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Gossamer Forum 1.1.0 Released!

We're happy to announce that Gossamer Forum 1.1.0 is now available for download!

Changes include:
  • Advanced editor - for those of you using Internet Explorer 5.0 or above (and our logs tell us it's about 90%) you will now see a WYWIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, referred to as the "Advanced Editor," for writing posts.
  • Markup extensions - as you can see from this post, <ul>, <ol>, and <li> tags are now supported
  • Also included is support for fonts. The Advanced Editor makes it very easy to write posts, as you don't have to learn all the markup needed.
  • Nested categories - categories can now be nested. We plan to rearrange the categories on our forum to demonstrate this feature.
  • Hideable categories - we have introduced a new feature that allows registered users to hide categories from their display. This takes effect when viewing the main page. For example, if you never want to see the DBMan forums, you can click the "[-]" link, and it will only show one line for the category, instead of the category and all of its forums.
  • Mark All Read - This feature allows you to mark all posts in all forums as read (the link is at the bottom of the category list page). There is also a second option at the bottom of the forum page (it shows up when there are new posts in a forum) that allows you to mark all posts in a particular forum as read.
  • Multiple category view - you can now view multiple specific categories. Previously, you could only view one category at a time. This new feature allows you to view multiple categories simultaneously, using a URL such as: http://.../gforum.cgi?category=1;category=2;category=3.
  • New template set - (sort of). We've added a new template set, default_top. You can change to this in your profile. This new set uses a new template feature, inheritance, which allows us GForum have only different files in the template - everything else is loaded from default. The new template set puts the post information at the top of each post, instead of on the left. Give it a try!
  • New delete option - there is a new delete method you can select for forums. This allows you to set how posts are deleted. Using the new method, if a user chooses to delete their post, it will be deleted from the database if there are no replies, otherwise the post will be marked as deleted.
  • New moderator "Remove" - moderators now have a "Remove post" button in addition to the "Delete post" button (this shows up AFTER clicking delete). The Remove post allows the moderator to remove the post (and any replies) from the database instead of simply marking it as read. The delete button does what it has always done.
  • Move option changed - the move option has changed. It used to limit the moderator to only be able to move the post into forums that they moderate. This limitation has been lifted - moderators can now move a post into any forum in which they have permission to post new threads.
  • Major Speed Improvements - We redid the new handling and it results in a dramatic speed improvement for large forums.
  • UBB 6 Import Support - We'll be working on adding other forums soon!
  • Many bug fixes and other minor features.

You can download the latest version at:


If you have any questions, or notice any problems, don't hesitate to ask!


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Alex: Dec 19, 2001, 5:43 PM
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Re: [Alex] Gossamer Forum 1.1.0 Released! In reply to

If you have problems upgrading from 1.0.0 to 1.1.0, please try redownloading and try it again. We fixed a few issues in the upgrade script.

Sorry about the troubles.


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