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Commit ddc71b66 authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

update README and version number

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StatusNet 0.9.0 ("Stand")
4 Mar 2010
StatusNet 0.9.1 ("Everybody Hurts")
28 Mar 2010
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 major feature release since version 0.8.3, released Feb 1
2010. It is the final release version of 0.9.0, replacing any beta
This is a minor bug and feature release since version 0.9.0 released 4
March 2010.
Because of fixes to OStatus bugs, it is highly recommended that all
public sites upgrade to the new version immediately.
Notable changes this version:
- Support for the new distributed status update standard OStatus
<http://ostatus.org>, based on PubSubHubbub, Salmon, Webfinger,
and Activity Streams.
- Support for location using the Geolocation API. Notices are (optionally)
marked with lat-long information with geo microformats, and can be shown
on a map.
- No fixed content size. Notice size is configurable, from 1 to
unlimited number of characters. Default is still 140!
- An authorization framework, allowing different levels of users.
- A Web-based administration panel.
- A moderation system that lets site moderators sandbox, silence,
or delete uncooperative users.
- A flag system that lets users flag profiles for moderator review.
- Support for OAuth <http://oauth.net> authentication in the Twitter
- User roles system that lets the owner of the site to assign
administrator and moderator roles to other users.
- A pluggable authentication system.
- An authentication plugin for LDAP servers.
- Many features that were core in 0.8.x are now plugins, such
as OpenID, Twitter integration, Facebook integration
- A much-improved offline processing system
- In-browser "realtime" updates using a number of realtime
servers (Meteor, Orbited, Cometd)
- A plugin to provide an interface optimized for mobile browsers
- Support for Facebook Connect
- Support for logging in with a Twitter account
- Vastly improved translation with additional languages and
translation in plugins
- Support for all-SSL instances
- Core support for "repeats" (like Twitter's "retweets")
- Pluggable caching system, with plugins for Memcached,
APC, XCache, and a disk-based cache
- Plugin to support RSSCloud
- A framework for adding advertisements to a public site,
and plugins for Google AdSense and OpenX server
- Plugins to throttle excessive subscriptions and registrations.
- A plugin to blacklist particular URLs or nicknames.
There are also literally thousands of bugs fixed and minor features
added. A full changelog is available at http://status.net/wiki/StatusNet_0.9.0.
Under the covers, the software has a vastly improved plugin and
extension mechanism that makes writing powerful and flexible additions
to the core functionality much easier.
- Twitter bridge truncates and links back to original for long
- Changed "Home" link in main menu to "Personal".
- A new memcached plugin (using pecl/memcached versus pecl/memcache)
- Opt-in subscription to update@status.net
- Script to run commands on behalf of a user.
- Better Web UI for long notices.
- A plugin to open external links in their own window or tab
- Fixes to Salmon protocol for compatibility with other systems.
- Updates to latest ActivityStreams definition.
- Twitpic-compatible API for image upload.
- Background deletion of user accounts.
- Better support for HTTP basic authentication with CGI/FastCGI
- Better discovery on OStatus
- Support for PuSH-enabled RSS 2.0 feeds
- OpenID-only mode
- OpenID blacklist/whitelist
- OStatus unit tests
A full changelog is available at http://status.net/wiki/StatusNet_0.9.1.
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1. Unpack the tarball you downloaded on your Web server. Usually a
command like this will work:
tar zxf statusnet-0.9.0.tar.gz
tar zxf statusnet-0.9.1.tar.gz
...which will make a statusnet-0.9.0 subdirectory in your current
...which will make a statusnet-0.9.1 subdirectory in your current
directory. (If you don't have shell access on your Web server, you
may have to unpack the tarball on your local computer and FTP the
files to the server.)
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2. Move the tarball to a directory of your choosing in your Web root
directory. Usually something like this will work:
mv statusnet-0.9.0 /var/www/statusnet
mv statusnet-0.9.1 /var/www/statusnet
This will make your StatusNet instance available in the statusnet path of
your server, like "http://example.net/statusnet". "microblog" or
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If you've been using StatusNet 0.7, 0.6, 0.5 or lower, or if you've
been tracking the "git" version of the software, you will probably
want to upgrade and keep your existing data. There is no automated
upgrade procedure in StatusNet 0.9.0. Try these step-by-step
upgrade procedure in StatusNet 0.9.1. Try these step-by-step
instructions; read to the end first before trying them.
0. Download StatusNet and set up all the prerequisites as if you were
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5. Once all writing processes to your site are turned off, make a
final backup of the Web directory and database.
6. Move your StatusNet directory to a backup spot, like "statusnet.bak".
7. Unpack your StatusNet 0.9.0 tarball and move it to "statusnet" or
7. Unpack your StatusNet 0.9.1 tarball and move it to "statusnet" or
wherever your code used to be.
8. Copy the config.php file and avatar directory from your old
directory to your new directory.
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T_STRING") in the browser, check to see that you don't have any
conflicts in your code.
If you upgraded to StatusNet 0.9.0 without reading the "Notice
If you upgraded to StatusNet 0.9.1 without reading the "Notice
inboxes" section above, and all your users' 'Personal' tabs are empty,
read the "Notice inboxes" section above.
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//exit with 200 response, if this is checking fancy from the installer
if (isset($_REQUEST['p']) && $_REQUEST['p'] == 'check-fancy') { exit; }
define('STATUSNET_VERSION', '0.9.1rc1');
define('STATUSNET_VERSION', '0.9.1');
define('LACONICA_VERSION', STATUSNET_VERSION); // compatibility
define('STATUSNET_CODENAME', 'Everybody Hurts');
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