GroupServer 11.03 — Pineapple Snow at a Child’s Party

Authors:Michael JasonSmith; Richard Waid; Alice Rose; Dan Randow
Contact:Michael JasonSmith <>
Copyright:This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License by OnlineGroups.Net.

The Pineapple Snow release of GroupServer contains four main enhancements and corrections.

  • There is an Updated Change Email Settings Page.
  • Searching will now search the topic and post titles [1].
  • An Edit this page link is sometimes shown to logged out users on editable pages [2].
  • The Accept Invitation page looks a lot better [3].

You can get Pineapple Snow immediately. Work is now starting on GroupServer 11.04 — Slushy followed by a Pounding Headache.

Updated Change Email Settings Page

The Change Email Settings page has had an extensive redesign [4]. Email addresses can be dragged from one list to another in order to characterise them. The old interface relied on menus and multiple buttons, and was far harder to use. In addition the new interface automatically updates when an email address is verified [5].

The new interface uses the jQuery.UI JavaScript library, just like the group homepage. jQuery.UI is an excellent library builds on the already great jQuery library [6].

Get Pineapple Snow

To get Pineapple Snow go to the Downloads page for GroupServer and follow the GroupServer Installation documentation.

Those who already have a functioning installation can update an existing GroupServer system.

Update an Existing GroupServer System

Carry out the following steps to update the package versions.

  1. Download the Pineapple Snow tar-ball from the GroupServer download page

  2. Uncompress the tar-ball.

  3. Copy the file groupserver-11.03/versions.cfg to your existing GroupServer installation.

  4. In your existing GroupServer installation run:

    $ ./bin/buildout -N
[1]Updating search closes Ticket 227
[2]The Edit this page link is only shown to the Anonymous user if logged in members can edit the page. Showing this link closes Ticket 384
[3]The Accept Invitiation was hit by a CSS error. Fixing the error closes Ticket 618 and fixes a related error on other pages with radio buttons and check buttons.
[4]The redesign of the Change Email Settings page closes Ticket 478 and Ticket 472. The topic in GroupServer Development details the new design.
[5]Automatically updating the Change Email Settings page when an address is verified closes Ticket 276.
[6]The new Change Email Settings page uses the sortable widgets and the dialog widget from jQuery UI.