OpenACS 5.9.0 Beta 2 available for testing

OpenACS 5.9.0 Beta 2 is available for testing. This release contains many changes including database changes (better performance, less space consumption), improved security (several potential XSS attacks removed) and processing speed, improved theming support, code quality, Russian localization and much more (see OpenACS 5.9 Agenda).

The tar-file release contains the OpenACS core packages. The application packages for this release can be either obtained via "install from repository" from the OpenACS site wide admin package, or from CVS on the oacs-5-9 branch. The recommended upgrade steps are described in the wiki.

OpenACS 5.9.0 should be released in about in early November .

Contributed by Gustaf Neumann