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Morgan 01-27-2011 06:29 AM

Testers for GARS on vB4
 
If you want to be a GARS on vB4 tester, just let me know. If there is enough interest, testers will then get access to GARS for vB4 to test out and make reports of problems, and be sure, there will be problems. GARS is not meant for a live vB4 site, and no support will be offered. What this is is a way to get through the problems and get a production worthy version of GARS for vB4 available. Below is a screenshot of GARS on vB4 as it looks today.

Note that this does not mean that GARS will work on vB4 exactly like it worked on vB3. It is not a simple wave of the hand to get an add-on the size of GARS, written pre vB4, to work on vB4 or else it would have already been done. Some features will be deleted, others changes, and so forth to get a production worthy version of GARS for vB4. The goal is to make GARS into a vB4 compatible version.

All of the GARS templates have been made vB4 compatible. Compatibility means that there are tables in the GARS templates with additional CSS to give the vB4 look and feel. There was a lot of manual labor that went into dealing with the GARS templates, so much so that there were times I became quite nauseous dealing with them, so this is likely the last time I will be "compatibilitizing" templates.

As I wrote before, my intentions were good, but my productivity was not. One reason was the templates, gobs and gobs of HTML. Another reason was how the vB4 code changed. Once example is moving the cache_templates hook from the global scope into a function and changing where it ran in the code. Things like this invariably cause problems trying to update something written specifically for pre vB4 code. It is just a headache all around, not something enjoyable.

Now some of you have moved on, understandable, and some of you check back now and then but don't say much, other offer nice words that I appreciate, but there are ones that are just nails in the coffin. Sure there are many reasons for not working on these scripts, and frustration is understandable, but uncalled for comments are icing on the cake, so this is also likely the last time I will be upgrading this code.

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Ramses 01-27-2011 08:35 AM

Great, I would like to test it. Let me know if a valid license is needed and I will renew asap.
I understand your feelings morgan, I think it was a hard time for all of us.
Don't know if you know it but a lot of us are very dependent on GARS or even loving it because there isn't anything comparable, it's even questionable if a cms content type will be on par.
No doubt I was one of those who did some assumed "nails in the coffin" and I'm very sorry for some hard words but I think there were some mistakes happened on both sides.
Thanks for your work.

z3r010 01-28-2011 12:24 PM

I would also like to have access and help with this, if a renewal or new licence is required that's no problem.

Morgan 01-28-2011 04:39 PM

Thanks, a purchase will not be needed to be a tester. I'm working on some code now, and later am planning on packing up GARS for vB4 so testers can access it.

SteveRobWhatever 01-30-2011 07:50 PM

....sad to see support for 3x gone. Since I won't ever be using vB4 I guess I'll have to find other solutions for my site.

cykelmyggen 01-30-2011 07:53 PM

I'm so happy this thing is moving now, and would like to help the best I can. I don't have any coding skills, but I'm willing to install this on my vb4 playgrund and have a go for it, setting it up like I plan to do on my live-site. Best news for a looong time :-)

z3r010 01-30-2011 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveRobWhatever (Post 32353)
....sad to see support for 3x gone. Since I won't ever be using vB4 I guess I'll have to find other solutions for my site.

I've been using GARs on my high traffic vb3 sites for years without the need for support, it's such a great simple to use tool there really isn't much need for support.

@morgan

Any news on the vb4 package yet as I'm itching to get started.

RootX 01-31-2011 05:13 PM

I will be interested as well to join the testers.

gothic 01-31-2011 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by z3r010 (Post 32355)
I've been using GARs on my high traffic vb3 sites for years without the need for support, it's such a great simple to use tool there really isn't much need for support.

Couldn't agree more.
I did dip a (very brief) toe in the murky vB4 waters, but the lack of GARS drove me back.
I would be happy to test out GARS on vB4 on one of my dev machines. Are we supposed to PM you Morgan, or just make our intentions apparent here?

alichakery 02-01-2011 07:37 PM

me too,

Please send me related information to test it on vb4.

regards...

WhatChaMissin 02-02-2011 05:20 AM

Please consider me as well.

Lizard King 02-02-2011 02:49 PM

I will be happily test it on live sites and fix the problems i found

Morgan 02-04-2011 06:59 AM

FYI, there is a GARS for vB4 forum accessible from here for those who have a GARS license. If you currently have a GARS license, you do NOT need to make a further purchase. If you don't have a GARS license, you are hereby advised to NOT purchase a GARS license, as GARS for vB4 is buggy and NOT ready for a production environment. 'Nuff said. :(


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