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Changes from 1.72 to 1.80

Release date 2009/03/09

New features:

  • New question types and new questions attributes:
  • New question types: Array Multi Flexible (Numbers & Text) (jcleeland)
  • New question type: Slider - developed as a variant of multiple numbers question
  • New question type: Array of checkboxes - implemented as a variant of Array Multi Flexible (Numbers) (lemeur)
  • Questions updates: limit possible answers for rank questions (jcleeland)
  • Questions updates: having many 'Exclude all others' (jcleeland)
  • New Feature: Added min_answer feature for the following question types: Multiple options, multiple options with comments and ranking question - patch was kindly provided by F.Markham (c_schmitz)
  • New Feature: Added question attribute "alphasort" to sort a list of radiobuttons or a dropdown list alphabetically before display. (maziminke)
  • New Feature: Question attributes dropdown_dates_year_max and dropdown_dates_year_min for question type date using dropdown layout (maziminke)
  • New Feature: Enable numbers_only attribute for Array (Multi Flexible Text) adapted from a patch by user level420. (lemeur)
  • Question update: Dropdown list options can be grouped by categories

New management features:

  • LimeSurvey Remote Control (Soap gateway to remotely control LimeSurvey) (wahrendorff)
  • Support of ORed questions in conditions (adapted from Ron L.J. van den Burg's patch). (lemeur)
  • New condition designer interface (lemeur)
  • Added new setting 'public statistics' to survey settings, added link appearing at the end of a survey when 'public settings' is switched on (c_schmitz)
  • Improved user registration email (c_schmitz)
  • 'Iterate Survey' icon available in the browse answers screen (only available for non anonymous surveys with allow persistence for token answers set to yes.) (lemeur)
  • New options in token reminder management to limit the numbers of sent emails to participants (max number, min delay between emails)
  • Adding a start date to the surveys (c_schmitz)
  • Added result export to R (patch provided by Livio) (c_schmitz)
  • Add direct link to imported question/group/survey after import (lemeur)
  • Improved Admin Login (c_schmitz)
  • Added possibility to split up the amount of exported responses at one time (Problem with max_execution_time) (lemeur)
  • Question Attribute "public_stats" to filter which question statistics should be shown to the user (maziminke)
  • Expiry-Date Tag for E-Mails, Welcome Page,... (lemeur)
  • Changed layout order of Dual Scale Matrix in statistics (Mazi)
  • Added translations for question attributes (c_schmitz)

Core Changes:

  • Templates have been changed for better accessibility and layouts without tables (eric_t_cruiser)
  • Replaced jpgraph with pChart - that way nice graphs in statistics can be shown without installing jpgraph (c_schmitz)
  • Database performance enhancements (bobc55)
  • Fancy URLs (c_schmitz)
  • Updated toolbar icons (c_schmitz)

New translations:

  •  New language: Dutch informal by Gert Mensing <> (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Czech language updated. By Ivo Raisr. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: French. (b00z00)
  •    Updated Language: German (c_schmitz)
  •    Updated Language: German informal (c_schmitz)
  •    Updated Language: Dutch. By Jan-Willem ?. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Finnish. By Juuso Heinisuo. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: French. (b00z00)
  •    Updated Language: French by Alain Cedelle. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Galician language updated. By Carlos Neira Cortizas. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Greek language updated. By Yiannos Katsirintakis. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Italian. By Giovanni Chiozza. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Norwegian Bokmål. By Reidar Øksnevad. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Polish (xqleg)
  •    Updated Language: Portuguese Brazilian by Andréa Simões (c_schmitz)
  •    Updated Language: Portuguese Brazilian by Flávio Veras (c_schmitz)
  •    Updated Language: Russian. By Pavel Tokarev. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Serbian language updated. By Miroslav Jovanovic. (first in Cyrillic alphabet). (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Slovenian language update (gasper_koren)
  •    Updated Language: Spanish translation updated. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Swedish (maxz)
  •    Updated Language: Thai. By Worawuth Nilchawna. (kadejo)
  •    Updated Language: Turkish by A. Murad BAYRAM (c_schmitz)

Changes From 1.71 to 1.72

Release Date: 2008/10/07

New General Features

  • Added template preview to survey settings (c_schmitz)
  • Added the ability to the template editor to edit a CSS file - where the CSS filename must be the same name as the template. (c_schmitz)
  • Added Prefix & Suffix Question Attributes for Short Text, and Multiple Short Text (jcleeland)
  • Added feature request #02065 - Prefix & Suffix Question Attributes for Numerical Input (jcleeland)
  • Added new attribute "other_replace_text" to use alternative text to "Other" for question types that have this option (jcleeland)
  • PDF Orientation can be changed in config-defaults.php (stfreud)
  • ssl/tls is now possible in emailer configuration, previously only tls was supported (Updated PHPMailer to version 2.02) (c_schmitz)
  • Added qmail to possible mailer config settings (c_schmitz)
  • Implemented 02113: Add some details to Naming of Excel Export File (jcleeland)
  • Rewrite of SPSS export to fix numerous problems
    • SPSS 16 compatibility
    • Data is exported now with a sytax and a data file
    • While exporting the data is checked - if non-numeric data for a field is found the field is switched to alphanumeric
    • Data for numerical questions is handled as float
    • Label size is cut down accordingly (c_schmitz)
  • Added new template mint_idea (c_schmitz)
  • New variable $demoModeOnly, used to set limesurvey into a more secure demo mode. (machaven)


  • Added Icelandic translation kindly provided by Jóhann Friðriksson ( johannfr -i-t- arskoli -d-i-t- is )
  • Updated Albanian Language file by Eniel Ninka (e -d-o-t- ninka -a-t- univpm -d-o-t- it )
  • Updated Basque Translation by inforbek13 i-t eps -d-a-t- mondragon -d-a-t- edu
  • Updated Bulgarian translation by Alexander Simidchiev <simid -a-t- mail -d-i-t- bg
  • Updated Chinese Traditional Language File by Mark Yeung
  • Updated Croatian Translation by Ro Vino (c_schmitz)
  • Updated Danish translation by Thomas Clausen
  • Updated Dutch translation by Hans Delva, Gerton Poot
  • Updated Estonian Translation by Villem Vannas (villem -dot- vannas(a) mail (dot) ee)
  • Renamed Farsi to Persian (c_schmitz)
  • Updated Finnish Translation by Juuso Heinisuo, Päivi Tyni  (c_schmitz)
  • Updated French translation (b00z00 and el Almoman walmoman -a-t- hemisa -d-o-z- com)
  • Updated German translations (c_schmitz)
  • Updated Greek translation by Christos Rodosthenous and Yiannos Katsirintakis
  • Updated Hungarian, Macedonian, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Italian, Croatian & Estonain Language Files
  • Updated Hungarian Translation by Daniel Fuleki (c_schmitz)
  • Updated Italian translation by Eniel Ninka  ( e d-0-t- ninka -a-t- univpm -d-a-t- it)
  • Updated Korean translation submitted by the Korea National Police university translation team
  • Updated Latvian translation provided by Marcis Trapencieris (marcic -a-t- sociology -d-i-t- lv)
  • Updated Norwegian Bokmal and Nynorsk translations by dittaeva, Egil Hansen
  • Updated Persian translation by Hooman Mesgary  - mesgary -a-tt- gmail -d-o-tt- com
  • Updated Polish Translation by piotr.plenik a-t-t- teamlab doott pl and xqleg
  • Updated Portuguese-Brazilian translation by Luiz Rafael Santos (lrsantos11 -i-t- gmail -d-o-a-t com)
  • Updated Portuguese Translation by Duarte Geraldes (duarte -it- roquettegeraldes -d-i-t- com)
  • Updated Slovenian translation (gasper_koren)
  • Updated Spanish translation (kedajo)
  • Updated the swedish translation (maxz)
  • Updated complete Turkish translation by Murad Bayram (murad dott bayram att rshm dott gov dott tr) (c_schmitz)
  • Updated Turkish translation for calendar by A. Murad BAYRAM (c_schmitz)
  • Added and updated calendar translations (c_schmitz)

Changes From 1.70 to 1.71

Release Date: 2008/06/02

New General Features

  • Include new pdf-features (stfreud)
  • Standard sitename and sitemail when creating survey (lemeur)
  • Reworked the SPSS export to
    • a) remove redundant pass throughs of dataset (in DATA LIST build)
    • b) adjust DATA LIST column widths to account for data (uses tmpfile())
    • c) escape apostrophe's in a string to an html entity

Note, this was only tested with SPSS 15, it's likely there are UTF-8 problems. (awarren)

  • Raised amount of tokens displayed on one page from 50 to 100 How to translate LimeSurvey (c_schmitz)
  • Graphical date picker to date question type and survey properties (c_schmitz)
  • Overview of all surveys in addition to the existing combobox (nkorfiatis)
  • Save the referring URL in survey results. Sponsored by Lawrence Weathers (docweathers) Coder: Richard Kavanagh (
  • Added feature to show custom attribute names in token interface
  • Added random survey number generation to make guesses on the surveyid harder
  • Moved admin interface styles to style sheets
  • Fixed image links and included PNGFix in admin interface for crappy old IE6 browsers (nkorfiatis)
  • Bubble hints on icons for FF (nkorfiatis)
  • DB Versioning for easier updates to the DB in the future (c_schmitz))
  • Removed experimental interface

New Languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese by Anderson La‚cio Galindo Trindade
  • Chinese Traditional (Area Hong Kong) by Mark Yeung
  • Finnish by Matti Lassila
  • Galician translation by Carlos Neira Cortizas
  • Japanese translation by Hiroki Yoshino
  • Polish by Maciej Zawado
  • Serbian by Ivan Recevic
  • Spanish by Carlos Juan Martín Pérez
  • Vietnamese by Vinh Ngo

New Templates

  • New default template
  • New clear_logo template

Changes From 1.00 to 1.01

New General Features

  • Replaced XPertMailer Email Class by PHPMailer library for much more stable invitation and reminder mailing. This should fix the lost email problem.
  • You can now use an variable named {TOKENID} somewhere in your URL in survey settings. It will be replaced with the Token ID. Like this:


URL Desc: Google is your friend

New Languages

  • New Russian language file for admin and updated client language file by Alexei G. Tchernov ( alexei_g_chernov at mail dot ru )
  • New Finnish language file for PHPSurveyor fronted by Markus Översti (markus dot oversti at edu dot haapavesi dot fi)

Changes From 0.99 to 1.00

New General Features

  • Added SMTP relay and authorization
  • Change survey sent/taken from "Y" to the date:When reviewing the tokens display, the fields telling if the survey request was sent, and the survey taken, display a N or Y. This was changed to be the actual date this event took place.This is giving some siginificant additional information to the survey author. (Patch by Thomas Ringate / tringate!)
  • New global option that allows the administrator to specify what is the minimum number of remaining answers in an 'array - flexible' question that must be remaining before repeating the question headings. This avoids that the headings of the question are repeated if only a few answers are remaining. (Patch by Kris Ven !)
  • Moved admin CSS styles to separate CSS file
  • Moved config.php and common.php from admin directory to main one. This allow easy configuration of permission on IIS (Patch by freddy77)
  • Use extensively dirname and '''FILE''' constants. This allow inclusion using full path names limiting some possible security issues. (patch #326 by freddy77)

New Languages

  • Japanese translation kindly provided by Masaru Ryumae
  • Greek translation file kindly provided by Artemis Mendrinos
  • Romanian translation kindly provided by Bogdan Anastasiei
  • Swedish translation of administration kindly provided by Niklas Andersson
  • Croatian language file (submitted by Ivana Pavic)!

Changes From 0.98 To 0.99

New General Features

  • List type question divided into two question types - radio button or drop down, so you can choose on a question by question basis whether or not to have radio buttons or a dropdown list.
  • New "flexible" list type question uses labelsets to make reusing sets of answers easier - one radio and one dropdown type
  • New "Huge" text question allows for a _really big_ textarea
  • UTF-8 conversion. Use any char of any language mixed together.
  • Question attributes, allows for better control over the display and working of individual questions
  • New system option to set the table type in MySQL
  • New "assessments" feature which allows you to sum the answers to groups of questions, or the total survey, and then present an "assessment" when the users submits the survey.
  • New survey options, including:
    • the capacity to set the "subject" of emails on a survey-by-survey basis
    • hide the "<< prev" button so users can only go forwards through a survey
    • Allow users to save a partially completed survey and come back to complete it later
    • Automatically load the "url" when the user has completed the survey
  • VV Import and VV Export: A way of exporting and importing results directly to the responses table - which not only allows merging of survey responses run on different servers, but also the ability to add or remove questions to a survey while preserving the existing responses.
  • W3C HTML 4.01 transitional and partial WAI 508 compliance
  • Basic ability to integrate into other CMS

New Language Translations

  • COMPLETE French translation of the instructions and updated french language file kindly provided by Sèbastien Gaugry
  • COMPLETE Italian translation of the instructions and updated italian language file kindly provided by Mario Marani
  • Bulgarian Language File kindly provided by Nikolay Tsanov <tsanov@tu...>
  • Added Portuguese language kindly provided by Rosaura Gazzola & Job Vieira Lècio, Brazil

New Templates

  • "Blue Heaven" theme
  • "BluenGrey" theme
  • "Vallendar" theme
  • "Business_Grey" theme
  • "Eirenicon" theme
  • "SoftGreenCurves" theme