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Message started by ProgMaster on 13th Jan, 2009 at 9:04pm

Title: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ProgMaster on 13th Jan, 2009 at 9:04pm
All,

I've upgraded the S.A. discussion forum to the very latest release - YaBB version 2.3.1 8-)

All of the member profiles, posts, attachments etc. are totally intact and present on the new forum software. I have had to manually rebuild the membership profiles to be compatible with the new version. If you experience any issues, with your profile in particular, please let me know immediately and I will investigate. For general, technical questions and the like, please feel free to start a thread within the 'Ask The Admin' section.

As can be expected there are numerous new functions, features and cosmetic changes. A lot of these I am still figuring-out myself. All of the help files have been updated and explain the new features and functions in full.

I have had to upgrade and convert a lot of the settings myself and this has taken a lot of my personal time to achieve. There will inevitably be the odd glitch but at the time of writing, everything is running fine and I'm very impressed with this new release - I hope that you are too. :)

Enjoy.

Darran

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by JaneEyre on 13th Jan, 2009 at 10:07pm
Where's the queue for cocktails?
::)

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by alan sh on 13th Jan, 2009 at 10:24pm
I'm impressed. Well done.

I did miss this forum - especially when the music stopped last night for a while and I had no way of expressing my frustration !!

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by huntr_22 on 13th Jan, 2009 at 11:30pm
Superb job D!

Thx. :)




8-)

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by pno74 on 14th Jan, 2009 at 8:22am
Thanks Darran,

SA becames a second breath for me  :)

I was sad whitout it .

Good job !
;)  

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by fish_head on 14th Jan, 2009 at 7:18pm
gr8 job mate!!! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ProgMaster on 14th Jan, 2009 at 7:33pm
Feature list for 2.3.1 is as follows :-

Description:
One week early from the planned schedule of releases every 3 months, YaBB 2.3.1 is here! Many bugs have been fixed from version 2.3. In addition, we are excited to announce some new bonus features, including support for MySpace videos, a password strength meter, an option to search within YaBBC tags on the post search page, Net::SMTP::TLS mail support, and a backup recovery feature. We are also pleased to announce that YaBB is beginning to embrace Ajax; the features now using this technology to start out are Favorites, Notification, Moderator/Member QuickSearch, and Admin Delete. Version 2.3 began this trend with the Mark as Read feature. This will improve the speed of these functions and reduce bandwidth and server resources used.

BUG FIXES:
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- News conscript misaligning logo
- Noimage display when resize image not found
- UBBC code display in RSS
- SMTP mailer
- Moved message link
- Backup email
- Quote from first post
- Post/reply count when using admin delete
- Move post/reply count
- Reverse display allowing users to select the order of Topics Summaries
- Last Post display
- Avatar load in SSL
- PM recipient seeing cut subject
- RE: display in moved messages
- Mark as read issue on post indicator
- Resize avatar on load in profile
- Removed useless horizontal scrollbar in smiley window
- Topic title being hidden from Guests in reverse post
- Email notification not saving
- Improvement on build of HTML-header
- Problem with compressed output
- Free Space Host hidden to Guests
- Corrected translation "Send Email to"
- Avatar zero limit grab
- Security fix on Stealth mode
- Fix missing # in Hex Color in Security Settings
- Improvements on debug mode
- Broadcast layout broken on replying to a Guest PM
- Revamped move and post messages
- Retitled BM's from Guests
- Added path to Perl edits required, spelling errors & formatting corrections to Quick Guide
- Disabled a guest.var
- (") character not converted in Quote PM
- Removed "S" display from incorrect Captcha entry
- Cook.txt now removed after setup run
- Reordered AdminSubslist
- Completed URL at "with login access only at"
- Repaired Skype link
- Enabled long character posts
- Removed Move/Delete buttons on the topic display page where shown even if the user is not allowed to move/delete
- Removed extraneous characters from Setup in ModuleChecker
- Repaired remove old topics reverses message index
- Repaired option for suppressing PM message in list view
- Repaired CSS z-index returns back after close
- Safari quote
- Email display
- New board post display count in index
- Layout problem in Template Configuration
- Revamped UTC selection in Admin/Profile
- New post attachment display
- Disabled duplicate email use
- "Members replying to this topic..." was displayed on the preview page also if it was a new thread
- Added copyright link control to CSS
- Corrected formating on Text/Icons on Y2.1 template and login area
- Recode for last/next post on long threads
- Defined GM editing Post Dependent Member Group & template edits
- Defined Javascript for image resize and included enable/disable in Admin Center
- Fix post count after remove topic
- Improvement on SessionUpdate
- Corrected Cookie write and code fix for Windows Servers
- Enabled showcase poll for existing thread
- Corrected some error reporting

FEATURE ADDITIONS:
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- Registration form validation via Javascript
- Server Environment Module Checker
- Media support for My Video, MySpace,
- Search within YaBBC tags option
- Net::SMTP::TLS mail option
- More accurate last online X days and XX:XX:XX hours ago
- Recovery feature added to Backup
- Ajax & Javascript enabled for Favorites, Notification Clicks, Moderator/Member QuickSearch and Admin Delete
- Post sort arrows for Topic View in Boards
- Password Strength Meter
- Output Compression methods available on server determined and only shows appropriate options
- Enhanced move popup
- New sessionid after profile login

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ProgMaster on 14th Jan, 2009 at 7:35pm
... which is on top of the extensive list already covered in the earlier version here.

As mentioned, all of the Help Guides have been updated and mention everything that is new but if you have any direct questions, either start a thread within the 'Ask The Admin' section or PM me directly.

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by Janey on 14th Jan, 2009 at 7:48pm
Yay! :-*

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by Grrrrimble Grumble on 15th Jan, 2009 at 10:41am
Thanks for the work and effort you put in Darren....much apperciated  8-)

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by Yes Phreak on 15th Jan, 2009 at 8:07pm
Excellent job!!

Thank you. :)

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ino_100 on 15th Jan, 2009 at 8:20pm
Thanks for the hard work Darran!

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ProgMaster on 15th Jan, 2009 at 8:23pm
No problem people. I have to confess, it created more than a little headache for me to acheive but worth it I hope.

In the meantime, enjoy. 8-)

D

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by huntr_22 on 15th Jan, 2009 at 9:24pm
I just clicked on some pictures in the forum.


WoW!

Some great new features with this new version D!



8-)

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ProgMaster on 16th Jan, 2009 at 10:24pm
All,

Tip - there is now an excellent 'Glossary of YaBB Terminology' within the new and updated 'Help Guide'.

Click here to read the Glossary

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by ProgMaster on 18th Jan, 2009 at 1:12pm
All,

I have finished modifying and configuring the default 'back look' Perl Template files. Whilst there will be little change to the look of the forum since the initial upgrade to 2.3.1, you should all notice improved load-times of all of the forum's pages.

Tip - if you are using an old PC and/or Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6 (or earlier) you may prefer selecting the 'default YaBB' Template. This is because the 'black look' utilises the new 'PNG' graphics format which IE 6 finds difficult to render and can occasionally incur slower load-times on older machines. Obviously, the choice of Template (for whatever reason - performance or look) is totally up to you - the forum member. Simply go to 'User CP > Options'.

Enjoy.

D

Title: Re: YaBB version 2.3.1 is here !!
Post by huntr_22 on 18th Jan, 2009 at 1:56pm
Thx D!



8-)

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