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Release Notes 10/06/09

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This afternoon Tomorrow Thursday Next week we will be pushing the latest monthly release to production. The following bug Release Notes cover 5 weeks of development rather than the usual 4, so you will find the list a bit longer than in the past.

 

Our major feature enhancements for the previous sprint are tracked separately, and include Geocaching.com Remastering (ongoing), the LOBOT HTML weekly emailer, and various site maintenance and technical debt.

 

 

Geocaching.com: Sept 2009

 

 

5268: Include day of the week on event cache pages

Now displaying the day of the week on event cache pages

 

12242: Polish translation of the Cache Note

Added Polish translation to /seek (thanks Toczygroszek!)

 

10330: Norwegian Translation of the Cache Note

Added Norwegian translation to /seek (thanks Morten!)

 

5145: Increase max number of results in bookmark list

Added options for 100, 150 and 200 bookmarks displayed

 

10678: When logged out, show the state and country on the cache listing page

Now displaying the state and country on cache details

 

12030: Send to GPS exploit allows viewing of unpublished cache by regular user

Implemented security checks for unpublished caches

 

12181: Hotels by Country take a very long time to load

Improved speed of Hotels breadcrumb navigation

 

12394: Users not notified of log deletion

Reinstated log deletion notification

 

12180: Gear URL Broken

HOTFIX: Fixed broken Gear URLs

 

12110: Webpage error causing broken Send to GPS functionality

Garmin changed URL for javascript - fixed

 

12072: Error encountered with email format in watchlist and instant notification messages

Fixed exception encountered when specified string is not in the form required for an email address

 

10386: Auto-fill username in cache submission form

Currently logged in username now displayed in "Who Placed the Cache"

 

11784: retracted caches show up in Weekly Mailer

No longer displaying caches other than active caches in the weekly mailer

 

10664: User sees no indication of current membership status when accessing geocaching.com/membership

/Membership now displays current status

 

11386: If a route is saved with no name, there is no easy way to access it and edit it or delete it

Error now received attempting to save a route PQ with no name

 

11232: Deletion of log causing server error

Fixed issue where attempting to delete a geocoin log results in a server error

 

11381: Route containing an ampersand or apostrophe in the name is failing to save

Routes containing "&" and "'" now properly save

 

11382: When more than one route is present in an uploaded file, one always fails to preview

Upload no longer fails for files containing multiple routes

 

10576: Caches Along A Route: Incorrect Error received when bad kml file is uploaded.

Error displayed now properly explains the problem

 

11950: CAAR distance and cache count sliders inaccurate when editing a route

Route edit details now show properly on postback

 

12002: Text changes on geocaching.com/about/glossary.aspx

Updated definition of "GC Code" and "Waypoint"

 

6576: HTML doesn't render correctly on IE

Fixed bug for Internet Explorer rendering "character

 

10100: Palestine not listed in country list.

Added Palestine

 

12419: Change title of bookmark page to bookmark title

Fixed page title and breadcrumb to display user-generated title of bookmark

 

10568: If you search with only one locale on the CAaR page, the "ghost" example in the other field is used

No longer uses the example city/state in creating a new route

 

9935: label on the current Trackable Inventory ("more" link)

Changed "History" text to "More"

 

12353: Printed pages do not show TB's in cache

Fixed malformed HTML on print friendly pages

 

9372: Failure to delete PQs when selecting all with the "all" checkbox

Can now properly delete all PQs at once

 

12320: Wording of membership status in login widget confuses users

Changed "Since MM/DD/YYYY" to "Member Since: MM/DD/YYYY" to reduce confusion

 

12322: User cannot view more than 728 ignored caches

HOTFIX: Fixed issue which concealed bookmarked caches greater than 728 in number

 

11364: message when updating coords

Improved error message when attempting to move a cache too far, including instructions to contact the reviewer who originally published the cache

 

12026: Withold submission confirmation email until cache is active

"Your cache has been submitted" email withheld until the "This cache is active" checkbox is checked

 

11218: Visiting account pages when logged out should prompt login

All Account pages will now automatically navigate to the Login page if you are not currently Logged-in.

 

11988: HOTELS: The number of accommodations listed for each city on Country page rarely matches the number returned

Hotels country listings now correctly report the number of hotels available per city

 

12204: Text change at Adoption page

Changed "waypoint name" to "GC Code"

 

9917: When trying to create 41st Pocket Query using a route, web site throws an error

Corrected error message when attempting to create 41st route PQ

 

8974: Change Breadcrumb Trail for Logs

Breadcrumbs for trackables, caches and benchmarks now more logically constructed

 

12124: Inconsistent spelling of 'username'

Changed all spellings to "username" from "user name"

 

12142: Out of place error viewing bookmark list page 2

Visiting page 2+ of bookmark lists no longer submits the "add bookmark" field at top right

 

11126: Caches Along a Route (CAaR) missing qualifying caches

HOTFIX: Greatly increased the reliability of route Pocket Queries

 

9767: "My Finds" Pocket Query counts against limit of 5 if run ahead of 5, but not if run 6th

My Finds PQ no longer calculated in daily quota

 

10574: CAaR PQ seems to do cache filtering too late in process, results in caches clustered around start point

Fixed as a result of case 11126

 

Please do not post in the release notes thread about unrelated bugs. We still have a lot of work left to do and not all at once, but we'll continue working hard to plug all the holes in due time. Thanks for your support and help in reporting issues.

 

Edit: We're postponing the release.

Edited by OpinioNate

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Please note that the release is not live at this time. It should happen shortly (so wrap up your cache logs).

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Wow, this is a really substantial update ! Some long standing issues fixed.

 

"My Finds PQ no longer calculated in daily quota"

 

Excellent!

 

Let's hope it doesn't add more issues than it fixes :)

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12394: Users not notified of log deletion

Reinstated log deletion notification

 

 

Awesome! Thank you.

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Some problems have arisen while pushing the build to production and it's getting too late to release. We're postponing the update until tomorrow Thursday. I'll keep you all posted.

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Great work! I will especially appreciate:

5268: Include day of the week on event cache pages

5145: Increase max number of results in bookmark list

10386: Auto-fill username in cache submission form

11382: When more than one route is present in an uploaded file, one always fails to preview

12419: Change title of bookmark page to bookmark title

11218: Visiting account pages when logged out should prompt login

12142: Out of place error viewing bookmark list page 2

11126: Caches Along a Route (CAaR) missing qualifying caches

9767: "My Finds" Pocket Query counts against limit of 5 if run ahead of 5, but not if run 6th

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Thanks especially for

 

12394: Users not notified of log deletion

Reinstated log deletion notification

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9917: When trying to create 41st Pocket Query using a route, web site throws an error

I can see the 100th or the 256th or something, but the 41st? I'd love to know the story behind that one...

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9917: When trying to create 41st Pocket Query using a route, web site throws an error

I can see the 100th or the 256th or something, but the 41st? I'd love to know the story behind that one...

 

Probably because you can only set up 40 PQs.

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I see that there are some planned changes to Pocket Queries. Have they gone into effect yet because I created a new query 30 minutes ago and it's still hasn't run through yet.

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I see that there are some planned changes to Pocket Queries. Have they gone into effect yet because I created a new query 30 minutes ago and it's still hasn't run through yet.

 

No, we have not released any code yet. It takes around 7 hours to run the day's PQs so you probably just hit a backlog.

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Geocaching.com: Sept 2009

 

12026: Withold submission confirmation email until cache is active

"Your cache has been submitted" email withheld until the "This cache is active" checkbox is checked

That is a great improvement, I know of a lot (my self included when I made my first cache) that have been confused by this one when they created a cache but wasn't finished with the editing yet and thus hadn't checked the "This cache is active" checkbox.

 

/René

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Thanks, in advance, for everything and especially:

 

12394: Users not notified of log deletion

Reinstated log deletion notification

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9/31/09... :D:drama::)

 

Thirty days has September,

All the rest I can't remember,

Why bother with this rhyme at all,

Just look at the calendar on the wall.

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I think it is meant to be humorous. If they miss the Thursday date, I'm betting 9/32/09 will be the next target.

 

(One way or another it will be done in September.)

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Sep. 31st? That made me do a big double take. :)

 

An extra leap day? Who would'a thunk it? :drama:

Edited by DENelson83

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This is really annoying. I set a goal of caching everyday in the month of September. Some days I found only one cache, but I did it. Now Groundspeak is adding days to September. I was going to take tomorrow off.

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8974: Change Breadcrumb Trail for Logs

Breadcrumbs for trackables, caches and benchmarks now more logically constructed

 

Newbie here....what are breadcrumb trails?

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I guess this is the best place for this. I've just noticed my just created private bookmark list are showing up on the cache's there book marking. I've check both of them and all the options are unchecked.

 

Jason of

JasonAndCarol

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I guess this is the best place for this. I've just noticed my just created private bookmark list are showing up on the cache's there book marking. I've check both of them and all the options are unchecked.

 

Jason of

JasonAndCarol

Just checked your profile and there are no bookmarks listed. When you look at the cache page that you have bookmarked, is the bookmark in a "My Bookmark Lists" menu on the right hand side versus a bookmark menu titled simply "Bookmark Lists"? If it is under "My Bookmark Lists" then that bookmark menu is not visible to everybody, only the bookmark list titled "Bookmark List"

 

Hope that helps.

 

MYater

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MYater thanks. I didn't see the "My" in front of the bookmark. Opps

 

Jason of

JasonAndCarol

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Please do not post in the release notes thread about unrelated bugs. We still have a lot of work left to do and not all at once, but we'll continue working hard to plug all the holes in due time. Thanks for your support and help in reporting issues.

If you find other issues not mentioned in the first post, please create a new thread.

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9/31/09... :lol::lol::anibad:

 

Brat... :)

 

Anyway, this is why I have preferred in the past to post release notes *after* we have released but I thought I'd try something new this time. You see now how well that worked out.

 

We're on track to release this afternoon. I think.

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Anyway, this is why I have preferred in the past to post release notes *after* we have released but I thought I'd try something new this time. You see now how well that worked out.
Parkinson's Law at work :lol:

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Anyway, this is why I have preferred in the past to post release notes *after* we have released but I thought I'd try something new this time. You see now how well that worked out.
Parkinson's Law at work :lol:

 

More like Murphy's.

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Well, we're going to call it for this week and postpone to the next. We won't be ready today and it's not wise to update the site on a Friday (the 32nd).

 

I'm very sorry for the delay - I know many of these bug fixes are anxiously anticipated but it's critical that we're comfortable with the build before releasing, and at the moment we are not. I'll keep you posted. Thanks.

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... I have preferred in the past to post release notes *after* we have released but I thought I'd try something new this time. You see now how well that worked out.

 

Gives us a chance to try out the bugs which we didn't even notice just before they're fixed :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

Mark

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9/31/09... :D:):lol:

 

Brat... :anibad:

Ambrosia has trained me well... :lol:

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12242: Polish translation of the Cache Note

Added Polish translation to /seek (thanks Toczygroszek!)

 

You're welcome.

But can't see it on the list of listings ;)

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12242: Polish translation of the Cache Note

Added Polish translation to /seek (thanks Toczygroszek!)

 

You're welcome.

But can't see it on the list of listings ;)

 

It's not live yet.

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Nate, why don't you go ahead and update the thread title and first post to mention the new expected release date to hopefully minimize the questions like the one 2 posts up.

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Anyway, this is why I have preferred in the past to post release notes *after* we have released but I thought I'd try something new this time. You see now how well that worked out.
Parkinson's Law at work ;)

 

More like Murphy's.

 

I think it is time we all write to our elected representatives and insist that they repeal Murphy's law.

Who's with me! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

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Nate,

 

Even though the upgrade didn't go as planned I wanted to let you know that I appreciate the prior notice. Kinda like seeing a present sitting under the tree and just knowing that a new Nikon D90 is inside waiting to be played with.

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Yes, the advance notice of what is going to be changed is helpful.

 

I don't think anybody is upset that the date slipped. I'd urge you to continue your experiment in advance notice with planned implementation dates.

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And, we are live (finally) with the latest release!

 

Please remember: Do not post in the release notes thread about unrelated bugs.

 

Thanks!

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What is the function of "Offline Pocket Queries"? (I uploaded a file just to see if I could make sense of it but I can't.)

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What is the function of "Offline Pocket Queries"? (I uploaded a file just to see if I could make sense of it but I can't.)

I was wondering that myself. :D

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What is the function of "Offline Pocket Queries"? (I uploaded a file just to see if I could make sense of it but I can't.)

I was wondering that myself. :D

 

I think that is the ability to download your PQ's to your phone with an App like the geocaching app. I am able to download PQ's to my Iphone but only if I have already run one from the site.

 

This is just a guess.

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My Route PQ Copy of From CA Day 3

just "ran" with a time shown of 10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

I believe this is your flag for "error" (and, of course, I received no output.)

 

I was able to preview this.

 

Not sure if this counts as a new problem, an unfixed problem that was expected to be fixed, or an old problem.

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My Route PQ Copy of From CA Day 3

just "ran" with a time shown of 10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

I believe this is your flag for "error" (and, of course, I received no output.)

 

I was able to preview this.

 

Not sure if this counts as a new problem, an unfixed problem that was expected to be fixed, or an old problem.

 

Not a new thing. It can happen when a PQ is reset (by us) or with copies of PQs.

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What is the function of "Offline Pocket Queries"? (I uploaded a file just to see if I could make sense of it but I can't.)

I was wondering that myself. :D

 

I think that is the ability to download your PQ's to your phone with an App like the geocaching app. I am able to download PQ's to my Iphone but only if I have already run one from the site.

 

This is just a guess.

 

Good guess. This lets you massage the data offline and reupload (say with adjusted coords for puzzles) to the site.

 

Full explanation here: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...t&p=4086591

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My Route PQ Copy of From CA Day 3

just "ran" with a time shown of 10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

I believe this is your flag for "error" (and, of course, I received no output.)

 

I was able to preview this.

 

Not sure if this counts as a new problem, an unfixed problem that was expected to be fixed, or an old problem.

 

Not a new thing. It can happen when a PQ is reset (by us) or with copies of PQs.

 

I don't understand.

 

I made a copy of a PQ. (Run time shows "never run")

I check it to run today.

It "runs" and shows time of 10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

No output was received.

 

My interpretation is the PQ failed to run and counts against my 5 today. Not good from my point of view.

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My Route PQ Copy of From CA Day 3

just "ran" with a time shown of 10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

I believe this is your flag for "error" (and, of course, I received no output.)

 

I was able to preview this.

 

Not sure if this counts as a new problem, an unfixed problem that was expected to be fixed, or an old problem.

 

Not a new thing. It can happen when a PQ is reset (by us) or with copies of PQs.

 

I don't understand.

 

I made a copy of a PQ. (Run time shows "never run")

I check it to run today.

It "runs" and shows time of 10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

No output was received.

 

My interpretation is the PQ failed to run and counts against my 5 today. Not good from my point of view.

 

Well there is a problem with PQs which I referred to in a couple other threads, so I think this evidence is not causation. We'll look into it deeper.

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5145: Increase max number of results in bookmark list

Added options for 100, 150 and 200 bookmarks displayed

 

I do not see these options. Where are they?

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Now displaying the day of the week on event cache pages

CITO and Mega events should be shown in the same manner.

 

Happy coding.

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