since i have some free time for the next several weeks, i thought i'd jump on in on babble 2.9/3.0 (more than likely be 3.0 finally).
but here is a quick video on the new look for babble. if you have followed the babble saga for the awhile, you will know i've never been quite happy with the layout of babble. it was archaic imho, mostly due to the original spec that babble was written under. i experimented with a "slack" like layout, but i wasn't too happy with that one either, that is why t
I've released babble 2.8 today. please upgrade asap. I will only be keeping the old chat service open till the end of this month (maybe sooner if everyone upgrades before then).
If you run into any problems (like it not connecting) it might be a domain propagation issue, only thing that can resolve that is time. also check to verify your license key and email are correct. if you continue to have issues, feel free to send me a PM.
I know babble 3.0.0 has probably seemed like vaporware for awhile now. well today i am announcing i'm suspending its development for a few reasons.
overly ambitious: babble v3 had a lot of features and changes being made to the core of babble. this was overly ambitious move, considering how much work was involved, to make changes that a lot of people were "luke warm" too.
feature creep: i kept adding new and more features, instead of refining the ones already there.
After long consideration, I will be ending Babble Self Hosted in the near future. It wont happen immediately, I don't have a firm date, but I am looking at the second quarter of 2019 (sometime between march and end of may, probably closer to the end of may).
The reasons i have decided to do this cause the support load for babble self hosted is incredibly high, due to the installation requirements, the amount of self host clients who have moved to the chat service, the general decline in sa
lots of fine tuning has gone on this release private rooms and whispers should be working properly now.
private rooms and whispers will now (or should) send out a notification if you are "offline" (each time you go to babble/switch a room/send a message, your last "online" time changes for babble, if that offline time is older than 15 minutes, you will be considered to be offline and a notification will be sent.).
i've also made some style changes, dropped the background coloring, left
alpha 2 to 5 have mostly been PHP fixes and work, little to no work has went on on the front end so the things that were broken in the first alpha, remain broken in this alpha. One of the new front end features i've been wanting to bring to babble for awhile, is instead of fixed heights for everything, i wanted dynamic heights for it. so it will responsd to the view port size (well, it will measure from the top of babble itself to the bottom of the view port, and resize everything to 70% of the
you can now test out an alpha of babble v3.
there will be bugs with it, uploads do not currently work (they will upload but they wont attach to the topic) and a lot of the commands are still out of commission, edit/delete don't work (well they sorta do, but its not a permanent thing yet) .
whispers and private rooms should work without a hitch.
oh you should also be able to use markdown along with bbc in the editor error, so give that a go if