Exponent's Latest News

Twitter API v1 Blacked Out! (Fixed by v2.2.0 Patch 4)

June 12, 2013 Tags: bugs

We knew it would eventually occur, but the API to work with Twitter v1 has been blacked out in favor of v1.1.  You've probably already seen this warning message on your site, esp. if you have ever set up a Twitter module.  There is a forthcoming fix (v2.2.0patch4) due later this week which will attempt to fix this, but in the past had caused page breaks when Twitter was bogged down.  Here are some work-arounds in the mean time: (read more)

Patch #3 Released for v2.2.0

June 8, 2013 Tags: patch, bugs

This is a third patch to address the show-stopping bug and several other issues in v2.2.0 (stable), which are now fixed.  This patch can be applied to any site already running v2.2.0, v2.2.0patch1 or v2.2.0patch2.  The code is already fixed in the 'master' git repo and the patch file can be downloaded from sourceforge.net.  The patch fixes these bugs: (read more)

Patch #2 Released for v2.2.0

May 20, 2013 Tags: patch, bugs

(Patch #1 did NOT contain updated files) We've issued a second patch to address the show-stopping bug and some other issues in v2.2.0 (stable), which are now fixed.  This patch can be applied to any site already running v2.2.0 or v2.2.0patch1.  The code is already fixed in the 'master' git repo and the patch file can be downloaded from sourceforge.net.  The patch fixes these bugs: (read more)

A Double Deuce to You!

May 17, 2013 Tags: release

After extensively testing a myriad of new features, we present version 2.2.0, the 'Double Deuce!' This is a major, yet incremental update to Exponent.  This version contains ALL the fixes from previous versions, plus many more issues have been addressed.  PLUS, we've added too many new features and tweaks to possibly list here!  Since this version sheds all 'old school' or 1.x support, you may have to update your old custom themes or views (see this article).  We've also added support for Canonical URL SEO support (see this article). (read more)

Patch #1 Released for v2.1.4

May 4, 2013 Tags: patch, release

In an effort to not abandon the v2.1.x branch, just prior to the v2.2.0 (stable) release, we've issued patch #1.  In addition to several bug fixes including an important security fix, a permissions erasure problem, and fixing the 'merge' command; it adds several tweaks to online donations and event registrations, and now copies transparency when resizing/cropping images in the editor. (read more)

Release Candidate 1 - v2.2.0 Set Loose

May 3, 2013 Tags: release

In what is hoped to be the final unstable release before v2.2.0 is released as stable, we present v2.2.0release-candidate1.  This version contains the final feature additions prior to the release of a stable version, no features will be added until after that release.  This version marks the return to naming the new container 2.0 controller simply 'container' instead of container2.  It also adds a new sample e-Commerce store database available during installation; and many enhancements to the online donations and event registrations modules including the new option of single or multi-person registration using site forms to collect data. (read more)

Unstable version 2.2.0 beta 3 released

April 19, 2013 Tags: release

This, the sixth unstable release on the road to the next stable release (v2.2.0 stable) focuses on implementation of html5 forms fallback code to offer forms features found in newer browsers while still using an older browser, you may now switch a control in the forms designer to a similar type, and more control types are available within the forms designer; many tweaks and features added to e-commerce, esp. the online donations and event registration modules. (read more)

Unstable version 2.2.0 beta 2 released

March 29, 2013 Tags: release

Keeping with a bi-weekly unstable release schedule and syncing releases with the 2.1.x branch, we release the second beta of the next major update to Exponent, v2.2.0 (beta 2).  In addition to fixing many issues (including those fixed in v2.1.4), we've tweaked and updated the online donations and event registration modules.  We also now make greater use of ajax paging and the new html5 input types.  There is also a new forms 'portfolio' view to display a multi-item custom view of form data.  This also marks the transition to move the 'develop' code branch to the 2.2.0 line code as of 1 Apr 2013 (this is NOT an April Fools Joke) (read more)

v2.1.4 Released in Preparation for v2.2.0 Release

March 29, 2013 Tags: release

In what should be considered the final stable release before a stable v2.2.0 is released in the near future, we present v2.1.4, 'Lingering Lullaby.'  This will mark the third 'bug fix' release for the most recent stable version which included new features (v2.1.1 was released back in January 2013).  v2.1.4 fixes over 36 issues found in v2.13. (read more)

Unstable version moves to 'beta' stage with 2.2.0 beta 1

March 15, 2013 Tags: release

The most robust release of the v2.2.0 code line thus far has been set free.  We've corrected many anomalies still present in the 2.1.x code line and there are quite a number of new features and enhancements from the alpha3 release.  These include better EQL file import/export which is much more flexible in backing up and restoring backups made from various versions.  Noted additions in beta 1 include; (read more)