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30.11.2007 / VCD-db 0.990 releasedI´m extremly proud to announce the 0.990 release of VCD-db.
This release includes some major new features, updates and changes.
This release includes a total rewrite of the UI and the Presentation layer.
All VCD-db pages are now served from templates which are then rendered with Smarty.
With this approach there is total seperation from the Business layer and the Presentation layer.
This means that it's very easy to customize the VCD-db looks for those interested in making
new layouts or themes. There is also noticable gain in speed as Smarty caches the output.
A brand new SOAP/Webservice interface has been added. That means that you can
hook you VCD-db instance to a remote VCD-db instance to get data from that web to display
on your own webserver. This also means that users can write their own programs to interop
with VCD-db. All the function that are accessible to the UI is exposed in the webservices.
The WSDL specs are located under vcddb/proxy .. here you can see the demo web WSDL page.
Other new cool features include Friendly Urls using mod_rewrite.
Brand new file launcher to start a movie straight from the webpage to play in your associated player.
This feature has been tested successfully in XP,KDE,Gnome,XFC and MacOS.
The option for multiple files per movie has also been added so more than 1 file can be played.
Many of the fetch classe have been updated to match updates on their pages, including IMDB,
ofdb, dvdempire and bush.
There is also a new fetch class for the site cdon.com
2 new themes have been added, which both are centered themes for those of you who have been
waiting for an alternative layout.
And finally a full blown SQL export option from the admin panel to backup and/or migrate your VCD-db installation.
The movie items can now be updated with online information via refetch.
DVD spoken languages are now available as requested.
PDF export of the movielist has been added.
Covers and Screenshots are now all displayed with Lytebox.
Rss feeds that are uncached are now fetched with Ajax to speed up loading time.
Global date format in config.php for those who do not live in Europe :)
PHP short tags are no longer required.
Major addition of Indexes for the database to keep queries speedy ...
The list goes on .. for more details you take a look at the changelog.
I would also encourage people to update missing translations.
Take a look the VCD-db translation page for more info.
Well .. what are you waiting for .. grab it while it's hot!
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