211161: Creating a new group with cleanurls active, throws a warning
 * Bug #1220108: 'usersuniquebyusername' config option not in lib/config-defaults.php
 * Bug #1222200: Make the masquerade "Log in anyway" link more noticeable to admins
 * Bug #1230044: Wording in password reset phrase in English
 * Bug #547386: Linking to electronic publications
 * Bug #680710: Revive the Solr plugin using elasticsearch
 * Bug #1036556: Embed PDF
 * Bug #1046750: Show more of the file name
 * Bug #1050297: drag & drop content from desktop
 * Bug #1073625: Add additional html interface
 * Bug #1083263: Filter by auth method in "User search"
 * Bug #1103942: Allow uploading attachments to Resume composites
 * Bug #1117237: Allow uploading attachments to Textboxes/Notes
 * Bug #1166499: Filter out accounts with duplicate email address
 * Bug #1168213: Wishlist/Feature Request: Customise page themes (skins)
 * Bug #1180622: Integrate Patrick Pollet's ldap sync plugin into the core auth/ldap plugin
 * Bug #1180997: Add tagging feature for all user's content
 * Bug #1182739: Display a warning message when navigating away without saving
 * Bug #1183612: Make it easier to change a user's profile picture
 * Bug #1185209: Allow existing users to import LEAP2A content into their portfolio
 * Bug #1190720: Edit access page needs default share with text
 * Bug #1194672: Drop-down navigation option be overridden at institutional level
 * Bug #1197154: Hide or move the "Retractable" and "Automatically retract" controls for blocks
 * Bug #1201258: artefact chooser panel
 * Bug #1193936: License info is NOT updated when using content from other text boxes
 * Bug #1235813: "Your entire resume" should be "My entire resume"
 * Bug #959926: No warning when deleting a profile picture that is used in a portfolio page

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1.8rc2 release from the 1.8 series released 2013-10-14

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1.8rc1 release from the 1.8 series released 2013-09-30

Release information
Changelog:

Bug #1177187 program code error when create new rss feed in mahara 1.7.1
Bug #1034180 A group member with no access rights to folder can still view it (if smart :D)
Bug #1045563 Email address in the 'Required profile fields' form must be validated
Bug #1097565 Automatic account expiry doesn't happen
Bug #1132660 "invite user to group" form on user profile page throws headdata error
Bug #1140836 'Max. items per page' doesn't work for group pages
Bug #1158625 Make profile information not avaialble for public when not shared
Bug #1160093 Don't display a remote username on /admin/users/edit.php if no remote username exists
Bug #1171310 Can bypass comment moderation by editing a comment
Bug #1171641 "artefact_license" error when trying to install with $cfg->dbprefix
Bug #1187963 Updating group members by CSV caused existing group admins removed
Bug #1191442 Leap2A doesn't export collections under "All data"
Bug #1191453 Don't show password in cleartext
Bug #1193117 SQL error for duplicate email filter
Bug #1199563 UI changes for Mahara 1.8
Bug #1204728 Selecting image for group page block from 'my files' tab fails
Bug #1207140 The embedded iframe filter doesn't support scheme-relative URLs such as "//youtube.com" (now used in the YouTube and Vimeo embed code)
Bug #1211088 Use content from another text box not displaying 'copy' message
Bug #1212901 drop here file upload failing
Bug #1214124 Improve stylesheet cacheing
Bug #1216481 Drop zone does not respect php.ini max file size settings
Bug #1216485 Drop zone does not respect image resizing unselect status
Bug #1216764 JSON error when using drop zone
Bug #1217147 Can't accept/decline group membership requests from the pending members page
Bug #1218091 Pager in search in a block doesn't work
Bug #1218092 Search in blocks that have a search doesn't work
Bug #1220093 "Make a copy" in Text Box block no longer works
Bug #1220517 Flexible layout feature causes Leap2a export warnings
Bug #1221001 Embedded PDFs don't display to logged-out users
Bug #1222350 Friendship request throws error
Bug #1222599 adding journal entries from block not working
Bug #1224788 upgrading from old version breaks due to view_layout
Bug #1228934 Exporting a skin has wrong background image
Bug #1229550 Lose all blocks when importing a leap2a file from 1.7 into 1.8
Bug #525632 "this field is required" message when importing a LEAP2A zip file
Bug #993676 Members did not show up in second search if the first search found no results
Bug #1052429 Javascript issue on /artefact/file/index.php
Bug #1127801 consecutive deleted forum posts for same user should be grouped
Bug #1158086 Forum: error after deleting a post that is the child of another deleted post
Bug #1184450 Add mysql collation mode to pre-install sanity check
Bug #1187571 Updating groups by CSV caused 'Not found' page
Bug #1187964 Use adodb "mysqli" instead of "mysql"
Bug #1193757 Institution admin needs tob e able to change auth method "No institution" to one of their own
Bug #1195269 Resume "birthdate" field, if empty auto-fills to 1 Jan 1970
Bug #1195489 After installation, make the installer "jump" to the "Continue" link at the bottom of the page
Bug #1204309 Edit forum post error if parent is deleted
Bug #1211070 embed pdf not showing link when js turned off
Bug #1214647 When an auth instance is deleted, disable it as a parent authority
Bug #1215190 LDAP support for non-standard port LDAP Urls
Bug #1215702 Reduce false positives in syntax checker for unbracketed SQL tables
Bug #1219499 Some RSS feed channel images are rendered too large in External feeds block
Bug #1219666 The help files for Elasticsearch need to be fixed
Bug #1220028 Warnings in the activity_process_queue cron task
Bug #1220639 mp4 file has wrong icon
Bug #1222368 Missing lang string for group page with clean URL
Bug #1225821 Elasticsearch plugin not removing deleted groups
Bug #1228930 Skins should get a help icon or a line on the overview page to know how to edit it
Bug #1231205 Leap2a support for pages with custom flexible layouts
Bug #1231671 dropzone js giving error on filebrowser artefact with upload = false
Bug #703980 personal information pulled into add resume even if there is nothing in it
Bug #1017281 The pagination drop down shows when less than 10 entries on the page.
Bug #1072972 Internal search ignores 'KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK'
Bug #1078591 ClamAV path missing/not detected. No option to provide path to Clamav
Bug #1095208 uploading a file - "Loading" message remains
Bug #1114790 masqueradingreasonrequireddescription string is misleading about settings
Bug #1150831 Trailing slash missing in directory URL
Bug #1165300 Year not shown for post dates on "Topics"
Bug #1165592 "Cron is not running" not displayed in red anymore
Bug #1166578 auth/session.php incorrectly multiplies $cfg->session_timeout by 60
Bug #1168422 clamdscan permission issues
Bug #1175446 user supplied $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] can be used for injections
Bug #1180625 Update ADOdb library to version 5.18
Bug #1188001 Page view throws headdata warning, if group submissions enabled
Bug #1191605 blocktype/externalfeed/lib.php throws array_chunk errors
Bug #1201055 Change lang string for updated comments when moderation is turned on
Bug #1211161 Creating a new group with cleanurls active, throws a warning
Bug #1213908 Undefined variable $id in group/report.php
Bug #1217126 A help file for elasticsearch needs to be fixed.
Bug #1220108 'usersuniquebyusername' config option not in lib/config-defaults.php
Bug #1222200 Admin forced to change users password when masquerading as another user
Bug #1228917 false positive on changing folders in file attachments
Bug #547386 Linking to electronic publications
Bug #680710 Revive the Solr plugin using elasticsearch
Bug #1036556 Embed PDF
Bug #1046750 Show more of the file name
Bug #1050297 drag & drop content from desktop
Bug #1073625 Add additional html interface
Bug #1083263 Filter by auth method in "User search"
Bug #1103942 Allow uploading attachments to Resume composites
Bug #1117237 Allow uploading attachments to Textboxes/Notes
Bug #1166499 Filter out accounts with duplicate email address
Bug #1168213 Wishlist/Feature Request: Customise page themes (skins)
Bug #1180622 Integrate Patrick Pollet's ldap sync plugin into the core auth/ldap plugin
Bug #1180997 Add tagging feature for all user's content
Bug #1182739 Display a warning message when navigating away without saving
Bug #1183612 Make it easier to change a user's profile picture
Bug #1190720 Edit access page needs default share with text
Bug #1194672 Drop-down navigation option be overridden at institutional level
Bug #1197154 Hide or move the "Retractable" and "Automatically retract" controls for blocks
Bug #1201258 artefact chooser panel
Bug #1193927 Primary email is not updated when importing from Leap2a
Bug #1193936 License info is NOT updated when using content from other text boxes
Bug #1193989 Leap 2A import and export text boxes with license info

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last downloaded 3 weeks ago
Total downloads: 156

1.7.5 release from the 1.7 series released 2014-04-03

Release information
Release notes:

Mahara 1.7.5 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.8. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.0.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changelog:

Bug #1058416: Copying page in a collection only gives "untitled" title for clean URLs
Bug #1081947: Use of CAST() causes extreme slowdown in large MySQL sites
Bug #1249858: Mahara can't figure out mime types because of a finfo() bug
Bug #1266976: Update to HTMLPurifier 4.6.0
Bug #1284876: Suspended users can log in via password reset email
Bug #1284878: external feed rss not updating
Bug #1287350: New Google Drive URL
Bug #974855: "Generate sitemap" option has empty help file
Bug #1053708: A full list of Pages don't show up
Bug #1070046: select query uses more than MAX_JOIN_SIZE on mysql
Bug #1099811: group files error after upgrade
Bug #1239928: Prezi doesn't load
Bug #1255361: Error adding files to Institution pages
Bug #1259377: Explanation when there are no tasks in a plan is unclear
Bug #996337: Forum post delay setting only sticks after you clicked "Save"
Bug #1075760: reporting objectional material with no message doesn't get sent to admin with digest emails
Bug #1195120: Delete superflous fullstop on /admin/groups/uploadcsv.php
Bug #1203082: Change password warning contains escaped html
Bug #1246024: error message disappears too fast
Bug #1253462: Undefined property: stdClass::$urlid after doing feedback

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1.7.4 release from the 1.7 series released 2013-10-29

Release information
Release notes:

Mahara 1.7.4 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.7. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.1.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changes from 1.7.3:
- Bug #1034180 Security bug: A group member with no access rights to folder can still view it (if smart :D)
- Bug #1140836 'Max. items per page' doesn't work for group pages
- Bug #1236128 "Image gallery" & "Folder" blocks don't show which folder is selected
- Bug #1236636 Can attach other users' Folders to your Image Gallery block
- Bug #1239539 Regi...

Changelog:

Add javascript code for pagination (Bug #1140836)
Fix blocks lost when importing leap2a (Bug #1229563)
Leap2a file being bigger than upload_max_filesize bad error (bug #525632)
Bug1234487 Revert "Putting the 1.8 system requirements into the README file"
Putting the 1.8 system requirements into the README file
Errors when adding new institution members (bug 1046114)
Image Gallery: Make sure the user has access to the selected folder
Adding missing 1.7.3 info to the ChangeLog
Allowing pieform error text to not be escaped if needed (Bug 1239539)
Problems with image gallery and file/folder selection Bug 1236128
Update session-cached display name when deleting it

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last downloaded 3 weeks ago
Total downloads: 158

1.7.3 release from the 1.7 series released 2013-10-03

Release information
Release notes:

Mahara 1.7.3 Release Notes

This is a stable release of Mahara 1.7. Stable releases are fit for
general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.0. If you wish to
upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the
upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential
unforeseen problems.

Changes from 1.7.2:

Security issues:
 * Bug #1211758 Arbitrary image download
 * Bug #1175446 user supplied $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] can be used for injections
 * Bug #1233500 Not checking ownership of blocks before editing them

Other issues:
 * Bug #1158625 Make profile information not avaialble for public when not shared
 * Bug #1207140 The embedded iframe filter doesn't ...

Changelog:

Unset deleted institutions as parent authority to other institutions
For private profiles, hide all profile information from logged-out users
Bug 1211758 - Make sure user has permission to publish artefacts
Check if the block instance belongs to the view Bug#1233500
Add alt and title tag for blocks (Bug #1218684)
Add missing lang string for warning (Bug #1227372)
Fix permissions of group area (Bug #1034180)
Validate $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] before using it
Stop empty resume birthdate from auto-filling to Jan 1, 1970
LDAP support for LDAP URLs with non-standard ports
Missing lang string for group page with clean URL (Bug 1222368)
Rss images rendering too large in external feed block (Bug #1219499)
Fix for pagination when in edit blockinstance doing search (bug 1218091)
Fix display of the name of the sharing group on the Group Participation report
Reduce false positives in syntax checket for unbracketed SQL tables.
Correct Mahara 1.7 version number
New fix for the YouTube issue (bug #1207140)
admin/upgrade.php: Make installer jump to the bottom of the page when install is done
Returning red colour to the 'cron is not running' message Bug 1165592
Revert "Add protocol to Youtube iframe code (Bug #1207140)"
view/view.php: Squelch a "headdata already sent" warning
Fix "Loading" message issue. (bug #1095208)
Update PREG_CLASS_SEARCH_EXCLUDE to latest from Drupal 6
Add protocol to Youtube iframe code (Bug #1207140)

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last downloaded 7 days ago
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