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Old 22 Aug 2006, 22:39
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Product Version Checking

vbulletin 3.6 has the facility to specify a version checking url in a products settings which allows admins to compare the version number they have installed with the latest version number defined by the Author.

The facility to use this system to check the version number of any modification released at vbulletin.org has now been added.

To enable this for your modifications you need to do the following ;

1. Edit the mods details to add the product id (a new field).

2. Make sure your version number is correct.

3. Add the version checking url to your product.


The version check url you specify is ;

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc.php?do=checkversion&t=121884

Where 121884 is the threadid of your modification.
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Old 22 Aug 2006, 22:52
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Oh thanks for the information, Paul. Should come in handy.
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Old 22 Aug 2006, 23:28
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thank you, something for us developers finally now we just need a bug tracking system
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Old 23 Aug 2006, 00:22
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Yay! Been looking forward to this, thanks Paul.
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Old 23 Aug 2006, 04:26
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Excellent!
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Old 23 Aug 2006, 06:38
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Nice! Certainly will come in handy.
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Old 24 Aug 2006, 01:08
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Nice and useful! Hope coders will start using this soon.

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Old 24 Aug 2006, 03:45
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This facility is also planned to be upgraded in the near future to allow checking by the product id rather than the thread id, and also the facility for a help url (by product id) that will redirect to the modifications thread. These will allow the urls to be added to a product when the threadid is not yet known.
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Old 24 Aug 2006, 10:13
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Good job ^^
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 16:45
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Nice but were do you see that there is a new release?
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 19:22
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When you're in the Product Manager - in the Dropdown bar that has Export, Uninstall, Disable, etc... there's a Version Check option.
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Old 29 Aug 2006, 23:57
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vbulletin 3.6 has the facility to specify a version checking url in a products settings which allows admins to compare the version number they have installed with the latest version number defined by the Author.
this shall be a great addon for all the modifications/products installed on forums..
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Old 01 Sep 2006, 20:01
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The system has been updated to add two new options ;

../misc.php?do=producthelp&pid=xxxxxx
../misc.php?do=productcheck&pid=xxxxxx

The first does a product/thread lookup and then performs a re-direct to the appropriate thread.

The second does a product/thread lookup and then performs a version check based on the productid.

The original version check remains untouched.

These two new options allow you to add the urls to a product without needing to know the threadid at vb.org.

As a result, the product id in our database needs to be unique, so when entering/updating the productid in the mod edit screen, a duplicate check is performed, if a duplicate is detected an error screen is displayed.
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Old 27 Sep 2006, 00:09
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Nice update. Thanks.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 16:09
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Re: Product Version Checking

anyway the hack authors can get this information printed in the thread somewhere?
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