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Karzilla, Destroyer of Bugs ([staff profile] karzilla) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2016-09-30 11:02 pm

Code push tomorrow!

We are planning to do a code push around 21 hours from now, at approximately 6pm Pacific time on Saturday, Oct 1.

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

  • Selective Screening, a new feature that lets you screen comments from a particular user.

  • Two new journal layouts with one theme each: Gold Leaf/Elegant Notebook and Venture/Radiant Aqua.

  • Six new themes for Heads Up, and seven new themes for Corinthian.

  • The minimal spacing between line elements in the list of success links on Foundation pages has been restored.

  • Punctuation marks in message subjects will no longer be overescaped.

  • The admin pages for the translation system are now hidden from anonymous viewers, to avoid scaring unsuspecting search engine users away from the site.

  • The text messaging feature has been removed from user profiles.

  • The email notification worker is now less likely to misbehave.

We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!
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[personal profile] brave_heart_verity 2016-10-01 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
Selective screening sounds intriguing!
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[personal profile] thnidu 2016-10-01 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
The text messaging feature has been removed from user profiles.

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[personal profile] thnidu 2016-10-01 04:55 am (UTC)(link)


It is very strange to list the removal of a feature without explaining it. Think of how it looks to us out here, who don't know about what happens inside and at the back end. (I've been on both sides— developer and end-user— and I know.)

. http://X-Clacks-Overhead.dw/GNU-Terry_Pratchett . http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-10-02 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I see how that could be alarming, yeah ...

I can't speak for Kar, but I might not have thought to call out the reason specifically in the [site community profile] dw_maintenance post due to the code tour roundup of the changes that gets posted to [site community profile] dw_dev. (The volunteer for this round of code tour is working on it this evening.)
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[personal profile] thnidu 2016-10-02 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
«roundup of the changes that gets posted to dw_dev»

Which, of course, is read only or mostly by developers, which the vast majority of us out here aren't. Mistakes happen, but please, you folks in there, keep this in mind for future notifications. Thanks in advance.

(Great icon, by the way. I meant to wear red or brown for the Son's day, but unfortunately forgot.)
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-10-02 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
(Thanks! I had to look up when the Bastard's day is, and it turns out that while our calendar and the Quintarian calendar do not exactly line up, an argument can be made that my anniversary (the unofficial one) falls on it. I shall have to remember to wear my pilgrim's ribbons in commemoration, as it was the Bastard's Own luck that we met in the first place.)
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[personal profile] mitbix 2016-10-01 04:55 am (UTC)(link)

I've been waiting for Venture for YEARS

[personal profile] digisnark 2016-10-01 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
*Cheers some of these changes, especially that first one.

Good job, guys.
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[personal profile] kore 2016-10-01 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for letting us know!
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2016-10-01 10:13 am (UTC)(link)
A new feature, a cup of gorgeous styles, a pinch of tidying, a teaspoon of fixing, and some good ole sweeping and cleaning to make everything even better: the best ingredients for a great code push. :)
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[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2016-10-01 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Selective Screening, a new feature that lets you screen comments from a particular user.


[personal profile] jazzyjj 2016-10-01 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the head's-up. Re themes, I admit I haven't really paid too much attention to them, mainly because I can't see them anyway. But I'm happy to report that thus far they are all accessible with Apple's built-in screen reader on the Mac. This leads me to a suggestion though, so when I've got more time I will post it to the appropriate comm. Thanks as always for a job well done, and please keep it up.

[personal profile] dhs 2016-10-02 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for reporting this. I can see just fine (with corrective lenses) but it makes me feel good to know that DW is accessible to all.
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[personal profile] siderea 2016-10-03 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Selective Screening, a new feature that lets you screen comments from a particular user.

This sounds good. Not as good as whitelist filters for screening, but at least it's something.

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[personal profile] kaberett 2016-10-03 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
A significant proportion of Dreamwidth code, including the Selective Screening feature, is written by volunteers; it can be very discouraging and frustrating to receive negativity in response to volunteer work, particularly as selective screening as a feature was requested in [site community profile] dw_suggestions.

The closest suggestion I can find for whitelisting is regarding expanding "Screen comments from people not on your access list" to "Screen comments from people not on your access or subscribe lists". This implies it's not actually a feature that's been asked for or discussed -- please do feel encouraged to submit a suggestion!
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[personal profile] siderea 2016-10-03 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry, you're quite right – that was thoughtless of me. I owe the development team an apology.

As to making suggestions, I would be happy to do so if there's some way other than participating in dw-suggestions.

[personal profile] youreviltwin 2016-10-06 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the Heads Up style. :-) I like the moon one.