Commit d8b9ed07 authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

update README

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StatusNet 0.9.7 "World Leader Pretend"
17 March 2011
StatusNet 0.9.8 "Letter Never Sent"
1 August 2011
This is the README file for StatusNet, the Open Source microblogging
platform. It includes installation instructions, descriptions of
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New this version
This is a security, bug and feature release since version 0.9.6 released on
23 October 2010.
For best compatibility with client software and site federation, and a
lot of bug fixes, it is highly recommended that all public sites
upgrade to the new version. Upgrades require new database indexes for
best performance; see Upgrade below.
This is a security release since version 0.9.7 released on 11 March
2011. It fixes security bug #3260. All sites running version 0.9.7 or
below are recommended to upgrade to 0.9.8 immediately.
Notable changes this version:
- GroupPrivateMessage plugin lets users send private messages
to a group. (Similar to "private groups" on Yammer.)
- Support for Twitter streaming API in Twitter bridge plugin
- Support for a new Activity Streams-based API using AtomPub, allowing
richer API data. See for details.
- Unified Facebook plugin, replacing previous Facebook application
and Facebook Connect plugin.
- A plugin to send out a daily summary email to network users.
- In-line thumbnails of some attachments (video, images) and oEmbed objects.
- Local copies of remote profiles to let moderators manage OStatus users.
- Upgrade upstream JS, minify everything.
- Allow pushing plugin JS, CSS, and static files to a CDN.
- Configurable nickname rules.
- Better support for URL shortener.
- InProcessCache plugin for additional caching on top of memcached.
- Support for Activity Streams JSON feeds on many streams.
- User-initiated backup and restore of account data in Activity Streams
- Bookmark plugin for making social bookmarking sites,
including backup file import. Supports OStatus.
- SQLProfile plugin to tune SQL queries.
- Better sorting on timelines to support restored or imported data.
- Hundreds of translations from
- Hundreds of performance tunings, bug fixes, and UI improvements.
- Remove deprecated data from Activity Streams Atom output, to the
extent possible.
- NewMenu plugin for new layout of menu items.
- Experimental support for moving an account from one server to
another, using new AtomPub API.
A full changelog is available at
- Fix bug #3260, a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug that allows an
attacker to inject JavaScript into a page with a carefully structured URL.
- Updated code for Google Analytics to reflect new API.
- Various fixes for Bookmark plugin.
- Updates to reCAPTCHA plugin based on changes to API.
- New plugin to move the site notice to the sidebar.
- Add to notice source list.
- Updates to data backup/restore.
- Correct use of "likes" in Facebook plugin.
- Ignore failures in Twitter plugin.
A full changelog is available at
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