Donator Version Of AMS 2.4 Released!

Date 2005/2/8 6:57:26 | Topic: Modules

It has been just over three full months since AMS first hit the Xoops scene, and I am very happy to announce that we now have a donator only release of AMS 2.4 available for download. AMS 2.2 has proved to be popular, and has racked up almost 3000 downloads from the IT Headquarters site in the two months since its public release, and I'm hoping that the considerable work done with AMS 2.4 will make it just as much a hit.
The driving force behind the release of AMS 2.4 though is without doubt our sponsors at OBS and Without their financial contributions AMS would not have been looking at another release until mid to late this year. IT Headquarters has also managed to bring on its first AMS Partner, and I'd like to take this oppurtunity to thank Solve Technology for making the ongoing commitment of contributing back to AMS which will help relieve the considerable financial cost of future development. I would also like to once again thank Mithrandir for his patience, skill and outright professionalism in getting the coding side of things done for this release. It is very much appreciated by myself, and no doubt all that use AMS. AMS 2.4 Sponsors AMS Partners Download the donator only release of AMS 2.4 here A $10USD or higher donation is required to be able to download this version with all contributions going towards future AMS development. The public release of AMS is scheduled for somewhere around mid March at this stage. See AMS 2.4 demo here Keep reading for a full list of all the work done in AMS 2.4 and upgrade instructions!
  • Koivi WYSIWYG editor intergration. Your choice of using the default Xoops editor or Koivi editor selectable via AMS preferences. When using koivi editor also has a separate area for the article description as well as the main area for putting your article, so there is no need for use of the [extend] tag anymore. NOTE: You MUST install Koivi editor seperately before this feature can be used. you can download Koivi from here
  • Advanced Spotlight management. Choose your AMS spotlight block layout from three different template layouts, and add unlimited spotlight blocks with the option to display article mini stats including total articles, total article reads and total article comments. The all new spotlight block administration area allows you to configure exactly how and where to display your AMS spotlight item. From here you can add new spotlight items, selecting the latest article, the latest article in a topic, a specific article, or use the custom setting to display an image or banner using straight HTML code. You can also set things such as what image to display, wether to use an auto or manual teaser, how many characters the auto teaser should display, what text a manual teaser should contain, wether to display the spotlight item in the spotlight block or not, and item weighting where the lowest weighted item is treated as the main spotlight item.
  • Complete migration and upgrade script. This script enables you to migrate all content, permissions and comments from all presently released version of the News module. It also enables you to upgrade from AMS 2.2.
  • View by topic revamped. The view by topic view has undergone a huge overhaul and now presents itself with much more emphasis on navigation via topic and sub-topic.
  • New breadcrumb navigation system viewable in the topic and article views for easier browsing.
  • Topics Manger. Topics manager now has a topic weighting system so you can set the listing order when using the view by topic mode.
  • Article image selection. You can now select to display the user avatar in addition to the topic or no image when viewing an article.
  • Webmasters are no longer able to submit articles unless they have the submit permission to that topic. This will get rid of these errors when a non existant topic ID is entered against the article and the article is orphaned. Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in path\to\xoops\modules\AMS\class\class.newsstory.php on line 740 Notice [PHP]: Undefined index: 0 in file path\to\xoops\modules\AMS\class\class.newsstory.php line 82 Details here
  • The default audience level is no longer able to be deleted. This will avoid orphaned articles in the event that users with the submit permission, but not the approve permission submit articles where the default audience ID is set to one, and the user is unable to select which audience level to use.
  • Navigate thru topics block. The navigate through topics block has been enhanced so that AMS level permissions are able to (if selected to do so) dictate what menu items are actually displayed no matter where you view the block from on your site. Formerly the restrict topics to viewable by user option did not restrict the menu items listed when view content outside of the AMS module.
  • Setting blocks to be visable on all pages results in a bank page where $xoopsModule is not being set on the top page, if the top page module is set to "none" . Details here
  • class.newsstory.php' included twice in submit.php. Details here
  • Fatal PHP error when changing block order. Details here
  • Please read the UPGRADE.txt in the AMS root directory for upgrade isntructions from AMS 2.2 and the News module

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