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The Machine GoD
01-03-2012, 01:11
Update will be around 0700PST/1000EST/1300GMT

I will be updating vbulletin to 4.1.11. A quick excerpt from the patch notes below full patch notes at https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php/397156-vBulletin-com-Forum-upgraded-to-vBulletin-4-1-11-FULL-(DOWNLOAD-AVAILABLE)
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vBulletin 4.1.11 is a maintenance release focused on improving performance, resolving issues in the CMS, Mobile Style, and issues with high user impact. The release contains:

11 user created (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+VBIV+AND+issuetype+in+() hook requests, improvement requests, and feature requests.
37 issue fixes (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+VBIV+AND+issuetype+in+(Bug%2C +Sub-issue)+AND+fixVersion+%3D+) related to the CMS.
31 issue fixes (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+VBIV+AND+issuetype+in+(Bug%2C +Sub-issue)+AND+priority+in+(Blocker%2C+Showstopper%2C+ Critical%2C+Major)+AND+fixVersion+%3D+) with a severity of Major or higher.
15 issue fixes (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+VBIV+AND+issuetype+in+(Bug%2C +Sub-issue)+AND+fixVersion+%3D+) for MAPI and Mobile Style.
The Premium Mobile Style has been merged into 4.1.11 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14406) as part of the standard Mobile Style. A vBulletin Mobile Suite license is no longer required in order to download and install the Premium Mobile Style on forums running vBulletin 4.0-4.1.10. All future vBulletin 4 releases, including vBulletin 4.1.11, will include moderator and administration functionality in the standard Mobile Style.
Master Mobile Style (https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php/2507-vBulletin-4-1-11-Mobile-Master-Style) to support Mobile Style customization and streamline the upgrade process.
CMS Template Caching (https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php/2505-vBulletin-4-1-11-amp-CMS-Template-Caching) to increase performance.
CDN Support (https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php/2506-vBulletin-4-1-11-CDN-Support) to increase performance.
Of particular note:

VBIV-14406 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14406) Merge Premium Mobile Style into vB4 Core.
VBIV-12613 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-12613) Get the mobile style into a proper master style
VBIV-13151 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-13151) Mobile Style Install Script
VBIV-13866 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-13866) If Blog Style Override is set Blog Mobile Style doesn't work
VBIV-11328 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-11328) Mobile style doesn't work while Allow Users to Change Style is set to No
VBIV-13851 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-13851) Android/Blackberry browser won't hold user selected style
VBIV-13328 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-13328) Detect Windows 7 Phone as mobile_browser_advanced

VBIV-14263 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14263) Template Caching in the CMS
VBIV-952 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-952) CMS - post promoted to article splits discussion
VBIV-8861 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-8861) Multiple Threads created for VBCMS Articles
VBIV-2989 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-2989) General Search Widget: Caching not working
VBIV-9497 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-9497) CMS previewimage should not be stored as full URL
VBIV-7869 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-7869) Guests can only rate CMS articles when the permission "Edit Others' Content" is active
VBIV-6775 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-6775) Change the way Meta Description field is automatically filled in CMS articles

VBIV-14224 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14224) vBulletin should temporarily disable Facebook Connect if Facebook is unreachable
VBIV-14055 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14055) Serve jQuery from Google CDN in vBulletin 4 Core.
VBIV-14014 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14014) Serve YUI from Google CDN
VBIV-14079 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14079) Can't upload images with the 'Insert Image' popup on Chrome/OSX
VBIV-14223 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14223) External RSS feeds in Arabic are no longer displaying correctly in 4.1.10 when they used to work in 4.1.8
Additional Changes since the 4.1.11 BETA 1 Release:

VBIV-14214 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14214) (REVERT) CKeditor initial lag and lost characters
VBIV-14389 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14389) Typo in a AdminCP setting
VBIV-14376 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14376) More encoding issues
VBIV-14389 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14389) Correct phrase version number
VBIV-14406 (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-14406) Merge Premium Mobile Style into vB4 Core.
4.1.11 contains a total of 166 bug fixes, hook requests, improvement requests, and feature requests. A full list of these changes can be found HERE (http://tracker.vbulletin.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+VBIV+AND+fixVersion+%3D+).

We will also be updating to photopost 8.0. Full patch notes not available.

In this update you'll find a new template set for the gallery layout and you'll have a choice between Gallery or Forum styles. We've also enhanced the CSS to use some more attractive visual elements.New features:
. New gallery templates layout
. New mobile interface for smartphone browsers
. BANNED and CENSORED WORDS lists (to prevent posts or censor words)
. Added social sharing icons to showphoto
. Improved AJAX features throughout
. Improved contest features to use AJAX voting
. Some functionality (like ecards) has been removed to help deal with "code bloat" on features that appeared to get very little

I will be reworking some of our beyond stock cache systems due to changes in the core of vbulletin code to decrease page load time.

We will also be updating our backed which I will not bore you with details but is part of keeping our website safe and secure. I expect this to take 1-2 hours assuming no complications.

The Machine GoD
07-03-2012, 01:41
This is going to be cancelled due to my job needs me in on weds. I will still update photopost later in the day since its not as high usage at the forum and it has multiple bugs.