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The Geek 10-28-2005 08:52 AM

GARS 4.5 Released
First off, I think I'm going to cry. I just freaking created a mega long update thread and I seem to have lost it while jumping about the plethora of windows I keep open at one time. Sheesh. Well, here is a quick re-cap of that post ;)

I have been coding like a mad man to get to RC status and the good news is that it is literally spitting distance away. Furthermore, all I have scheduled to do in RC stage is documentation and phrasing. Therefore the current beta is like most RC's and I wouldn't think this will spend longer than 1 week in RC. In fact, I bet this baby is gold in the next 2 weeks with very little change.
I would have it to RC stage this weekend, however I'm off to exotic Wales for a weekend break with the family. So in the meantime I thought I would release where I was up to and let you know what was left to do.

4.5 Items of interest:
  • Updated userinfo module
  • Updated Tools module
  • Collapsible module panes
  • Preview Postbit bug fixed
  • Truncated first character bug fixed
  • New feature to display a users ratings in their comments
  • improved XHTML templates (Thanks James)
  • Various other odds and ends
Stuff to do before RC
  • Finish plugging in ability for users to rate when commenting (I'm almost there. Most likely another couple hours is all that is needed there)
  • Finish plugging in GAL integration (about another 2 hours)
Stuff to do for gold
  • Documentation
  • Phrase
Please note that I have left version 4d up as well... make sure you pick the right file!

To upgrade:
  • Download latest package
  • Upload contents of upload/forums to their corresponding location on your server (overwriting existing files)
  • In your product manager admincp page, click import product. Upload the product-gars.xml file (overwriting existing install)
Make sure once this is done that you go to admincp->gars->templates->Default Set and add GARS_preview_pb to the First Post Preview setting.

nJoy all

Lizard King 10-28-2005 12:36 PM

Perfect. Currently no problem. Thanks for the quick fixes :)

nymyth 10-28-2005 01:31 PM

yep...went up without a hitch......


nymyth 10-28-2005 01:37 PM

Still cant type anything in the description box using IE, anyone know why???


James Goddard 10-28-2005 01:38 PM


You didn't make this change:

mods/featured.php produces invalid XHTML:
  1. Line 64: alt is a required attribute for <img>
  2. Line 64: </a></strong> should be </strong></a>
I've fixed it but it's not updating. Is this information cached? If so how do I force an update?

Nutz 10-28-2005 02:46 PM

I upgraded the product with overright and the gras menu in the admincp has been replaced with a box, i presume its missing admincp phrases?
Please help.


nymyth 10-28-2005 03:12 PM

Nutz I dont believe its missing any phrases worked fine for me, try uploading the xml file again.......


ps.. <<DJAshish ;-) (maybe now, I can help you

eko 10-28-2005 03:25 PM

also noticed collapse boxes for the user review, content menu and featured menu dont work as well as latest and top articles collapse buttons is anyone else having this?

i also get this db error while trying to add an attachment when editing a post that i had set up previously to upgrading so i dont know if there was something different previos to 4.5 that is blocking this just thought id report it

Database error in vBulletin 3.5.0:

Invalid SQL:

                                SELECT post.postid, post.threadid, thread.title, posthash, attachment.filename
                                FROM ekopap2attachment AS attachment
                                LEFT JOIN ekopap2post AS post ON (post.postid = attachment.postid)
                                LEFT JOIN ekopap2thread AS thread ON (thread.threadid = post.threadid)
                                WHERE attachment.userid =
                                        AND attachment.filehash = 'dac2e52825069e15922f95c8e0a30b8f'
                                LIMIT 1;

MySQL Error  : You have an error in your SQL syntax.  Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AND attachment.filehash = 'dac2e52825069e15922f95c8e0a30b8f'
Error Number : 1064
Date        : Friday, October 28th 2005 @ 11:40:06 AM
Script      :
Referrer    :
IP Address  :
Username    : eko
Classname    : vb_database

one more thing when you add a container to the authors review, the athors review text doesnt display it jsut has the conainer with no title

nymyth 10-28-2005 04:58 PM

all my stuff collapses after the upgrade......however when i try to add a rating it wont let me saying the thread does not exist.....


Nutz 10-28-2005 05:21 PM

I have tried reuploading the product twice now :(


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