Absolut Engine v1.70 http://www.absolutengine.com ---------------------------------------------------------- Copyright (c) 2001-2004 Daniel Duris (firstname.lastname@example.org) ---------------------------------------------------------- Symbols used in version history: + new feature * some change ! bug fix Absolut Engine v1.70 Mar 22, 2004 * Major release - requires PHP 4.0+ to work * Image support checking routine changed to more reliable one * Menu menu.php divided into three files (menu1.php for admin, menu2.php for editor-in-chief and menu3.php for editor) * Message system, discussions and surveys separated to modules * File upload system upgraded to accept 5 files per one fileset * GET/POST variables security reimplemented against SQL injection * Date input handling and conversion improved + Module functionality added - custom plugins/addons/modules can now be created to extend the functionality of the system + Custom article sorting feature added to administration screen + RSS feed module created + WYSIWYG (cross-browser rich text) editor for articles added + Article filter box added to main administration screen + Clean URL ! On hold bug fixed - function GetArchive() used to list also unpublished articles ! Listing of articles fixed in administration screen (admin.php) ! Bug fixed in file replacing routine/associated file set list ! Bug fixed that caused editor-in-chief to be unable to publish or change the priority of articles in main screen ! Articles in related articles manager are sorted alphabetically ! Footer added in files where it has been missing ! GetArchive() function fixed ! RequestVariables() function fixed - checks whether magic_quotes directive in php.ini is enabled/disabled and changes behaviour +*! and more addons, changes and bug fixes (closely connected to object-oriented programming and new module system) Absolut Engine v1.69 Jun 19, 2003 * Major release * Complete rewrite of the code to object-oriented model * Valid HTML&CSS in accordance to W3C standards * New design of admin menu screen and other admin screens * Changes in variables.php - 'big renaming of messages' * Boxes - showarchive.php, showarticle.php and showsurvey.php now come as boxes (for direct use in HTML design) * Change in showsurvey.php, it shows running survey or if called with surveyID parameter, shows survey ID no. surveyID * Survey editing simplified, engine automatically finds number of answers * Image thumbnailing changed to true color resampling * File upload check rewritten in modify.php * Survey rewritten to display results only after user vote * Inserting into text field in article completely rewritten * Editor can now see and edit only his image and file sets * Chief-editor can edit any image set and file set * Messaging system rewritten to keep messages * Public part completely separated from messages in variables.php + Image manager - image sets editing added + File manager - file sets editing added + Related articles manager feature added + Priority in article added + Status in article added - creating possiblity to review articles by editor-in-chief before publishing + GD library check added - engine automatically checks for filetypes supported + Photo added in user profile + Search function added to public scripts + Additional information added in user profile +*! and more addons, changes and bug fixes (closely connected to object-oriented programming) Absolut Engine v1.68 Mar 20, 2003 * Security reimplemented * Image upload check rewritten in modify.php * Text field size length extended in surveys (for answers) * Variable $quality added for JPEG images (image quality) * Small change in documentation in settings.php * "Number of questions changed" to "answers" in variables.php * Changed current year notice in header.php to automatic date ! Bug in engine security fixed ! Fixed bug in user editing ! Fixed bug in user editing by administrator + French translation of AE messages added + Finnish translation of AE messages added + Dutch translation of AE messages added + Corrected Norwegian translation added Absolut Engine v1.67 Nov 14, 2002 * Code completely rewritten ! Path to images bug in article viewing scripts fixed ! Small bug in survey listing fixed (only one survey was shown in admin screen) ! Bug in Image manager fixed - if some of the images were over the limit, all images until error occured were uploaded thus filling up space and creating junk/abandoned images * Logo changed on request of lawyers of Absolut Vodka Company :-) * New logo designed by Juanjo Vazquez (thanks for this very much!) * Design/layout of main administration screen changed * Database format changed, DB migration script created * Some redundant tables in database deleted * Small changes in listing articles in archive * Some scripts merged and some redundant scripts deleted * Global list and Current text features deleted * Various scripts and features simplified and optimized * Intelligent handling of actions by engine added (e.g. If survey is running you can only stop it, but not add another one etc.) * Authorization on basis of cookies exchanged for URL sessions (Hopefully, I put end to those many emails about why it was not possible to log in.) * Various settings separated to file settings.php * Language option added to user profile, so there could be running different language versions of engine at the same time (Engine searches for existing language versions automatically) * Messaging feature improved * Full names are now displayed in all screens instead of usernames * Administrator now can change user profile without changing the password (Just leave both password fields empty) * Date and time will not change automatically after editing (This wasn't a bug, I thought it could be useful.) * Image sets are now sorted alphabetically in all screens * English and Slovak language versions updated, other are outdated (I don't speak all languages Absolut Engine does/did) + Article preview added + Image sets preview added + Automatic thumbnailing of images added (Saving much of the mouse button clicks for you) + Image upload type check added - only GIF, JPG and PNG allowed + Time stamp added to article editing (Date stamp before only) + Discussion manager added + File manager added + IP address check added to block multiple voting in a survey coming from the same IP address (computer/user) + Variable $sizemaxfile created to limit file upload size + Variable $uploadforbid created to forbid an upload of certain filetypes + Variable $thumbwidth and $thumbheight created to mark desired size of thumbnails you require + Variable $surveyblocktime created to set time when voting is forbidden + Swedish language version added (see variables-sv.php for details) . . . . Absolut Engine started with v0.99 in February 2001 for my private needs.