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Release 1.0.8: new features, bugfixes, cosmetics

Item posted by Mathieu Roy <yeupou> on Fri Sep 2 22:34:17 2005.

I'm glad to another savane release. Thanks a lot to everyone involved.

The release tracking has been made with the task #1955.

Obtaining it:

- The GPG-signed tarball is available at <>
- It is downloadable via CVS, with the tag REL_1-0-8
- You can use apt-get with Debian, adding "deb stable/" (without quotes) in your /etc/apt/sources.list

Main purpose of the release:

This release includes mainly bugfixes and cosmetics. It also features a voting system, inspired by bugzilla voting system: every savane user get 100 votes he can use to vote for items he'd like to be fixed in priority. Indeed, it has no direct effect on project management, projects can choose to ignore votes or even to disallow votes (since the vote field is a configurable field, as most fields of the trackers).

If you are upgrading from a version older than the 1.0.7, we cannot stress more the need for you to first properly upgrade to 1.0.7, as this release carry on with the move to utf-8 that is now used by Savane.

Installing it/Upgrading it:

If you are running Savane 1.0.7, you should run sql and perl scripts included in savane/update/1.0.8, as described in savane/update/README (or shipped with the debian package savane-update).
These scripts will handle the trivial changes on the database needed. They are supposedly safe but you should, indeed, do a backup of your database first, just in case (using mysqldump, for instance).

If you are running an older version than 1.0.7, you should run the scripts in savane/update for each release you missed.

Also, take care to the sections [CONFIGURATION] and [SITE SPECIFIC CONTENT] of the
ChangeLog below, it will tells you which files should be added in your site specific content directory.

Otherwise, just follow INSTALL, or INSTALL.verbose if it not enough. If you encounter undocumented troubles, please fill a support request at <>

ChangeLog :

Below are the change/new features you may be interested in. This is almost an exhaustive list of changes by topic.


  • The function utils_make_links() was rewritten to better cope

with unusual hyperlinks and e-mail addresses (bug #2689)

  • The error message for posted files which exceed the maximum

allowed size is much clearer now (bug #2053)

  • The list of user sessions is ordered by date, from youngest

to oldest (bug #2561)

  • Improve the project administration interface: more details in the

task details guiding the site administrator; shortcuts added in the
group edit page.

  • Encoding in UTF-8 non-ASCII strings contained in From: and To:

fields of sent mails, encoding only non-ASCII strings in the Subject:
field, not the whole sentence (bug #2487).

  • Hide forms item remaining in the printable version (bug #2075)
  • In my items and my incomings items, there are now anchors on groups

links, so when you click on a group name to show or hide the list of
items related to it, you directly get on the page at the same place
(bug #2206).

  • It's now possible to show followup comments in a quoted mode that

should copy/paste-friendly. This would allow users to quote each
others comments more easily.
Since it alters drastically the content of the followup comments,
it is only accessible via a submit button, it is not a general
setting (bug #2291).
It was imagined to apply also to the original content but it may
cause several issues I'd (yeupou--gna) prefer to avoid right now.
This feature should be considered as a draft, this topic is open
to constructive suggestions!

  • It's now possible to vote for items. Each user can use 100 votes

(task #1407).

  • Registration confirmation mentions the username (bug #2430).

(reminder section to be removed in the released ChangeLog.byversion)

  • Crontabs provided in Debian packages now set the PATH.


  • The missing column "privacy_flags" was added to table

"user_groups" (bug #2771)


That's all folks!


issue with voting-system.sql during upgrade (posted by Mathieu Roy, Sat Sep 3 08:26:42 2005)

In some cases update/1.0.8/voting-system.sql can fail. If you are in this case, check bug #2839.

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