1.1.0rc2 Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of OWA 1.1.0rc2. This one took a while due to the integration of object caching and a new integration plugin for tracking Gallery2 (http://gallery.menalto.com) based sites. Quick summary of new or changed features in this release includes:

  • Object Caching. OWA will now cache objects in an attempt to avoid hitting the database. This should speed up logging requests quite a bit.
  • Gallery2 Integration. OWA can now be used to track Gallery2 based photo/media sites.
    • Installs like a regular Gallery2 plugin
    • Reports and admin interface are accessible via Gallery2’s admin screens
    • Tracks views of all albums, photos and other media items
  • owa-data Folder. All OWA or user generated content is now housed in a single folder. logs/ directory has been relocated here as well.
  • Lots of bug fixes:
    • set timeout on fetching news from openwebanalytics.com
    • Fixed a bug in click tracking in IE7 (thanks to Mark Kaplun)
    • Fixed SVN issue with version not being set properly
    • Updated PEAR::LOG
    • Introduced jquery as an include for UI re-factoring that will come in the near future.
    • fixed a bug where WordPress feed tracking was broken due to WP2.2.x 
    • re-factored mediawiki plugin to use factory method to init owa 
    • Standalone Installer now no longer requires that the initial admin user password by set via e-mail. Instead it can now be set on the final page of the installer.
  • Updated browscap database
  • Mediawiki plugin no longer logs admin users.
  • Re-factored Error logging – brand new error logging and debug class.
  • Re-factored configuration overrides – this release changes the way that configuration overrides work by introducing a new set of config-file based overrides that are now applied last. This should help in a number of situation where you can different instances of OWA to play different roles.

This release re-organizes things a bit so I recommend a clean install of the files. There are no database schema changes so you should just be able to delete everything in the OWA directory (except for your conf/owa-config.php file) and just copy the new files into the old directory. SVN users can simply “SVN switch” to the 1.1.0rc2 tag directory and then “SVN up” to the latest release.This is a release candidate so please be sure to report any bugs to the mailing lists (trac is still closed unfortunately).