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6th Jun, 2009 at 4:02pm
 
All,

Just to keep everybody in the loop, the guys at YaBB have now released version 2.4.

In keeping with their ongoing development and enhancements to the excellent, open source forum software which S.A. uses, I will be upgrading to this version soon. As usual, there are numerous bug-fixes and extras in this new release. I hope you can all appreciate that there's a small amount of juggling going on from my point of view as a number of the popular mods that were a feature of earlier versions of YaBB (and included on the S.A. forum) have yet to be added. This is purely due to YaBB's open source nature and the fact that there are several developers that code additional features that can be bolted-on to the forum. As such, these always need to be updated to remain compatible with the latest version. This has already started to happen with version 2.4 with more mods due to be released soon.

Also, please bear in mind that the upgrade to this new version will involve a considerable amount of work from myself. Apart from other elements, I will have to manually upgrade the black-look default skin to ensure that it is fully version 2.4 compatible.

As usual, I'll update as and when I have more information and as things develop.

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Re: YaBB version 2.4 is coming ...
Reply #1 - 18th Jun, 2009 at 1:10am
 
any news??
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Reply #2 - 20th Jun, 2009 at 7:21pm
 
ProgMaster wrote on 6th Jun, 2009 at 4:02pm:
Also, please bear in mind that the upgrade to this new version will involve a considerable amount of work from myself. Apart from other elements, I will have to manually upgrade the black-look default skin to ensure that it is fully version 2.4 compatible.

As usual, I'll update as and when I have more information and as things develop.


I'm still working hard on this, Wolf.

Have no fear, I will provide an update shortly.

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Reply #3 - 13th Jul, 2009 at 11:42pm
 
All,

I have now upgraded the forum to the very latest version of the YaBB 2.4 !!

As you have no doubt already noticed, all of the membership information, boards, threads and posts are totally intact. As usual, there was an extremely large amount of manual work involved in this upgrade. Not only installing the new, core files for the forum but configuration and having to manually update the default 'black look' template to make it 2.4 compatible.

I would suggest that each of you check your profile within the 'User CP' tab to ensure that all of your personal settings are as they should be. Also, if any nobody notices anything unusual, odd, weird etc. please start a thread within the 'Ask The Admin' section.

Before I (finally) go to bed, here's a list of the enhancements, fixes etc. within this version :-


BUG FIXES:
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- Error with registration not calling Decoder.pl
- Revised Setup.pl to allow use of .cgi extensions
- Register button displayed when using Admin Only registration mode
- Position selection when adding new tab to the main menu bar
- Expand/Collapse feature with 2.1 Templates
- Last post link not showing up if topic deleted
- Line breaks not saving in Signatures
- Member groups selected in Position not resetting in Member Group box
- Display of rank image (stars) not showing in Profile view
- Activation key missing from activation email
- Code changes to reduce page calls/increase loading speed
- Template layout problem with Opera / User Tools
- Shortcut text not displaying in some browser versions; removed Reset button
- Member list sorting didn't match order of Post Independent member groups
- Template Configuration page display of tags
- Browser page titles for sections of Admin Center
- Wording in Read_Me.txt file
- Separated Text Field and Button selections in Style Sheet WYSIWYG editor
- Improved upgrading from older version instructions in Quick Guide
- Renamed PM Outbox to Sent box
- Selection method of saving copies of sent PMs
- Revised image and URL displays in the Print Page feature
- Revised User Online display to always display current user
- Images in IMG tags not showing up in News if News Fader selected
- Improved validation of user and display names at registration
- Changed Save/Send/Post button text for posts and PMs
- Made Collapse/Expand Additional Features in Post Reply area expanded by default
- Added error routine to forgotten password code to handle corrupt user vars files
- Encrypt User IDs option unchecked would hide user's Displayed name
- Removed unused ie6alpha class from templates
- Callback problem with some PMs
- Moved Image Settings tab from Forum Settings to Advanced Settings for better grouping
- Changed reset password routine to direct user to password settings in User CP
- Resizing post area settings were not saved when in Post Modification page
- Improper truncating of long URLs
- Error with saving profile when Avatars are disabled
- Error with post count in Board Index when deleting topics
- Spaces in front of Marquee code caused scroll bars to appear
- Sorted Font Names and changed font sizes from px to pt
- Removed unnecessary vertical bar from Guest view of showcase polls
- Posts automatically removed from username.log when older than Admin Center setting for new post expiration
- Deleting first post in topic left unneeded information post in topic
- RSS " display problem in some browsers
- RSS feed problem with translating OH Eng tags in post
- Notify error when viewing last x posts by user or last x posts of forum
- Error in search routine not picking up all posts
- Guests attempting to view a topic without permission were counted as a view
- Changed error messages received as a result of lacking permission to information messages
- Changed error message for attempting to save changes after session timeout
- Error with .ctb files not being converted correctly when updating
- Error with collapse and expand feature
- Ampersand and class, style, and media attributes caused invalid RSS feeds
- Expanded email form fields maximum character entry to 100 characters
- Changed Send to a Friend template to use Displayed name instead of user name
- Member group name characters not encoding properly when updating from older versions
- Error with splitting last post in a topic
- Attachment file size checker error
- JavaScript error for polls with converted data from earlier versions
- Code error in Subs.pl
- Java error with Favorites button if Quick Reply not enabled
- View Last X Posts permissions error
- Split error for multiple page topic
- Notifications/Add to Favorites JavaScript error
- Mark all Posts as read error in Text Only mode
- Error in Quick Guide file instructions
- Admin modifying user profile changed user last online date/time
- Java error with notifications and add to favorites

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Reply #4 - 13th Jul, 2009 at 11:43pm
 

ADDITIONAL / ENHANCED FEATURES:
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- Improved Search Engine bots list
- Added Search Engine bots auto-sort feature
- ALL CAPS Alert; Admin can select number of uppercase characters to cause alert
- Layout of Registration page improved
- Improved free disk/host space checking; added two methods: find, and quota
- HTML-label tags to support screen readers
- Random function to News Fader
- Facebook and MySpace options in contact information
- Register button in login section at bottom of Board Index
- Selectable static/dynamic clock at top forum bar
- Media support for .3gp, hulu, vimeo, thenutz.tv, and dailymotion formats
- Transliteration for non-latinic language characters in uploaded files
- Option to disable Smilies in the row below the Post window
- Ability to change existing User Displayed names to include capital letters without getting error
- Expand/collapse feature to seldom used input boxes under the Post window
- Ability to turn off recent posts by user or set a maximum number of returned posts by user
- Function to end Polls automatically

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Reply #5 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 11:33am
 
Great work Darren.
I'm proud of you and Wolf says Thanks a lot
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Reply #6 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 11:36am
 
Everything loads really quickly !!
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Reply #7 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 3:04pm
 
Its very nice. One thing, the font size in the reply box seems a lot bigger than before. Is that for us old folk with failing eyesight?

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Reply #8 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 3:55pm
 
looks damn fine to me D!!!


thanks for all ur work. Smiley Smiley
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Reply #9 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 5:13pm
 
Wonderful new forum! Smiley

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Reply #10 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 6:25pm
 
Thanks guys.

Please believe me that a lot of manual work from your's truly was involved. Worth it though, if I do say so myself. Wink
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Reply #11 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 6:26pm
 
alan sharkey wrote on 14th Jul, 2009 at 3:04pm:
Its very nice. One thing, the font size in the reply box seems a lot bigger than before. Is that for us old folk with failing eyesight?

Alan


Glad you approve, mate. Smiley

No, your not going mad, the font size within the reply box has increased in size in version 2.4.
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Reply #12 - 14th Jul, 2009 at 9:52pm
 
so many Bugfixes ?? it sounds like my SAP system for 12000 Users.Last update 8765 bugs resolved
Great work
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