Serendipty 1.3 has been released. This new version of the blogging applications introduces 41 changes. Not only are enhancements and additional features introduced, but also changes to address a nasty cross site scripting issue (security exploit).
Some of the more significant features and enhancements for Serenditpity 1.3 include:
A new version of the blogging application Serendipity is now at the beta stage, Serendipity 1.2 Beta 1. The most significant changes in this new version of Serendipity is the authentication and session scheme for easier plug-in interaction. Also support for theming/template authoring has been improved using Smartyfield.
The following is a list of some of the new enhancements according to the Serendipity 1.2-beta1 announcement since Serendipity 1.1:
Serendipity 1.1.1 was released to fix a few bugs. This is the first update to Serendipity 1.1 since it was first released at the end of 2006. The 1.1.1 update does not include any security fixes so you may not even need to update unless you've experienced one of these bugs:
In a blog post at the Serendipity site, Garvin also commented on the feature improvements that can be expected for Serendipity 1.2. Users of the weblog application can expect the following in Serendipity 1.2 once it is released :
The folks at Serendipity have released version 1.0.2 to address cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities "on the admin backend which could happen if registered authors can be tricked into following a specially crafted URL." The 1.1 Beta 5 also contains this fix along with the following new changes since Beta 1:
Serendipity's own Garvin has some helpful hints. While only those using the blogging application Serendipity will likely only have interest in this post, I thought I would post it up front anyway. There have not been a huge amount of real news from the various blogging applications except for a couple exceptions. Regardless, I like to promote blogging applications as much as I can.