Sunday, September 16th, 2007 7:33pm EDT
By Luke, for DynSCS
Published on Dynamic Systems and Content Solutions.
Dynamic Systems and Content Solutions is pleased to announce that our Dynamic Systems Portal: Sphinx 1.1 has been a long time coming, and while we’re not the biggest player by far, we appreciate every single user that has downloaded and gave Sphinx a spin. To date, Sphinx 1.1 has had pleasant success with 830+ downloads of our core package, and over 1560 downloads combined.
Sphinx 1.1 has seen minor improvements over the RC release. 99% were minor bug fixes, which is a direct reflection of our gracious premium members whom poured their guts out to ensure that our RC was as stable (or more) than most “final or gold” releases. From there, the community both openly and privately reported bugs, and all have been squashed.
This release does not incorporate any “new” features as it was a RC to final type release, with one exception.
While we were working out a minor kink in the downloads area, we added in the ability for users to easily add in their own custom download icons for individual file types. Images can vary with each theme, and are located in the Themes/”theme-name”/images/downloads directory.
A default set of icons has been included with this release, located in the common_files/Themes/sphinx/images/downloads directory.
Users simply add an image file with a name that corresponds to the downloads file extension. For example, for an .mp3 file, you could add mp3.gif to the downloads image directory, and it will show up as the file icon for that type of file.
We now look forward to two things on our immediate horizon. First, we’re already mapping out changes for a Sphinx 1.1.1 release, which is anticipated around the 1st of November.
Second, we’re already hard at work with SMF 2.0, and working to further the Sphinx brand. At this time, it looks like we will put a temporary hold on our highly anticipated stand alone version, and make sure we have SMF 2.0 capability as soon as humanly possible. SMF 2.0 brings a lot of changes to the table, and we do mean a lot. We firmly believe that users will be quite impressed with what the SMF folks have in store for 2.0, and it will definitely further expand the SMF brand.
From there, we will continue on with our stand alone version, and we’ve even
duped convinced a third coder to pitch in on occasion to help bring this version to light.
Getting back to Sphinx 1.1, the following issues from the bug tracker have been resolved:
- 0000008: [HTML/CSS] Double radio buttons on Post (luke)
- 0000009: [Templates (Code)] Incorrect Link Format In News Template (luke)
- 0000011: [Modules] Typo in query when responding to guestbook entry… (luke)
- 0000013: [Blocks] Missing “admin” areas (luke)
- 0000015: [HTML/CSS] News only spans one column…
- 0000016: [Modules] Download section does not show image for file
- 0000020: [Modules] Log entry
- 0000022: [Modules] Associate particual icon image to a file in the download section
- 0000027: [Blocks] Log entry - undefined index: 0
- 0000028: [General/Unknown] Log entry - undefined variable secs
For more information, feel free to drop by our bug tracker.
In closing, we’d like to thank each and every Sphinx user for your support and usage of Sphinx. Without you, Sphinx would not be possible.