Charles

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  1. Charles added a blog entry in News and Announcements   

    IPS Community Suite 4.0.0 Beta 6 Available
    We are happy to release the sixth beta of IPS Community Suite 4.0!
     
    IPS welcomes any clients who enjoy testing beta software to participate and post bugs in our  bug tracker . These beta releases help us to provide a more stable final release and the more people who participate in testing the better it is for all.
     
    This release makes available:
    Forums Blog Gallery Downloads Calendar Commerce Pages  
    The upgrade system is now available and you can upgrade from IP.Board 3.4.7 to test this system  However:   do not upgrade your live community!  IPS does  not  provide technical support or services for beta releases. You can append "-TESTINSTALL" on to the end of your license key to allow to a separate install for test purposes.  More information on license keys...
     
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    You can download IPS Community Suite 4.0.0 Beta 6 in the  client area . Go to your Purchases section, select your license, and click the download link. IPS Community in the Cloud clients do not yet have access to the beta.
     
    You will be able to upgrade from Beta 6 to the first supported release of IPS Community Suite 4.0 when it is released. Unless major issues present themselves, we anticipate that Beta 6 is the final beta and next release will be supported. Please do help us test and report bugs. Thank you!
      
    Note:  If you are already running Beta 5 you can upgrade in your AdminCP. You will see a notice on your Dashboard. If you do not see it: go to Applications and click check for update.
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  2. Charles added a post in a topic: Posts shown in recent posts block   

    Please post bugs in the bug tracker. Thanks.
  3. Charles added a post in a topic: IPS 4 (RC)   

    We will have Beta 6 today/tomorrow and from there it just depends on how that goes. We do hope that Beta 6 will be the last beta release and we will begin supported releases next.
  4. Charles added a post in a topic: Still no "Only search in titles" option   

    If people were to go through the drama of converting their software over a tiny tiny thing like topic title search limiting then I'm sure they could find bigger things to worry about
    If users really do find it difficult we will certainly implement a solution.
  5. Charles added a post in a topic: Still no "Only search in titles" option   

    ​That is not how software development works
    If we find that, in real world usage, people are missing the ability to search in titles only we will certainly add that option.
  6. Charles added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    ​We just truncated our search index here actually so you won't get good results on this site for a couple hours.
    ​The big difference with 3.4 is whatever section you are in, it changes the default search to that application. Now you need to select the application you are searching or it searches the whole suite by default.
    ​These are preferences.
  7. Charles added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    You can tell Google to only search page titles?
  8. Charles added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    I am very confused about the "downgraded" comments about search in 4.0 vs 3.4.
    In 4.0 you can search throughout the entire suite at once. You could not do this at all in 3.4 as you had to toggle between each app. The underlying technology on 4.0's search is way better.
    I saw some talking about lack of "Search in topic titles" but that does not exist as we automatically weight the title of a content item more than the body of a content item. We can certainly add an option to limit to content item titles but we want to see how real-world use is first. No other search system lets you limit but the title of an item so it seems like an odd option.
  9. Charles added a post in a topic: The new forumindex....   

    Before anyone has a complete meltdown: it's optional and a setting.
  10. Charles added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    Yes that's possible.
  11. Charles added a post in a topic: 4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?   

    Well if that's the big worry - quick edit of topic title - I think we are just fine
     
  12. Charles added a post in a topic: How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    ​Beta 6 has things to greatly speed up the cron execution.
  13. Charles added a post in a topic: How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    If you use the cron method of running tasks it is quite fast.
  14. Charles added a post in a topic: 4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?   

    You just edit the first post in the topic to also edit the title.
  15. Charles added a post in a topic: This is a mistake   

    Please post bugs in the bug tracker. Thank you.

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