Forum upgrade notification

If there's software you need and you can't find, make a request for it.
Post Reply
User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5528
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Forum upgrade notification

Post by gapan » 12. Mar 2018, 13:31

An upgrade to the forum software has been long overdue. I'm planning to perform the upgrade on Wednesday, March 14, at around 07:00 GMT. The forum will probably be down for about an hour or so.

Since the the theme we're currently using is not compatible with the new phpbb version, I have created a new one. So it will look a bit different than it does now. Here's a screenshot:
http://people.salixos.org/gapan/img/for ... _3.2.2.png

I'm not expecting anything to go wrong, I have already performed the upgrade on a backup server, so hopefully everything will be back to normal soon after the upgrade.
Image
Image

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5528
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by gapan » 14. Mar 2018, 08:06

And we're back! :)
Image
Image

User avatar
ChuangTzu
Donor
Posts: 342
Joined: 19. May 2015, 23:34

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by ChuangTzu » 14. Mar 2018, 19:55

Looks good!
Image
Image

User avatar
laprjns
Salix Warrior
Posts: 1036
Joined: 28. Aug 2009, 01:30
Location: Connecticut USA

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by laprjns » 15. Mar 2018, 10:54

Not sure if it's because I've been using mobile devices this week but the Active Topics link is buried under a Quick links menu. Is this how it appears on laptops and desktops?
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?"

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5528
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by gapan » 15. Mar 2018, 11:00

laprjns wrote:
15. Mar 2018, 10:54
Not sure if it's because I've been using mobile devices this week but the Active Topics link is buried under a Quick links menu. Is this how it appears on laptops and desktops?
Yes. I'll see if I can put it back where it was.
Image
Image

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5528
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by gapan » 15. Mar 2018, 11:25

Better now? I put it on the right side next to Notifications and Private Messages.
Image
Image

User avatar
laprjns
Salix Warrior
Posts: 1036
Joined: 28. Aug 2009, 01:30
Location: Connecticut USA

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by laprjns » 15. Mar 2018, 12:43

Yes, much better. Thanks
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?"

User avatar
mimosa
Salix Warrior
Posts: 3096
Joined: 25. May 2010, 17:02
Contact:

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by mimosa » 15. Mar 2018, 12:55

I also missed unread topics (my normal way of looking) though if you put that up there too, it may start to look a little cluttered.

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5528
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by gapan » 16. Mar 2018, 08:15

OK, so I've put that up there too. I think it's OK on big screens. On small ones, like mobile phones, maybe it's a bit confusing as the text disappears and you get two similar looking icons, one blue and one red, but I guess you can get used to it.
Image
Image

User avatar
mimosa
Salix Warrior
Posts: 3096
Joined: 25. May 2010, 17:02
Contact:

Re: Forum upgrade notification

Post by mimosa » 16. Mar 2018, 08:25

Thanks - entirely your call. I could always bookmark it, and I think I am the only one who uses it. The reason I do is to see foreign-language posts, which I think don't appear in active topics. French is a particular concern, because a lot of people there really don't speak English that well.

Post Reply