Official Releases

Akeeba Release System

version 2.3.3 Stable

Released on: Sunday, 09 March 2014 09:02

Release Notes

General information

If you have a problem after or before installing the component please read our troubleshooting instructions page before posting a support request.

Release highlights

Now using the new MaxMind GeoLite2 Country database. You will need to install the optional "System - Akeeba GeoIP provider plugin", available for free from our site. There is a link in ARS' Control Panel page for your convenience.

Install from Web support. We have included all necessary code to support the new Install from Web feature present in Joomla! 3.2 and later versions. Your Joomla! 2.5 / 3.2 site can provision extensions installable by the Install from Web feature, be it free or paid versions.

PHP 5.3 or later is required

This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5. The rationale behind this is explained in our statement of mid-February 2013. It won't install on hosts running PHP 5.2 or earlier. Moreover, due to the necessary Joomla! API changes found only in Joomla! 2.5.6 or later, this version will not install on Joomla! 2.5.5 or earlier versions. In any case, it will tell you exactly why it cannot be installed (minimum PHP or Joomla! version not satisfied).


Bug fixes

  • [LOW] ARS Latest Release plugin: fixed broken link (stream_link and installfromweb)
  • [LOW] Fixed page headings
  • [LOW] RSS feeds broken for Category and Release view in some circumstances
  • [LOW] Update XML tag should have the name of the extension, not the URL alias
  • [LOW] frontend.css was not always loaded in the front-end
  • [LOW] gh-25 Fixed ordering under Joomla! 3.x
  • [MEDIUM] Download link in update stream always appends & (thanks Francesco & Hayden)
  • [MEDIUM] Wrong link for GeoIP update

New features

  • Automatic ordering of new releases and items towards the top to make it easier to reorder then using Joomla! 3's very buggy drag'n'drop reordering feature

Miscellaneous changes

  • AJAX ordering now shows the ordering in a textbox, to faciliate ordering without much frustration in Joomla! 3
  • CSRF protection for GeoIP update
  • Now using the built-in Joomla! extensions updater instead of Live Update to deliver updates
  • Only show a reminder to update the GeoIP database if it's older than two weeks

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