Forum OpenACS Q&A: ACS 4.5
Just used up the better part of the day to install and get to know
3.2.5 (first timer) and found the doc for the 4.5 release. Does
anyone know when the sources will be released? Am very excited...
1. A late report of a bug in bboard that causes it to (gulp) periodically wipe out all general comments in the system. It's been there since aD days and no one noticed, then within a day or two of each other Neophytos Demetrious and Bart Teeuwisse discovered and diagnosed the problem. Vinod has submitted a patch for my enjoyment and I intend to look at it later today. The seriousness of this bug makes it critical that the fix go in.
2. I've got a slight cold that's got me feeling a bit run-down. If it doesn't get any worse we'll be OK for Sunday, I think, but if it does it might stretch out 'til mid-week.
- Vinod and I worked on fixing the "gremlins" on the documentation and Vinod found a work-around, but it seems that the work-around created gremlins elsewhere.
BTW, the gremlins show up _only_ under OpenACS 3.2.x installations, probably because of something in ad_html that I have yet to look at. They display normally in OpenACS 4.5 pre-beta installations.
- I have been converting the "ACS Permissions Tediously Explained" document from HTML to docbook so it can be included in the documentation (not that this should stop the beta release or anything, just FYI). It's coming along, and I'm about halfway done. It's darn tedious.
Cool about perms docs ... there's templating and other docs that need backporting to XML, too, but all this can be of fairly low priority.
Note that I just added ns_uuencodebinary today from Vinod's patch. I'd appreciate any testing and feedback possible.
I've got Vinod's fix to look at and will study the code more myself to make sure I really understand what's going on ...
I was fixing a real bug when I introduced this one. The old PG code that was originally ported by (sinner insert your name here!) deleted all acs-messages that were not created by bboard or general comments. This was clearly wrong so I set out to fix it.
When I did I managed to improve it so now it deletes all acs-messages not created by bboard! Oops ... hey, at least it's more consistent now!