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Published by Skenow on 2015/1/11 (431 reads)
7 years ago (on 9 January 2008, to be exact) the first beta release of ImpressCMS was announced and since then we have released 26 versions of ImpressCMS - from 1.0.0 to 1.3.7! We are averaging around 4 releases a year, which is a respectable number, considering the work that goes into them. Currently, we're still supporting 2 main branches - 1.2 and 1.3 - while developing in our 2.0 branch.
Over the course of the year, we switched our hosting to Siteground, and they have been a very good partner for us. We also did a quick redesign and relaunch of the Addons site to prepare for a merging of our different properties into a single, updated site.
We had 2 related vulnerability reports we addressed this year, which has prompted us to be even more diligent in our security efforts. We have joined oCert Security Response and are working with another vendor that will provide us with security scans based on community support (watch for an upcoming announcement).
All-in-all, year 7 was a good year and we're looking ahead to an even better year in 2015!
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/12/24 (454 reads)
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/11/21 (524 reads)
The ImpressCMS project has been invited to joined the oCert security response initiative. As a project that is paranoid about security, this was a logical step. We also consider it a confirmation of our very good security track record up till now.
Published by Skenow on 2014/6/25 (1859 reads)
One of the top tenets of ImpressCMS is to be a secure platform for your websites. In response to a recent CVE report, additional validation and sanitation of user has been implemented in the 1.2 and 1.3 releases. Once again, we were aided by Pedro Ribeiro of Agile Information Security Ltd. in testing the patches for this issue.
If you ever discover a vulnerability or are uncertain about the security of ImpressCMS, please use our Security Issue Report form to let us know.
Download ImpressCMS 1.3.7 and 1.2.9 LTS (Long Term Support)
The new 1.3 release is available for download on the ImpressCMS 1.3 product page.
We continue to provide support for the 1.2 series of ImpressCMS. Once ImpressCMS 2.0 Final is released, the 1.2 support will be discontinued. The update for 1.2 (our Long Term Support version) is available on the ImpressCMS 1.2 product page
Published by Skenow on 2014/4/16 (1714 reads)
The 4th alpha release of 2.0 branch is now available and incorporates many changes introduced in the latest 1.3 release of ImpressCMS, plus some additional improvements that will only be available in 2.0 and later. The files for this release can be found on the Development Packages page.
What was brought forward from the 1.3 releases?
What's been added or changed in the 2.0 branch only (so far)?
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/3/23 (1516 reads)
Siteground, our hosting sponsor, is celebrating their 10th anniversary. For that, they offer special promotions for any new hosting contracts. But don't wait too long, as these offers are only valid until the end of today (CET timezone).
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/2/26 (1854 reads)
ImpressCMS 188.8.131.52 (fix 1 for ImpressCMS 1.3.6) fixes several problems with the newly introduced PDO database system, along with security enhancements.
Published by Skenow on 2014/1/31 (3266 reads)
The ImpressCMS 1.3.6 final release is now available to download. This release, the latest in the ImpressCMS 1.3 branch, provides support for PHP 5.5 and PDO, integrates previously released patches, and added protection for 3 vulnerabilities.
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/1/1 (1569 reads)
2014 has started! The ImpressCMS team wishes everyone a good start of the new year, and we look forward to a new year in which we will support you with help and advice in your ImpressCMS projects.
As you might have guessed, there are many things on our list of things we want to achieve during the upcoming year, but we'll focus our attention first on reviewing the structure and design of the website and on releasing more patches for ImpressCMS 1.3.5.
Happy New Year
the ImpressCMS team
Published by Skenow on 2013/11/5 (1566 reads)
The first in a series of patches to ImpressCMS is now ready to download and apply. This patch will update Smarty to version 2.6.28 and remove the email protection hack from the Smarty files and establishes it as a preload instead.
The changes from Smarty were to make it compliant with PHP 5.5 and to reapply a fix that had not been carried forward from a previous version.
Patches are designed to bring you features and fixes much quicker - and be simple to apply to your sites.
Published by Fiammybe on 2013/10/29 (1311 reads)
We have installed Cloudflare protection on the server, which means you can encounter an intermediate page every so often when you visit the ImpressCMS websites. There is no reason to be alarmed, it is meant to work that way for the near future.
Published by Skenow on 2013/9/30 (1652 reads)
As the 1.3 life cycle was being launched, the ImpressCMS Team elected a Release Manager to oversee the coordination of development, feature requests, issue tracking, packaging of the releases and posting announcements. This was a new role for ImpressCMS, and the first person selected to fill that role was David Janssens (@fiammybe), who took on this role and began to add another dimension to the project and its direction.
The next stage of ImpressCMS has been set - the 2.0 releases, built on the foundation of 1.3. With the advent of this new series of releases, it has come time to say 'Thank you!' to David and usher in a new Release Manager.
Published by Skenow on 2013/9/24 (1817 reads)
The ImpressCMS 1.3.5 Final release is now available to download. This release, the latest in the ImpressCMS 1.3 branch, proposes several regression and bug fixes, along with multiple updates to external libraries.
This stable release includes an update to the Smarty library, updates to several external libraries (jQuery, jQuery UI, Colorbox, HTML Purifier, TinyMCE and TCPDF), and updates to core modules. The 1.3 series of ImpressCMS is intended to assist webmasters in migrating sites from the legacy architecture to the new architecture designed for speed, scalability, security and expandibility.
Security release of Smarty template engine added
Published by Skenow on 2013/8/22 (852 reads)
The developers have taken some time to go through the 1.3.x branch to apply some fixes to our primary version and are now releasing ImpressCMS 1.3.5 RC2. RC2, because RC1 was never released. The primary focus of this release is an update to the Smarty library, for security purposes, updates to several external libraries (jQuery, jQuery UI, Colorbox, HTML Purifier, TinyMCE and TCPDF), and updates to core modules. Since this is a release candidate, you are urged to test this as widely as possible in your environment and report any issues before the final stable release is published.
Published by Fiammybe on 2013/5/1 (2496 reads)
The ImpressCMS team is proud to present the second alpha release for ImpressCMS 2.0.0. This release is the first release since the move to Git, and contains several major changes compared to the previous alpha release.
This release is now ready to test, and depending on the amount of feedback we get, a new alpha release could be coming in one or two weeks. Let's take out the test sheet and make this a rock-solid release!
The complete list of changes can be found on the changelog on Assembla.