I’m pleased to announce the release of YOURLS 1.7 “Tom Araya”
\m/ Tom Araya \m/
In our now centennial tradition of naming YOURLS releases after a metal vocalist, I’m dedicating this release to Tom Araya, from the most excellent badass old-school thrash band we all love, Slayer. Well, vocalist, or maybe screamist, you be the judges :) Before you continue reading, feel free to crank up some good ol’ relaxing tune.
Update now. Seriously, now\’;UPDATE `your_table` WITH `crap`
YOURLS 1.7 brings several exciting new features, and I will cover major ones in an upcoming series of short blog posts. If you’re of the TL;DR type, check the changelog.
The first feature I want to highlight is not even a feature, it’s a bugfix: in YOURLS 1.7 we have scrutinized several aspects regarding security and we have fixed a potential SQL injection vulnerability.
If you run YOURLS for your own and only use, update ASAP, but if you run a public URL shortener, update riiiiiiiiiiight nooooooooooooow (read that in Tom Araya’s voice to get the feeling)
This update is a simple drop-in replacement: download the latest archive, unzip and upload to your server, overwriting existing files. No update procedure, no DB upgrade.
Update as soon as you can, and do your friends a favor: tell them a new version of YOURLS is out and they should update, tweet and retweet the good word.
Speaking of tweets
A quick note regarding tweets: @yourls used to broadcast boring nerd stuff, aka commit messages. No more boring stuff, it’ll be limited to YOURLS news of general interest. The hardcore nerd herd can follow @yourls_dev instead, where you’ll get an idea of the coding activity and pace.
Update now. Blog posts about awesome features in the next days.