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Upgrading Discourse (this site)


#21

It appears enabled in the admin interface, yes. Of course it is pretty tricky to test now that so many of us happen to be at the same place (Hackathon). :joy:

I’m not sure the “default timezones” features works? It shows Los Angeles and Paris even after removing them in the admin interface. I have tried to add PDT, CET, IST and AET but they would not show.


#27

Your version: 2.0.0.beta10
New version: 2.1.0.beta4

Ooops! Unless someone objects, I will proceed with the upgrade this weekend.


#28

A post was merged into an existing topic: IRC integration


#29

Installed
v2.2.0.beta1 +5

I was kind of scared about this jump from 2.0.0.beta10 to 2.2.0.beta1 (2.1 stable was announced today) but actually it was just a breeze, pressing buttons from the admin interface and not seeing anything remarkable in the logs other that some gem not needed anymore etc.

I even wondered whether someone had upgraded in the meantime. I did check the current and new version available in the admin interface and I swear I saw 2.0.0 etc indeed, but didn’t copy the text or took screenshot, which now I kind of regret.

Anyway, the fact is that we are up to date, and a major version has been released with many improvements. Check:


#30

It was about time I upgraded Discourse. What made me lazy was that this update had to be done from the command line, but then again after logging in it was just another breeze.

We are up to date now.

Installed

v2.2.0.beta6 +103

Latest

2.2.0.beta6

Let’s see, what we’ve got:

  • (Nothing to add)
  • Some UI and privacy options added.
  • Composer Improvement: Full Screen Mode, useful for those long posts.
  • New Badge: Wiki Editor, it had to be mentioned here. :slight_smile:
  • Mobile improvements, always good.
  • Edit conflict warning, always good.
  • Limit consecutive replies, a feature that we might or might not want to use.
  • Warn before overwriting draft, useful.
  • Lazily load images, “Now images are only loaded when they are on screen, not when they are 7 posts below.”
  • And many security improvements.

#31

There’s a GraphViz plugin and Google Calendar integration now, neat! And apparently the Solved plugin adds Schema.org metadata for the Google Knowledge Panel Q&A thingie. That would be super nice if it actually gets picked up.


#32

Feel free to open new threads to request new plugins. :blush:


#33

The task for supporting some diagram tool everywhere is T183689. GCal is probably more interesting for the other Discourse instance.


#34

Nicer lazy loading and some improvements in private messages (which aren’t being used much in this instance).

The release notes include @Tgr’s path for the Chat Integration plugin (Support Matrix option for plain text instead of notice). :+1:


#35
  • More improvements loading and optimizing images.
  • Now users can select font size in their preferences (I remember this being a request in the first days of our Phabricator)
  • Discourse Yearly Review Plugin. Nice touch. Will we have an annual review by the end of this year, showing the activity of Discourse in our production servers? :wink: