Official Releases

Akeeba Release System

version 2.3.4 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:51

Release Notes

Release highlights

A better, more stable way to install and update the database tables. Previous versions were using the database installation and update code in Joomla! itself which was notoriously buggy and resulted in erratic behaviour. In this release we use our own database installer / updater for the base tables of our component. Unfortunately, due to the rules in the Joomla! Extensions Directory, we still have to rely on Joomla!'s code for the administrator menu item creation which may cause no menu item appearing under components on very few sites. We are aware of it, we know how to fix it, but we are not allowed to on penalty of being permanently banned from the directory!

Show the update information in the control panel page. In the previous version we introduced the integration with Joomla!'s own extensions updater. Unfortunately you could no longer see the update information in the component's control panel page. This version fixes it and allows you to force-reload the update information if you need to as Joomla! no longer lets you do that in the latest 3.x versions (for no good reason, really).

Search box in Update Streams allows you to filter streams by name instead of having to manually browse through all your update streams.

Major performance enhancement when using Akeeba Subscriptions and the ARS Latest Releases content plugin.


Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Searching by title in Automatic Item Descriptions leads to a SQL error
  • [MEDIUM] Blank page or 400 error message after updating from 2.3.2 or lower using Live Update
  • [MEDIUM] Bleeding edge releases with dots/spaces in the folder gave a 404 error
  • [MEDIUM] Updating the GeoIP database throw a fatal error when the GeoIP library has not been loaded

New features

  • Allow the user to forcibly reload the update information from the component's control panel page
  • Automatically repair the database tables in case of an update going wrong
  • Database table installation, uninstallation and update is now handled by our own code instead of the unreliable JInstaller code
  • Search box in Update Streams allows you to filter streams by name

Miscellaneous changes

  • Significant performance improvement in the Latest Releases content plugin when using Akeeba Subscriptions

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