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v1.3 Patch in progress

Postby Dan » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:56 pm

I'm currently working on a v1.3 patch, which will fix several bugs across the system, making everything esier to use, and also make sense in some places where it didn't before!
I'm also breaking a personal rule, by adding a couple of new (surprise :P) features into some software that is out of Beta stages. The reason for this is due to the the fact that the current management of lyrics isn't powerfull enough, and in certain operating situations, the server could cause the script to time out - somthing we oboviously want to avoid.
There are also going to be some database structure changes made, so and MOD's may need rewriting to take this into account.

It will be worth it though.

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Postby battye » Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:43 am

Hell yeah! :D
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Postby Dan » Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:09 pm

Just a quick update to let you all know how it is goin, and to pass on a few bits about what you should be seeing that is new.

Basically, the code is vastly done for the main site, bar some templating work for adding new content, and any of the pages in view2.php.
The Admin pannel is coming along - The new security & auth functions are finished, but there is still a fair bit of code to write.

What in the way of new functions?
Well, for a start there is Album art - Whenever you add a song to an album without a picture, you are given the choice to upload one, it is then auto-thumbnailed and displayed along with the lyrics.
Secondly, there are 'Trusted' accounts, basically an admin creates you an account, and you can then add lyrics without waiting for them to be verified,
Thirdly there is pagination - Rather than listing all the songs on one page (which is difficult to scroll thorough, and slow) they are now split up into groups of whatever an admin decides.
The SearchMOD (written previously by me) has also been adapted and included, and is now faster & better than before.
The new templating system makes it easy to modify the templates, and changes to the layout also make navigation esier.

There are also a few more bits that I can't remember off the top of my head, but you should see a massive improvment. I'll leave you with a few screenshots:

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Postby moongirl » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:43 am

looking good Dan :wink:
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Postby me here » Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:28 am

That sounds like great changes Dan... you been working really hard on this..cant wait to see these.........
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Postby battye » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:36 pm

Hell yeah again! :D
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Postby quicksilver » Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:28 am

Very well done Dan 8) Those are just whats needed to make the experience as painless as possible for ppl like me .
I look forward to the deployment of all the enhancements. :D
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Postby Dan » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:26 pm

View2.php is now finished, as it quite a lot of the ACP.

Development has slowed down a bit recently, due to me having other commitments to furfill, but hopefully we will have the beta out soonish.

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Postby Dan » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:26 pm

You might all be getting a nice suprise soon ;)
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Postby moongirl » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:49 pm

I like surprises :wink:
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Postby Dan » Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:32 pm

Have you checked the lyrics recently?

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Postby Rat » Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:38 am

Dan wrote:Have you checked the lyrics recently?
Oooh. Pretty.
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