AtariAge

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  1. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Has the 3.4.7 download been updated to include this patch?
  2. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Your argument immediately falls apart given Invision has released this (and other) security patches against 3.3.x AND 3.4.x. 
    Security patches are "special" as far as bug fixes go.  I'm not suggesting that Invision back port (or even test) regular bug fixes against older versions of their software.  But when you have a ton of clients a version or two behind, I  do  expect them to test security patches against those versions, and to be clear in their release notes what versions the patches have been tested against.  
    In an ideal world, everyone would upgrade their forum in a timely manner . But that's not how it works in the real world, unfortunately, and responsible companies will make reasonable efforts to make security patches work against recent prior versions of their software.  This is especially true for public facing software, such as forum software, where an exploit in the wild can easily cause many unpatched forums to be compromised.  
    This is the first patch I've seen from Invision that specifically stated it was only for the latest version (in this case 3.4.7).  In the past, they've just labeled them as "3.3.x" and "3.4.x".  Hence, why I wanted to get confirmation that it works against 3.4.5, and judging from the posts here, I am not alone. It's unfortunate that I have to rely on user reports to get confirmation, rather than from Invision themselves. 
     ..Al
  3. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Personally, I feel it is irresponsible for IPS to not maintain several prior versions of their software for applying patches of this nature, most especially for security-related patches.  Not everyone is going to be running the latest version of the software, for one reason or another.  It would not take much time for Invision to have version 3.4.5 and 3.4.6 running on one of their virtual servers and to apply these patches to make sure there are no obvious issues.  This practice is very common with software patches of this nature--they usually are tested against the latest version (of course), as well as one or more versions back.  
    Given how much I'm paying Invision every year, I don't feel this is unreasonable at all. 
     ..Al
  4. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    ​So, you work for IPS now?
  5. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    ​Thanks, appreciate the information. 
     ..Al
  6. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    ​Previous patches have been marked as for "3.4.x" and I've installed them without problems.  This is the first one I've seen explicitly marked for 3.4.7 (or previously, 3.4.6), which is why I asked the question.  Unfortunately, upgrading to 3.4.7 is quite a time consuming progress, as I have a forum with over three million posts, several custom skins, several hooks and applications installed, and several code modifications.  It is not something I can even contemplating doing at the moment..  
     ..Al
  7. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Mark,
    Can you PLEASE answer whether the 3.4.x patch works for 3.4.5?? 
    Thank you.
  8. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    If someone tries this on 3.4.5, please post here!  Thanks.  
  9. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    Will the patch labeled as 3.4.7 work on 3.4.5? 
  10. AtariAge added a post in a topic: Back to top option   

    LOL, this topic.
    First time I visit the Invision community forum in several weeks, see these forums have been switched over to 4.0, and this is the first topic I see.
  11. AtariAge added a post in a topic: No way to link to individual PMs?   

     
    Would be nice--one of my users pointed it out to me this morning.  I know it's something I've used at various times in the past, but obviously not since updating my forum.  :)
     
     ..Al
  12. AtariAge added a post in a topic: No way to link to individual PMs?   

    I could have sworn in IP.Board 3.3.x that individual personal messages had a post number that you could then get a link to, just as you can with posts in a regular topic.  I recently upgraded to 3.4.5 and this seems to be gone.  I'm sure I've copied links to individual PMs before, or am I just smoking crack?  And if this was there and was taken out, why???  And finally, I'd really like to put this back in, so if someone can help me there I'd appreciate it. 
     
    Thanks,
     
     ..Al
  13. AtariAge added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Introducing the new AdminCP   

    Being able to use the ACP on my phone is a huge win.  Look forward to more revelations down the road!
  14. AtariAge added a post in a topic: Invision Power Software Can't Properly Link to Wikipedia and other sites?   

    This issue amuses me, as someone just posted a message on my forum stating apostrophes in URLs don't work when making links.  And they cited a link to Wikipedia as an example..  Here's the post: 
     
    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/215945-forum-upgraded/?p=2823320
     
    Would be nice to see this fixed, even if apostrophes aren't technically valid characters in URLs.
     
     ..Al
  15. AtariAge added a post in a topic: "View New Content" shows "Array" as username   

    Will do, thanks.

    ..Al

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  1. AtariAge

    Please release 4.0 already! ;)

  2. AtariAge

    Please release 3.2.3 already! :D

    1. media

      Wondering how much more time is going to take! Same time they are still fixing important bugs... :)

  3. AtariAge

    Oh yeah baby!!

  4. AtariAge

    Mmmmm Shiny!

    1. Matt

      And new.

    2. AtariAge

      And shiny!

    3. austinreefclub

      cool!

  5. AtariAge

    I haven't seen this much anticipation since Windows 3.1!

    1. Energizer

      I think they were not disappointed? :-)

  6. bfarber » AtariAge

    I'm trying..

  7. AtariAge » bfarber

    You're cranking on the bug fixing tonight! Great work! :)