Community Builder 1.8 is here!

8 years 5 days ago - 8 years 5 days ago #191971 by beat
This thread discusses Community Builder 1.8 is here! .

It's finally here!

Many thanks to the whole team and in particular to Kyle (krileon) for replying to support forums, and providing many fix proposals. Also many thanks to the active members of the CB Workgroups and to Nick (nant) that have tested beta and RC releases thoroughly.

Community Builder 1.8 raises the stability bar near perfection thanks to their relentless work on testing, searching for issues, and proposing fixes. We are now officially supporting 6 different CMS releases with a single codebase, and a single API for all CB Plugins, making them work on all releases where CB works.

Here the details of the Changelog (compared to Community Builder 1.7.1) with 17 new features and 58 bugfixes.

Community Builder 1.8 is a highly recommended upgrade for all Community Builder releases (and in all cases before migrating your Joomla 1.5.x site to Joomla 2.5.1+ e.g. using jUpgrade + some manual work...).

We wish you as much pleasure using it as we had polishing it. :)


17 New Features:
3259 J2.5: Backend: Users view: Add Debug Permissions when Joomla Debug is on, and add User notes
3242 J2.5: Gracefully deprecate old setting for tabs and users-lists for group access towards View Access Levels
3238 J2.5: Backend: User management: enforce all Permissions as com_users does
3235 Add type="viewaccesslevel" to CB XML params
3231 J2.5: Lists: Implement VIew Access Levels (keep existing Group-based access for backwards compatibility)
3230 J2.5: Backend: Fields, Tabs and List management: enforce Edit Permission
3229 J2.5 : Version checker and update manager
3228 J2.5: Tabs: Implement VIew Access Levels (keep existing Group-based access for backwards compatibility)
3225 J2.5: Backend: Plugins management and Edit: enforce permissions for Configuring for installation and Edit and Edit State for plugins editing
3210 API: pagination in backend should have parameter for entries/page drop-down values
3205 CB should enforce HTTPS posts for registration and login if set so in login module
3179 Joomla 2.5 support
3166 API: CBUser::unsetUsersNotNeeded( array $userIds ) needed to clear cache
3070 J2.5: language filter support for CB menus and Itemid's
3054 Backend XML API: Javascript IF statements on multiple valued list and checkboxes do not work
2903 J1.7: Limiting backend access using joomla 1.7 ACL
2757 Redirecting back to CMS protected page after CB login

58 Bugs fixed:
3300 Articles not displayed to public users
3293 J2.5: PMS link not multi-lingual in PMS integration and in CB login module
3290 J2.5: Frontend: Users edit allowed by super-admin and admin and super-admin only setting not working
3289 CB 1.8 RC2: Backend: Users management: When only edit.own permission was given, user could not edit himself in backend
3284 CB 1.8 RC2: Backend: Users management: Add Note icons appears also when adding note not allowed for ACL level (com_users not manageable or cannot create)
3282 jQuery conflicts result in CB or 3rd party extension failing
3272 CB 1.8 RC-only: Notes icon missing its src and translation
3271 [CB 18 RC] New plugin installations produce tabs without access level setting
3270 CB 1.8 RC: Edit button does not work in Plugin Manager
3268 Article tab does not show articles immediately after creation (UTC articles timezone issue)
3265 myGroups isn't always an array and is immediately passed to cbArrayToInts
3263 J1.5: Can't access public userlist as a special user (super administrator)
3262 J1.5: itemid function not checking proper accesslevels for the CMS
3260 CB 1.8 RC1: Fix API bugs
3257 Super user can't demote an administrator
3252 Userlist with no users possible can cause fatal error
3247 User list SQL error on J1.5.25
3246 J2.5: New child usergroups of parent Public can't be used in CB
3245 Registration fields do not appear on registration form if tab is not set to Public
3239 J2.5: Super User detection needs to be adjusted as multiple groups can have Super User Permissions
3232 Backend: View lists shows also lists above the admin's level, and Edit list: all groups are proposed instead of hiding groups above the admin
3227 Backend: Plugins Management list: custom View Access Levels are not filtered to display only available plugins for the admin's view levels
3226 Backend: Plugins Management list: custom View Access Levels are not correctly displayed
3224 Backend: Edit tab: all groups are proposed instead of hiding groups above the admin
3223 Backend: Create user : Email ajax checker does not check if email is already registered
3222 J2.5: Backend: User edit: Groups assigned to a user not selected
3221 J1.5: CB 1.8 B2: Backend & Frontend JUser load error
3219 J1.0/M4.6 : CB171 modules do not install on Joomla 1.0 and Mambo
3206 J2.5: Author tab access level check works correctly only for system-default access levels
3202 IE9 is displaying span elements in non-standard
3196 Joomla core user update events not called when updating User object on activation events, blocking in Backend, approval in backend, confirmation, new password in frontend and when emailing password in backend too
3172 CB API: if $user is reloaded from database during saveSafely() there is a fatal error on _cbTabs
3165 API: if advanceNoticeOfUsersNeeded() is called before getInstance and does not contain the id, getInstance returns null
3157 Substitutions from user object as array returns null for gids and viewaccesslevel is missing as field-name
3156 API: getField for radio and single-select field types: PHP, XML and JSON modes return array of the values instead of the value
3145 Backend: Avoid floating div wrappers when no toolbars to display for better printing in safari
3136 Update required profile avatar field via profile update does not give rejection error on non extention filename
3128 Joomla ACL group names not translated in CB User Manager
3127 CB Mass mail: stops on invalid email addresses instead of continuing with displaying error
3114 Forgot login username and password same time not functional
3111 Advanced search (and admin search) on checkbox CB field-type not working properly
3108 Duplicate titles of fields not displaying in userlist backend
3093 CB mail sets Sender overriding host set value
3080 Custom setting for "Not a valid input" cannot be translated and default string is missing in default language file
3067 BCC fails to send
3053 Displaying div-based view-type forms does not format the fields side-by-side
3052 replacePrefix not working properly in some cases
3045 CB Menu message drop-down empty when no PMS and mailto link set
3044 allowaccess does not accept gid arrays
3038 J2.5: get_user_permission not checking full access tree
3037 Calendar language file included with e.g. fr_FR folder different from CB-standard fr_fr folder
3000 J2.5: CB User List access only checking one ACL group
2994 Forum tab publicly viewed shows registered only category posts
2981 Tabs groups permissions logic should not be applied to super-administrators in backend
2971 J2.5: Plugin access checking for usergroup and not accesslevel
2967 CB 1.7.1 Lost username request generates password reset process
2965 Calendar drop-downs not displaying arabic characters properly
2960 CB 1.7.1 substitution check uses language string value instead of stored field value

Details for each of the above can be found as usually on the CB forge listing all of the above CB 1.8 changes .

Beat - Community Builder Team Member

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The following user(s) said Thank You: felixkat
8 years 5 days ago #192012 by felixkat
Well done CB team as always.

Community Builder 1.8 is a highly recommended upgrade for all Community Builder releases (and in all cases before upgrading/migrating your Joomla site to Joomla 2.5.x).


What is the downside if you have already upgraded to 2.5.x with a previous CB release?
8 years 5 days ago #192015 by beat
Thanks! :)

There is no downside, if you were running CB 1.7.1 or earlier on Joomla 2.5, you can simply upgrade CB to CB 1.8 to enjoy the groups, permissions and Viewing Access Levels of Joomla 2.5 fully in CB. CB 1.7.1 was running ok as long as you had default Joomla groups, or simple cases adding groups in the tree below Registered group.

However, if you were using e.g. CB 1.4 on Joomla 1.5, and want to migrate to 2.5, you should upgrade to CB 1.8 before the migration (jUpgrade is the Joomla-recommended method for that, and latest version supports upgrading CB 1.8 and all latest plugins). CB 1.4 will not run on Joomla 2.5, so upgrading CB first is better.

Thanks for noticing and asking: I will remove the "in all cases" from my statement above, and replace it by 1.5-migration case).

Beat - Community Builder Team Member

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8 years 5 days ago #192019 by felixkat
Thanks for your clear and prompt reply. :)

I had CB 1.7.1 installed with 2.5, but still in development so permissions are not something I have done much with at this stage.

I decided to dive in and update to 1.8 and with an initial look everything seems fine.

Thanks once again for clarifying those points.

Cheers
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