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Release Digest: General, September 17, 2002

Sep 18, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

FUDforum 2.3.1

[ Thanks to Ilia Alshanetsky for this link. ]

FUDforum is a web based bulletin board software designed in PHP, utilizing a MySQL or PostgreSQL backend for data storage.

The 2.3.1 release is the second stable release in the 2.3 branch, which introduces a number of new features as well as speed improvements. Below are some of the highlights of this release:

  • Mailing List & NNTP support, allowing FUDforum to be used as a mailing list and newsgroup archive. This functionality also allows the admin to permit users to post message from the forum to the Mailing Lists and Newsgroups.
  • Additional translations were added, bringing up the number of i18n locales to 9, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Chinese (traditional), Swedish
  • HTML cleanup, making the output HTML be fully HTML 4.01 compliant
  • The upgrade script can now upgrade PostgreSQL based forums as well as MySQL based forums. And the upgrade & install scripts use zlib compression for the archive storage.
  • Other features, bug fixes and optimizations were added, these can be found in the changelog as they are to numerous to list here.

Detailed ChangeLog:
http://fud.prohost.org/CHANGELOG

Download Page:
http://fud.prohost.org/download.php

Ilia Alshanetsky
FUDforum Core Developer
ilia@prohost.org

Matrox Parhelia 512 Drivers for Linux

[ Thanks to Nick Lidakis for this link. ]

Matrox released their beta driver for the Parhelia video card. This driver supports only 2D currently and runs under Xfree 4.1 and 4.2. The README is also available on the web site.

ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/linux/2002/