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First public test release for version 2.4 (2.3.99.2) (General)

by Auge ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 07:56 (207 days ago)

Hello

You can download a first public testing release for the version 2.4 on Github. I made several fresh installations and also a few updates from version 2.3.5 and 2.3.6.1. Please test the new version and report errors, unexpected behaviours and inconsistency. Reports may go to the issue tracker on Github or, when you have no Github-account (what is most likely), as always to this forum.

Changelog can be seen on the above linked release page or in the file CHANGELOG.

Notes for updaters

If you want to test an update of an existing installation, please make a backup of the database and the installation itself before --or better-- make a parallel test installation of your existing version and upgrade the test- instead your live-forum.

Attention: The update is only possible when the existing installation is a version 2.3.5 or higher!

Attention: Use the update file update/update_2.3.5-2.4.php

Tschö, Auge

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A question to the "crowd". We need feedback!

by Auge ⌂ @, Thursday, February 02, 2017, 14:03 (198 days ago) @ Auge

Hello

We served the testing release 2.3.99.2 over one week ago. Is there anyone, who installed this version? If yes, occured any errors or unexpected behaviours? Please report back and also report back, when you are pleased. It's not possible to decide wich next step to go, when we get no feedback.

If not, why not?

Tschö, Auge

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A question to the "crowd". We need feedback!

by bernard sibanda ⌂ @, South Africa, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 07:39 (54 days ago) @ Auge

I have just installed my little forum. I love its simplicity. We will give feedback on features positive feeback because you did a good job.

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A question to the "crowd". We need feedback!

by Alex ⌂ @, Sunday, July 09, 2017, 14:54 (41 days ago) @ Auge

Hi,

just noticed: the refresh / reset new and read postings button does not reset the postings.

Alex

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A question to the "crowd". We need feedback!

by Auge ⌂ @, Monday, July 10, 2017, 07:37 (41 days ago) @ Alex

Hello Alex

just noticed: the refresh / reset new and read postings button does not reset the postings.

Yes, that's intended. Milo, glorifyday and me had a longish dispute about the intentions of your function and the partially opposing assumptions of "the" users. The fact, that the class for read entries was removed, when one used the refresh-link, was counter intuitive (not only IMHO). Thatswhy and because of the ineffective storing structure ((natively) 200 ids of read entries in a comma separated list in the userdata table) the function got a rework.

Long story short:

- the fact, that an entry is red by a registered user, is stored in a new table (entry-id, user-id, date of the last access)
- the status is stored until ...
- an amount of entries is stored, remove oldest entries (old behaviour)
- a period of time passed
- when a forum admin activated the close-threads-automatically, the status-entries will be removed to
- the refresh-link only refreshes the main views, it does not remove the new-status or remove the read-status

The new-status remains until an entry was in fact read. But until now (2.4.2) this function is buggy, because entries that was removed from the status-table get marked as "new" again. Additionally we have the porblem, that the setting for the amount of read-marked entries was taken from the old function and is with the value of 200 much to low. On your forum not even all entries on the first main page are marked as read. With the version 2.4.3 (at the moment in the starting block) I hope, I got it solved.

Not registered visitors got entries with new-status, when they send the cookie for the last visit. They got no read-status, but instead the pseudo-class :visited for the links in their actual browser.

Tschö, Auge

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Next public test release for version 2.4 (2.3.99.3)

by Auge ⌂ @, Sunday, February 05, 2017, 13:42 (195 days ago) @ Auge

Hello

You can download a second public testing release for the version 2.4 on Github. We solved a few bugs and added a form field for removing the gender of an user. Furthermore I added a few HTML-elements to the metadata-block of the entries (who, when, homepage, email, etc., normally shown below the subject of the entry) to make it possible to disable the display not of only one or a few of these metadata but also the commata between them.

Please test the new version and report errors, unexpected behaviours and inconsistency. Reports may go to the issue tracker on Github or, when you have no Github-account (what is most likely), as always to this forum.

Changelog can be seen on the above linked release page or in the file CHANGELOG.

And, as before:

Notes for updaters

If you want to test an update of an existing installation, please make a backup of the database and the installation itself before --or better-- make a parallel test installation of your existing version and upgrade the test- instead your live-forum.

Attention: The update is only possible when the existing installation is a version 2.3.5 or higher!

Attention: Use the update file update/update_2.3.5-2.4.php

Tschö, Auge

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Release of version 2.4

by Auge ⌂ @, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 09:16 (185 days ago) @ Auge

Hello

We proudly announce the release of version 2.4 of My Little Forum. The changelog can be read on the release page or in the file CHANGELOG.

Summary:

- bookmarks for the registered users
- helper functions for the forum team
- rework of the new/read status marking
- a few preparations to make more lighter themes possible (more elements, that can be handled by CSS and JavaScript)
- many bugfixes

Reports about bugs and inconsistencies may go to the issue tracker on Github or, when you have no Github-account (what is most likely), as always to this forum.

Notes for updaters

Attention: The update is only possible when the existing installation is a version 2.3.5 or higher!

Attention: Use the update file update/update_2.3.5-2.4.php

Tschö, Auge

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Version 2.4, tiny little bug in the not minified CSS

by Auge ⌂ @, Friday, February 17, 2017, 09:30 (184 days ago) @ Auge
edited by Auge, Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:05

Hello

The people, that are able to read german language and read the other thread, will know, that there is a tiny little bug in the not minified CSS. Who wants to adopt the changes from the style.css for the own template should be aware of the missing a in the line #551 of this file.

This is the buggy block in the style.css

/* next line is the #551 */
.read,
a.read:link,
a.read:visited,
#latest-postings li a span.read
 { color:#007; }

and that is the corrected block. Please take notice of the a in the first code line (line #551).

/* next line is the #551 */
a.read,
a.read:link,
a.read:visited,
#latest-postings li a span.read
 { color:#007; }

The style.min.css,. which is normally used in the default template, is not affected. A fix will be part of the version 2.4.1.

Tschö, Auge

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Version 2.4, tiny little bug in the not minified CSS

by Milo ⌂, Friday, February 17, 2017, 20:42 (183 days ago) @ Auge

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Release of version 2.4.1

by Auge ⌂ @, Monday, February 20, 2017, 19:02 (180 days ago) @ Auge

Hello

We fixed a few bugs, that was reported over the last four days and improved a new error message for a new file (config/VERSION). It contains the current version number. This file is mandatory during the installation or update of the forum script since testing version 2.3.99.1.

Tschö, Auge

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Release of version 2.4.2

by Auge ⌂ @, Sunday, March 12, 2017, 13:11 (160 days ago) @ Auge

Hello

We fixed a few bugs and added a sorting algorithm for the files and directories list in the update file.

You can download the new release 2.4.2 from Github or, if you have already installed a 2.4-release, from the menu page of your forums admin area.

Tschö, Auge

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Release of version 2.4.3

by Auge ⌂ @, Monday, July 10, 2017, 14:28 (40 days ago) @ Auge
edited by Auge, Monday, July 10, 2017, 14:47

Hello

We worked on the performance of the database requests and made a big step forward mainly with the help of danielb987 (thank you). Additionally we fixed a few bugs, reported by RaHa, danielb987, Magma and Baris. I hope, I didn't forgot one of you important helping hands. Thank you all.

You can download the new release 2.4.3 from Github or, if you have already installed a 2.4-release, from the menu page of your forums admin area.

Please be aware of two changes in the settings. The settings max_read_items and read_state_expiration_date are gone! Instead we introduced the settings of read_state_expiration_method and read_state_expiration_value.

With read_state_expiration_method you set the method to remove outdated entries of user X read entry Y.

- 0: a read status of an entry, read by a user will remain for the life time of the forum (we have actually no experience with the infuence to performance or data size! please test the function)
- 1: number of entries per user (was setting max_read_items before, default value was increased from 200 to 500!)
- 2: number of days until an entry outdates
- 3: remove entries in the moment, when a thread will be automatically locked

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With read_state_expiration_value you set the value for read_state_expiration_method values 1 and 2. When the status should be removed with the automatic locking of threads, the value of the days until locking (setting auto_lock_old_threads) will be used instead.
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Please report any problems with the new version here.

Tschö, Auge

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