Release of 1.7.1 - Blog

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We proudly present the minor release of Gitea version 1.7.1. This release contains some security fixes so it is highly recommended to update to latest release. We have merged 15 pull requests to release this version and built gitea with go1.11.5 to fix a golang bug. You can download one of our pre-built binaries from our downloads page, you just need to select the correct platform. For further details of the installation follow our installation guide.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.gitea.io/2019/02/release-of-1.7.1/
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#2

Just updated to 1.7.1, thank you!

But a couple of questions:

  • The bottom right corner of my Gitea home page still says “Go1.11.1”, not 1.11.5. A missed string update or has this not actually been compiled with 1.11.5?
  • I often seem to find out about Gitea updates by accident. What options are there to get notification? Seems to rely on me getting an email from discorse.gitea.io right now.

EDIT: to add that Admin section says:
1.7.1 built with go1.11.1 : bindata, sqlite, sqlite_unlock_notify

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#3

Github supports a /latest linked to most current stable release which allows me to write a download script that I run with cron job for updates.

Since you duplicate your releases there no problem I can use my automated update script (here is my hugo version, https://download.kebler.net/hugo-update) but for those not using github I suggest you do the same a your dl site.

e.g. https://dl.gitea.io/latest or https://dl.gitea.io/gitea/latest

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#4

@adrinux Sadly while the docker image got the update, the cross-compiler used didn’t update to latest version of go, this was something that we mised. I forked the cross compiler, updated to latest version of go, and created a PR which was just merged, and will be resolved with 1.7.2 and 1.8.0.

As for updates of new versions, the blog has an RSS feed https://blog.gitea.io/index.xml that can be used with any feed reader, Github also has an RSS feed for releases https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/releases.atom we send an email to our backers on opencollective https://opencollective.com/gitea and finally we have an announcment channel in discord https://discord.gg/gitea

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#5

WRT feed consumption Winter et al. basically broke the value of web feeds 10ish years ago with bickering as Harvard gained copyrights. Nevertheless asking people to use feeds I feel is a good idea so this important syndication format isn’t forgotten to social media.

RSS with Dublin Core is a powerful thing. Here’s a Golang command line RSS reader under Gitea source control for those interested: https://git.dtluna.net/dtluna/gorgeous

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