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JForum 2.1.8 is out
Over 130 features have been added, changed or fixed in JForum 2.1.8, and that's only those reported to our Issue Tracker, Jira. Libraries changes, minor improvements and fxed, code refactorings and etc not even were registered in Jira, although we try to record most of the changes there. This means that the following list of changes does not include everything, but it's a very good approximation.

:arrow: Upgrading instructions
For upgrading instructions from version 2.1.7 to version 2.1.8, please chek Upgrading from 2.1.7 to 2.1.8

:arrow: What's new
1. Lucene as search engine: JForum now uses the world famous Lucene library for message indexing and search. This ensures high performance and result quality, taking place over the old table-oriented solution, used until JForum 2.1.7.
2. Replaced DWR with JQuery for all AJAX calls. JQuery is also used for DOM manipulation in some places.
3. Inline message editing: now, with the proper rights, it is possible to double-click a message when reading it to edit its contents, instead of having to click in the "Edit" button and go to another page (which is still supported). This specially makes the Moderator's life much easier.
4. New BB Tags: youtube, flash, rm, google and wmv
5. Administrators can now manually approve an user account: In boards where new users are required to validate their email addresses, the Admin Panel interface now has a section where the Administrator can see all pending requests and, optionally, activate them. This is useful for situations where the user does not receive the registration email or is having problems with it.
6. Identification of Moved Topics: now, when moving a topic to another forum, JForum will add a visual tip, in the original forum, that that message was moved to someplace else.
7. "Search this forum" search: Each forum now has a "Search this forum" form, just right the "New topic" button, where users can search for messages in that specific forum without needing to go to the search page.
8. After login, redirect to the referrer page: after a successful login, the browser will be redirected to the page the user come from, instead of sending it to the main forum listing page. This improves navigation and user experience.
9. Record of how many times a message was edited: a textual information is shown above the message showing how many times it was changes since its creation.
10. Ask for user confirmation when subscribing to a forum or topic: A Javascript confirmation dialog is shown to the user when he tries to manually subscribe for notifications about changes to a forum or topic. This prevents for "unwanted" clicks.
11. Logging of Moderation Activity: Now it is possible to request any moderator to provide a reason for any kind of moderation activity, like message editing, deletion or moving. JForum will keep a log of every action then.
12. RSS now shows a snippet of the posted message

:arrow: Fixed bugs
As the list of fixed bugs is too long to put here, please access the reports page in the issue tracker.

:arrow: Complete list of changes
For a complete list of changes, please check New featured 2.1.8 in the Wiki

Rafael
[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
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Very good job.

I was trying to install 2.1.7 and it was difficult, but with 2.1.8 installation was perfect working.

So thanks for this release!
[originally posted on jforum.net by pietrotk]
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Great! JForum rocks
[originally posted on jforum.net by n0mer]
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congratulations.
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2. Replaced DWR with JQuery for all AJAX calls. JQuery is also used for DOM manipulation in some places.
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this sounds good.


[originally posted on jforum.net by ajainy]
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I am developing an j2ee app using struts2 + hibernate.
is it possible to integrate something like SSO in b/w different apps.

Like i will use jforum, my j2ee app + some tool for customer service. It would be great to use SSO for visitors to site.
[originally posted on jforum.net by ajainy]
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Please explain what "categories" in rss_template.htm mean?
This list seems to be empty (size=0).

Or you're planning any tag support?
[originally posted on jforum.net by n0mer]
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How can I get the notification.
[originally posted on jforum.net by shekhar]
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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