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The forums at coderanch run on a heavily customized version of JForum. The code is developed and maintained by the coderanch staff (who are volunteers just like everyone else in the forums). From time to time the coderanch staff fixes bugs or introduces new features in the forum software. These changes are then deployed to the production servers.

The page here lists the release notes of each release that has been pushed to production. We would like to thank everyone who's been involved in maintaining the forum software.

Released on 3/29/2014:

  • Andrew - another Gamma-ray burster fix
  • Andrew - administrative support for managing permissions
  • Jeanne - one's own posts are not shown in the zero replies view
  • Jeanne - make zero replies view public
  • Jeanne - fix mistakenly hidden leaderboard on beta view
  • Jeanne - allow sorting in the list of user's flagged threads in beta view
  • Jeanne - add a note that tt can use abbreviations
  • Andrew - additional register for Steam powered printing press
  • Martin - apply i and tt tag styles correctly in beta view
  • Martin - adjust permission control admin screen
  • Tim Cooke (integrated by Jeanne) - specify starting line number in code tags
  • Jeanne - replace stored procedure for javaranch home page with regular SQL

Released on 2/15/2014:

  • Jeanne - fixes for the zero replies view, especially
    • ignore "this site" category
    • sort posts by time
    • hide column containign reply count (as it contains only zero by definition)
  • Andrew - administrative support for granting cows to groups of users
  • Jeanne - fix zero flag threads showing in the list of user's flagged threads

Released on 2/9/2014:

  • Andrew - support for automatic processing of software logs
  • Jeanne - add navigation sidebar to the beta view pages which missed one
  • Jeanne - make flags in topics and forum listings closer together
  • Jaikiran - add support for showing announcements in the beta view
  • Jaikiran - underline anchor links in post text in the beta view
  • Jeanne - Neutrino crystal ball
  • Jeanne - provide view to see topics with zero replies (not available to public yet)
  • Jaikiran - mark topic as unread is now available for topics in the beta view
  • Jaikiran - a generic support for success/failure type of message notifications for (AJAX) actions in the beta view
  • Andrew - another Gamma-ray burster fix
  • Andrew - fix for a bug affecting forum software developers
  • Jaikiran - fix the banner redirection links for banners displayed at the end of the thread in beta view

Released on 1/11/2014:

  • Jeanne - prevent multiple purple messages being sent when a post is put on probation by different moderators
  • Jeanne - activate watch on topic when a flag is added (for users who have subscribed to watch threads when posting)
  • Andrew - Gamma-ray burster fix
  • Jeanne - allow moderators to remove all flags on a thread

Released on 1/6/2014:

  • Ulf - fix bug in highlighting results when using exact search
  • Andrew - Gamma-ray burster
  • Jeanne - hide moose in beta view based on user personalization
  • Jeanne - admin tools for flags
  • Jeanne - fix Similar Threads section in the Rattlesnake pit topics
  • Andrew - move all public pages to JQuery 1.5.2
  • Jeanne - fix race condition in flags
  • Jeanne - fix wrong column title on forum list
  • Andrew - the daily email signup for Permies popover
  • Jaikiran - display list of forums in which the thread resides in beta view thread page
  • Jaikiran - fix occasional NPE error

Jumpin JForum Day 2014 features were made public on 1/4/2014

Released on 1/1/2014:

  • Jaikiran - allow beta view to be activated for all users by a flag
  • Jaikiran - allow users to report their own post in some cases
  • Jeanne - fix race condition in flag granting
  • Jeanne - add beta view screen for hot topics and bookmarks list
  • Ulf - update FreeMarker version
  • Ulf - exact match search no longer uses Porter stemming



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