Subrion CMS 4.x is available!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Vasily_B., Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Vasily_B.

    Vasily_B. Project Manager

    Greetings all,

    More than just a new version
    Finally we have time to celebrate the release of Subrion CMS 4.x branch. We will still support Subrion CMS 3.3.5 anyhow we will release the new functionality for our new version branch only, Subrion 3.3.5 will only have minor bug fixes.
    Since it's a major release, there is something special that we prepared for you. Subrion 4 is something we've been working on for the past several months and finally we're are proud to share the results with you. Here is the list of the most significant changes.

    Migrating to new Bootstrap 3
    Keeping two different frameworks in the system would be a strain on development and support, not to mention confusing. So we're not just deprecating the old templates framework, we're removing it entirely and will migrate some of our templates & plugins to the new framework, which is based on Bootstrap 3. This means more flexibility, mobile-friendlyness, and less loading time for your websites. Good catch, isn't it?

    Better performance
    Every new release of Subrion is faster than the last, but in this release we did something special. We removed a lot of legacy code which existed in our software since its birth. We added more and more functionality in each release to make the software more abstract, so the development could be easier and faster. Sometimes, we had to keep the obsolete functionality to have plugins compatible with the new version. This is something we sacrify in 4.0 in favor of a faster and stable code.

    Github development
    We made the major step in becoming more open to the public. Now you can see the core development progress on Github and take part in the development. We would be happy to see you joining our forces to make the software better. Fork us and contribute your stuff! There are some contribution guidelines for you though. You should also report your issues to github. Every plugin has its own repository now.

    Semantic versioning
    Sometimes Subrion versioning system is a pain to understand. So this is something we finally take care of since 4.x version. Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:
    • MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes,
    • MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and
    • PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.
    Additional labels for pre-release and build metadata are available as extensions to the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH format.

    Please find the list of bugfixes & new features below:
    • Bug #17: Unused foreach loop in ia.admin.extra.php
    • Bug #1786: Consider the need for General section in Pictures configuration
    • Bug #1968: 404 errors on the backend when installed to some servers
    • Bug #2201: Incorrect display of paid plugins in the Admin Panel
    • Bug #2218: Error notices at 404 page in admin panel
    • Bug #2244: Facebook plugin bug with user ids
    • Bug #2249: Tag cloud plugin
    • Bug #2251: Unused foreach loop in ia.admin.extra.php
    • Feature #39: Copyrights in source files
    • Feature #94: Improved actions functionality
    • Feature #219: CKEditor images enlargements
    • Feature #309: Jquery boxes instead of Confirm pop-up
    • Feature #327: Improve search functionality
    • Feature #335: Multilingual option on Edit block page
    • Feature #773: Possible integration of more icon fonts
    • Feature #1398: Implement pagination at the "My Favorites" page
    • Feature #1563: Make it possible to add lightbox effect to images within CKeditor
    • Feature #1699: Review Favorites functionality for non common cases
    • Feature #1701: Integrate fotorama for photogallery
    • Feature #1702: Add styles for XML output
    • Feature #1720: Add the feature that will allow to choose/edit to which plan assign member on Add Member page in Admin Panel
    • Feature #1873: Implement 'Add to favorites' feature in the 'Actions' block for non registered users
    • Feature #2113: Way to notify members about critical changes
    • Feature #2203: Improve watermarks
    • Feature #2226: Add all intelli constants output to Debugger
    • Feature #2229: Improve pages/item fields relations
    • Feature #2230: More default images for templates
    • Feature #2231: More member fields
    • Feature #2236: Implement Gravatars
    • Feature #2276: Improve styles
    Unfortunately there is no way to upgrade your custom websites using our default upgrade tool within admin dashboard. We are working on it, anyhow now ETA at the moment. You can still use the 3.x versions for your current websites and build new websites using our 4.x branch.

    Welcome to ask any questions. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Eleanna

    Eleanna Member

    We are looking to use v4 for a new client. After looking through the list of templates on the site, it would seem that there are no compatible templates, unless you happen to need one for the coupon or auto package. Can you tell us when templates will be available?
  3. Vasily_B.

    Vasily_B. Project Manager

    Hi Eleanna,

    Thanks for asking. Yes, that's a good question.
    We don't have exact ETA for the templates to be converted. Instead we will release new templates for our new version, like we did for auto classifieds script.
    New templates will be responsive, and I hope much more professional. At least I got this promise from @Gleb_S.

    If you wish to use currently available templates, you can stick to 3.x branch - it's LTS.

  4. Vasily_B.

    Vasily_B. Project Manager


    We are happy to announce the release of Subrion CMS 4.0.2. Notable features include built-in social login integration, search filters, and permanent login.
    Here is the changelog
    The patch is also available. We have updated our demo versions, and patching worked fine.

  5. blogsash

    blogsash New Member

    Hello there,
    I can confirm it, and I have just recorded the patch and it seems to go far everything. I've Plugin Albums and TagCloud installed. At TagCloud I see that a package is required.
    Does not work the TagCloud at the PersonalBlog or News?
  6. Andrew_G.

    Andrew_G. Staff Member

    Hello @blogsash ,

    You're absolutely right, Tag Cloud plugin works only with Articles, Autos and Directory packages.
    So, you can install this plugin without any package but you'll not be able to assign tags to anything except articles, autos or listings.

    Thanks for your interest in our software products!

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