BardCanvas updates ~ June 16, 2017: several performance updates for users without memcached and a crucial change to the updates client

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Some of the premium modules we're working on (still in alpha stage but actually in production) needed a deep optimization round, so we needed to extend some of the base modules in order to properly inject data preloaders.

On the other hand, the updates client had a big change: rsync is no longer used for syncing files. This was a neccessary step for shared hosting users on CloudLinux servers, in which rsync is not available by default.

Everything is already available for download and our GitHub repositories are updated.

And, as you may have noticed, we stepped back from calling these notifications "daily updates", since, well, we're not able to keep up releasing updates that often.

List of updates on this round

Core updated to version

  • Earlier changes for memcache were removed due to inconsistences that were causing some overload on high traffic servers.
  • Caching was added on missing places of the data repository.
  • Rsync was removed as a mandatory element on the setup script.
  • Other minor changes.

Accounts module updated to version 1.14.0

  • Email domain blacklists capability was added. Now you can block users that provide disposable email addresses when registering on your website.

Updates Client updated to version 1.4.0

  • Originally, it used the server's /tmp directory to extract packages before replacing files. This was changed to avoid triggering server alerts.
  • Rsync was removed. Now a standard "cp" command is used to update extracted files.

Categories module updated to version 1.8.0

  • The editor form was redistributed for better layout.
  • Extension points were added for further usage.

Comments module updated to version 1.11.1

  • Extension points were added on the repository for caching improvements.

Posts module updated to version 1.22.0

  • Extension points were added on post indexes by category, tag, date and author.
  • A JS extension point was added on the category selector of the post composition forms.
  • Object caching was vastly improved.
  • Other minor improvements and code cleanup.

Comment Likes module updated to version 0.4.1 [alpha]

  • Added object caching to improve loading speed.

External User Tags module updated to version 1.4.0

  • Changelog was added.
  • Removed a conflictive check and added cache purging.

Security module updated to version 2.5.0

  • Added object caching to improve loading speed.

User Labels module updated to verion 0.2.0 [alpha]

  • Added object caching to improve loading speed.

Other news

We finally launched a public press release and with the kind help of an anonymous sponsor we relied on for the job. We hope to reach more people on our campaign at KickStarter. If you're interested on getting some or all of the premium modules released by LAVA SoftWorks, you're still on time to back our campaign  just click here and take a look!

That's all for the moment. Now that the previous updates are in place we'll take time to rest a bit and then continue adding contents on our website.

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