Forum OpenACS Q&A: New OpenACS 4.6 based OpenACS.org web site launches
Please visit the site, and tell us what you think. If anything is not working the way you expect please let us know!
I want to say that it was a great experience leading this effort to improve the OpenACS web site. All the members of the community were very helpful it making it happen.
I would like to reiterate what Dave said regarding the site. It's been a great experience. Thanks to all who made it happen and the community for its continued support and contributions.
> Getting too much email? Manage your notifications at:
And in confirming my post, my post appears centered.
Any chance the notifications could have at least one email between the URLs and the "Getting too much email" line?
Also, the home page doesn't render well in Netscape 4.7 (Linux). The right sidebar ends up intermingled on top of the center column of text.
The old site's bboard notifications had a Reply-To header set so you could easily reply to the poster. Any chance we could have that added back in?
Also, when I came to this thread and wanted to reply, I looked for a link at the bottom of the thread. But, I guess I'm just suposed to hit "reply" to one of the child posts. Does it make a difference which? (Is there a threaded alternative in the work? I notice each reply link has a different parent id.)
When the bboard notification came through it was all as one solid paragraph. Something normalized the \n's into single spaces. (My reply format was/is text.)
I wanted everyone to know there is a bugtracker for the actual web site at http://openacs.org/bugtracker/openacs.org/
where you can report bugs.
The code for the site can be checked out from the OpenACS repository using the module name of openacs.org-dev.
The new bugtracker also accepts patches, so if anyone wants to contribute to the site, they can send a patch for a new feature or bug fix.
The bugtracker for OpenACS itself is at http://openacs.org/bugtracker/openacs/
And I'm glad to see the notifications db or code has been fixed. I went on vacation-mode about four months ago at the old site and after I returned I never saw another notification again.
No notifications from openacs. That left me with /. and fark and seemingly, 1-2 more hours in the day.
I have found one bug. It appears that if you are not logged in, then the "reply" links take you to a 404. I'll stick that in the bug tracker.
BTW, i tried to use the bugtracker to add a bug report (same one that Jerry mentioned above), but I get the message that I don't have permission to create bug reports.
I will have a beer in your honor today.
Thanks Staffan... but it was the Hansson bros that made the grunt work of putting it into stone... I mean ADP.
Apparently there are two of you.
This user has 24 forums postings.
We probably should have saved an old uid -> new uid map
and updated emails rather than creating new ones when the
email was changed.
I am not sure if this has already been mentioned, but where all bboard posts ported over to the new site?
I was searching for a post of mine where I wanted to know details about casting. First I was searching via "Kuczek insert select" but nothing was found. Then I checked out sdm.openacs.org and found the right thread:
Then I just copied a somehow unique part of the thread into the new search (which is a little bit too small in my opinion) and got nothing in return either... The part that I was searching for is "mark_1::float8::varchar".
The posts are there.
Keep the old url and just strip the "sdm." part of it and try again. Thanks to Tilmann "Magic" Singer you'll be redirected to the right post on the new site!
(Same thing if someone tries to get http://openacs.org/bboard - they will be redirected to our new forum index page.)
Dunno about search. You cannot search for posts by name in the message header, it seems...
I still could not find that search term. Possibly because it is not a "word" that particular sequence was not indexed.
Openfts weights title terms much heavier, iirc the title has a relative weight of 10 and the body has a relative weight of 0.1, so it's not surprising that title terms show up more readily. In addition openfts openfts classifies each lexem to a specific lexem type, and the indexing operation filters out some types. Both of these features are configurable.