Today, we’re releasing 2 new updates for Luna, for both Aero and Bittersweet Shimmer. We release these updates as important security updates due to a bug brought to our attention by Kaaleth (for which thank you).
Luna 1.0.6 and Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1
Luna 1.0.6 and Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1 consist out of the same fix. Moderators where able to change settings they where not authorized to change in the Backstage due to a bug in the navigation in the Backstage. This issue has been resolved.
However, both updates also come with another change: our May 2015 brand update. This brand update has also been applied to our website and blog, and now we’re adding it to our software. New installations will find themselves in a lighter environment as we changed the default accent color from dark to normal blue. Further, some images have been updated to reflect our new color pallet.
Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1 only
For Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1, there is another minor update to the language files. These now contain a series of reported strings that where missing from the file in an earlier update. So there you go, this also has been fixed. More strings might be missing, so please report them.
One-click update for Luna 1.1
Now we’re talking about Luna 1.1 Prevoew 1 anyway, like said yesterday, Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1 would contain the fixed one-click updater. That isn’t the case in this release. The fix didn’t make it and we considered this security update to important to postpone until that was fixed. So now, the fix will be part of Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 2. However, Luna 1.1 Preview 1 users can upgrade to Preview 1.1 through the update system!
ModernBB: Luna’s about to replace it for good
Further, I also want to inform you guys that starting with the final release of Luna 1.1 Bittersweet Shimmer, we will officially start to push Luna as a replacement for ModernBB. I know that it is quiet obvious already, but we think that, with Luna 1.1, we are getting to a point where Luna is a very good replacement. Why aren’t we pushing Luna already? Well, I think the fact that we just released the sixth update to Luna 1.0 in 1,5 months is a very good statement. That isn’t much of a problem, through. I mean, Luna 1.0 is after all a “1.0” release. And while we concider it stable, bugs are to be expected. Luna 1.1 will be an even further polished version of Luna 1.0.6.
What does this mean in the big lines? Not much for you guys. The ModernBB.be site will send you to GetLuna.org on more locations (some pages already do so) and the “Download ModernBB 3.7” button will be removed from the front page. Of course, ModernBB downloads will continue to be available and we’ll continue to support ModernBB. Updates to fix bugs and security issues will be released until December 8th, 2015.
However, third-party downloads will be removed from the websites content too (themes, translations and plugins). With other words, the websites content will be limited to the minimum. The documentation will also start to redirect to Luna in the future. And well, we’re starting to draw the line for ModernBB.