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Title: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 02, 2005, 09:17:08 pm
We finally released cpg1.4.1_beta (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/coppermine/cpg1.4.1_beta.zip?download) - you can find it in the download section (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=89658) of this site.
Please be aware that this new version is still in beta stage and only meant for testing. We do not recommend it yet for use in production environments. As it is beta software, there is absolutely no support for it - if you need support, you should still use the most recent stable version (cpg1.3.3).
There is a documentation that comes with the package (inside the docs folder) that should explain all details (how to upgrade from previous versions, what new features are in the package etc.).
Please feel free to download and evaluate cpg1.4.1 and help us improve Coppermine even more - there's a board where test reports or potential bugs can be reported: CPG 1.4 Testing/Bugs (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?board=29.0), but please make sure that you have read the documentation carefully before posting your report (all "bug reports" that simply are a result of not having read the documentation will simply be flagged as "invalid" without further explanation). Also, search the bugs board before posting your report/question to avoid identical threads.
As cpg1.4.x has lots of additional features, the language files have changed dramatically - currently, only the english language files are up-to-date (as they are the only ones that are being maintained during the development process). This means that some features will be available in english only, even if you have selected another language. We're sending out the cpg1.4.1 language files to the translators now, hopefully there will be feedback soon.
We're looking forward to your feedback on cpg1.4.1...

Cheers

Joachim
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: TranzNDance on July 02, 2005, 09:27:39 pm
Awesome! Thank you, Joachim. :)
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Rodinou on July 03, 2005, 04:37:45 am
Not installed, just see the code >> themes.inc.php >> you approach the dream !!! By seeing this page, I think it will be very easy to customize AS WE WANT the layout of coppermine.

I'm just sad to see, AGAIN, TABLE, TR, TD ... but with this new system ...

I'll test it very soon : thanx !
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Konstantinos on July 03, 2005, 10:54:45 pm
what about the skins. the 132 are not compatible
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Nibbler on July 03, 2005, 11:03:40 pm
Read the docs !
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Tarique Sani on July 04, 2005, 06:35:16 am
Thanks team - you ROCK!
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: snork13 on July 04, 2005, 09:28:10 am
Awesome News!!! Thanks for everything, can't wait to give back. I've been working on themes ;D

--snork13
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 04, 2005, 10:24:51 am
for an (incomplete) list of new features, go to the poll What new feature do you like best? (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=11181.0) ;)
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: BMWHeaven on July 04, 2005, 12:40:44 pm
Ah, finally, a beta release!
My question: can I use the templates made for the 1.4.1 versions that have been in the CVS the last couple of months?
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Tarique Sani on July 04, 2005, 12:45:15 pm
Yes - with all the caveats which Gaugau has mentioned applied :)
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Makc666 on July 05, 2005, 06:16:51 am
Russian will be updated in some days. I Hope!
So the full version is "english.php" ?

Hm. + more than 800 lines for translation. Hm-Hm. It will take not some days :P
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: OmegaGOD on July 05, 2005, 09:43:46 pm
Excellent GauGau!  ;D
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: TranzNDance on July 06, 2005, 07:54:46 am
Joachim, maybe the download link for 1.4 on the download page should be more clear that it is beta. 'beta' only appears in the filename and people might not be alert to it. They would just click to download the latest version.
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 06, 2005, 08:09:34 am
ok, good point. I just changed the package description accordingly
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: blablabla on July 06, 2005, 09:03:26 am

When can we acpect final version ?
Can you please give as a month ?
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 06, 2005, 09:56:03 am
no, we can't. As in most similar products, questions like yours are being answered with "it will be released when it's ready". Remember: we're not a company with regular business hours, but a group of unpaid volunteers, with "regular" jobs, friends, family. The time we're able and ready to spend working on the project differs. Another factor that is hard to be determined in advance is the number of bugs that are being discovered after public beta release - if there are many of them, the release of the stable will be delayed. Questions like yours are being posted very often, so developers are reluctant to answer this question over and over again - you often get a harsh answer. If we knew a scheduled release of cpg1.4.x as stable, we would have posted it.

Joachim
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: fahdo on July 06, 2005, 01:42:06 pm
hello,

 I do not have access has the config part, when I click on expand all nothing does not do.

thank you. ;D
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 06, 2005, 07:15:33 pm
don't request support on this thread. In fact, there's no support at all yet for cpg1.4.x. The issue you have has already been reported on the bugs board and is being taken care of.

@all: please do not clutter this announcement thread with irrelevant postings, I will delete all unrelated replies from now on without further notice.
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: TranzNDance on July 07, 2005, 09:09:26 am
To those who want the final version out sooner, please test the heck out of 1.4... the sooner bugs are found, the sooner they can be fixed. It would be even faster if you can provide the fix. ;) Before reporting, please go through the reported bugs. Or go through the bugs board to see if you can contribute to fixing open issues.
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: magicbox on July 07, 2005, 03:59:55 pm
really cool! i can't wait to use it. download it now. thank you for everything what you team do! coppermine!
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: marcos on July 08, 2005, 01:17:37 pm
Devs,
If I get my 1.3 to 1.4 now, everything that 'll be changed in this code can be simply viewed ,
or I 'll have to compare everything again?

Thanx for making the best better.........
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 08, 2005, 06:26:36 pm
I don't understand your question, please re-phrase it. Keep in mind:
1) cpg1.4.x is beta software, don't use it on a live production site unless you're very familiar with it
2) there's no support for cpg1.4.x yet, it comes as-is
3) all mods that you have applied to cpg1.3.x will have to be re-applied if you upgrade to cpg1.4.x, as every upgrade replaces the previous code
4) before upgrading, backup both your files and your database, so you can go back savely if the upgrade doesn't work for you
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: marcos on July 09, 2005, 12:45:18 am
It's because I got some mods... and will need to compare everything to update my cpg....
so.. I want to do it now....I never used this cvs stuff..
how can I get to know everything that changed from today..

sorry my bad english

=)
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 09, 2005, 11:39:31 am
How to preserve your mods
1) Make a backup of your current files of your coppermine isntall to your local hard drive
2) Get a diff viewer like WinMerge (http://winmerge.sourceforge.net/), install it on your PC
3) Get a fresh copy of cpg1.3.3, unpack it somewhere on your hard drive
4) Use the diff viewer to compare the fresh copy of cpg1.3.3 you just downloaded to your modified version you have downloaded in step 1
5) Note all the changes the diff viewer finds between the fresh copy and your modded version
6) Get cpg1.4.1 beta, unpack it to your hard drive and upload it as suggested in the docs that come with it (performing a regular upgrade)
7) If you have a custom theme, read the theme guide that comes with cpg1.4.1 to upgrade your custom 1.3.x theme to work with cpg1.4.1
8) Check that your new cpg1.4.x install works as expected, with all the new features that come with it (but not yet with the mods you applied)
9) Run the bridge manager (if you used to have your cpg1.3.x install bridged)
10) Again: check your cpg1.4.1 install: does everything still work as expected
11) Now that you have a working cpg1.4.1 install, it's time to re-apply the mods you used to have in your old install. For this purpose, take a look at the notes you have taken in step 5, and re-apply the code changes to your cpg1.4.1 sources
12) Finally check your cpg1.4.1 install: does it work as expected, with your custom mods in place?

I have to remind you once more: it's not recommended to use cpg1.4.1 beta on a production site, and it's only recommended for experienced users. If you feel that the above mentioned steps are to hard for you, then just don't perform the upgrade. Instead: wait untill the stable version of cpg1.4.x comes out. There is no support for cpg1.4.1 yet, so you won't be able to turn to this support board and request help fixing any issues that might turn up during the upgrade process.
This is just as much help as I'm ready to give on an announcement thread for a beta version; please don't post further questions to this thread about how to preserve your mods for cpg1.4.1 - in fact, if you don't know how to preserve your mods, you shouldn't even consider upgrading at all yet.
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: BMWHeaven on July 09, 2005, 04:36:14 pm
Marcos, a tip for you, if you don't want to go through all of this again.
If you make changes in the code of coppermine (or anything else that you didn't originally create), put comment above the code or function you are editing.
Also don't delete the code you want to change, comment this out, and put something like:
"MARCOS EDITED THIS @ date" in the comment, this way you will only have to search for "MARCOS" and you will get all the files which you edited, and where you edited them.
Have fun :)
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: donnoman on July 09, 2005, 06:36:11 pm
Anybody Modding 1.4 (now is too early but if you really want too.....) you should check into the plugin system FIRST.

Many mods don't need to be modded anymore, they just need to be made into plugins. Then subsequent changes to coppermine, only require fixes to the mod, not a diff viewer etc. Many changes can be made to coppermine without breaking plugins.

http://cpg-contrib.org is a good developer reference for plugin development.
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: lykman on July 10, 2005, 12:54:48 pm
We're sending out the cpg1.4.1 language files to the translators now, hopefully there will be feedback soon.
We're looking forward to your feedback on cpg1.4.1...

Cheers

Joachim

Dear Joachim,
I haven't received the language file...
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 10, 2005, 01:51:15 pm
Dear Joachim,
I haven't received the language file...
please see my posting on the language / translation thread: http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=20355.msg90145#msg90145
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: marcos on July 11, 2005, 12:49:30 pm
GauGau,

Really thanx , good step-list to follow to upgrade.
But, my question was not about my mods.

It's about what will be changed in 1.4 from today ...
How can I get to know when some lines change, (in the core version)
so I'll be able to upgrade it now.. and just keep it updated

=)
sorry my bad english made you waste your time....

BMWHeaven,
Yeah.. I should have done that... i just put a lot of ///////////// bars... think it will be useful either...

And plugins rox donnoman...
checking it out
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: evhwanabe on July 11, 2005, 05:05:36 pm
Upgraded from 1.3 No problems at all! Awesome Job guys. I started modding my theme last night, and have not run into any problems!
click here to view gallery so far (http://www.brdriscoll.com)

I use Movable Type, so getting the gallery to look like it "belongs" is always a little tough for me, but I am getting better  ;).

thanks alot guys, and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Scotty_B on July 25, 2005, 03:13:50 am
Seems stable so far bridged with SMF 1.1 (latest SMF bridge download from the cvs) so have put it live on my production site.

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/gallery/index.php
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: bmd_online on July 30, 2005, 07:57:44 pm
When connecting to my gallery, I have this error :
Code: [Select]
While executing query "delete from `bmd.online`.cpg_sessions where time<1122742088 and remember=0;" on Resource id #5

mySQL error: Incorrect table name 'cpg_sessions'

(I have replaced my database name (from my provider) with "bmd.online". My real database name was "firstname.lastname").

In the file bridge/coppermine.inc.php, I have changed (lines 68-70)
Code: [Select]
                $this->usertable = '`' . $this->db['name'] . '`.' . $this->db['prefix'] . $this->table['users'];
                $this->groupstable =  '`' . $this->db['name'] . '`.' . $this->db['prefix'] . $this->table['groups'];
                $this->sessionstable =  '`' . $this->db['name'] . '`.' . $this->db['prefix'] . $this->table['sessions'];

like this
Code: [Select]
                $this->usertable = $this->db['prefix'] . $this->table['users'];
                $this->groupstable =  $this->db['prefix'] . $this->table['groups'];
                $this->sessionstable =  $this->db['prefix'] . $this->table['sessions'];

Now, it works correctly.

I'm using latest devel from CVS.
Title: Re: cpg1.4.1 BETA released
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 31, 2005, 09:46:37 am
This is an announmcement thread, not the place to report bugs or potential errors. Not sure what your posting is meant to be: support request, bug report, note? However, it doesn't belong here.



It's sad that everybody is posting issues to this announcement thread that are not meant to be there: mod requests, support requests, bug reports, feature requests etc.
It's a pity that people don't respect board rules and common sense; I would have prefered it if people would have been able to reply to the anouncement itself, however they don't - that's why I'm locking this thread now... :\'(