Improved anti-spambot features including image verification and URL screening. Display of guest e-mail address is now optional and focus is set on the input and confirmation forms. When upgrading from version 1.21 or earlier, only the following files need to be replaced: admin.php, database_functions.php, display_template.php, documentation.html, index.php and input_template.php. The new files to add are: background1.jpg through background4.jpg and verification_image.php. You will also need an updated language.conf file.
Most of the changes to this version are intended to prevent guestbook spamming. The most noticable change is the absence of the Homepage/URL fields. Most guestbook spam is intended to improve search engine rankings by including hyperlinks back to the target website.
Bug fix to prevent non-standard line break combinations from corupting the database files. When upgrading from version 1.20, only the following files need to be replaced: admin.php, database_functions.php, display_template.php, documentation.html, index.php and input_template.php.
Bug fix to prevent line breaks in welcome and thank you messages from corrupting gbconfiguration.dat file. Improved file locking routine. Addition of optional links back to homepage and time zone offset. Automated Update Notices e-mail subscription and unsubscription. Additional double post protection. When upgrading from version 1.10, 1.11 or 1.12, only the following files need to be replaced: admin.php, database_functions.php, documentation.html and index.php.
Bug fix to Admin program: "found" field was not being saved when Admin edited a record. Addition of code to read in GET, POST and COOKIE values in case register_globals is turned off.
Minor change to the banned words test to prevent a warning message if a "blank" (ie. empty) banned word is encountered. Upgrading from version 1.10 is not necessary unless you are experiencing errors when banned words is enabled.
Added alternate (ie. foreign) language support, improved file locking and a database diagnostic function. Includes minor bug fixes, display tweaking and additional error trapping. Although no critical errors have been found, it is recommended that users of earlier versions upgrade. This version should eliminate PHP "warning" messages, especially on heavy traffic sites. All data files remain unchanged, so existing guestbooks will remain intact. When upgrading from a previous version, only the following files need to be replaced: admin.php, database_functions.php, display_template.php, documentation.html, index.php, input_template.php and language.conf (new file, should be chmod'ed to 777). Requires PHP version 4.0.1 or greater. Alternate language files will be available for download from the main HyperBook page.
Further testing added to "script execution time," also changed method for determining "max_execution_time" to take advantage of PHP4's ability to read actual INI info rather than the INI file setting (setting may have been changed in an .htaccess file). Also added additional checking for uninitialized values to prevent warning messages.
Minor bug fix: Skips display of "script execution time" if system doesn't return gettimeofday() system call. Prevents error from being generated when the missing elapsed time was being rounded off. If you are running v.1.00 and are not receiving any errors then you don't need to upgrade at this time.
First official public release. Fixes minor bugs and spelling errors in beta.|
Original test version.|