GroupServer 11.04 — Slushy Followed by a Pounding Headache¶
|Authors:||Michael JasonSmith; Richard Waid; Dan Randow|
|Contact:||Michael JasonSmith <email@example.com>|
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The two main enhancements to GroupServer are
- Posts can now be hidden (see Hide a Post below) and
- Full email addresses can now be used to issue invitations.
There are also some minor fixes.
Hide a Post¶
The most significant change to GroupServer is the introduction of an interface to allow posts to be hidden . Both administrators and the author of the post can hide it. People trying to view the post, by itself or in a topic, will see the reason the post was hidden instead of the message. Anyone trying to view a file or image that was added as part of the post will see an error-page that states why the post was hidden.
Full Email Addresses¶
Prior to Slushy GroupServer would only accept the portion of an email
address with an
@ in it — such as
the Invite a New Member page can handle the full address. This
address can include a name, such as
<firstname.lastname@example.org> . Other pages will be
converted to support full addresses over time.
Those who already have a functioning installation can update an existing GroupServer system.
Update an Existing GroupServer System¶
Update the Database¶
The hide a post update requires a change to the database tables that are uses to record information about topics and posts. It also requires the creation of a new table to record information about why posts have been hidden.
Too update the database carry out the following steps.
Log into the PostgreSQL database used GroupServer by using the following command:
$ psql -Upgsql_user pgsql_dbname
pgsql_dbnameare the database user and database name that was setup during installation. Both can be found in the
instance.cfgfile in the installation directory of GroupServer.
Run the following SQL to update the post and topic tables:
ALTER TABLE topic ADD COLUMN hidden TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE; ALTER TABLE post ADD COLUMN hidden TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE;
Finally, create the hidden post table by running the following SQL commands:
CREATE TABLE hidden_post ( post_id TEXT REFERENCES post ON UPDATE CASCADE, date_hidden TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE NOT NULL, hiding_user TEXT NOT NULL, reason TEXT ); CREATE UNIQUE INDEX hidden_post_pkey ON hidden_post USING BTREE(post_id, date_hidden);
Update the Packages¶
Carry out the following steps to update the package versions.
Download the Pineapple Snow tar-ball from the GroupServer download page
Uncompress the tar-ball.
Copy the file
groupserver-11.04/versions.cfgto your existing GroupServer installation.
In your existing GroupServer installation run:
$ ./bin/buildout -N
|||The new Hide a Post interface closes Ticket 316 and many minor tickets that were related to hiding a post.|
|||Support a full email address closes Ticket 445.|
|||Switching the Join and Leave Log to use tabs from jQuery.UI closes Ticket 641.|
|||Fixing the issue with the view link closes Ticket 642.|
|||Fixing the coding error on with the Change Email Settings page closes Ticket 660|