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1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published
TOPIC: 1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published
#59739
1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Just posted the final release candidate build 1.0.5RC2 on http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/fireboard/frs/

[color=#FF0000][b]This is already the best, most stable production build ever. Upgrade today[/b]![/color]

Updated change-log:
[quote]This build contains various SQL and other fixes.
FIX Name and username display
NEW Recount Category stats also updates name information in messages if name/username setting was changed in config
FIX Double encoded auto redirects that conflicted with some injection filters of some hosting providers
NEW Optional Code Highlighting
FIX Reapply hold status for edited messages in moderated forums/categories
FIX Unicode preview
NEW RSS feed - optional by thread or by post
NEW RSS feed length - select 1 week, 1 month or 1 year
NEW Configurable default start page for default_ex template
NEW SEF/SEO auto redirect for incoming invalid SEF URL - no more unreachable page 1 with SEF tools
NEW bbcode config settings
NEW Parser features: trim long URLs (no need for a mambot any longer - can be switched off)
NEW auto embed features: convert most youtube and ebay urls into embedded flash player (can be switched off)
NEW My Discussions tab for default_ex: See you favorites and all threads you ever replied to
Major SQL improvements - Cut 30-40% of SQL calls on Recent Discussions and new My DIscussions tabs
Major rework: Forum permissions check re-written. Saves SQL calls and should work all over the board including search.
New little feature: You can embed eBay items just like videos inside a user post.
We have also added an initial version of a Dev Team Credits page. This will be updated for the final release.
New hide and spoiler tag implementation
Legacy config file support - in addition to the database config, an old style config file is created
Message text tooltips for default_ex on recent discussions and categories
Various CSS and template fixes for default_ex - template scales now in various sizes
Spoiler tag added to editor toolbar
Update category stats after bulk move and delete
RSS browser auto detection
More bbcode purification for video and ebay tags e.g. in tooltips
1.0.x SEF problem with page ankers fixed
Fixed slash in signature
fbsession optimizations
broken default_ex tabs in IE and Opera fixed
Re-written autolink detection - 4 regex collapsed into 1
Multiple selections for deleting smilied and ranks enabled (backend)
Fixed parser issue with extra non tag related in text - caused famous doubling of post text
Moved topic - ghost message no longer shown in category view
Team credits page updated
[/quote]
... and so much more. FYI we have now done over 800 builds for 1.0.5 so far

[b]To see a high level list of all changes implemented look here:[/b]
http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/fireboard/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=%2Fdevelopment%2F&view=log

For detailed install and upgrade instructions please see the new README.txt:
http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/8676/31960/README.txt

[size=5][color=#FF0000][b]PLEASE ALSO READ:[/b]
[/color][/size]
http://www.bestofjoomla.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,38/func,view/catid,77/id,57822/#57822

Overall we have put several hundred hours into 1.0.5 so far. We have fixed several hundred bugs - from minor to major. This is by far the best release of FireBoard ever.

Thanks a lot in your help testing all those pre-builds! Please make sure you share all the versions of products/packages you are using when reporting a problem. Most issues are related to specific versions and are virtually impossible to find without that.
#59739
1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Just posted the final release candidate build 1.0.5RC2 on http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/fireboard/frs/

[color=#FF0000][b]This is already the best, most stable production build ever. Upgrade today[/b]![/color]

Updated change-log:
[quote]This build contains various SQL and other fixes.
FIX Name and username display
NEW Recount Category stats also updates name information in messages if name/username setting was changed in config
FIX Double encoded auto redirects that conflicted with some injection filters of some hosting providers
NEW Optional Code Highlighting
FIX Reapply hold status for edited messages in moderated forums/categories
FIX Unicode preview
NEW RSS feed - optional by thread or by post
NEW RSS feed length - select 1 week, 1 month or 1 year
NEW Configurable default start page for default_ex template
NEW SEF/SEO auto redirect for incoming invalid SEF URL - no more unreachable page 1 with SEF tools
NEW bbcode config settings
NEW Parser features: trim long URLs (no need for a mambot any longer - can be switched off)
NEW auto embed features: convert most youtube and ebay urls into embedded flash player (can be switched off)
NEW My Discussions tab for default_ex: See you favorites and all threads you ever replied to
Major SQL improvements - Cut 30-40% of SQL calls on Recent Discussions and new My DIscussions tabs
Major rework: Forum permissions check re-written. Saves SQL calls and should work all over the board including search.
New little feature: You can embed eBay items just like videos inside a user post.
We have also added an initial version of a Dev Team Credits page. This will be updated for the final release.
New hide and spoiler tag implementation
Legacy config file support - in addition to the database config, an old style config file is created
Message text tooltips for default_ex on recent discussions and categories
Various CSS and template fixes for default_ex - template scales now in various sizes
Spoiler tag added to editor toolbar
Update category stats after bulk move and delete
RSS browser auto detection
More bbcode purification for video and ebay tags e.g. in tooltips
1.0.x SEF problem with page ankers fixed
Fixed slash in signature
fbsession optimizations
broken default_ex tabs in IE and Opera fixed
Re-written autolink detection - 4 regex collapsed into 1
Multiple selections for deleting smilied and ranks enabled (backend)
Fixed parser issue with extra non tag related in text - caused famous doubling of post text
Moved topic - ghost message no longer shown in category view
Team credits page updated
[/quote]
... and so much more. FYI we have now done over 800 builds for 1.0.5 so far

[b]To see a high level list of all changes implemented look here:[/b]
http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/fireboard/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=%2Fdevelopment%2F&view=log

For detailed install and upgrade instructions please see the new README.txt:
http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/8676/31960/README.txt

[size=5][color=#FF0000][b]PLEASE ALSO READ:[/b]
[/color][/size]
http://www.bestofjoomla.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,38/func,view/catid,77/id,57822/#57822

Overall we have put several hundred hours into 1.0.5 so far. We have fixed several hundred bugs - from minor to major. This is by far the best release of FireBoard ever.

Thanks a lot in your help testing all those pre-builds! Please make sure you share all the versions of products/packages you are using when reporting a problem. Most issues are related to specific versions and are virtually impossible to find without that.
#59743
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hello

Thanks a lot for your fantastic work. The integration into Joomla is very good. And this new version looks just great. Even the translation is already done. I have a installation in German on: http://www.i-cons.ch/forum.html

A problem I have seen until now. Is the PDF-generator. This returns a bunch of errors.

Thanks a lot for your work
Chrigu
#59745
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
I upgraded from version 1.04 and the integration worked great! It\'s much faster but... the forum index has been gone. When creating a new fireboard menu item, the link points to \"Active topics aka Show Latest Posts\". I have tried everything but I can\'t show the forum index with all my forum categories, it keeps pointing to the \"Show Latest Posts\". What can I do?

Edit: Fixed it partially, read this [url=http://www.bestofjoomla.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,38/func,view/id,54289/catid,85/]thread[/url]
#59746
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
@PGLion: It is called \"Categories\". i have it in my board:
http://www.i-cons.ch/forum.html?func=listcat

You can call it directly by url using func=listcat

Chrigu
#59747
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
[b]chrigu wrote:[/b]
[quote]@PGLion: It is called \"Categories\". i have it in my board:
http://www.i-cons.ch/forum.html?func=listcat

You can call it directly by url using func=listcat

Chrigu[/quote]

Thx for your fast answer Chrigu, appreciate it a lot. I did found a simular answer and posted a link in question above.

Cheers, PGLion
#59756
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
On this latest RC2, ou can specify default tab, between latest, my and cagetories from backend ;)
#59761
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Spanish translations: [url=http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/fireboard-trans/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=3165]oficial[/url] - [url=http://www.hotshare.net/es/file/84495-863590408e.html]mirror[/url]
#59764
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
So far RC2 works like a charm!

While uninstalling RC1 and installing RC2 I was reminded that in each new version I make a small modification to avoid conflicts between javascript libraries. I use a module called FunkySlide which does not appear on FB pages without my modification, due to such a conflict, and I think others may have the same issue with other modules.

The modification I do is very small and simple. In RC2, in components/ com_fireboard/ fireboard.php, in line 231, I inserted:
[code]jQuery.noConflict();[/code]

So, as modified lines 320-326 are as follows:
[code]$mainframe->addCustomHeadTag(\'<script type=\"text/javascript\">

jQuery.noConflict();

//1: show, 0 : hide

jr_expandImg_url = \"\' . JB_URLIMAGESPATH . \'\";</script>\');[/code]

Perhaps it would be good to include this in the next downloadable files.
#59765
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
hi fxstein

summing up a few seo realted issues from the RC1 thread


[b]*[/b]
[quote][quote][quote]there is a new SEF algorithm that should take care of most SEF issues altogether. Whenever you view a thread, a simple check got added to test the SEF validity of the incoming URL. If FB finds a malformed SEF URL, it re-calculates the correct URL and responds with a 301 - permanent redirect - code. This takes the browser and any bot to the proper page with the right URL format. With it in place, all modules whether SEF enabled or not, will get to the proper page. More importantly, the 301 tells google and Co to \'forget\' the bad URL and apply its links and rankings to the proper URL.[/quote]
with this method, a whole bunch of malformed urls will end up in the sh404SEF database, right ?[/quote]
Yes they still end up in the sh404SEF database BUT: They did that before as well, and every click on such a link created dozens more malformed links in the sh404SEF database as many pages carried the incorrect information over ... (see problem where you could not get back to page #1 of a particular thread). Those bad URLs will all get eliminated. Even Community Builder links from the profile of a user now put on the correct page with the proper link. [/quote]

Yep, those are indeed important improvements
Ir should be of great help for small and medium size setups
Thanks again! :)





[b]*[/b]
[quote]The SEF URL work has been done to 90% or the code and there are a few spots like search that are not done yet.[/quote]

Would you be able to list these spots, as I\'d like to help ?




[b]*[/b]
[quote]The sh404SEF cache would grow to 30-40k URLs within 2 days. With this permanent redirect fix in place, the URL cache is only 7k URLs longs after more than 24h.[/quote]

During my -rather quick, perhaps too quick- visit to www.starVmax.com i think i noticed that the tagcloud module leads to a (Joomla) search results page with very \'pretty looking\' urls: at first sight, links appeared to lead to threads and not to posts.
In the FB search results page, as we discussed, the new redirection you implemented is at work, which fixes the imporatant issue of \'further propagation\' of malformed urls.

Am i correct in assuming that, for now, taking the FB search option out of the template and offering a Joomla search module (like \'advanced search\' etc. etc.) i would further reduce load on the sh40SEf database ?





[b]*[/b]
[quote][quote][quote][quote] edit the template so i can show the pages behind the \'categories\' tab AND the \'recent discussions\' tab on the SAME page, one below the other ?[/quote]
no easy way to do this. .... that you create a pretty \'expensive\' page with lots of data having to come from the database. Need to think about this for 2.0[/quote]
ewel said: What about a FB view stripped of headers and footers wrapped in a module?[/quote]
Everything is possible, it just takes time.... Maybe you can find a developer to help you with this ... [/quote]

i had mentioned that idea as i thought it may be of help with SEO issues, by \'simply\' substituting the \'recent posts plugin\' with \'latest posts.

would you say its easier in comparison to revise a 3pd latest post module tahn attempting any of the above ?


[b]*[/b]
[quote]
All third party modules still should get revised to create the proper URL in the first place, but until then the new solution will make sure the site works end to end and your search engine rankings increase due to less URL \'spam\'.[/quote]

if i was to tackle one of these myself, the place to refer to would be:
[url]http://www.bestofjoomla.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,38/func,view/id,59483/catid,9/[/url]

Any other info to refer to that I missed ?



[b]*[/b]
another small observation regarding thread pagination:
currently, the pattern of pagination is:
[code]
http://www.starvmax.com/Forum/Anything-Goes
http://www.starvmax.com/Forum/Anything-Goes/11693-The-Funny-Thread/Page-2.html
http://www.starvmax.com/Forum/Anything-Goes/11693-The-Funny-Thread/Page-3.html[/code]

etc, which gets us a \'404\' for

[code]http://www.starvmax.com/Forum/Anything-Goes/11693-The-Funny-Thread/ [/code]

the \'root dir\' of the thread , so to speak

Would changing \'/11693-The-Funny-Thread.html\' to \'/11693-The-Funny-Thread/\'
be something that requires adjustments in the shs404SEF plugin or in FB itself ?



best regards
dee
#59766
Re:1.0.5RC2 uploaded and published 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
bug: listcat.php (default, default_ex)
is_Moderator -> is_Mod

bug: guest\'s profile shouldn\'t be a link (it throws fb_debug page)

HaND
P.S.: Thanks for the RSS.
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