Posts by Alexander Ebert

    Hello,


    You can renew at any time without downsides, upgrading a license from 4.0 -> 5.2 or 5.1 -> 5.2 both yield the same result. The only requirement is that the license is valid for at least Burning Board 4.0 (in general apps for WoltLab Community Framework 2.0 or higher).

    Hello,


    You can upgrade to 5.2.0 RC 1, as soon as it is available, at your own discretion. While we will guarantee an update path to the final version, we cannot guarantee that this verion is completely stable nor that there aren't any issue that could cause data corruption. I highly recommend to keep at least one working backup of the state before performing the upgrade, in case any sort of issue occurs while using the RC versions.

    Posts in the trash bin do not contribute to the number of posts of a thread, but the user's post counter remains unaffected. This is different from disabled posts which do not add to the post counter.

    Hello,


    The current version is Beta 4 which is neither recommended for production environments nor should they be used as a base for translation. You should wait until the first version RC 1 which is expected to arrive soon, as there will be no more changes to the set of features afterwards. Furthermore update support is only guaranteed starting with the RC versions, previous versions, including the Beta 4, are not guranteed to be updatable.

    Introducing WoltLab Suite 5.2, the next big step in the history of community and forum solutions and successor of the previous WoltLab Suite 3 series.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 5.2 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 7.0.22 or newer (PHP 7.3+ recommended)
    • MySQL 5.5.35 (or newer) / MariaDB 5.5.47 (or newer) / MariaDB 10.0.22 (or newer)
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 76+, Firefox 68+, Safari 12+, Microsoft Edge 44+ [EdgeHTML 18+])

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer.
    2. Extract the archive.
    3. Upload the files install.php, test.php and WCFSetup.tar.gz onto your webserver.
    4. Start the installation by navigating with your webbrowser to the test.php.

    Updating from earlier versions

    This beta version explicitly does not support updating from WoltLab Suite 3.x, update support will be added with the upcoming version 5.2.0 RC 1.

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. An update from WoltLab Suite 5.2 Beta 4 to future versions is not guaranteed. You may use the apps until January 6th, 2020, if you would like to continue using this software past this date, you'll have obtain a valid product license.


    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and report of possible issues in this forum.

    Version Number Changes

    The forum app historically used a much higher version number, which wasn't ideal at all times. Starting with this release, all our products have been bumped up to version 5.2.

    Compatibility with PHP 7.4

    The version Beta 4 adds support for PHP 7.4, please report any issues related to PHP 7.4 in the forums. Updates for the WoltLab Suite 3.x series will be released shortly, adding support for PHP 7.4 for these versions too.



    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 5.2 Beta 4

    If I recall, I can safely rebuild at anytime, though it’ll slow down my forum a bit?

    I'm not exactly sure, but I think you can get away with skipping posts + post search index entirely, conversations + their search index should also work without a rebuild. There might be some other tasks that you could skip, but this would require a lot of digging to figure that one out and I'm positive that the other tasks aren't that much of an issue, even at your scale.


    You can try to rebuild the data while the site is live, however, we do neither guarantee this to work nor do we recommend it. I'm somewhat positive that you can skip the aforementioned tasks and the remaining pieces shouldn't take too long, therefore I recommend that you take the site down (or at least enable the maintenance mode) while you run them.

    I don't see that much of a problem, besides the usual concerns when it comes to the database migrations. There's a new column added to the user table and a key added to each the post and thread table, which could take a while to rebuild.


    On the bright side, the upcoming version 5.2 will ship new PHP based database migrations that explicitly allow you to perform changes ahead of time, which are then detected and skipped automatically.

    The correct phrase shows up for a split of the second and then gets replaced by the raw syntax inside the language phrase.

    The JavaScript template engine is very limited compared to the server-side engine. As a side effect, the language class will attempt to evaluate the phrase and will return the raw phrase on error. Things like {assign} and {counter} are not supported in the JavaScript template engine.


    Supported functions:

    • if, else, else if and elseif
    • {lang}
    • {implode}
    • {foreach} and {foreachelse}
    • Implicit HTML encoding of variables.
    • Raw HTML output via @ and number formatting via #.

    Hello,


    The license includes the most recent version at the time of purchase, which is currently WoltLab Suite Forum 5.1. You can download and use earlier versions such as 4.1 and 5.0 too at your own discretion, but not in parallel. Upgrade prices are usually priced at around 50% of a new license, the pricing will be announced before a new version is released.


    Ticket support is included for as long as the version is actively supported by us, for example, Burning Board 4.1 reaches end-of-life in January 11th, 2020.

    It's not a file, but a phrase that is part of your translation. Please open your admin panel and navigate to: Customization > Languages > Phrases. Select your language and in the field "Name" enter wbb.post.summary, click on the item in the result list to open the dialog with the content.

    Introducing WoltLab Suite 5.2, the next big step in the history of community and forum solutions and successor of the previous WoltLab Suite 3 series.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 5.2 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 7.0.22 or newer (PHP 7.3+ recommended)
    • MySQL 5.5.35 (or newer) / MariaDB 5.5.47 (or newer) / MariaDB 10.0.22 (or newer)
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 76+, Firefox 68+, Safari 12+, Microsoft Edge 44+ [EdgeHTML 18+])

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer.
    2. Extract the archive.
    3. Upload the files install.php, test.php and WCFSetup.tar.gz onto your webserver.
    4. Start the installation by navigating with your webbrowser to the test.php.

    Updating from earlier versions

    This beta version explicitly does not support updating from WoltLab Suite 3.x, update support will be added with future releases.

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. An update from WoltLab Suite 5.2 Beta 3 to future versions is not guaranteed. You may use the apps until January 6th, 2020, if you would like to continue using this software past this date, you'll have obtain a valid product license.


    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and report of possible issues in this forum.

    Version Number Changes

    The forum app historically used a much higher version number, which wasn't ideal at all times. Starting with this release, all our products have been bumped up to version 5.2.



    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 5.2 Beta 3