Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 862866
update to askbot 0.7.43+
Last modified: 2013-02-25 12:41:18 EST
We have a lot of spam in Ask Fedora. This is bad because:
* spam is evil
* it makes the site look unmaintained
* it buries real questions and answers
Askbot 0.7.43 introduces a "basic moderation" feature (http://askbot.org/doc/moderation.html) which will help mitigate the problem by allowing site members in good standing to flag and, given enough reputation, even delete spam posts.
Please update to that version.
One concern is that apparently upgrading Askbot involves running a database sync command, the changelog for 0.7.40 includes "New data models!!!", which makes me cautious about introducting an upgrade to EPEL.
I'd recommend to wait, until askbot supports Django-1.4. Django-1.3 is being deprecated by upstream, when django-1.5 is released. That'll be around Christmas 2012.
@Matthias, do you have info on the current status?
Django-1.5 is expected in two weeks or so;
we have Django14 and django (version 1.3) in EPEL.
The changelog lists, Django-1.4 is supported now; I don't know, if there's a migration between different database versions. Also, I think dependencies have changed. Just updating in EPEL will break peoples installations.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 915390 ***