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Lot's of new updates to the github commit log. I think Chris just likes toying with us so we think he's playing video games or something.   :)

I'm going to try taking a test drive to see all what's new.

Bob


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Okay, I tried installing the github version.

I first download the files from github using the zip option and then uploaded to a new directory on my server. When I went to do the install, it said I had 40+ missing files and a whole bunch more (I don't remember the number) corrupt files. I stepped through the installation process thinking that the installer might go grab what it needs but just ended up with an error.

What did I do wrong?

Thanks for any help.

Bob
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Development versions will always report errors in installation because we don't maintain installation checksums/manifests between releases.

We'd need to know what exact error you got, but errors are liable to happen from github. It may be currently broken for fresh installs.


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Unicode version of key too long at 1,015 bytes [notifications_enabled] ?


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Fixes pushed...


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Chris Graham said

Unicode version of key too long at 1,015 bytes [notifications_enabled] ?
Yep. that was the error. I'll write things down next times.

Bob
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If the following is supposed to prevent the message about corrupt files, it's not working:



However, the install finished fine.

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If you're not running out of git properly it won't detect git and suppress this


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Oh, I just downloaded the zip and uploaded to my site, then did the install. I guess that's not the proper way.

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Okay, so I've just been having a look around without much playing about. The "custom fields" virtually everywhere looks mighty impressive.

I also like the 'Usergroup point assignments' (which was something I always thought was lacking but figured I just never found them) and the 'Usergroup subscriptions' which could conceivably allow me to monetize some portions of the site down the road.

Still looking around….

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Breadcrumb error - looks like something is not escaped.




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Modifications - 404 to tutorial

What are these modifications that can be applied?

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What you have here is all the ocPortal bundled addons, all the non-bundled addons (including unreleased ones), and all the themes, so it's not really representative of a release.

Git is only really intended for developers even though it's cool for anyone to take a look at and it's helpful to see any bug reports to get the fixes in early. It's likely to break, continuously. So don't draw too many conclusions, and expect a lot to not work, then work, then not work again. Also I can almost guarantee things will need completely reinstalling at random times, as things are broken and upgrade paths are not maintained.

I'm afraid I don't really have time to answer questions on what is in here, and also I don't want to end up pre-announcing stuff and am moreover particularly sensitive to not announcing stuff done for client sites that aren't yet live (I don't think that's fair on the clients really - things should be released to them no later than others).


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Gotcha.

I figured that I'd have to re-install each time anew. Is there a preferred bug reporting channel? Tracker?

Bob
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Not on the tracker please, it'd get swamped in no time ;). Posting here is fine :).


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Cool.

I'm pretty impressed with what I've seen so far…will start actually playing tomorrow. i need to get some work done.

Even if only half the new stuff i've sen makes it to v8, I would be pretty impressed. I have no need for the booking system but it looks like a great feature for those who need it.

Bob

EDIT: I need one of Fletch's thumbs-up.
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File and Media - Same issue in Menu



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BobS said

 I need one of Fletch's thumbs-up.

Here you go … copy/paste to 'somewhere' on your server and call it up as an 'img'

point up

I'm sure that's 'do-able' as it isn't an attachment …



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Thanks, Fletch.

v8 is going to get a lot of these.

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Editing "Default Theme' CSS

The warning overlay does not accept the "Yes" button. Tried in Mac Safari and Chrome.



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