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Published by Skenow on 2015/1/11 (429 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 (450 reads)
Published by Skenow on 2014/12/21 (339 reads)
A critical security flaw was discovered in Git clients and patched this week. This does not affect any of our repositories hosted on Assembla, but can impact your local clones of the repository. The vulnerability concerns repositories or clones that reside on file systems that are case-insensitive or case-normalizing (like OSX using HFS+ or Windows, whether it uses NTFS or FAT).
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/11/21 (521 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 (1849 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 Fiammybe on 2014/6/16 (1344 reads)
Recently, a new security notification had been submitted to CVE without the project being notified beforehand. This has been rectified, and we are preparing the appropriate files for release.
Published by Skenow on 2014/4/16 (1711 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 Skenow on 2014/3/30 (1260 reads)
It has been 2 1/2 years since an update has been released for SimplyWiki, and several things have been added or improved since then. Now, all those changes have been tested and validated and a new final release is ready for you!
SimplyWiki can be used in many ways - to create your own wiki with built in rich text (WYSIWYG) editors, to maintain a simple website, and to create content for specific groups of people. It supports multiple languages (even right-to-left languages), versioning, and work flows for document creation and approvals. You can see it in action at wiki.impresscms.org and www.simplywiki.org
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/3/23 (1511 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 (1851 reads)
ImpressCMS 126.96.36.199 (fix 1 for ImpressCMS 1.3.6) fixes several problems with the newly introduced PDO database system, along with security enhancements.
Published by Fiammybe on 2014/2/10 (1059 reads)
ImpressCMS development is hosted on Assembla, and there have been some changes in the way bugs and change requests are reported. A small reminder where to go in case of problems or requests.
Published by Skenow on 2014/1/31 (3259 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 (1565 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 (1310 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.