Forum OpenACS Development: Some new features
some of you might be interested, what is happening in current development, and what new functionality will be included in OpenACS 5.10.1. Here are just two new features, we should probably communicate the new goodies better.
One new feature probably interesting to some of you is the client-side double click handling, which is important on large sites with some potentially slow requests.
One other new feature maybe interesting to site admins is the new filtering code of the request monitor (see below). When a site has e.g. a separate connection pool for bots, one is not so much interested in the slow handling for bots, but on the request queuing time for real users. Now, one can conveniently filter the long calls per request queue.
All the best
especially on large sites, with highly diverse users.
In the development version of OpenACS, this is addressed in two ways.
- Firstly, for new installs, api-doc is now just accessible for site-wide admins.
- Secondly, the user-interface for package permissions (link used e.g. in site-maps) was reworked to make it easier to modify the permissions on packages. See below for the new interface. This change is certainly relevant for all packages.
adp:iconas presented at the OpenACS conference. These generic icons are used intensively on the main packages to provide a consistent appearance.
Many of the (site-wide) admin pages were overworked to provide a more modern look-and-feel. See a few examples below.
The new feature of the NaviServer nsstats module  can now analyze the httpclient log file and provides a quick overview if such requests in terms of performance, frequency, amount of data and HTTP status codes.
Additionally, the full date is shortened to show relative dates, to spot the relevant lines quicker.
All the best