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Title: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 02, 2011, 11:33:06 AM
Hello everyone,

As you all know, we have been working on a new "bug fix + some cool minor features" release for some time. We're now in the testing phase. And I'm happy to announce that I've just posted SimplePortal 2.3.4 Beta 2 for Beta Testers to test it. We have been testing this version carefully as the number of changes were a lot more than usual. We have also introduced a new cool tool to keep track of tests we are running. (see the attachments) We're hoping to bring you a more powerful and stable release in the very near future. Get your portals ready for an upgrade!
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: grafitus on October 02, 2011, 12:56:37 PM
Oh, no! I didn't know that we would be on TV (aka "the screenshots"). I wish I had done more tests. ;D
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Kaede Akamatsu on October 02, 2011, 09:47:31 PM
Will donators be getting their own version?
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 03, 2011, 06:58:38 AM
Oh, no! I didn't know that we would be on TV (aka "the screenshots"). I wish I had done more tests. ;D

He he. That made me remember these shouts:

http://simpleportal.net/index.php?action=portal;sa=shoutbox;shoutbox_id=1;start=2560

Will donators be getting their own version?

No.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Divecall on October 04, 2011, 06:22:25 AM
How you was getting the Link to the old shouts? I can find nothing about this on my SP-ACP or something else ???  :o
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 04, 2011, 06:54:47 AM
You need to click on the clock icon ((http://simpleportal.net/Themes/mehmene/images/sp/history.png)) just above the shouts.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Farjo on October 04, 2011, 12:03:02 PM
Thanks for the update :)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Shadow Queen on October 04, 2011, 09:01:21 PM
Thanks for the updated!
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 05, 2011, 08:16:54 AM
We've just released 2.3.4 Beta 3 to Beta Testers too. We're planning one last Beta and then we'll be moving to the RC stage which shouldn't be that long unless something unexpected happens.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: MaXi on October 05, 2011, 02:01:28 PM
Good news man :)

Top panel
(http://www2.gamegarden.cz/Themes/default/images/tinyportal/TPpanel_top.gif)

and

Bottom panel
(http://www2.gamegarden.cz/Themes/default/images/tinyportal/TPpanel_bottom.gif)

is planed?
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Shadow Queen on October 05, 2011, 02:06:21 PM
I am wishing everything go fine with the last Beta Version you are putting out. But like you said anything could happen at any time.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: wiecher on October 05, 2011, 03:36:32 PM
Good news  ;D
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Divecall on October 06, 2011, 04:59:49 AM
thanks @ SiNaN

 :-[
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 06, 2011, 05:56:38 AM
Good news man :)

Top panel
(http://www2.gamegarden.cz/Themes/default/images/tinyportal/TPpanel_top.gif)

and

Bottom panel
(http://www2.gamegarden.cz/Themes/default/images/tinyportal/TPpanel_bottom.gif)

is planed?

Yes, header and footer sides are added.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: gisfreak on October 06, 2011, 10:19:51 AM
good news, i can't wait any longer, ehehehe
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: MaXi on October 06, 2011, 02:25:21 PM
Good news man :)

Top panel
(http://www2.gamegarden.cz/Themes/default/images/tinyportal/TPpanel_top.gif)

and

Bottom panel
(http://www2.gamegarden.cz/Themes/default/images/tinyportal/TPpanel_bottom.gif)

is planed?

Yes, header and footer sides are added.

Very nice man! :-)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Eudemon on October 11, 2011, 01:41:51 PM
nice work sinan
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: MaXi on October 16, 2011, 11:29:23 AM
Is any demo? (http://www.celysvet.cz/skin/smile/kat2/smajlici-ke-stazeni-1415.gif)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 16, 2011, 02:16:53 PM
No but we're planning a public release candidate, some time next week. (no promises though!)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: MaXi on October 16, 2011, 03:02:56 PM
Nice! Thank you :)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: gisfreak on October 18, 2011, 12:00:57 AM
No but we're planning a public release candidate, some time next week. (no promises though!)

nice,   :O

I cant wait till final  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: inter on October 18, 2011, 04:52:39 AM
Awesome!  :nervous-happy:
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: locutusweb on October 18, 2011, 07:11:12 AM
As you all know, we have been working on a new "bug fix + some cool minor features" release for some time.
Why don't you name the new relaese 2.4.0, since there are some new features buid into it? See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_versioning.

I am very curious about those new ice cool features, could you enlighten us?
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on October 20, 2011, 01:15:51 PM
I've just posted 2.3.4 Beta 4 to Beta Testers. You can expect RC1 very soon.

Why don't you name the new relaese 2.4.0, since there are some new features buid into it? See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_versioning.

We didn't name it 2.4 because we promised that 2.4 will have forum independent articles feature added. But the upcoming release has almost all features we were planning for 2.4 except for the articles module.

I am very curious about those new ice cool features, could you enlighten us?

Here's the changelog since 2.3.3:

Code: [Select]
SP 2.3.4
================================================================================
 ! Applied board permissions to the article management area.
 ! Allow selecting blocks (not) to show in pages on page add/edit.
 ! Flood protection used an undefined variable.
 ! Changes to newly added function names.
 ! Implemented basic flood prevention for shoutbox.
 ! Hopefully the last fix for board news and articles pagination.
 ! Input ids were missing on block type select page.
 ! Block id field in paramaters table didn't have a default value.
 ! Board index pagination link was sometimes broken.
 ! Minor change to credits.
 ! Select block type area was not wide enough.
 ! Display on all pages block option was impossible to select.
 ! Incorrect return URL on article remove.
 ! Articles block should be able to filter articles by category.
 ! Shorten the links in shoutbox.
 ! Blocks were still loaded in maintenance mode.
 ! A better and working solution for squashed sides.
 ! Sides getting squashed due to bad CSS.
 ! Shoutbox moderator groups couldn't delete shouts.
 ! Viewing ignored shouts didn't work when viewing shoutbox history.
 ! Typo in block template was causing undefined index errors.
 ! Linktree for pages were still missing.
 ! Stylesheet was not loaded when portal was disabled.
 ! Incorrect session variable.
 ! Missing variable in globals.
 ! Preview was trying to use side information which didn't exist.
 ! Missing default value for shoutbox moderator groups.
 ! Updated file versions.
 ! Updated credits.
 ! Removed upgrade instructions and files.
 ! Added header and footer sides.
 ! Make sure board news pagination variable is unique.
 ! Fixed MySQL 5.5+ compatibility.
 ! Copyright was misaligned again due to more recent changes in SMF.
 ! Minor fixes to shoutbox pruning.
 ! Shoutbox pruning is now possible.
 ! Allow groups to be given the permission to moderate shoutboxes.
 ! Shouts made by ignored users should be hidden.
 ! Added SMFBlog compatibility to Blog block.
 ! Version checks failed with updated SMF file headers.
 ! Allow whispering in shoutbox.
 ! Hide copyright when portal is disabled.
 ! page variable was handled incorrectly on standalone mode.
 ! max-height failed on older browsers.
 ! Copyright was misaligned due to recent changes in SMF.
 ! Fixed missing CSS declerations in RTL stylesheet.
 ! Added RTL support for shoutbox.
 ! Added linktree for pages.
 ! Generic permission template was missing label elements.
 ! cutoff tag was displayed when it shouldn't be.
 ! Unescaped entities in shout dates could break shoutbox.
 ! Removed the unnecessary code for Internet Explorer height fix.
 ! Use a separate permission for removing articles.
 ! Allow PHP expressions to be used for custom display options.
 ! Recoded the RSS Feed block.
 ! Allow blocks to be hidden for admins.
 ! Use a less common id for page body editor to improve compatibility.
 ! Make absolutely sure that the block structure is updated only when needed.
 ! Unpublished categories were listed while adding articles.
 ! Incorrect description for latest members block.
 ! Missing language string on cannot shoutbox moderate error.
 ! Change in img BBC implementation broke image resize.
 ! Some of the integers fields did not have default values defined.
 ! Use a clear before bottom blocks to account for possile clear issues.
 ! Custom theme friendly fix for broken headers.
 ! Incorrect type of join for article list query.
 ! Removed highligthing of username of the viewer in shouts.
 ! Member links were not colored in Top Stats block.
 ! Shoutbox template causes errors when there are no regular smileys.
 ! Use a less common tag for shout body to improve compatibility.
 ! Link avatars to member profiles wherever possible.
 ! Contribute link in credits was pointing to the old location.
 ! Fallback to SMF package database functions for table/field collation.
 ! Improve package database functions collation handling.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: locutusweb on October 20, 2011, 02:35:24 PM
Here's the changelog since 2.3.3:
Thanks for the explanation. The changelog is very impressive! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: agent47 on October 23, 2011, 11:46:12 PM
Impressive indeed! You guys are doing an excellent job even though you guys lack support staff and that's what makes this an even more amazing piece of tool.
Keep up the great work sinan & team.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: MaXi on November 05, 2011, 11:14:46 AM
Any news? :)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on November 06, 2011, 01:43:33 PM
I was hoping to include another cool feature in 2.3.4 which I really think is pity not to have, but I couldn't succeed in doing that yet. So it has been delayed this long for that. I'll give it another go today and tomorrow and if I can't complete it, I'll forget about it for now. That means we'll certainly have a public release in a few days.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: andy on November 07, 2011, 01:02:05 AM
Thanks for all the hard work. A lot of projects like this can take all the time people have... sometimes you have to back off and let more important things in life take priority.

Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: neCu on November 07, 2011, 02:02:28 PM
Keep up the good work! Can't wait for 2.0.1 portal.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: MaXi on November 09, 2011, 11:14:16 AM
OK ... :)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on November 12, 2011, 04:51:40 AM
Things got delayed again due to stuff at school but I'll quote you my post in Beta Testers board:

I've finally added the last feature for 2.3.4. It completely changes the permission system for blocks, pages and shoutboxes. I really love the new interface. (kudos to Eliana for the idea!) I have only implemented it for SMF 2.0 version of the mod. If it works fine with your tests, I'll backport it to SMF 1.1 version and release the public RC tomorrow. I only had 15 minutes I can spend on the net today. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Gotipe on November 12, 2011, 07:31:48 AM
Awesome, =D Seems there was a update famine before, but this sounds great, =)
Hope things work out at school too, if it's university studies I know how fast it can overwhelm one, :P Me and my bad planning hehe.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: infostrides on November 13, 2011, 07:45:23 AM
Thanks for the mod and updates....
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: ZiFFeL on November 13, 2011, 08:19:40 AM
i did the first download xD
waiting for the annuncement lol
thank you very much
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on November 13, 2011, 10:19:00 AM
In case you haven't noticed, SimplePortal 2.3.4 RC1 has been released! Check out the announcement here:

http://simpleportal.net/index.php?topic=10069.0
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on November 14, 2011, 04:29:34 AM
In the first day we are back to the top 5 most popular mods list at sm.org. ;)
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: cebu on November 14, 2011, 11:06:28 AM
Im not quite sure if this should be posted here, it was mentioned one feature for shoutbox is the ability to Allow whispering in shoutbox. May i know as to how can this be done?
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: [SiNaN] on November 14, 2011, 12:43:11 PM
Just add @username: before your shout. Example:

Code: [Select]
@cebu: This is only for cebu!
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: cebu on November 14, 2011, 07:47:05 PM
Just add @username: before your shout. Example:

Code: [Select]
@cebu: This is only for cebu!

thank you so much SiNaN
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: DragoN_PT on November 17, 2011, 01:09:02 AM
In case you haven't noticed, SimplePortal 2.3.4 RC1 has been released! Check out the announcement here:

http://simpleportal.net/index.php?topic=10069.0
Just tested (only saw it now) and seems aweasome! The header and footer ability rocks. Havent mess arround with it alot, but AFAIS its great!

Congratulations for all the team. And thank you all (sincerely) for giving us this great tool..... and for free!

Cumpz!

[Edit]

Is there a way to remove the "User Box Info" (the one with user avatar, time, newest member, ect) from the portal? It can appear at the forum. I am thinking in some new ideas to the portal with this new features but that menu mess it all up..

Sorry if I couldnt ask it here, but I presume ( :whistle: ) its easy and maybe a quick reply can help me..
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Eliana Tamerin on November 17, 2011, 02:31:00 AM
Check the Documentation (http://simpleportal.net/index.php?action=docs;area=block_editor) for an explanation of how to make Blocks appear on certain pages.
Title: Re: Update on 2.3.4
Post by: Deezel on December 20, 2011, 11:19:01 AM
Great work everyone!!!