Beta Release v0.6.0
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:52am

Version v0.6.0 is now live!

Fixes and Features in this release:
* Add Enabled/Disabled Option to Application Settings in Modify Account enhancement
* Add delete account option enhancement
* Export path throws null pointer exception if does not exist before attempting to export data. bug
* Log full path of uploaded imports and make configurable bug
* Max number of threads should be configurable in appearance maintenance page. enhancement
* Implement Thread Depth for Expanded Threads enhancement
* Preview length for first topic and replies should be configurable. enhancement
* New Threads or Replies should bring user to posted thread instead of main view on submit bug
* Thread Maintenace Page Does Not Remember What Tab You're On bug
* Add paging functionality to thread maintenance page enhancement
* ReCaptcha Responses are not being verified against Google's Services bug needed

Some bug fixes in this release for recaptcha, new thread redirects, etcs. I believe this covers the last of the new user-end features that we actually use on this site. I've created tickets for the configuration page where you can set different posting regulations but we've never used any of those. (As well as all the other config pages I have missing even if they probably won't get implemented before the 10/31 deadline)

Enable/Disable of Disc Apps per app per account is a new feature that the original does not have. Here you can set the disc app as enabled (like this is currently) or disabled where no one will be able to access it on the fly.

Also added feature to delete your account. It's actually a soft delete that doesn't actually remove anything from the database but your account will become inaccessible to log in as well as any Disc Apps associated with your account will be disabled as well. I went with a soft delete so I could easily re-enable any accounts that were accidentally disabled. (Even though there's two screens you have to go through as well as a ReCaptcha to do so...)

Max thread depth feature was from original site and works just like the original site. If max nested threads are reached it will say "x more comments" with a link. The actual feature on the Disc App site isn't correct because it starts the count from zero. So it will say "3 more comments" when there is four. This is fixed in my version.

Max number of threads per page is a new feature for this site. You can set how many top level threads appear per page.

Next page feature is implemented now. Previous page is a new feature that didn't exist in the original site. You can now go back to a previous page on the main app view as well as in the thread maintenance page.

Configurable preview lengths are also new to this site. On the original site they were hard coded. Originally I was going to make them site wide default configs but decided to make them per app. There's only a select number of sizes you can choose from so it's not completely free range. (though technically any int value would work)

I think that's about it... usually I don't go on about the new features but this time I actually added some stuff the original didn't have (even if they're sort of 'whatever'...).


Link to next release:

No idea yet what's going to be there. Getting down to the small stuff now. :)

    • I'm angry! I'm gonna delete my account!Puckdropper, Tue Sep 17 2019 11:41pm
      A day later... Hey mods, can I have my account back?
      • Yep, pretty much!Erik, Tue Sep 24 2019 3:51am
        Right now all deletes are soft deletes through the actual app so if anything is getting hard deleted, it needs to be done manually. Making things easily reversible is definitely a priority (Especially... more
    • Found this post from 2007...Erik_, Tue Sep 17 2019 4:58pm
      Related to NEMB remake:
      • See? How much more work was it that you had to implement logPuckdropper, Tue Sep 17 2019 11:40pm
        in? I knew what I was blabbering about.
        • Haha. Yep. Still doesn't work 100% right...Erik, Tue Sep 24 2019 3:54am
          Stupid cookies... even with all the "Spring Magic" taking care of 99% of it, there's still some weirdnesses about.
          • I wonder what the Internet would look likePuckdropper, Sat Sep 28 2019 6:11pm
            with a redesign a little more security conscious, a little more general purpose programming aware, and understanding things like state. Oh, and doing things like actually letting smart people handl... more
            • That's exactly why I left it to 'Spring Magic'Erik, Tue Oct 01 2019 3:35am
              Passwords are hashed using BCrypt library so no actual passwords are stored in the DB and all the log in / log out leg works is handled by the Spring library. If I was to implement my own, it woul... more
              • I rolled my own...well kindaPuckdropper, Wed Oct 02 2019 2:45pm
                I didn't have any other option at the time. It's a clever and secureish way of doing things, but time has passed it by. Data goes to the server (a hole, I know) and gets hashed (using an old hash fu... more
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