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FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159287] Thu, 21 May 2009 10:10 Go to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Hi,

The final version of FUDforum 2.8.1 is now available and ready for you to download. Besides the impressive array of new features introduced with the first RC release, this release features:

* Better seed data for newly installed forums;
* Two new experimental themes, user_info_left and user_info_right;
* Context sensitive help for all Admin Control Panel pages;
* Ability to skip search index data when backing-up or restoring a forum;
* An LDAP authentication plug-in;
* PostgresQL and SQLite fixes;
* Minor UTF-8 and E-mail enhancements; and
* Various other small usability fixes.

For a full list of changes, refer to the change log at http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/timeline

We recently also introduced FUDforum2Go, a pre-installed, self-contained and compact version of FUDforum that can run from a USB stick or CD-Rom. More information about this exciting new addition is available at http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=118447

Also note that this is the last release that will support both PHP4 and PHP5. All future releases will only support PHP5 and higher versions.

If you haven't upgraded your forum to FUDforum 2.8.x yet, we highly recommend you do so right now!

Best regards.

Frank
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159322 is a reply to message #159287] Fri, 22 May 2009 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Upgrade went very smoothly; FUDforum's getting easier to use with each successive upgrade. Excellent work!
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159370 is a reply to message #159322] Mon, 25 May 2009 16:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Here is a screenshot of FUDforum 2.8.1's welcome message (user_info_right theme):

http://cvs.prohost.org/images/7/75/Welcome_message.jpg
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159372 is a reply to message #159287] Tue, 26 May 2009 19:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Downloading seems to be broken.
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159381 is a reply to message #159372] Wed, 27 May 2009 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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The server was moved to a new host and everything is not yet sorted out. I trust it will be fixed soon.
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159385 is a reply to message #159381] Thu, 28 May 2009 06:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The downloads are available again.

Enjoy!
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159530 is a reply to message #159385] Sun, 07 June 2009 12:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Messages about Russian UTF-8 problems were moved to http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=159529
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159731 is a reply to message #159530] Thu, 18 June 2009 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shaman is currently offline  Shaman   Canada
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Only issue I can see is now the default theme puts a large bar across the top with a search field. I'd prefer not to have this. Is it easily editable somewhere, or an option to turn off the field?

Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159732 is a reply to message #159731] Thu, 18 June 2009 15:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can edit the header template to remove it.
See http://cvs.prohost.org/index.php/Header_and_footer
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159733 is a reply to message #159732] Thu, 18 June 2009 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Frank - I'm probably asking out of ignorance here, but for the sake of those who merely want to *modify* the existing header/footer, but whose skills end at basic HTML - can the header and footer be *commented* internally so the uninitiated know what modifying or deleting a particular section of them does, and where to, say, paste basic HTML inside them?
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159735 is a reply to message #159733] Thu, 18 June 2009 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess we can add comments, it will make editing easier. On the downside, it will produce larger pages, consume more bandwidth and make the forum slower.
Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159738 is a reply to message #159735] Thu, 18 June 2009 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kerryg is currently offline  kerryg   Canada
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It's certainly a flip of a coin, with pluses and minuses - greater user-friendliness vs greater efficiency. Perhaps a compromise might be (minimally) commenting only the most-commonly modified files like header/footer?

Or if that will still have too much impact, perhaps it's better to just make a Wiki page with the sections of those files explained?
icon6.gif  Re: FUDforum 2.8.1 Released [message #159740 is a reply to message #159738] Thu, 18 June 2009 21:00 Go to previous message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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There is a lot of merit to this idea.

I have used comments in my headers and CSS since I found out what they were, but have been less than satisfied with the result (other than that it is a simple way to annotate some notes for reference sake). Other methods of annotating what each variable or section does, or applies to such as THIS "biggest hammer approach" have not worked to my satisfaction either.

And unfortunately none of the word processors tried seem to have the functionality to easily remove various comments with out retyping each one, so kerryg's suggestion for a Wiki entry with such comments appeals to me a lot!

Naudefj has already made great strides in improving the usability and user friendly aspects of fudforum and available documentation and it looks like it will only get better from here on so I am not seeing a downside here.


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