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05.06.02

Lately I've seen a lot of hits coming from pages that talk about a security flaw in b2.
If you came here from one of these pages, here I tell you this bug has been fixed in the release version... in early May. And I even announced that bug etc (if you look down, it's just two posts below this one).

So now, if everyone could just stop submitting that same bug to every ****ing security sites on the 'net, it would be cool: it's a FIXED bug, for Christ's sake.


Incidentally, I've been working on CaféLog 1.0, from the b2 codebase and I'm not happy of the results; so I may rewrite the whole thing, for a whole lot of purposes: compatibility with PHP 4.2.0 even without register_globals on, Smarty templating (possibly even make the interface templatable), post-via-email, database-abstraction, and all sorts of goodies. There may be a pre-version available in July if I code fast, and then a finished code by September (I'm taking August off for travelling !). Don't consider these release dates as promises though.
When I can, I'll reduce some of the new features as 'hacks' for b2 in the forums (especially the post-via-email interface, which isn't released yet because of a weird bug with Outlook-generated emails).

About the lack of support, email replies, and updates: I'm losing my job by the end of July because the place closes doors, so I'm very busy with searching another one... (anyone could hire a french PHP coder ? pretty please ^_^ ? I don't bite !)
michel v @ 02:28:43 436
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Lele - url
Keep up the great work Michel : )  You have done so much for so little... and well, I believe in karma : )  Thank you for all your hard efforts into providing this awesome script : D 
05.06.02 @ 06:48:35 617

 

smikwily - email - url
Could I suggest a PayPal dontate button? I know some of us love the script and would be willing to offer up some 'thanks'.
05.06.02 @ 15:10:50 965

 

Cristiano Dias - email - url
Also if the Sourceforge account is up (yes, it is!) we programmers could help coding some of the stuff. Of course you would have to teach me on how to use Sourceforge, hehe.
05.06.02 @ 21:43:30 238

 

michel v - email - url
SourceForge account is up. I have yet to move everything over there though, because I'm still battling with the Windows-based CVS tools and I can't get any of them to work -_-
05.06.02 @ 22:17:47 262

 

Mathias - email - url
If you're going to travel to Sweden by any chance, my home is yours! =)

Good luck with finding a new job! I think that even if you were half as talented as you are, finding a job would be easy! =)
05.06.02 @ 23:16:07 302

 

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