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Karzilla, Destroyer of Bugs ([staff profile] karzilla) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2017-02-10 10:38 am

Code push scheduled for Sunday night-ish

We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 9pm PST / 12am EST / 5am UTC on either Sunday, Feb 12 or Monday, Feb 13, depending on whether you live east or west of midnight. (Time is an illusion anyway, right?)

Here's a partial list of changes that will go live with this push, apart from the usual minor tweaks and bugfixes:

  • HTTPS Everywhere beta! Users can opt-in to have all Dreamwidth content automatically served over HTTPS. We'll post the instructions for this after the feature goes live.

  • New and improved design for the file management pages, which we were hiding from you because we were so embarrassed about them before. Thanks to [personal profile] momijizukamori for making them prettier and more functional!

  • Backend fixes to resolve problems using the aforementioned file management pages. (Did I already mention the embarrassment?)

  • At long last, international character support for journal search! Our systems guru [personal profile] alierak finally cracked this long-standing bug.

  • Support index page converted to Foundation styling, for your mobile viewing pleasure.

  • For users of the Practicality style: color properties now sort properly in the customization wizard.

  • For users of the Drifting style: the QuickReply box will now appear in the appropriate location, instead of wandering off somewhere unexpected.

  • Improved handling of word break (<wbr>) elements in user entries.

  • Allow embeds from: Facebook, CNN, 4shared.com, playmoss.com, onedrive.com, jsfiddle.net, scratch.mit.edu


We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-02-13 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
I can't speak for the owners, but the general principle that I have observed for changes to Dreamwidth is that there's enough work to do with fixing the back-end and adding useful things (like search that will let you find entries with text in non-English character sets) that there's no point in asking for developer time to make the look and feel of the whole site different if nothing's broken!

There are already enough different colored site skins that there probably isn't much point in adding another, but if another one was added, the existing ones would stay. (The site skins are all listed near the bottom of http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/settings/?cat=display if you want to see the different options and why they're useful.)