Upcoming board software upgrade.

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Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby JQW » 24 Oct 2014, 10:52

Within a few days we hopefully will be seeing the release of the new version of phpBB, version 3.1.

The main feature is better support for mobile devices, by automatically adjusting the page dimensions to properly match the screen size. The Tapatalk client may still be needed to support some lower specification phones. Other major features that affect end users include enhanced notification support and the ability to log in via a third-party account such as Facebook or Google. There's also a whole host of technical and administration based updates.

I intend to get the update installed soon after it's released, most likely one weekend in November. I hope to keep Tapatalk installed, but that depends on a compatible version of the Tapatalk plugin appearing promptly.
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Muskrat » 27 Oct 2014, 17:54

Thanks, Jethro.
Will there be more color-combination options, and/or the ability for us to delete our own posts?
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby B » 27 Oct 2014, 20:07

Thanks J

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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby JQW » 27 Oct 2014, 20:08

I can't give a definite answer on the colour scheme options until the software gets a proper release tomorrow. I believe that it comes packaged with one working scheme, but with some others installed but disabled by default.

Likewise I've not seen the final admin screens, so I'm not sure as to the options regarding deletion of posts. I suspect that they won't have changed.
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 28 Oct 2014, 22:17

Will there be an option for us to delete other peoples posts?
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 28 Oct 2014, 22:35

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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 28 Oct 2014, 22:40

Who the fuck edited my post?
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby JQW » 29 Oct 2014, 12:39

I've got hold of the software now. There's only one board style included in the package - the standard ProSilver one. The development kit for creating new styles only got uploaded last week, so as yet no other style modifications, even simple re-colourings of ProSilver, have been approved.

It looks like the old subsilver2 style has finally been killed off.
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Rayge » 29 Oct 2014, 13:42

JQW wrote:It looks like the old subsilver2 style has finally been killed off.


So the only style that doesn't cut photos in half is going to go? Fuckit, that's a real blow.
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby JQW » 29 Oct 2014, 14:52

ProSilver has been heavily modified in the new version, and I believe that image handling has been improved.

I'll postpone the update until I can find a choice of styles. This means either waiting for new ones to be released, or having a go at doing them myself with the various style kits. It's not possible to run the old and new board side by side.
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Rayge » 29 Oct 2014, 15:07

JQW wrote:ProSilver has been heavily modified in the new version, and I believe that image handling has been improved.

I'll postpone the update until I can find a choice of styles. This means either waiting for new ones to be released, or having a go at doing them myself with the various style kits. It's not possible to run the old and new board side by side.


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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Snarfyguy » 30 Oct 2014, 21:09

Minnie the Minx wrote:Will there be an option for us to delete other peoples posts?

What about an option to delete other people? :x
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Six String » 31 Oct 2014, 14:09

Thanks Jethro for all you do to keep this old ship afloat. Full sail ahead.

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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby C » 01 Nov 2014, 17:39

Six String wrote:Full sail ahead.


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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 03 Nov 2014, 15:38

Six String wrote:Thanks Jethro for all you do to keep this old ship afloat. Full sail ahead.


Seconded.

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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Spec » 21 Dec 2014, 09:34

Everytime I try and update for the past few days I get a Forbidden message. Sometimes I can do one post ok but the next time I get Forbidden.

Is this a problem with my account?

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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby never/ever » 21 Dec 2014, 10:00

That usually indicates that you have triggered the spam-filter....
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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby Spec » 21 Dec 2014, 13:16

never/ever wrote:That usually indicates that you have triggered the spam-filter....


Really? Any clues as to how that can be changed?

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Re: Upcoming board software upgrade.

Postby never/ever » 21 Dec 2014, 19:22

The spam-filter is an eternal mystery. No one knows which words do set it off....
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