Posted: 22-04-2015, 08:19 AM
(This post was last modified: 22-04-2015, 02:04 PM by kasato.)
Release of IPS Community Suite 4.0.2 now Available
This means we have left the beta stage where things are unsupported and known to be broken and enter the period between that and final. The Release phase allows us to partially support the Suite without committing our full resources to it. This step also means that there will still be some bugs in the system but they should not be major issues any longer.
You can download IPS Community Suite 4.0.1 in your client area. IPS Community in the Cloud clients can request upgrades through support. If you are using our Chat product please note that it is not yet available for version 4.0.1 so please do not upgrade if Chat is required.
Important Support Note
Release are partially supported only.
There will be bugs in the Release. Do not use Release if any sort of issues will impact your ability to enjoy your site.
We will assist you in support with any major problems in installing or upgrading from 3.4.7 to make sure your install is online. However, once the site is online and functional, other less critical bugs may be deferred until the next release to fix those issues. We do plan on a fast update schedule but it does mean you may not get fixes for several days.
To reiterate: we will assist with major problems that make your Suite not function (install issues, upgrade issues, major problems) but you may have to wait for update releases for other issues. Please keep these support limitations in mind when choosing to use a Release.
IPS Community Suite 4.0 took at lot longer than we thought it would as we changed the focus of the Suite and were forced to extend our workload and therefore timeline. We are sorry for these delays and we do hope that you see it will be worth it in the end. IPS4 is a great platform and we are very excited to start adding lots of fun features throughout this year.
Upgrading IP.Content to Pages
When upgrading from IP.Content to Pages, it is worth noting that because the underlying code has changed, custom templates and custom blocks are not upgradable. Custom templates are removed from the system after the upgrade, and any custom blocks are retained, but left disabled as a reference point for recreating manually.
This release of Pages does not have external blocks (this feature allows you use IP.Content blocks on another website or page) and neither does it have relational database field functionality. Both these features will be available in a near-future release.
-Bug fixes from both bug tracker and support tickets
-Pages can now be run under your install directory
-Support Tools enhancements: You can optionally create an admin account and send that as a hidden field to our support staff. A reminder is set in the AdminCP dashboard for you to remove this account once your support request is done. You can optionally send the last PHP and MySQL error logs (if any are recent) as part of your support request.
- When a new version of IPS Community Suite 4 is available you will now see release notes. This feature is added in 4.0.2 but will not show until 4.0.3 is available.
- You can now set a maximum image dimension size. If a user uploads an image larger than that setting it will be resized down and the smaller size saved.
- Setting to limit the length of content item titles Suite-wide
- Added new notification setting for Members you Follow. On install and upgrade, this setting is off by default to prevent your users from getting bombarded with notifications for members they follow until they are able to decide their preference.
-If you enable the "use SSL for logins" setting then this will apply to the entire AdminCP: not just the login form. Setting was renamed to reflect this.
-You can now specify the default view option for the Commerce store front: grid or list.
-When you upload files for a new version, the AdminCP login box will now prompt you to run the upgrade system before showing login form.
-Queue tasks should run faster
-You can now select multiple locations for an advertisement rather than just one in Advertisement settings.
-We now support multiple version management. This means that we will no longer release "patch files" for major bugs or security issues but will instead simply release a new version even if that new version may only contain one changed file. No more losing track if you have or have not patched as you will simply make sure you're on latest version.
-Emoticon sets can now be reordered. You can also now delete entire sets.
-Bulk email system can now filter based on Commerce packages and information.
4.0.1 - 15 April 2015
-Many bug fixes
-AWS S3 integration improvements
-Some performance improvements
-Chat is now using secure connections for chat messages.
4.0.0 - 9 April 2015
-This is the first fully supported release of IPS Community Suite 4!