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1.0.1 Beta Is Here!

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  1. PatronusCharm FeedBot

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    Woo, I've finished what I consider 1.0.1 Beta and upgraded the main site to 1.0.1...you all probably didn't even notice, it happened in a blink of an eye! I'm surprised at how smoothly the zero-downtime upgrade went, so naturally there'll be a problem somewhere. Let me know by email or on the DLP forums with problems.

    New features in 1.0.1:
    -Story tags. Story tags, or if you will, keywords are a new feature which allow authors to tag their story as say a Dresden story. Tags are not predefined and can include anything. Be sure to separate your tag entries. Adding a tag of "HPxSGA" isn't going to help any. Add Harry Potter and Stargate Atlantis separately.
    -Building on story tags, a fulltext search engine has been added to search on story titles, summaries, and tags.
    -Pagination on list pages, we have enough stories now for it to become an issue :D
    -Story exports. You'll be able to export chapters to HTML or PDF for download and reading on the go.
    -/u/authorname URL syntax allows one to easily find another author by their name.
    -Most search query elements have a toggle box now to invert the selection, so you can search the database for all stories that aren't in the Romance category for example.
    -Show/hide email. So you can protect your email from other users, even if they cannot be crawled by automated bots.
    -Add author alert from author profile for easy marking of alerts.

    Note regarding the fulltext search: Due to the way MySQL works, the minimum word length is 4 characters. This will prevent matches on a word such as "HP", though I'm working on reducing it to 2 or 3 without negatively impacting my server performance too much.

    I left out favorites notes/tags for this release in order to get this version out the door before I stopping having a lot of time to develop PHP. Also, exports of full stories isn't ready yet and will be in 1.0.2, but they are coming. For now it's a per chapter export. Enjoy the release, I've tried to include all I could this go around.
     
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  2. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    I updated the major change list. It turns out I forgot a few things. :p
     
  3. carl

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    Edit your my.cnf and change the following if you haven't already (it should be under [mysqld] and then restart mysql:
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    ft_min_word_len=2
    
    Then you will need to mysqlcheck -r the database for that to take effect.
     
  4. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Yes, I know this, but I host a lot of fulltext indexes. I'm determining if it'll be detrimental to performance and really inflate the indexes if I change the word len.
     
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