Topic: PunBB 1.3 final release
Congratulations! PunBB 1.3 is finished.
Most significant (for users and moderators) 1.2.20 to 1.3 changes:
* Extension system based on hooking technique. One click extension installation, no need to modify forum's code anymore.
* Full UTF-8 support.
* More customazable styles, templating system.
* New layout: markup, CSS, language files updated, markup helper functions added.
* URL rewriting schemes, nice URL's built-in.
* Split/merge topics functionality.
* Multiple groups for moderators allowed.
* Searches are now case-insensitive, extern.php improved, more global, per-group and per-user options added.
* Certain "bad" characters are silently stripped out from the text input.
* Got rid of extras folder, README added.
* Hotifx system based on extension system for quick bugfixes.
Note: language packs and modifications for PunBB 1.2 are useless in 1.3. You are welcome to make a 1.3 translation to your language. Visit language packs page in wiki to take a part.
Migration: updating script (from 1.2.*) is included into the package. See wiki article for instructions.
Documentation: use PunBB wiki. There is some lack of information at the moment, but we hope to improve it with your help.
Extensions: you are welcome to download extensions from official PunBB extensions repository.
PS: Please, correct me if I forgot to add something important here.