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DroneBot Workshop
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2020-03-02 2:38 pm  

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to let you know that there are some updates that I will be applying to the forum over the week.

Mosty of these are security and performance updates that will occur "in the background" so you won't be aware of them, however, there are a couple that will add new features to the forum and/or repair bugs in existing features.

I am currently testing these updates on a "staging server" which is a copy of the forum on a separate server and will be applying them to this forum over the week. Most of these should cause no interruption to the forum.

There are a number of updates I cannot test on the staging server because of software licensing requirements. When I apply these updates I will need to take the forum offline for a while, if all goes to plan it should only be for a few minutes.

I'll put a notice up for everyone when I know when the forum will be offline, just wanted you to have a heads-up.

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Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


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DroneBot Workshop
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Workshop Guru Admin
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2020-03-09 5:52 pm  

Just wanted to update everyone - I will be taking the forum down at around 4 Pm EDT today to perform these updates. If all goes well it will only be offline for about 20 minutes.

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


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DroneBot Workshop
(@dronebot-workshop)
Workshop Guru Admin
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 628
2020-03-09 8:51 pm  

The forum is back online and nothing (hopefully) has changed.

One of the updates caused a conflict on the forum front page and I was not able to resolve it quickly. So I have restored the forum from a backup taken just before I did the updates.  

All your posts and messages should be intact unless you were somehow still online at 4:07 pm this afternoon, which you shouldn't have been as I blocked forum access a few minutes before that.

I will be making another attempt at doing the updates soon.

😎

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


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