Joomla 1.5.15 Released

joomla-logoJoomla 1.5.15 was released today, three months after the 1.5.14 release.

The update contains two security fixes and a lot of bug fixes. A lot of issues with TinyMCE has been addressed.

There has also been an addition to the TinyMCE editor, i.e. the option to create templates in TinyMCE editor.

An important addition to the system is the added option to disallow users to view extension XML files. This was proposed by Brian Teeman, I believe, and will increase the security of your installation.

From today:

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.15 [Wojmamni ama mamni]. It has been three months since Joomla 1.5.14 was released on July 30, 2009. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

As always with upgrades to Joomla or extensions: Backup first!

Also, check if there are known issues with this upgrade, both before and after you have upgraded (the page will be updated as new issues are found).

Notable additions:

  • PHP 5.3.x compatibility - Joomla runs fine on PHP 5.3.x now (except of OpenID library)
  • Core components caching - com_weblinks and com_contact are using cache for the first time. Also com_content view cache comes with more refined caching logic, so that caching is disabled only where it needs to be (e.g. for users using filters). This should result in speed increases on high-traffic sites
  • TinyMCE is now working properly - all remaining bugs created by the recent TinyMCE upgrade should be gone now
  • Mootols were upgraded to 1.12 to ensure future compatibility with Firefox 3.6

Fixes in this release:


Two security issues were fixed in this release:

For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.


  • Allowed search to use the Itemid of the current Menu Item (15780)
  • Removed unnecessary quotes in search results (16919)
  • Fixed problem when using relative URL's in editor with SEF enabled. (16445)
  • Fixed formatting problem in Category List layout with Internet Explorer (17110)
  • Fixed problem with entering HTML in user confirmation messages (17259)
  • Fixed Media Manager issues in Windows (17337)
  • Fixed problem with Archived Article filters when cache is enabled (17470)
  • Fixed RSS feed problem with ampersand in page title (18343)


  • Allowed underscore character in menu names (16086)
  • Fixed problem with mod_newsflash and altenative read-more text (17231)
  • Fixed problem with Alias Menu Item Type not opening in new window (18240)
  • Fixed problem with UTF-8 characters in breadcrumbs (18493)


  • Fixed problem with email cloaking and non-ASCII characters (11578)
  • Fixed TinyMCE configuration error (16982)
  • Fixed problem with multiple editor instances on one page (17043)
  • Fixed problem whereby TinyMCE stripped some image HTML (17057)
  • Fixed TinyMCE Extended Valid Elements problem (17121)
  • Fixed problem with TinyMCE blockquote (17215)
  • Allowed Firefox inline spell check to work in TinyMCE (17356)
  • Fixed problem saving changes in TinyMCE (17367)
  • Fixed TinyMCE problem with caption.js and filtering (17379)
  • Fixed TinyMCE bullet issue with Internet Explorer (17414)
  • Made image title names consistent in front and back end (17430)
  • Fixed issue with email cloaking and images (17692)
  • Fixed problem in email cloaking syntax (17964)
  • Fixed caption alignment when image alignment is not set (18010)
  • Fixed JavaScript error in TinyMCE (18192)
  • Added option to create templates in TinyMCE editor (18245)
  • Fixed problem with TinyMCE Sql (18246)
  • Fixed problem when using email cloaking and JavaScript (18310)
  • Fixed problem with email cloaking when using images (18481)


  • No legacy issues were fixed for this release


  • Fixed problem with missing template CSS files (16609)
  • Fixed problem with linked images in Beez template (16804)
  • Added default text color for backend error messages (16914)
  • Added missing spinner.gif (17432)
  • Fixed problem when copying Beez template to new name (17559)
  • Fixed error in JA_Purity template with Internet Explorer 8 (18070)


  • Added TinyMCE Language file for Toggle Editor button (17332)
  • Added Ulaanbaatar in timezones (17577)
  • Fixed problem with localisation of pagination strings (17618)
  • Added missing Display # language string (18124)
  • Added missing com_media language strings (18349)
  • Improved tooltip text for mod_search (18518)
  • Fixed problem with version information for core languages (18522)


  • Fixed problem with FTP fields auto-completing (18297)


  • Don't show password in configuration.php file (16484)
  • Fixed problem when Itemid does not exist (16927)
  • Fixed PHP 5.3 compatibility issues (17150)
  • Fixed problem with caching for com_weblinks and com_contact (17475)
  • Fixed additional PHP 5.3 compatibility issues (18008)
  • Fixed problem with warnings in system_config.php file (18054)
  • Added missing JEXEC checks in code (18080)
  • Fixed problem converting UTF-8 characters to ASCII (18142)
  • Added option to disallow users to view extension XML files (18353)
  • Fixed problem with onAfterDisplayTitle event and PHP 5.3 (18430)
  • Fixed problem with displaying error messages with right-to-left languages (18537)
Read 6225 times Originally published on Thursday, 05 November 2009 12:08
Last modified on Thursday, 05 November 2009 21:35
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