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FileMgmt Plugin Ver 1.2 released


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efarmboy

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This is a true Plugin and the list of new features includes integrated Search, Stats, Access Control and Comments.

I've had the pre-release of this plugin out for a few weeks and it's been installed by a number of sites. This is the official release and there have been quite a few updates, enhancements and bug fixes.

It has also been tested for GL 1.3.6 and includes updated details in the install document. I've included a quick README file and steps for those upgrading from the pre-release of this Plugin. There are no database changes.

The Install Doc includes details for those upgrading from ver1.0 that was released in July which was a module and not a plugin. I include an upgrade script and detail steps; your data will be preserved.

Briefly:

  • Added more FileMgmt Admin config options
  • Now able to enable/disable access for anonymous and registered user (dynamically)
  • Added logic to trim the description displayed and add the [more...] link
  • Cleaned up the formatting and make the file listings more uniform
  • Added a suggested enhancement to the userprofile report to also show last 10 files submitted by user
  • Added more tool tip type display prompts
  • Added more error checking if you try to upload a duplicate file
  • Better hangling of duplicate files and Download deletes
  • Made a change to the suggested What's Newblock modification - Added Tool Tip to show more info
  • Modified the email message sent to submitter, upon approval to also indicate the filename
    It used to just say your file was approved
  • Includes copy of the modified GL 1.3.6 COM_whatsNewBlock to display new filemgmt comments and files
  • Added a suggested enhancements to comments.php to further integrate the filemgmt comment feature
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Mozilla browser users from submitting comments
    Requires a change to article.php
  • Enhanced the way user submitted files are handled to address a potential security issue
  • Added more access security checks to program files Logging to logs/access.log and logs/error.log files
  • Enhanced the error handling on fileuploads and Deletes.
  • Documented how to modify default behaviour to allow duplicate files to be uploaded

    You can download it from mysite langfamily.ca or from squatty.com

    Many thanks to those that tested this plugin or suggested features. Special thanks to Danny (squatty) and Dirk (dhaun) for there support and suggestions.

    Cheers,
    Blaine

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    efarmboy

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    I archived the wrong modified COM_whatsNewblock with my original distribution. I have corrected this in the download archive on my site. You can also find the corrected version of this file only here.

    There were a number of additions and changes to this function in the new 1.3.6 release which this version suppports. This does not effect any core functionality of the plugin - this is a suggested enhancement that is described in the install_doc.

    Blaine

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    Anonymous

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    First time, I have downloaded the entire package and did a fresh installation without any problems except one when I approved the file under admin control. It came out error 1108: Duplicate file although there is no previous uploaded file. Did a check on admin/plugins/filemgmt/index.php and found insufficient condition on select qurey under approve function. Just add 'status=1' to query as below and it works fine. $result = DB_query("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM {$_FM_TABLES['filemgmt_filedetail']} WHERE url='$url' and status=1"Wink; Thanks. sagnaing
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    Ectropian

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    So, is this a known bug? Fixed in the current archive? Or something that all users will have to edit before it will work properly for them? Smile
    --Ted(Ectropian)
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    efarmboy

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    Yes, It has been updated in the archive on my site. Blaine
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    etegration

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    Registered: 02/20/02
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    Can this plugin be configured to allow only a certain group of users on a GL site to see and download some items? I have it running @ http://www.etegration.com/rssitzone
    http://www.etegration.com.sg
    http://www.itcow.com
    http://www.ministryofhosting.com
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    efarmboy

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    Absolutely, Just create a new group with the access permissions you want and then add users. Stir gently and serve. Blaine
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    JayW

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    I've just set up my first Geeklog site, and successfully installed the FileMgmt plugin. All excellent stuff - congratulations and thanks to all of those involved in the development. I have just one question - Is there a way of having a download item linked to a remote site rather than having to upload the file to my own site ? Cheers, JayW PS See my site in action at www.kissmotorsport.co.uk/simracing
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    Anonymous

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    Not currently - it's on the list for next release when I get around to it Smile Glad to hear you liked the plugin. .. Blaine
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    thedude

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    Got this funny message when I tried to run the install. _TAKINGBACK _IFNOTRELOAD Then it reloaded back to the main page. Anyone has any idea what I did wrong. The only thing I can think of is that I use 1.3.7 geeklog version which I guess it's also supported by filemgmt 1.2? Please help. Must be something stupid I did and can't find out what that is. Thanks.. The Dude
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    Anonymous

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    yes being able to use a link instead of having the file local on the server would be a well received feature indeed Smile
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