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vBET
09-03-11, 18:42
Hi :)

We have new release for you. Now for vB3.8 in next month we will release for vB4.x Please note that because of lot of changes this release is considered as BETA.

So what is the most important - new language supported (+ ready for 5 more), all known bugs corrected, performance improved, added support for memory cache and for external database cache. And of course lot of other things - details below :)

VERY IMPORTANT: because of new languages added it is required to do additional update steps. For new installations nothing changes, still for updates some additional steps are required - details below.

New:

Added 6 new languages: Armenian, Azeri, Basque, Georgian, Haitian Creole, Urdu.
Those are in BETA version in Google and only Haitian Creole is fully supported by Google right now. So only Haitian Creole from new ones can be used now, but vBET is ready to support others in any time when Google will be ready :) - you will just enable it by Admin CP and that's it!
Support for memory cache: Memcache, APC, XCache, eAccelerator. Also easy to add support for new engines!
Support for external database for vBET cache
(requested: http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/feature-requests/863-different-db-vbet.html#post6927)
Avoiding title duplication
New option which adds actual language to page title (usefull for threads with not translatable titles like product name or something like that)
Automatically managed roles for default language
Each user has at most 1 role for default language (requested: http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/vbet4-feature-requests/1210-secondary-usergroups-users-depend-mother-language-each-user.html)
Allows to see stats (how many users uses specific languages) in Admin CP -> Usergroups -> Usergroup Manager (requested: http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/feature-requests/328-some-stats-add.html#post1232)
Affiliate Program support in credit link
Now everyone who has vBET credit link anyway have also change to earn on it! It is enough to add your affiliate user id in Admin CP -> vBET -> Main - more details in parameter description
vBET support vBSEO short links.
Added support for vBSEO parameter limiting URL length. By default disabled for backward compatibility – need to turn it on for effect. Please note that already indexed pages with longer URLs will be 301 redirected – so it is safe for your SEO. Still we decided to make it configurable at this moment.
User language flag info into Who's online section
(requested: http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/feature-requests/269-language-flag-who-online.html)
Support for not translating titles
If you want have some sections of thread title not translated then simply opaque it manually in [ langtitle=nt][ /langtitle] BBCODE (without spaces). Just as language code use nt (not translated). This is a trick to avoid translation of some titles (like game names, music titles and so on) – inside of thread body still use [ notranslate] BBCode.
Language filets support for notices
Added two options in notice system. Show notice when:
- User is not browsing the forum in specified languages
- User is browsing the forum in specified languages
Configurable languages for cache for Guest.
Now you can choose which languages will be supported by Guest Cache.
Option for admin – show Google connection time
This option will allow you to check how long during page generation your sewer was waiting for Google response. Simply prints time results and number of Google requests on the top of result page. This is working only for admins so it is harmless for normal users and will allow to check does issue is on Google side if forum slows down. Of course it will work for not cached translations.


Bugs corrected:

Resolved some conflict where global_shoutdown was used but init_startup not (unknown conflict source, but conflict resolved)
Warnings in guest cache (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/vbet4-bug-reporting/932-warnings-guest-cache.html)
Cache cleaner warnings (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1132-when-i-clean-cache-i-get-some-errors.html)
Blank page for new post (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1135-goto%3Dnewpost-links-dont-redirect-properly.html)
Warnings for reference values (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1141-external_complete-hook.html)
Corrected flag for Malay language (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1269-malay-flag-wrong.html)
Avatars popup text (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1037-avatar-popup-text-alternate-text-broken-translated-pages.html)
Wrong cutting or URL parts (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1220-vbet-redirecting-query-strings-urls.html)
Do not cache sites with bad results from Google (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/troubleshooting/1391-after-long-time-does-not-work-anymore.html)
Go to the first new post option (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/vbet4-bug-reporting/1288-goto-new-posts.html)
Now user name in member description and PM message list is not translated.
Hardcoded path to Admin CP (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1354-cachecleaner.html)
No description of flags when in footer bottom position
Remove duplicated language codes form URL (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1406-google-caching-thousands-duplicate-pages-lang-lang-lang-issue.html)
Made permanent redirection by 301 redirect (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/bug-reporting/1488-multi-lang-url-permanent-redirects.html)
Bad encoded letters in meta keywords and description


Templates changed:

vbenterprisetranslator_inpost_translate
vbenterprisetranslator_flag


Other changes:

(Performance improvement) Google request length limit enlarged to 2000
It will give less Google queries which are main performance bottleneck.
(Performance improvement) Algorithm changes for keeping not translated parts of HTML
(Performance improvement) One connection to Google for all translation requests on one page.
vBET configuration options reorganized in Admin CP


Additional update steps
Please note that all additional update steps are because of new languages support. That is why we even added 5 languages which are not supported now, but Google have it already in BETA stage - so when those became supported no additional steps will be required anymore. Sorry now for those.

Update your rules in .htaccess file
Check actual one in vBET package. Of course there is no need to change everything - just the part with language codes (added codes for new languages). To be safe it is best to made copy of your .htaccess file before changes. Those who supports content translation outside forum directory - please remember that you have vBET rules in several .htaccess files - update all of those.
Supported languages selection
Because new languages was added you have to reselect again which languages you want to support! Languages changed order, so after update you can have checked other languages that before update. Please remember/write which one are those and correct settings after update.
Also if you use all languages you will have to turn off those which are not actually supported (those are clearly marked) – it is enough to do it in one place Admin CP -> vBET -> Translation -> Enable Translation (3 parts).
Sorry for this inconvenience – it was necessary to keep alphabetical order in Admin CP. So it brings small inconvenience during this update, but lot of convenience for rest of administration time.
Rights for Guest Cache directories
If you are using Guest Cache then add appropriate rights (details in Guest Cache configuration in Admin CP) now new Guest Cache directories: hy, az, eu, ka, ht, ur (otherwise guest cache will not work for those)
robots.txt update
If you optimized your forum also our hints for robots.txt, please update it also for new languages (codes: hy, az, eu, ka, ht, ur)
Sitemap Generator integration
If you integrated Sitemap Generator with vBET, please - add new language codes there (only for those which you support - NOT all of those)

basketmen
09-03-11, 20:47
Michał i am sorry, is it my request (http://www.vbenterprisetranslator.com/forum/feature-requests/1033-manual-editing-other-language-translation-result-cache-admin.html) feature : Manual translate, so its just like wikipedia, the article are same only translated manual to another language by the members (or by staffs)

still cant given yet?

this feature can change vb forums into new wikipedia :D

cesarica
10-03-11, 01:28
You make great features ! I can't wait version for VB 4.x ;)

my favorits:
# (Performance improvement) Google request length limit enlarged to 2000
# (Performance improvement) One connection to Google for all translation requests on one page.
# Support for not translating titles
# Support for memory cache: Memcache, APC, XCache, eAccelerator. Also easy to add support for new engines!

kamilkurczak
10-03-11, 09:18
we are still working on vBET4 version :)

tavenger5
10-03-11, 16:30
Thanks! Working well so far using memcache

meto
05-04-11, 10:50
Are we far from release of 4.x version?

kamilkurczak
06-04-11, 19:11
we are still working on this version. Michał came back from holiday.

dacho
17-04-11, 11:12
Is this version the previous version will help the problem causing large systems like mine? I stopped the running of the previous version, it causes the collapse of my dedicated server!

vBET
17-04-11, 19:42
Hello. As Kamil wrote I was on holiday. The new version will have several updates including performance upgrades. Biggest one is support for memory cache.

At this moment we cannot tell does new version will solve your previous issues, because I do not know what issues are you writing about. Please note that we provide FREE support so in case of issues it is wise to let as know about those and work on those. We will happily help you and check what is going on your server in case of issues. At this moment I can only tell you that performance improvements was made, also known bugs fixed and some new features included.

meto
19-04-11, 14:18
...
Now for vB3.8 in next month we will release for vB4.x
...
Are we there yet? :) We're in the second half of April.

vBET
20-04-11, 20:07
Are we there yet? :) We're in the second half of April.

Yes I know :) I planned to do this in first half, but return from vacation gave us more surprises I expected ;) We are still working on it. Most important changes are already closed. Some new bugs appears so we want to correct it also before release. I would be most happy to release ASAP, but rush is not good for quality ;) So we will correct all known bugs and release :) I hope it will be at most in first week of May.

dacho
23-04-11, 10:26
At this moment we cannot tell does new version will solve your previous issues, because I do not know what issues are you writing about. Please note that we provide FREE support so in case of issues it is wise to let as know about those and work on those. We will happily help you and check what is going on your server in case of issues. At this moment I can only tell you that performance improvements was made, also known bugs fixed and some new features included.
We talked a lot in the past, the problem is that the system creates.Bottom line-the Server destination database cannot hold the system active translation system. I tried to offer to close most of the languages and some individual, this actually reduces the pressure, but still the system resources creates translation are big ... We can move things along and see how fix this otmach must be שתיהיו with me together, until you find the solution I cannot run the system and ltgobtchm every few days!

vBET
25-04-11, 20:47
We talked a lot in the past, the problem is that the system creates.Bottom line-the Server destination database cannot hold the system active translation system. I tried to offer to close most of the languages and some individual, this actually reduces the pressure, but still the system resources creates translation are big ... We can move things along and see how fix this otmach must be שתיהיו with me together, until you find the solution I cannot run the system and ltgobtchm every few days!

Hi. Sorry, but I'm not able to remember all the cases. The best idea is to start writing in your already existing thread, because there we will have all the history of already taken actions.
So let's to it this way - when new vBET 4.x will be released please reopen your thread and we will work on it.
We provide free support, still it is not 24/7 so you can see delays in our responses, we are here every working day, just our clients are from whole the world so sometimes we suffer big time differences of completely different holidays (i.e. today lot of countries have holiday, but not necessarily all).

Taurus
03-05-11, 16:08
Any news on when the update for the vb4 version will be available?

vBET
03-05-11, 20:58
Any news on when the update for the vb4 version will be available?

At this moment we have opened 2 minor bugs for vBET4.x which we want to correct before release. All other things are closed. I'm working on one of those now with some issues, that is why I cannot be sure when it will be closed. If we will not be able to close it fast, we will release including those - those are only minor so do not affects main functionalities, performance nor availability.

If no serious bug will be reported, we will release vBET4.x this week - most probably at weekend :)

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