|Kunena 1.6.1 Released - Free Joomla Forum Extension|
Monday, 06 December 2010 08:57
The Kunena Team is excited to announce the release of Kunena 1.6.1. This is a maintenance release for Kunena 1.6 and all users are recommended to upgrade (backing-up and testing are strongly recommended).
New in Kunena 1.6.1 Hightlights: Advanced ACL and an auto-blending default template (code name: skinner), various languages have been added for over 30 included languages, new module positions called kunena_topic_nnn and kunena_section_nnn, ability to limit the JomSocial activity stream entries in length.
Since the stable release of Kunena 1.6, the Kunena team has been focused on fixing over 100 bugs and issues including CSS fixes, router issues, usability issues, API issues, HTML validation issues, modules and plug-ins, and also updating language translations.
Kunena 1.6 marks a major milestone for the Kunena Project. A long list of open source contributors have committed over 3000 changes and have helped make Kunena the leading forum solution for both Joomla 1.5 and 1.6. A long list of new features in addition to various optimizations and code restructuring have resulted in the most advanced version of Kunena to date.
We continue to put a big emphasis on usability and ease of installation. Therefore, the installer has been further enhanced to allow for multiple installation and upgrade options. It performs incremental steps to avoid timeouts on slower hosts. It automatically performs actions such as taking the forum offline during the installation or upgrade and re-enables it after completing the install.
Kunena now supports Joomla 1.6 style languages files that are backwards compatible with Joomla 1.5. Multiple languages are included in the base install packages and more will be available soon. They can also be installed separately. Kunena 1.6 also supports multiple languages installed on a single system and, together with Joomla, allows users to select their preferred language.
Templates have now been separated from the underlying code, which allows for version-independent template development. Templates can embed various options that can be set via the included template manager (e.g. avatar position on left, right, top, or bottom in the new default template, Blue Eagle).
The Kunena Team is fully committed to Joomla 1.6 and beyond and a number of modules have been developed to lay the groundwork for future releases of Joomla.