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Default GARS 2.0 RC3 Release Discussion

PLEASE NOTE... This post contains IMPORTANT upgrade instructions. Please read through my rambling to prevent problems!

I am pleased to announce that I am on Holiday, however I have managed to crank out RC3. Yes, Im a freak - my family hates me, but you may (just may) love me for it.

RC3 marks the last key release befor gold. Basically I only need to phrase and squash any bugs that may have come up with the most recent changes. All features are frozen except for an import/export system I am working on to make installing modules and such easier.

Please note that this is pre-release software and should only be used in test environaments. There is little read me material and a bunch of phrasing that needs to be done (though that is mostly in the admincp).

Here is a re-cap of changes between RC2b and RC3:
I have fixed some bugs with the alpha bar.
Made several template changes to work with vb3.6
Added the ability to default sort forums based on author or member ratings (NOTE that for users of vb3.5x - you MUST read below on how to impliment).
Added ability to substitute newthread and editthread templates
Fixed bugs

To upgrade from RC2b, simply replace all your old files with those found in the RC3 package. You will need to re-import your product.xml found in the new package and revert your templates (too many to list!).

Please note vb3.5x users

When I updated this site, I discovered a small 'bug' in 3.5x series that prevents sorting by ratings. I say bug in quotes as it isnt so much a bug with vb as it is with using 1 particular hook with vb. This has been changed in vb3.6. If you are using 3.5x you MUST make a small file change in order for it to work.

Edit forumdisplay and change:
PHP Code:
 $getthreadids $db->query_read("
  SELECT " 
iif($sortfield == 'voteavg'$votequery) . " threadid 
to

PHP Code:
 $getthreadids $db->query_read("
  SELECT " 
iif($sortfield == 'voteavg'$votequery) . " thread.threadid 
Its a minor change, but if you dont do it, you're users will get errors sorting by rating with vb3.5x

Please use this thread to discuss the release and the bug tracker or troubleshooting forum for tracking bugs or troubleshooting issues.

nJoy
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