We've been very busy the last few weeks. Tons of wrinkles have been ironed out of the 1.6 release, some existing functionality has been improved or optimized, and some new and exiting features have been backported from the 1.7 development branch to wet your appetite!
As always, don't forget to read on, and check the changelog before you upgrade an existing application. Be sure to checkout the v1.6.1 Changelog, as it also lists all items deprecated in v1.5, which are now removed.
The included Auth drivers have been extended to provide secure built-in support for a remember-me function. For OAuth based authentication, you can now use the new OpAuth integration. The integration is very similar to the old Ninjauth package, orginally made by Phil Sturgeon for CodeIgniter, and later ported to FuelPHP.
After introducing new extended models in v1.6, we have decided to backport the new Nested sets model from 1.7/develop. It provides full object oriented access to nested set structures stored in the database.