On the Road to 2.7 - YaBB Development & Mods http://yabbforumsoftware.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=road On the Road to 2.7 - YaBB Development & Mods en-us YaBB Development & Mods Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:39:36 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss YaBB 2.7.00 Revision: 1917 30 Where we are on 2.7.0 http://yabbforumsoftware.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1476456407 YaBB Development & Mods/On the Road to 2.7 http://yabbforumsoftware.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1476456407 no-email@yabbforumsoftware.com (Dandello) Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:58:24 GMT We are still testing 2.7. Now we're into the conversion utilities using data from some 'big' boards that have also been upgraded many times. (Amazing what glitches slip in over time when there are thousands of members and hundreds of thousand posts.)<br /><br />New changes to 2.7 - checking that board names are unique when tested lowercase. Having board names that rely on case sensitivity can cause data loss when the forum is moved to a case insensitive OS (like most Windows installs). It started as 2.6.2 http://yabbforumsoftware.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1452961401 YaBB Development & Mods/On the Road to 2.7 http://yabbforumsoftware.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1452961401 no-email@yabbforumsoftware.com (Dandello) Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:05:20 GMT Added Smilies are now stored as a hash in Settings.pm instead of 4 separate arrays. <br /><br />While not in the SVN, I now have Admin/Admin.pm and Admin/Backup.pm running under the 'strict' pragma on my testbed server. (Currently this involves moving away from using 'fopen' and 'fclose' as those violate the rule against using 'bareword filehandles'. I am still researching as to whether or not the file locking mechanisms in fopen and fclose are even necessary with more modern versions of Perl and modern server software.)<br /><br />Admin.pm may end up getting split into parts - it contains a lot of pieces that are infrequently accessed. Moving those out should make the AdminCenter load faster.