karzilla: a green fist above the word SMASH! (Default)
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!
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)

[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.)