I have tested the 2.8.4 release Revision 2101
Tests were performed on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a local installation with the following environment:
apache2: Server version: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)
php5.3: PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.11 with Suhosin-Patch
mysqld Ver 5.5.35-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
I must admit that my test-installation had only one page, but the focus was on testing some modules I'm using.
Upgrade from Wb 2.8.3 Sp1 went smoothly, but a few things still make problems:
I have switched to maintenance mode, but when I wanted to switch back to production, there was an error message:
Exception: "Error in SQL-Statement" >> Exception detected in: [/framework/WbDatabase.php]
The problem is in admin/settings/locking.php: a missing space before "WHERE" on line 36. It should read:
$sql .= $bUpdate ? ' WHERE `name` = \'system_locked\'' : '';
The droplets tool in the backend always pops up a message window telling "tablesorter not loaded".
I could solve this by updating to Droplets v1.72 (http://www.websitebakers.com/pages/droplets/module-wb-2.8.2.php
Ckeditor 4.3.3 and WYSIWYG-admin 0.1.9.3 work fine. Backup 126.96.36.199, too.
The backends of "Output Filter Dashboard" and "Practical Module Functions" rely on the constants which were defined until 2.8.3 (DB_HOST, DB_USERNAME, DB_PASSWORD, DB_NAME). I believe there is a reason for changing this approach. I need a closer look what needs to be changed. I'll post it here, when I have an update.