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Old 12-01-2005, 04:34 PM
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Default GAL 4.65 Release Discussion

I have uploaded a new version of GAL , the linker of choice by dog breeders everywhere.

This addresses the issue of keywords getting linked inside of popups (which of course causes a lot of woe).

Thats not all though. I have radically re-worked the javascript to pave the way for future development. Its only about 1/2 way done - but already we get some improvements:
1- Better coding for popups going off screen to the right
2- RTL support
3- Timer support

I best explain the last 2 items.

I have enabled GAL to popup from the bottom right corner for Right To Left languages. However I haven't finished putting that into the admincp!
To enable RTL, simply edit the geek/ gal /clientscript/gal_popup.js file and change the var gal_opens=0; to var gal_opens=1; (yea, dumb var name now that I look at it).

Timer support is a fundamental shift from how popups currently close. Essentially instead of relying on onmouseout to accurately close a box, a timer is pinged every x amount of milliseconds to see if you are still in the region. This timer is only turned on when the box appears and gets turned off when you leave.
This will dramatically improve support for FF users and especially if you are embedding iframes into your popups with FF.

Yes, you can actually make your popups be web sites think of the possibilities! here is an example: iframetest

No, its not perfect - however its not too shab!

Anyway - to upgrade, download the latest package and upload the contents of upload/forums/ to your forums directory overwriting any previous files.

Then admincp-> GAL maintenance->debug->rebuild.

And finally,

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Old 12-01-2005, 07:29 PM
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Working like a charm thanks
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:32 PM
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The iframe support is sweet! Preview a link before clicking it, freaking A!
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:45 PM
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hey, thats a great idea. Didnt even think about that one flea!
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I totally agree Is there a way to integrate it automatically with GARS ?
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Im sure there can be

But there isnt an autoatic ability for now.
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Im sure there can be

But there isnt an autoatic ability for now.
I know there is none for now but this is my main goal as i am using gal mainly integrated with gars.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:55 AM
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It's still pretty easy to do yourself mind, so shouldn't take too long.
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Upgraded and working great. Thanks!
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I just uploaded a new package with a mega minor update.

Essentially, I was getting annoyed that the box would close if you didnt move mouse over it - so I improved the javascript file so that the box will stay open if you are hovering over the link OR the popup.

To update, all you need to do is replace the upload/forums/geek/ gal /clientscript/gal_popup.js file.

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