vBulletin 4.2 Released
vBulletin 4.2 has been released. vBulletin 4.2 contains only feature changes and issue fixes related to those feature changes.
The release contains:
- Activity Stream – VBIV-13946
- Navigation Manager – VBIV-8393 & VBIV-3058
- Members who have Visited Today – VBIV-14582
- Cron-based Batch Email Sending – VBIV-14583
- UserCP Reputation Display – VBIV-14584
- Reputation Notification – VBIV-14585
- User Profile Reputation Display – VBIV-14586
- Who has Read a Thread – VBIV-14587
- Doublepost Prevention – VBIV-14588
- Enhanced Reputation Checks – VBIV-14651
- Updated Readme.
- Integration with Post Release – Company Website
Documentation for each of the new features is available with the launch of 4.2, and can be found – HERE.
Additional Changes since the 4.2 BETA 1 Release:
- VBIV-15129 – Typo in AdminCP help text
- VBIV-15127 – Phrase associated with the wrong product
- VBIV-15126 – Typos in an error message
- VBIV-15122 – Hardcoded “Recent” and “Popular” in activity stream Filter menu
- VBIV-15119 – process_navigation_links hook listed as process_navigation_links_complete in plugin manager
- VBIV-15106 – activitystream_home_beforefetch hook not listed in plugin manager hook options
- VBIV-15102 – Activity stream fail when Forum Component URL is set
- VBIV-14931 – Update readme.txt
Folks who have upgraded to vBulletin 4.2 have reported performance improvements as well, so definitely worth looking at if you haven’t already upgraded. I would suggest you do a test upgrade on a copy of your live forum database. You can read my how to upgrade to vB 4 guide for upgrading vBulletin forums, the first four steps 1 to 4 can apply to any vB upgrade.
I successfully did a test installation and upgrade from vBulletin 4.1.12 PL1 to vBulletin 4.2 on a fresh Centmin Mod based CentOS 6.2 64bit test server which runs on Nginx v1.20, PHP 5.3.13 PHP-FPM, APC 3.1.10, Memcached 1.4.3 with MariaDB 5.2.12 MySQL server.
On upgrade, you’ll be prompted for how many days of Activity Stream history to save.
The new Navigation Manager in AdminCP
vBulletin 4.2 Activity Stream settings.
Centmin Mod Nginx, PHP-FPM, APC, Memcached and MariaDB 5.2.12 setup.