New QA constant

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Re: New QA constant

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Sure it's not just an alternate/new version check or something?
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Re: New QA constant

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- Well, that was what I was suggesting initially, the question is for what :idea: ;)
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Re: New QA constant

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Alien lifeforms! :o
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Re: New QA constant

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John Hjorth wrote:(No doubt about who made that page by the way ;) :mrgreen: )
Indeed. It was the phpBB Server-administrating Bertie Bear!

He's kind of slap happy. Doesn't like anyone to get into the OSUOSL server room. And that can be a problem when, say, Mozilla wants to fix their hardware :o


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Re: New QA constant

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Well,

Based on Stallyon's first post about "quick access" and the Error 403, one could consider to file a ticket in the 3.0 bug tracker :

includes/constants.php, linie 25 & 26 :

Code: Select all

+ // QA-related
+ // define('PHPBB_QA', 1);
suggested changed to :

Code: Select all

+ // NA-related
+ // define('PHPBB_NA', 1);
and similar in install/install_update.php :?: :idea:
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Re: New QA constant

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Well, John, you as a member of the IST group on phpbb.com must know about the problems that arised internally with the releases of phpBB2. Furthermore it has been stated that minor releases will have release candidates (by Meik I think), I mean public ones. However updating (a real live board) with the version-checker showing some other version number and after that, if bugs are found in the not-yet-final release, reupdating again (but this time only partially) can be a real pain. So with these said, it seems logical to me that we are seeing the implementition of an extension of the updater (version checker) system. Additionally if this wuuldn't be what I say it is, this feature would have to be implemented in the very near future. :)

Basically what this means is that gold is really near (hopefully from 1 to 3 weeks near :)).
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Re: New QA constant

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fberci ,

No kidding here : Yes, you are right. It would make sense. I have already in here in an other topic commented in a way that I consider such a "prerelease" release likely already at 3.0.0 project stage.
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Bottom line: are we going to have a (hopefully quick) public RC8, or is RC8 the internal/QA team "codename" for 3.0.0?
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from what i could understand from the code, you want to define "PHPBB_QA" to 1 when you test cvs version, and undefine it when you test an RC (and later gold) version.
the only effect is, at the moment, is to prevent complaints about incompatible version.
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Re: New QA constant

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Yes, but in practice that would to me make no sense to place such a feature in the core code.

The way main page is build up, I really can't imagine that many users ending up with a CVS snap shot or even using a realtime CVS checkout for making such a complaint, that anyone wanted to do something about it in the core code.

I haven't so far seen such a topic. It's my perception, that people messing around with dailys snap shots or real time CVS chekcouts without knowing what they are doing don't advertise it in general. However I may be wrong.
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