Development Log: 2023-07-12

2023 July 12

This update installs Discourse version 3.1.0.beta6, which includes several new features described in the release documentation. One of the main features is “image grids”: if you surround a series of images with [grid] and [/grid] tags, they will be displayed in a rectangular grid in the post.

Here is the update narrative.

Made a mirror backup to Juno.

Made a backup AMI:
    Scanalyst Backup 2023-07-12 ami-05c9252292e4dee54
        /           snap-01da2e0c89a6416c6
        /server     snap-073f9f24c4d05a0ac

The system had been up for 27 days.

Installed 16 update packages, 15 for security including a new kernel.
    yum update

Stopped Discourse.
    cd ~/discourse/image
    ./launcher stop app


The system came up promptly after the reboot.  We are now running on
kernel 4.14.318-241.531.amzn2.x86_64.

On the Discourse Upgrade manager page:

I upgraded:
    docker_manager      (This upgrade must be run first:
                        the other upgrade buttons are
                        disabled until it has been updated.)

With docker_manager updated, I now proceeded to update:

The Admin page now reports we're running on 3.1.0.beta6.

Verified that spoilers and MathJax are working after being updated.

Verified that Shalmaneser (discourse-chatbot) is working after being

What version of ChatGPT is Shalmaneser currently? I’ve been seeing good things about the latest ChatGPT 3.5 turbo revisions.
eg. With how good gpt-3.5-turbo-0613 is (particularly with system prompt engineering... | Hacker News

Until the installation of Discourse 3.1.0.beta6 today (2023-07-12), Shalmaneser used the GPT-3.5-turbo model. After installation of the update, I changed the model to GPT-4, which became available as an option in the updated Chatbot plug-in.

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Very cool. Might be interesting to retry some of the requests we did with 3.5.

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