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Woo hoo! The RC1 is released!

Started by DragonLady, February 06, 2019, 09:01:53 am

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DragonLady

The much-anticipated SMF update has been released, so I'll be working on installing it over the next week or so.  I'll put it into a separate directory first, so I can see how it's working on our server.  It may cause the site to slow down a bit, but otherwise there shouldn't be any issues.

Once I'm more familiar with it, I'll work on toting our files over so we can do the upgrade.
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ejvc

Sewing and machine knitting in Karlstad, Sweden.

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- on Ravelry as ejvc  and on Flickr as EJ VC.  Kind of a theme.  Deleted my insta account - hate the way Facebook (who own Instagram) treats my personal info so not giving it any more.

fzxdoc

What are the new features that accompany this update/upgrade, DL?

Kathryn
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DragonLady

At this point, I'm still being pretty close-mouthed about the new features, because I'm still not sure which ones made it into the first release, and / or which ones will work properly for us.

It won't be long now -probably a few days-, and everyone will be able to see. :)
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DragonLady

The new board is installed in a separate "sandbox" so I can play with all the new buttons and read through the documentation.  So far, everything seems to work great. :)
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kowgiirl.up

Theresa

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DragonLady

Buckle up, everyone!

I'm starting the process of upgrading us, so things are gonna be bumpy for a while.

Everyone who is using the "Sketchzoo" theme is going to be changed back to the default, and when the upgrade is done our gallery and other customizations will be down and have to be upgraded, as well.

SG will probably go down a few times, but it's nothing to worry about. 
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fzxdoc

Good luck, DragonLady! Hope the upgrade works out well.

Kathryn
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DragonLady

Quote from: fzxdoc on February 13, 2019, 11:06:11 am
Good luck, DragonLady! Hope the upgrade works out well.

Kathryn


Have already run into a snag.... I may have to uninstall the gallery and other stuff before I can proceed.... But, one step at a time, we'll get there. :)
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DragonLady

I'm going to turn SG off for this leg of the upgrade, to minimize the chances of losing data.  I'll try to have us back up and around for the weekend, even if the upgrade isn't finished -just depends on whether I'm confident we won't lose anything vital.
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DragonLady

Other than the missing avatars (they're here, the board just isn't "finding" them ((I don't know why this server has so many issues with image directories))), and the gallery needing to be reinstalled, we seem to be working.

Please report any bugs you find, and let me know if something doesn't seem to be working quite right.
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sewsy

Wow! Everything's all shiny and new! Pretty!

DragonLady

Quote from: sewsy on February 14, 2019, 10:57:59 pmWow! Everything's all shiny and new! Pretty!


Thank-you!  During the tests we had some issues with the alerts and mentions.  If we still have that problem let me know and I'll change the code again to work around it.
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DragonLady

I think everything is running fairly smoothly.  If you're still missing your avatar or experiencing other bugs, let me know.

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Sew Ruthie Sews

I was prompted to log back in this morning, but otherwise seems to be working OK.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

DragonLady

I think everyone will be prompted to log back in, as this is a different database.
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ejvc

Hi DL, this looks great!  One small thing I'm missing is the little icon to the right of the topics that takes you to the last post?  I use it all the time.  Thanks!

ETA: ok, just realised you can click the date, problem solved.
Sewing and machine knitting in Karlstad, Sweden.

Find me at my blog: http://ejvc.wordpress.com
- on Ravelry as ejvc  and on Flickr as EJ VC.  Kind of a theme.  Deleted my insta account - hate the way Facebook (who own Instagram) treats my personal info so not giving it any more.

fzxdoc

Looking better today than yesterday. It is a very nice look and layout.

Kathryn
My blog: I Made This! at http://imadethis-asewingblog.blogspot.com/
Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72428033@N00/albums

2018 Dress a Month count:

fzxdoc

A bug healed?

When I tried to change the time setting in my Profile Look and Layout, I got an error code the first time around. When I repeated it a second time, choosing the exact same time zone from the drop-down menu there, it worked fine.

Kathryn

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Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72428033@N00/albums

2018 Dress a Month count:

DragonLady

Quote from: fzxdoc on February 15, 2019, 07:06:44 amA bug healed?

When I tried to change the time setting in my Profile Look and Layout, I got an error code the first time around. When I repeated it a second time, choosing the exact same time zone from the drop-down menu there, it worked fine.

Kathryn




Yeah; I think we're gonna still see a few of those little bugs here and there.  If they persist, I'll report them to dev team so they can fix 'em for the stable release.
The road to our success is always under construction.
If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

Buy a Subscription Now to participate in all of our great discussions! Less than .75¢ per week for all-you-can-eat access. :)  Gift Subscriptions are available, too; just message me for assistance anytime.

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Lisanne

Am greatly missing the link that used to be top left, which accessed all the 'new to me' messages - I used that many times on every visit !

And in an ideal world I think non-members would be able to see everything, but not comment themselves.  With the present set-up I think people can't see enough to know they want to join.

Thanks DL for what you are doing.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

DragonLady

Quote from: Lisanne on February 15, 2019, 07:57:40 amAm greatly missing the link that used to be top left, which accessed all the 'new to me' messages - I used that many times on every visit !

That has been replaced with the notifications system.  You can change your settings by clicking the "alerts" link in upper left, then choosing how you want to be notified of new replies to topics or other events.

QuoteAnd in an ideal world I think non-members would be able to see everything, but not comment themselves.  With the present set-up I think people can't see enough to know they want to join.

(sigh) It was that way.  Then I received complaints about it, so I promised to change it, and have been doing so....  You can read more about it here: http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,1711.0.html

As always, I am open to suggestions, and really am trying to do what is best for SG overall -but have to admit no matter what I do, someone will be wishing I'd done it some other way.

QuoteThanks DL for what you are doing.

You're very welcome.  :heart:
The road to our success is always under construction.
If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

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sliderule

It's a nice, clean look.  I think we will like it.

DragonLady

Quote from: sliderule on February 15, 2019, 08:34:23 amIt's a nice, clean look.  I think we will like it.

I like it a lot, myself.

The dev team worked overtime trying to include all these notifications, mentions, and other requested features; and so far I think it was well worth the wait.
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If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

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kowgiirl.up

Loving it so far. Nice work DL  :applause2:

Quick reply is super cool.

One thing I noticed right off the bat, there isn't an actual "login" button. There is a button to sign up (see pic)You cannot see attachments on this board..

If anyone is reading this and is having trouble getting access just use the "login" link to log in.
Theresa

Runs with scissors

DragonLady

Yes; "login" is now at the very, very top.  I'm not sure why the page is arranged that way, but I'm sure we'll all get used to it pretty quickly.
The road to our success is always under construction.
If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

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kowgiirl.up

Quote from: DragonLady on February 15, 2019, 10:07:48 amYes; "login" is now at the very, very top

You mean that "login" is how a link and not an actual button, right?
Theresa

Runs with scissors

ambimom

Looks beautiful.  Congratulations!

DragonLady

Quote from: kowgiirl.up on February 15, 2019, 10:10:44 am
Quote from: DragonLady on February 15, 2019, 10:07:48 amYes; "login" is now at the very, very top

You mean that "login" is how a link and not an actual button, right?

Yes; it's a link at the top.
The road to our success is always under construction.
If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

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DragonLady

Quote from: ambimom on February 15, 2019, 10:16:43 amLooks beautiful.  Congratulations!


Thank-you; although I'm not on the dev team.  They did work very, very hard on this.  It was expected to be released last fall, but they went the extra miles to put out the very best product possible, and I really love it so far.
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If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

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Lisanne

I thought I had set things up so I get alerts about all new messages, but
there are many new messages that I have not received alerts about.
How do I tell this system that I want to follow a topic or a board ? and receive any new message ?
Thank you.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

DragonLady

Quote from: Lisanne on February 16, 2019, 08:44:09 amI thought I had set things up so I get alerts about all new messages, but
there are many new messages that I have not received alerts about.
How do I tell this system that I want to follow a topic or a board ? and receive any new message ?
Thank you.

When you click the "alerts" link at the top of your screen, you'll see "settings" in the upper right corner of the popup.  That link will take you to a page of different options so you can choose what you want to be alerted about, and how -forum alert, or email.


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fzxdoc

Is it possible to have the links a different color than the light blue-grey they currently are? They're virtually indistinguishable from the charcoal of the rest of the characters in a post.

Kathryn
My blog: I Made This! at http://imadethis-asewingblog.blogspot.com/
Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72428033@N00/albums

2018 Dress a Month count:

DragonLady

Quote from: fzxdoc on February 16, 2019, 02:08:17 pmIs it possible to have the links a different color than the light blue-grey they currently are? They're virtually indistinguishable from the charcoal of the rest of the characters in a post.

Kathryn

Oh, I'm sure that can be changed.  I'll take a look after I get the gallery working.
The road to our success is always under construction.
If you should have any trouble with any aspect of the forums, just email me: dl@artisanssquare.com

Buy a Subscription Now to participate in all of our great discussions! Less than .75¢ per week for all-you-can-eat access. :)  Gift Subscriptions are available, too; just message me for assistance anytime.

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