Open Source Social Network v5.0 has been released

Arsalan Shah Posted in General Discussion 2 years ago

Open Source Social Network v5.0 LTS (Long Term Support)

You can find out what has been changed here :

Many thanks to ZetMan/githubertus

Due to his efforts we have completed the v5.0 version. He have identified and fixed almost all the issues.



German ~Z~ Man Replied 1 year ago

there's no built-in sensor in Ossn 5.0 to make it stop working on Windows.
But it was strongly recommended from the very beginning NOT to run Ossn on a Windows machine.
We've been throught that already 3 year ago -see
and there's nothing left to add.

Turkish YILMAZ DURU Replied 1 year ago

I downloaded v5.0 and completed the installation of the local hosta (WAMPSERVER). But the homepage did not appear. White sheet coming out.

such an error in the old version, then corrected.

HOST features:

Apache / 2.4.27 (Win64) in PHP / 5.6.31
Database client version: libmysql - mysqlnd 5.0.11-dev - 20120503
PHP extension: mysqli
PHP version: 5.6.31
Version info: 4.7.4

Does the new version not work on this server?

German Arsalan Shah Replied 2 years ago

@Mark :
Please read and follow the steps advised in

Zuang Mark Lashmar Replied 2 years ago


I have recently upgraded from 4.6 to 5.0 ossn but I notice that I have not video components installed. Could you advise how to correct this?

I had full video functions in the 4.4, 4.6 and now nothing.

Can you please assist.



German ~Z~ Man Replied 2 years ago

@Teresa Basey
Which 'site fields' are you talking about?

Please read and follow the steps advised in

us Teresa Basey Replied 2 years ago

Nevermind. I figured it out. My upgrade appears to be working. The dashboard states that my version is 5.0. However, it shows an error in the new version box. I guess that's okay since I'm using the latest version...

I did have trouble with creating my own site fields, because the input descriptions are in German.

us Teresa Basey Replied 2 years ago

I tried to upgrade tonight and I got this error message.

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'OssnSite' not found in /home/lwvmun5/ Stack trace: #0 /home/lwvmun5/ includeonce() #1 /home/lwvmun5/ requireonce('/home/lwvmun5/l...') #2 {main} thrown in /home/lwvmun5/ on line 28

Can anyone advise me on what I've done wrong, and how to correct it? I am a novice, any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

German Arsalan Shah Replied 2 years ago

@Karl i have added your old name with new one, it sounds like its fake profile you created. Please respect the community.

German ~Z~ Man Replied 2 years ago

Please read and follow steps (case B) in

Besides that: In case you're thinking of continously changing your member name you will be banned. You did your former postings as Karl Ramseier, now you're posting as Holger A. Simply have in mind that other people may be interested in following your conversation, too.

German Holger A. Replied 2 years ago

@Arsalan Shah, I tested OSSN 5, it seems to work very good now. But I found a further mistake: If you're loading up a profile photo, and you comment it in the photo album, everything is fine.
When you klick on the profile photo directly in your profile and the comment box close to the photo opens, the distance between the words is much more bigger as when you see or enter the comment in the album comment box - it looks like the empty space between the words has enlarged in the comment box close to the photo.

The same thing is happenig, when I'm entering a comment directly in the comment boxe close to the photo. In the box, the distance between the words is enlarged, but when I see the text in the album comment box, it looks normally. No too much distance between the words.

What could that be? I hope you understand what's the error. Otherwise, I could also write in German (you're also from Germany as the flag icon shows) and will explain it again.