In preparation of the final release of LedgerSMB 1.8, the release branch has been created for a period of stabilization. In order to release the most stable version released by the project ever released, a preview version was published earlier today: 1.8.0-beta1.
The 1.8 release shifts away from HTTP Basic authentication, using encrypted cookies instead. This eliminates the popup authentication dialog on expired sessions. Additionally, does it provide a broader range of settings for outgoing e-mail and has support been added to upload logos and other files which can be used in downloadable documents.
Please test LedgerSMB 1.8.0-beta1 with your use-cases (but not in production) and report any issues you're experiencing so they can be fixed before the final 1.8.0 release!
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