Collabtive 0.7 released

Today we announce the availability of Collabtive 0.7
Collabtive 0.7 is a major update to Collabtive.

It brings more than 50 changes, big and small, to Collabtive.
It is the largest update to Collabtive with the most changes we have ever made in one release.

Collabtive 0.7 brings several feature enhancements, improved security and lots of bug fixes.

New theme
Earlier versions of Collabtive shipped with 2 themes: standard and frost.
However, frost was a contributed template that was only loosely based on “standard”.
Frost has become unmaintained for some time now. So we have decided to introduce a new template: winter.
It looks like this:

It is included in the distributed archive and can be selected in the system administration.
Users of the old frost theme will be updated to the winter theme automatically when running the Collabtive updater.

Improved security
Collabtive 0.7 fixes several possible security vulnerabilities. None of those can be exploited remotely, so we have rated them as medium severity.
More importantly, Collabtive 0.7 adds improved protection against Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) attacks.
It now better filters all user input against malicious Javascript insertion.

More than 25 bugs have been fixed for Collabtive 0.7 – making for a more stable experience.

Other improvements
A progressbar has been added to the file upload dialog.
The hourly rate of users can now be edited.
Rounded corners have been enabled for IE9, and the bundled components (tinyMCE, TCPDF) have been updated to their latest versions.
Three new languages have been added: Slovenian, Croatian, Farsi and others have been greatly improved.
A quick jump bar for selecting projects has been added to the Sidebar.
Many more smaller improvements have also been made. For a complete list of changes please refer to the changelog.txt provided with the archive.

Be sure to backup your database before doing an update.
Updating from earlier versions of Collabtive is supported using 6 steps:

  1. Unpack the Collabtive archive.
  2. Retrieve config.php from your server.
  3. Put your config.php in /config/standard/ in the folder where you unpacked the archive, replacing the blank one.
  4. Upload everything to your server, replacing any old Collabtive files.
  5. Point your browser to update.php.
  6. Delete install.php and update.php from your server.

As always, Collabtive 0.7 can be downloaded from our download page: