Release notes for Mad Blanks 1.8.0

Parent Category: Mad Blanks News Category: Project Status
Created on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 Published Date Written by Chris Hallett

Mad Blanks 1.8.0 is a component and set of modules for Joomla! that allows you to build:

  • Quizzes
  • Surveys
  • Assessments
  • Calculators
  • Other specialized forms that need special processing

The following NEW features have been added in Mad Blanks 1.8.0:

The following bug and issue fixes were applied:

  • Specify a default collation or all Mad Blanks database tables upon installation (so the default latin1_swedish_ci is not used)
  • Update MySQL syntax to use ENGINE instead of TYPE upon installation
  • When viewing the back end record list, make the list is filtered notification more noticeable
  • Fix plus sign does not submit
  • Change so that auto-submit on change doesn't work in the back end when manually editing a record
  • Update category viewing and editing permissions wording "Record creation control for a user" and "Record creation control for a visitor"
  • Fix 500 error when Google Chart API used on alternate database table
  • Fix LABEL_MBLCSR_INSTRUCTIONS_STRING used improperly in Create Single Record module XML file
  • Enhance labels in category "Default response" "Correct response" etc. so they don't get lost among the extra text
  • Fix W3C validation (XHTML mode) of check box and radio button options with spaces, punctuation, etc.
  • Fix socdata1 preview on the back end records list to render only certain HTML tags
  • Assure logged data is fully processed when nested Score Script tags are present
  • Post a warning note about this in the Score Script in-component docs: group_concat issue with system variable group_concat_max_len, which has a default value of 1024 
  • Email tag in-component documentation, update and fix some errors
  • Allow expression declarations to be dynamically created
  • Fix any module params that can accept HTML must have filter="safehtml" in the XML
  • Change the Statistic Score Script module so it doesn't have to have the category parameter specified
  • Update in-module documentation of the Statistic Score Script module
  • Fix email tag from name and from address are the site administrator's by default
  • Update documentation of Google Chart API opt-in for configuration area
  • Various other small bug fixes


This is the official website for Mad Blanks, a component written for Joomla!™

Mad Blanks, when used with Joomla!™, will allow you to give a quiz on your site. You can also use it to give a survey. Quizzes and surveys are popular applications on the Internet, including personality quizzes, name generators, and assessments.

This website and the featured software products herein written for Joomla!™ are the property of Chris Hallett, an independent programmer. Chris does not represent Open Source Matters, Inc. nor the Joomla!™ project.

Mad Blanks, Mad Current Event, and Mad Simple True False Quiz are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

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