2023 January 4
This is a major feature update, the first to be built off the Discourse 3.0.0 source stream. Here are the complete release notes. This version integrates the official Discourse Chat plug-in, previously a package distributed separately on GitHub, into the standard installation. Chat still remains optional and must be enabled by a site’s administrator. I have enabled chat, which may be accessed via the “cartoon balloon” icon at the right of the title bar. Here is documentation for Discourse Chat, which is now available to all users of Trust Level 1 and above.
Made a mirror backup to Juno. Made a backup AMI: Scanalyst Backup 2023-01-04 ami-0aea3cc0e0cd2db03 / snap-094cd8bb7ed24e7fd /server snap-0a730d2540e3d4759 The system had been up for 49 days. Installed 58 update packages, 38 for security. including a new kernel. super yum update Stopped Discourse. cd ~/discourse/image ./launcher stop app Rebooted. The system came up promptly after the reboot. We are now running on kernel 4.14.301-224.520.amzn2.x86_64. The Discourse Docker container started automatically after the reboot and serves HTTP requests normally. I upgraded: docker_manager (This upgrade must be run first: the other upgrade buttons are disabled until it has been updated.) Back to the Discourse Upgrade manager page: https://scanalyst.fourmilab.ch/admin/upgrade Upgraded: discourse-math discourse-spoiler-alert discourse The new built-in chat plug-in installed was the current version. There was no need to rebuild the Discourse image after this update. The Admin page now reports we're running on 3.0.0.beta15. Verified that spoilers and MathJax are working after being updated. Enabled the chat plug-in with all default settings. Tested with messages back and forth between the administrator and my personal account and it seems to work OK, including links within chat messages. Here is documentation on the new chat feature: https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-chat/230881 You access chat via the cartoon balloon icon at the top right of the home page and control settings with the Avatar/Head and Shoulders/ Preferences/Chat menu sequence. When you have pending chat message(s), the number pending will appear next to the cartoon balloon icon. Within chat, users who are currently online will be shown with a green halo around their avatars.