ZXDB Update Thread

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ZXDB Update Thread

Post by PeterJ » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:41 pm

I will post here advance warning of when I will be updating our version of ZXDB. Because we choose to delete the database first, there will be 5-10 minutes when the main website will be unavailable.

The next update will on Thursday 16 November at some time between 20:00 and 22:00 GMT.
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Post by PeterJ » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Good evening,

The update is complete (a little earlier than planned). One of the new games as Einar mentioned in another thread is Break/Space.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30410

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Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:38 pm

Cheers Peter, there's a glitch though - no file downloads appear for anything.
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Post by Ralf » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:42 pm

I suppose I hit it at wrong time and got error message like "there is no base zxdb" or something like that in my browser :)

Maybe something less scary like "website update. please check later" or "website under maintaining" would be better?
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Re: ZXDB Update Thread

Post by PeterJ » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:01 pm

Ralf wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:42 pm
I suppose I hit it at wrong time and got error message like "there is no base zxdb" or something like that in my browser :)

Maybe something less scary like "website update. please check later" or "website under maintaining" would be better?
I will try and be more accurate with my timings in future.
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Post by PeterJ » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:01 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Cheers Peter, there's a glitch though - no file downloads appear for anything.
I will ask Mr ZXDB and come back to you.
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Re: ZXDB Update Thread

Post by PeterJ » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:10 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Cheers Peter, there's a glitch though - no file downloads appear for anything.
I found it. The PHP file which controls the downloads had an http in it, rather that https.

Seems to be working now. Thanks for reporting it. I'm off to bed now.
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Post by PeterJ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:42 pm

I will be installing the latest update from @Einar Saukas later this evening.

Update: The update has completed successfully.
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Re: ZXDB Update Thread

Post by PeterJ » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:29 pm

Good evening,

Just to let you know that we have updated ZXDB on the SC site to the latest version.
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Re: ZXDB Update Thread

Post by PeterJ » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:17 pm

Good evening,

We have updated our ZXDB to the latest version. You can see all the latest games added here:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=301

Just a reminder that we always need extra help with screens, and there are simple instructions here:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=51

Note that some email services seem to block .scr files even if they are zipped up (probably because the same extension is used for Windows Screensaver files and there was a period when these were used for spreading viruses), so its probably best to put them onto Dropbox or similar, and email us the sharing link.

We also have a number of development plans for improving the site, so if you have good MySQL & PHP skills and a working knowledge of the ZXDB database let us know.

Even if you don't have development skills and want to help out with other tasks as they come up, please drop me a PM.
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