Today, we happily announce the availability of Luna 1.0.7 and 1.1.1. This is our 7th update to our original code and our first to our first revision (logic right there my friends). However, todays updates bring a couple of great enhancements over version 1.0.6 and 1.1.0.
Luna 1.0.7 and 1.1.0
We’re happy to announce that, finally, Luna supports SQLite 3. Todays update adds the required adapter to our database layer and when installing Luna, you will – if available – see an option to install with SQLite 3. Also, when you remove posts from users, their post count doesn’t decrease, this behavior has now been changed. When you remove posts, the post count will also decrease. Further, we’ve made some improvements to the moderation interface in the Backstage. This looks now much better in both releases, though you’ll get a better interface with Luna 1.1. We also updated Bootstrap from version 3.3.4 to 3.3.5. Finally, we fixed a bug in both versions where the user settings would claim that the user’s email address wasn’t verified.
Luna 1.0.7 only
Luna 1.0.7 also comes with support for PHP 7. We introduced PHP 7 support in Luna 1.1.0, and are now bringing it to Luna 1.0, as we consider it a bug since our system requirements say that we support PHP 5.2 and above.
Luna 1.1.1 only
Luna 1.1 now comes with 2 new options under Settings > Appearance: you can now disable both Night mode and Accent colors. And finally, we’ve also fixed a bug for Luna 1.1.1 where you would get a blank screen when a config.php-file was present but couldn’t be linked to a database.
Get the updates
In case you are on Luna 1.0.6 or below, we recommend you to install Luna 1.0.7. Even better would be if you install Luna 1.1.1 (for everyone on Luna 1.1.0 and below, including FluxBB 1.4, 1.5 and all versions of ModernBB). Todays updates are worth it! Be sure to make a back-up of all your data before upgrading (you never know). Now, onto Luna 1.0.8, 1.1.2, 1.2.0 and 2.0.0 (yes, we’ve quiet some work to do).
Luna 1.0 “Aero” support
With todays update, Luna 1.0.7 might just be the largest update we’ve released so far for Luna 1.0 (while 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 had more changes, these where mainly bug fixes). And perhaps, that raises a question: with Luna 1.1 out, how long will Luna 1.0 be supported? Is the support cycle for older ModernBB-versions something to look at? The answer is no, it isn’t. Unlike ModernBB, we’re planning to support Luna version for quiet some time. Luna 1.0 will be supported for some time in the future, but do not expect us to release any more updates like 1.0.7. This can very well be the last time you see such a big update for Luna 1.0, or a feature update overall as our focus is now shifted to Luna 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0.
We’ll continue to deliver bug fixes and security updates for Luna 1.0, and if these bugs are also in Luna 1.1, the patches can very well be released at the same day, but in the future, you should expect less and less updates to Luna 1.0. We’ll announce when we’re killing of Luna 1.0 in the future, and otherwise, keep an eye on our roadmap page, which will also note the EOL-date (typical the release of the last update), through it’s fair to say that the EOL-date has been altered for a ModernBB release in the past, and we might do it again if something serious is wrong.