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Connect Dev Notes: 16 October 2013

Created: 16 Oct 2013 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • Page Views: 4
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Updates deployed to the Connect production servers as a result of the code sprint that ended 15 October 2013.

User Facing: Desktop

  • Modified the email notification that goes out to subscribers when a forum is marked as solved to include the solution text in the notification email.
  • Fixed an issue of posts -- that have multiple votes -- showing 0 votes after cache rebuilds.
  • Added support for a new video framework that will allow interactive training videos to be hosted on Connect.
  • Fixed an issue with our authentication process that was causing a slight delay when users clicked on links (in email notifications) that took them to protected pages on Connect.
  • Deprecated the code that was built to distribute VIP tokens to developers. Developers can now get these tools by signing up at Symantec's Trialware site.

Admin Facing

  • Added code that updates a submission's workflow history even if the submission is scheduled to be published at a future date and time.
  • Adjusted the timeout setting on our reporting server to allow for the generation of processor-intensive reports.
  • Refined one of our reports that a Symantec partner uses to compare their list of Connect content they're able to crawl against our list of actual Connect content.

Behind the Scenes

  • Added code that ensures that our AJAX generated application pages are visible to (so they can be indexed by) search engines.
  • Added code that automatically lowers the priority of content in Connect's XML Sitemap as the content ages.