VNDB 2.13: Fast&Secure Spambot Relation Grouping
|#1 by yorhel|
2010-11-11 at 18:47
|A smallish update. I normally wait with uploading a new version until I have implemented some major new feature or change, but I didn't feel like making you wait this time.|
- Fixed all CSRF vulnerabilities I was aware of.
Previously it was possible for an other site owner to do some unwanted stuff like automatically making VNDB users who would visit his/her site vote on a VN, without the user knowing. To my knowledge these vulnerabilities were never exploited, so no harm has been done.
- Added an "official" flag to VN relations
This way unofficial fan fiction and other unsanctioned VNs can be linked to their originals while still making a distinction between "official" relations. This is also visualised in the relation graphs with a dotted line rather than a solid one.
- Updated producer pages to display all releases grouped by VNs.
It's possible to switch between the old and new listing with the usual "expand" link.
- Fixed the classic can't-revert-vn-image bug
Yes, you read that correctly, VN images can now be reverted without needing to be re-uploaded. The oldest and longest-known bug of VNDB has now finally been fixed.
- Added a human confirmation question to the registration page
- Some small performance improvements (server-side)
|#2 by yorhel|
2010-11-11 at 19:38
|Oops, looks like there was a bug with the reverse relation updates & the "official" flag. (v700.23, thanks to ahazkun that I noticed >.>)|
|#3 by novelsfan|
2010-11-12 at 01:10
|LOL Im here because I noticed the "Added an "- official" flag to VN relations" haha, thanks for the upload, I like this official/unoffial thing|
"- Fixed the classic can't-revert-vn-image bug" what does that mean? o.o
|#4 by hikigane|
2010-11-12 at 02:01
|In the old system you couldn't rollback to restore the main image.|
In other words, if you changed some entry's main image, you couldn't undo.
The only way around was by re-uploading the image, creating an useless revision.Last modified on 2010-11-12 at 02:07
|#5 by novelsfan|
2010-11-12 at 10:46
|ooh... thanks =)|
|#6 by yorhel|
2010-11-12 at 13:45
|To those wondering about the recent downtime of less than 30 minutes: I was performing a system update. VNDB now runs on the latest and shiniest software. :D|
|#7 by mateka|
2010-11-12 at 22:02
|Thanks for the hard work :D|
|#8 by yorhel|
2010-11-13 at 11:12
|And another technical update: I threw away lighttpd and replaced it with apache. Everything /should/ work fine with this new configuration, but it's possible that I broke something. Please report any issues you may find.|
|#9 by hikigane|
2010-11-13 at 11:20
|Out of curiosity, why are you ditching lighttpd?|
|#10 by yorhel|
2010-11-13 at 11:33
|Mainly because of the terrible documentation and lack of anything resembling a reference manual. Maintaining a lighttpd server hasn't been fun. :-(|
And at the time I ditched Apache, mod_fcgid didn't exist yet and the worker MPM was highly experimental. Luckily both of these features are now stable and usable without me having to compile anything manually. :-D
|#11 by hikigane|
2010-11-13 at 12:45
|I see. I've never used lighttpd myself (I've always been using apache), but since there was some kind of hype over it i though it would be better than apache.|
Since we are already in the topic, i'd like to ask which OS are you running VNDB on. Linux?
|#12 by yorhel|
2010-11-13 at 12:48
|Yes. Arch Linux.|
|#13 by hikigane|
2010-11-13 at 13:24
|Didn't knew about that distribution.|
I've been wanting to change to some other Linux distribution for ages, since Ubuntu is kind of failing me lately.
Arch Linux seems like a good option.
|#14 by novelsfan|
2010-11-13 at 18:26
|random comment: windows xp owns! XD|
|#15 by yorhel|
2010-11-13 at 19:07
|Oh, I forgot to mention that VNDB is not accessible through HTTPS anymore. This was never properly supported and documented in the first place, but I believe some people used it anyway.|
|#16 by adhinferno|
2010-11-15 at 06:41
|Yes, some people used it, just like ME !!!! :D|
Thanks for your information.
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