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webtrees 1.7.9 6 months 1 hour ago #1

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webtrees 1.7.9 is now available for download. As well as the usual translation updates and bug-fixes, this release includes new German census templates and improvements to the relationship calculator. You can now search for relationships via direct ancestors only, which is much faster on large/complex trees.

Note that downloads are now available from the GitHub server at github.com/fisharebest/webtrees/releases
The Launchpad server is no longer used.

As always, thank-you to everyone who has contributed - whether by updating translations, reporting issues, helping others on the forum, etc.

PHP 7.1 was released at the start of the month, and we can see in the statistics that a few sites are now using it. A few compatibility issues were discovered, which have been fixed. However one issue exists in a third-party library (pclzip) which will affect the auto-upgrade. To work around this, PHP 7.1 users will need to change the "memory_limit" setting in the PHP.INI to specify *bytes*, rather than megabytes. e.g. use "128000000" instead of "128M".

This is one symptom of a much larger problem. It is becoming increasingly difficult to write code that runs on many different versions of PHP. Currently, we support 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 and 7.1.

For this reason, I have decided that the next major release of webtrees (1.8.0) will require PHP 5.6 or higher.

If you use PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5, then you really should upgrade to a supported version. If you (or your web host) cannot upgrade, then continue using webtrees 1.7.x.

The 1.7 branch will receive fixes for security issues, major bugs and updated translations - for as long as a significant number of people are using it.
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webtrees 1.7.9 6 months 19 minutes ago #2

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Many thanks! Upgrading now...

Very brave btw to release it just before Christmas. Fingers crossed you don't need to do much support on this release.

And a Happy New Year!
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 4 weeks ago #3

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Great that you released a new version just a few hours before christmas!

I use plesk to manage my webservers. Here it is not possible to enter "128000000" instead of "128M" for the PHP memory. If I try so, I get: "bad entry - try to enter the correct value followed by K, M, or G".
Workaround here: switch to PHP 7.0, make the upgrade, switch to 7.1...
My homepage: www.weiland24.de
My webtrees: webtrees.weiland24.de
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 4 weeks ago #4

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Then the automatic upgrade will fail for you. For the next upgrade, you must copy the files manually.
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 4 weeks ago #5

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Thanks to all who contributed to this upgrade!
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 4 weeks ago #6

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Good work, as always. Happy Holidays!
webtrees 1.7.9 at visitusinmaputo.com/webtree
PHP 7.0.14
Latest 1.8 dev on local WampServer Apache/2.4.23 (Win32) PHP/5.6.25
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 3 weeks ago #7

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Hi all

Before upgrading to 1.79 on my local machine I thought I'd better check that I am doing the right thing.

A warning comes up regarding my my custom themes with red crosses next to them:

You should consult the theme’s author to confirm compatibility with this version of webtrees.
— You can re-enable these themes after the upgrade.
— Caution: old themes may not work, or they may prevent webtrees from working.

Has anything chnaged in 1.79 that would cause them, done in 1.78, not to work?

Re-abling them means, once upgraded, choosing the appropriate theme from Manage family trees > Preferences > User preferences - Default theme , right?

Thanks.
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 3 weeks ago #8

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> Has anything chnaged in 1.79 that would cause them, done in 1.78, not to work?

Nothing intentional !

It is 99.99% that it will work OK. But it is impossible to guarantee 100%.

> Re-abling them means, once upgraded, choosing the appropriate theme from Manage family trees > Preferences > User preferences - Default theme , right?

Yes
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 3 weeks ago #9

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Thanks Greg,

Upgraded and themes re-anabled without any problems.

Cheers.
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webtrees 1.7.9 5 months 3 weeks ago #10

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I just want to say thank you!
Automatic upgrade worked without any problems.
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