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OpenComment 3.0.12

The component OpenComment is under heavy testing, a big thanks to all users posting bugs report in the Bug tracker Forums

  • NEW: Search function in query control panel
  • BUG: Found latest error in installer file
  • BUG: No more <? starting tag but <?php     was revealed by users using PHP5 and Magic_Quote = OFF in PHP.ini
  • BUG: Solve small bugs in administrator panel.
  • NEW: A new settings:  Users Posting History, how long a user can not submit a new comment in the same article This do not let user press submit more than once. Default is 10 minutes. Algorithm is based on a new table opencomment_postinghistory which store ip, referrer, article id
  • NEW: No more using the PHP mail API but the #Joomla! mosMail(), this solve also the bug  HTML feedback sent as text.
  • BUG: Internet Explorer layout no more disturb by missing columns.
  • BUG: Comment footer is looking better.
  • PENDING: Encoding problem, problem occurring in IE under some conditions, not in FIREFOX. Since AJAX do not access to #Joomla APIs, I’ve put an encoding selector in the administrator panel (utf-8 or iso-8859-1)
  • PENDING: Add  a mode feedback, telling the user if he is replying or submitting a new comment.
  • PENDING: putting presentation layer in PatTemplate file (Priority 2 but needed for speeding output as code is a mess and doing too much string concatenations)

You can download the latest version at the forge or on my site.

Note: I have some problem with the server: 44 000 visitor in 8 days, 200.000 hits a days, Apache is eating the CPU at breakfast (load goes up to 97%, and is steady at 11%, recommended is < 1.00%). While I am sure that the problem is software related, I have temporary switch OpenComment and the demo site off. This has not reduce the load. So the problem is elsewhere.

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.