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Akeeba Kickstart

Version 5.3.0 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:32

 

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This is a new features release. We recommend that all our users update.

Release highlights

Support for JPS format v2.0. Akeeba Backup for Joomla! 5.3 as well as Akeeba Backup for WordPress and Akeeba Solo 2.1 and later versions use a newer version of the JPS encrypted archive format. Please use Kickstart 5.3.0 or later to extract these backup archives.

Option to restore file permissions. If you are restoring a JPA or JPS backup archive on a Linux, macOS, *BSD or other UNIX-based operating system you can now restore the file permissions. WARNING! DANGER! This is a BAD IDEA if your original site had mixed ownership of files. Furthermore please note that Windows DOES NOT have a concept of file permissions, therefore this feature will do NOTHING AT ALL on Windows. Kindly remember that this is how Windows works and there is nothing we can do about it (we are not Microsoft). Thank you.

Importing large files from a URL now actually works. There was a bug with importing large files from a URL which caused the download to restart repeatedly and ultimately fail.

The Stealth mode .htaccess didn't work as expected. Fixed thanks to the bug report by invader_11.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 or 7.1. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] Importing large files from URL fails with repeated download restarts
  • [MEDIUM] The stealth .htaccess doesn't work as expected (thanks invader_11)

New features

  • Option to restore file permissions

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Version 5.2.1 Stable

Released on: Wednesday, 04 January 2017 18:00

 

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This is a maintenance release. We recommend that all our users update.

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Amazon S3 v4 API support. Kickstart Professional's Import from S3 feature is now using the modern Amazon S3 v4 API. This lets you import archives from Amazon S3 regions which only support the v4 API such as Frankfurt and Sao Paolo. It also supports S3 regions in China –currently Amazon only offers one in Beijing– which work only with the v4 API.

Support for the new Joomla download location. The Import from URL feature now lets you import the latest Joomla version's installation ZIP file. This was broken in all previous Kickstart versions due to changes in the way Joomla itself serves the downloads since November 2016.

Better support from importing from HTTPS sites.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

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Version 5.2.0 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:00

 

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This is a maintenance release. We recommend that all our users update.

Release highlights

Amazon S3 v4 API support. Kickstart Professional's Import from S3 feature is now using the modern Amazon S3 v4 API. This lets you import archives from Amazon S3 regions which only support the v4 API such as Frankfurt and Sao Paolo. It also supports S3 regions in China –currently Amazon only offers one in Beijing– which work only with the v4 API.

Support for the new Joomla download location. The Import from URL feature now lets you import the latest Joomla version's installation ZIP file. This was broken in all previous Kickstart versions due to changes in the way Joomla itself serves the downloads since November 2016.

Better support from importing from HTTPS sites.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] The import latest Joomla release stopped working since Joomla switched to a new download system
  • [LOW] The cacert.pem wasn't used everywhere, making it impossible to import from HTTPS URLs on badly configure servers

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Version 5.1.0 Stable

Released on: Friday, 28 October 2016 07:03

 

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This is a maintenance release. We recommend that all our users update.

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Improved PHP 7.1 support. Now using OpenSSL instead of mcrypt whenever possible to handle encrypted (JPS) archives and other cryptographic needs.

Bug fixes. Known issues with the Import from URL have been addressed in this release.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] Servers with a lax interpretation of RFC 7233 could result in the downloaded file having double the size or the download failing outright when importing a backup archive from URL
  • [LOW] Importing from a URL with a query string would include the query string as part of the extension name

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Version 5.0.0 Stable

Released on: Sunday, 31 July 2016 17:54

 

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This is a major new release. We recommend that all our users update.

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Kickstart CLI Mode. You can now call kickstart.php from the command line to extract backup archives anywhere. Please note that restoring the site still requires visiting the installation URL manually.

Bust opcode caches before including feature and configuration files.. Fixes issues with Zend OPcache, APC, XCache etc. Do note that if you replace kickstart.php with a new version you still need to manually reset the opcode cache to let Kickstart run correctly (that's how opcode caches are supposed to work).

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

Changelog

New features

  • Bust opcode caches before including feature and configuration files. Fixes issues with Zend OPcache, APC, XCache etc.

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Version 4.2.1 Stable

Released on: Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:22

 

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This is a maintenance release. We recommend that all our users update.

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Updated design. You asked for flatter design, you get a flatter design.

Option to not rename the .htaccess file before extraction. Use with caution, it might break the extraction. Useful for specific cases where you want to keep your .htaccess file because it's required to enable the correct PHP version on your site.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

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Version 4.2.0 Stable

Released on: Friday, 01 April 2016 03:47

 

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This is a maintenance release. We recommend that all our users update.

Release highlights

Updated design. You asked for flatter design, you get a flatter design.

Option to not rename the .htaccess file before extraction. Use with caution, it might break the extraction. Useful for specific cases where you want to keep your .htaccess file because it's required to enable the correct PHP version on your site.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] The Import from URL feature couldn't find the Joomla! download URL after the changes made to joomla.org

Miscellaneous changes

  • Flatten the design
  • Reset APC cache after removing the installation directory

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Version 4.1.4 Stable

Released on: Sunday, 07 February 2016 10:22

 

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This is a maintenance release. We recommend that all our users update.

Release highlights

Support for JPS format 1.10. This version is compatible with JPS format 1.9 (used by Akeeba Backup up to and including 4.5.1) and the more secure format 1.10 (used by Akeeba Backup 4.5.2 and later).

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

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Version 4.1.3 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 21 January 2016 05:34

 

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This is a bugfix release. We recommend that all our users update.

Release highlights

Simpler interface. The advanced options are now hidden by default.

Better detection of directories, both where archives are stored and the best choice for a temporary directory

Bug fixes to improve stability and reliability, including some rare problems which would prevent Akeeba Kickstart from executing and / or make troubleshooting impossible.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5 or 5.6. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

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Version 4.1.2 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 17 November 2015 04:53

 

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This is a bugfix release. We recommend that all our users update.

Release highlights

Simpler interface. The advanced options are now hidden by default.

Better detection of directories, both where archives are stored and the best choice for a temporary directory

Bug fixes to improve stability and reliability, including some rare problems which would prevent Akeeba Kickstart from executing and / or make troubleshooting impossible.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5 or 5.6. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Kickstart won't start on servers with problematic open_basedir restrictions
  • [LOW] No error message shown when the server throws an error (thanks, Carlos!)
  • [LOW] PHP notices when extracting symlinks
  • [LOW] Wrong offset reported when an archive cannot be extracted
  • [MEDIUM] Extracting symlinks in Dry Run mode would cause existing symlinks to be removed
  • [MEDIUM] FTP/SFTP browser would fail on some servers when you don't provide a starting directory

New features

  • Better detection of the directory holding the archives and the best choice for a temporary directory

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Version 4.1.1 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 04 June 2015 06:51

 

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Version 4.1.1

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Version 4.0.0 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 04:24

 

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Version 4.0.0

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [MEDIUM] Clicking on Browse when you had selected the Hybrid mode would attempt to launch the SFTP directory browser instead of the FTP directory browser
  • [MEDIUM] The Port setting in (S)FTP options was ignored

New features

  • If you use the default backup output directories, Kickstart will automatically look for archives there if the directory where Kickstart is doesn't contain any archives

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