DotNetNuke 5.1 Released

Posted by: A DotNetNuke blog for tutorials, tips & tricks, on 25 Jun 2009 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

Its been 18 months in the making, but its finally here! DotNetNuke Community edition version 5.1 is now available for download.

Here is a rundown of the improvements you can expect from this exciting new release:

Major Highlights

  • Added Content Versioning and simple workflow to the HTML module.
  • Added Admin Console module to simplify access to administrator and host pages
  • Added publicly accessbile skin engine lifecycle events
  • Added audit trails to core system tables
  • Added built in support for Google Analytics
  • Added custom sitemap priorities
  • Enhanced the permission system to use the provider model, allowing for custom permission providers
  • Enhanced caching to enable access by distributed caching systems
  • Enhanced installation and upgrade logic to automatically detect .Net 3.5 and to upgrade the web.config as appropriate.
  • Enhanced the extensions pages to show which modules are used and to show the pages where they are currently in use
  • Enhanced the Scheduler to show a checklist of available servers in the webfarm where scheduled tasks can be executed.
  • Enhanced the Scheduler to support multiple instances running on the same server
  • Fixed issue with removing Superuser role from a user.
  • Fixed issue with deleting users which was not fully recognized by the rest of the application.
  • Fixed issue with upgrades which would fail if .Net 3.5 was installed
  • Fixed issue with skins installed using the batch installer.
  • Fixed change to GetModulesByDefinition API method which resulted in breaking change from DotNetNuke 4.x
  • Fixed CloakText API method which was broken in 5.0.1
  • Fixed issue with stored procedure for Dashboard which would fail with an error if database account did not have permissions to the MSDB database.
  • Fixed issue where pages added while on a host page will not be associated with a portal.
  • Fixed issue where the ReturnURL for the SendPassword and Register links on the Login page were broken.
  • Updated Modules/Providers
  • The following modules and providers have been updated in the 5.1.0 packages. Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements were corrected with each release.
  • Forms and List 05.00.02
  • Announcements 04.00.03
  • Reports 05.01.00
  • Events 05.00.01
  • FckHtmlEditorProvider 02.00.04
  • AD Provider 05.00.02

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