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Old 06-30-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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It's been a while since the last GCA archive we had worked, so in my off time I started tinkering around with a new archive for GCA material. I've finally gotten it to the point of being usable, so I'm announcing the grand opening of the:

GCA Repository - A GURPS Character Assistant archive

It's still a work in progress, of course, so please send any comments and suggestions you have to make the site better for the community.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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I really like this project. Is there something that I can do that would make people more interested in making use of it?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for the current shakedown on DF to be complete before I put it up. I'm doing another go-around on the OpenRPG sheet, and then I'll upload that. I've also got a hairy beta of a SJG Forums export sheet that will be getting polished and going up some time soon.

And of course I'm re-opening development on Supers as well.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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I published a big update this morning. Hopefully, I'll be able to get around to adding some additional file support (portrait images, maybe sample PDFs, etc) soonish.

Let me know if you notice anything broken.

PS: Take note that how you login has changed. You now login with your registered e-mail address, not your username, which itself has become merely your handle/nom de plume and can be changed at will (subject to some restrictions).
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
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Just pushed another update. I've overhauled package/file management UI and you may now attach an image and an example PDF, if you like, to packages in addition to the GCA file.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #6
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Another small update today. Mostly adding options in various places to search by member.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:18 PM   #7
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It seems my hosting provider recently decided to push a major database upgrade without informing me. Long story short, the repository will be down for some hours while I fix the issue. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:31 PM   #8
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It seems my hosting provider recently decided to push a major database upgrade without informing me. Long story short, the repository will be down for some hours while I fix the issue. My apologies for the inconvenience.
... oh joy! >.<

I'll slap them with a wet trout for you.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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Heh. Thanks. ^_~

Turns out that it wasn't just the database that was upgraded, although that was the major hiccup here. After making the requisite changes to my queries to appease the new DB server version and changing the collations to something other than latin1_swedish (don't ask me why that was the default!), the repository is back in working order.

I should probably make further adjustments, to get the most out of the new environment, but that's not critical and can wait for another day, say after I sync my development system to match the new production environment.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:51 AM   #10
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More happy news: During the upgrade, they also managed to torpedo some of the PHP extensions/modules that the repository uses. This will cause problems with uploading and previewing character save files (.gca4, .gca4base) that include a description or notes in RTF -- no character file currently in the repository contains the data required to trigger the problem. I'll get a work-around in place while I wait for them to decide (a) if they're going to fix it, and (b) which of them gets to commit seppuku.

EDIT: The temporary work-around is in place and uploads/previews of character files containing RTF description/notes are working correctly again.
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