JaysonKnight.com Version 4 Released

After about a week’s worth of tweaking/tracking down obscure little upgrade bugs/etc (hence the deafening silence around here lately), I finally pulled the switch on JK.com v.4 earlier today; of course it’s running on Community Server v.2 RTM which was released yesterday afternoon.  I’ve been playing around with CS2.0 since the early internal alpha builds, but the RTM feels so much more refined than previous versions, not to mention that the revised admin section is much more intuitive and simple to use.  JK.com also feels quite a bit snappier on the new release.  Ken Robertson’s neat Qgyen.ExtendedUrlMapping CS utility got me up and running in “single user” mode in all of 5 minutes, a huge improvement over the 1.x versions’ very tedious way of setting this up.

For now I’m using the default CS “pistachio” theme, but will be rolling with a new theme once the community skinning folks start releasing new stuff…it’s actually a pretty good looking theme IMO, nice and relaxing; but of course I’ll start making CSS tweaks as I see fit.  It’s also worth mentioning that the gallery section of CS2.0 shipped with a new theme called Glimmer (which is the name I suggested; Telligent always has an internal theme naming email threads for new themes and for once they used my suggestion! <g>) which is a very simple, polished layout for my pictures.  The other major changes to JK.com are the addition of a downloads section, as well as an external news section where I’ll “roll” my favorite feeds together, and blog posts now support attachments (aka enclosures) which I’m sure I’ll be using quite a bit.  RSS feeds are available for all the feed reader junkies out there.

So, a huge congratulations over to the folks at Telligent for getting this puppy out of the door.  Beers all around!  Now hopefully I can get back to regular posting.

Comments

# Sushant Bhatia said:

"Truly, this IS the greatest generation" - Some news guy.

Definately looks great. I upgraded too and I like it so far. But one problem I did have was that when I log in, I don't see any links to the Control Panel or My Blog Settings anywhere. I have to hunt them down like a drunk at a pool party. Other than that, its AWESOME!!!

Congratulations are definately in order to all who worked on CS 2.0. You guys did a great job.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:37 AM
# Haacked said:

Looking good! But looking forward to seeing your personal touch in the skin.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:04 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

This is absolutely better than version 3.
Hope that I can install it soon :)
And finally special thanks to you as an active member of Community Server 2.0 for make it possible for us to enjoy this great open source platform ;)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:43 PM
# Sara said:

Looking good so far....

Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:08 PM