Quick Softaculous Praise

Posted By: Tony Baird

Last Updated: Sunday April 25, 2010

I talked about Softaculous before but I wanted to just praise them yet again and what an excellent choice we made adding them and promoting it over Fantastico whenever we can.  Obviously we cannot remove Fantastico for marketing reasons but Softaculous is always what we recommend the users use.

So they released 2.8 recently which added a nice new backup utility as well as adding a search feature.  Although that’s not all though:

  1. A Backup utility has been added into Softaculous. Users can now create and download backups from the Softaculous Panel.
  2. A cool new Search feature has been added in Softaculous. This search feature is available throughout Softaculous. Users can type in the script name and they will be redirected to the script itself. A suggestion will also be made as you type in the search box!
  3. Users will be shown a message on the Softaculous Index if there is any outdated installations.
  4. Ability to choose ‘http://’, ‘https://’, ‘http://www’, ‘https://www’ while installing scripts has been added.
  5. The CRON jobs will email users if there is any newer version of scripts available.
  6. A new feature which will enable the Admin to email users having Outdated Installations has been added.
  7. The Fantastico importer at the Admin Level has been improved.
  8. The Softaculous CORE has been improved for better perfomance.

So quite a few updates to the core of the system in 2.8 which was released on the 20th.  Though this is not what I wanted to make the post it’s because of the most recent script updates we saw come through the pipeline.  Here’s the list:

Here are all the scripts most recently updated:

Zikula 1.2.2 - Successful Coppermine 1.4.26 - Successful TinyWebGallery 1.8 - Successful b2evolution 3.3.3 - Successful LifeType 1.2.10 - Successful Dotclear 2.1.6 - Successful Textpattern 4.2.0 - Successful Geeklog 1.6.1 - Successful Drupal 6.16 - Successful Mambo 4.6.5 - Successful PHP-Nuke 8.0 - Successful Nucleus 3.51 - Successful XMB 1.9.11 - Successful Gallery 2.3.1 - Successful LinPHA 1.3.4 - Successful MyBB 1.4.13 - Successful Phorum 5.2.15a - Successful PunBB 1.3.4 - Successful Piwigo 2.0.9 - Successful Pixelpost 1.7.3 - Successful ZenPhoto 1.2.9 - Successful PhpWiki 1.2.11 - Successful PmWiki 2.2.15 - Successful Serendipity 1.5.2 - Successful Open Blog 1.2.1 - Successful Website Baker 2.8.1 - Successful sNews 1.7 - Successful UseBB 1.0.10 - Successful Pligg 1.0.4 - Successful MODx 1.0.3 - Successful eggBlog 4.1.2 - Successful phpAlbum - Successful Shutter 0.1.4 - Successful Pixie 1.04 - Successful Xoops 2.4.4 - Successful FluxBB 1.2.22 - Successful 4images 1.7.7 - Successful Typo3 4.3.2 - Successful

Now that’s a big list of updates I imagine a few were a little bit out of date but this is still very impressive.  This is pretty close to the total number of scripts Fantastico has in total.  It just shows you if you’re not using Softaculous with us you should be!  Great news is it can take your Fantastico install and manage it so no major time consuming work to get it switched on your part.  Hopefully Softaculous continues to  release quick updates which I’m sure they will as their system just seems better designed than what Fantastico is as far as having updates released.

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