Recently my second year at Stack Overflow has passed. You will immediately notice a dramatic drop in activity compared to the previous year. About 100 new answers and nearly 4,000 points (mostly generated by old answers) is a much lower result than a year ago. In fact, I read and contribute less often. Contributing to Stack Overflow is no longer a new and fresh experience – you can see the same questions and problems asked over and over again. General moods and changes on the website did not help either (although recently the situation has improved, as if suddenly the website owners noticed that they have a community and ignoring it completely is not the best idea…). Well, I hope that the next year will be better…
A new version of the Łowcy Gier forum was launched last week. It was supposed to be a simple upgrade of the phpBB engine but it turned out to be a complicated and painful process. The problem was both the big jump between versions (from phpBB 3.0.x to phpBB 3.2.x – it could not be upgraded directly to the target version, we had to upgrade to phpBB 3.1.x first) and the number of plugins and modifications installed on the old forum that needed to be migrated (none of the old extensions was compatible with the new version of the forum engine, and most of it doesn’t have any compatible replacement) or at least clean their remains (plugins modified the database, which conflicted with new extensions). You can read more about the process here (Polish only).
yii-elfinder2 extension has been updated. Changes:
- Update elFinder to version 2.1.53.
- Explicitly configure
baseUrlto prevent 404 errors for
On the side note – GitHub repository of extensions is no longer marked as fork \o/.
After short beta-test, new version of Łowcy Gier has been released. Layout has been slightly refreshed and finally became responsive, so it looks decent on smaller devices. There is not much big changes in visual aspect of website – the content layout is similar and there are no revolutionary new features . The most radical changes affects backend and engine. You can read more about them here (Polish only).