So we are not too far away from publishing a new release, which is, considering the past (averaging 1 release every 3 years), quite an accomplishment. The next release brings several new features and bug fixes, including a built-in authentication system (finally) and SMTP support. Along with that, lots of internal refactoring (think PDO, new module structure, and an upgraded mailer library).
This will be a big step forward I hope, but as you might imagine, adding an authentication system is not an easy fix. Currently I am looking for people who have some time and are willing to help me test the new release. It is still in development and I will be adding more stuff to it the next couple of days, but the user authentication part is finished and so is the refactoring I was talking about.
If you have some spare time, please give it a try and report any issues you may encounter. You can download the “develop” branch from gitub here (or just clone it), extract it and run the install file. If you are replacing your old version, also run the install.php because it needs to perform some MySQL maintenance.
You can leave feedback on GitHub (preferred) or send me an email if you don’t have an account (pep at neanderthal-technology com).
Please note if you run the install script from the development branch, your database will be altered so a backup is always recommended.
P.S. did you know that now there is even a Bulgarian translation available? 🙂