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Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

[2.12.4] - 2022-08-05

Improving the client side build tools and process. This release will require installing librsvg2-bin before doing an in-place deployment.

Added

  • Add more player filters for admin page to help with editing player details

Changed

  • Switched Typescript files to JavaScript
  • Isolated the design-tokens and client side public code
  • Code formatting scripts have been isolated to the quality-control/ directory
  • Use latest piecemaker and pixsaw; should improve puzzle rendering time
  • Use latest chill
  • Use smaller droplet for cdn server

Fixed

  • Fixed an edge case when transferring puzzle piece status data from redis to the database.
  • Fixed the incorrect stack piece status when moving joined pieces.

[2.12.3] - 2021-11-10

Fixed

  • Fix stuck pieces that are outside of the main immovable piece group.
  • Less (incorrect) alerts about pieces being blocked.

Added

  • Admin can set a puzzle as buggy which will remove it from being publicly listed.
  • Admin can make puzzles active if they have status of buggy or in queue.

[2.12.2] - 2021-11-06

Added

  • Admin can delete and redo puzzles to fix issues with puzzles.

Fixed

  • Fixed some rendering issues on small puzzles.

[2.12.1] - 2021-11-01

Fixed

  • Remove jagged edges on puzzle pieces.

Changed

  • Port numbers used for local development start from 38682 to avoid collisions.

Added

  • Support for automatically executing python scripts to migrate the SQLite3 database.
  • Support automatically assigning a puzzle instance slot to players that reach a score threshold.

[2.12.0] - 2021-10-23

Improving support for Vagrant and Virtualbox local environments. Also trying to make it easier to get a working version on a local development machine without needing to manually build stuff. The preferred local development setup is now using Vagrant and VirtualBox. Terraform and Ansible will be used to deploy and manage remote servers.

Also including commits made from the first team of contributors for their Senior Design Project. Thanks to BP4rker, JackNichols101, and avmonster.

Fixed

  • Preview full image from generated puzzle images

Added

  • Added click sound when a piece joins (BP4rker's team).
  • Cancel or unselect a piece (BP4rker's team). Work in progress issue #41
  • Puzzle timer (BP4rker's team). Work in progress issue #40
  • Terraform deployment for DTAP environments.
  • Support for referral content in footer.
  • Default vagrant setup uses a local CDN that is backed by a local fake S3 server.
  • Script to move puzzle resources to be from S3 or back to being locally hosted.
  • Show an overview entity relationship diagram on the docs/index.md
  • Support for creating mockups of the site by editing HTML and CSS without needing to run the full site.
  • Support for scroll jumping half screens with shifted W, A, S, and D keys. Thanks to Manuel Giorgini issue #46

Changed

  • Use latest stable version of NGINX. The install script will replace /etc/nginx/nginx.conf since it assumes it is in full control of the ngnix setup.
  • The .htpasswd file is no longer created locally and uploaded to the server.
  • Use protocol-relative URLs

[2.11.0] - 2021-06-01

Did a YouTube live stream going over some of the improvements to piece rendering and with changes to the stacked pieces logic. Update: The stack pieces functionality shown is actually old and doesn't really capture the current state of things. I basically took a different approach then the one that was outlined in the video. https://youtu.be/GLbO6n2JvMs

Fixed

  • Restart chill app every 26 hours (temporary fix...)
  • Stacked piece logic is should be fixed and not break things

Changed

  • Active player count is now just within last 5 minutes instead of the last 14 days.
  • Update to latest piecemaker
  • Update piece size and hot spot size
  • Implement more accurate hotspot tracking
  • Reject piece moves when too many pieces are stacked
  • Show different cursors when interacting with pieces on a puzzle

Added

  • Stacked pieces show a border and change to grayscale to hint that joining of pieces are temporarily disabled

[2.10.2] - 2021-03-20

Optimize response times when moving pieces.

Migrate script for this update: migrate_from_2_10_1_to_2_10_2.py

Fixed

  • Players without a cookie will be shown a reload page message when attempting to move a piece on a puzzle.

[2.10.1] - 2021-03-14

Added

  • Unsplash batch upload form on admin page.
  • Site config setting to auto approve submitted puzzles

Fixed

  • Scripts around provisioning TLS certificates with the Let's Encrypt certbot work better when doing blue/green deployments.
  • Auto rebuild query correctly gets the preview_full of the puzzle it is rebuilding.

Changed

  • The skill level ranges for puzzles are now configurable via updating the .env file.
  • Minimum puzzle counts that are used for scheduler tasks are now configurable.

[2.10.0] - 2021-03-02

Bit icons have moved to a separate git repo and are no longer included in this git repo. The source-media/bit-icons/ has a Makefile to resize these as needed.

Setup for implementing new features for puzzles. Initial one is adding the hidden preview image for new puzzles.

If doing an in-place deployment then add sudo apt -y install python-is-python3.

Migrate script for this update: migrate_from_2_9_2_to_2_10_0.py

Added

  • The home page route can be configured to be something different then the most recent puzzle.
  • A montage of all bit icons for each author will show on their bit icon author page.
  • Show link back to bit icon author page for bit icons shown on player account page.
  • Allow new puzzles to have the option of hiding the preview image
  • Allow submitted and suggested puzzles to have the option of being private.
  • Faster in-place deployments with quick-deploy.sh
  • (Content) Three letter animal and insect bit icons.
  • (Content) Generated bit icons from emoji characters

Changed

  • Specific content for a site is separated out into chill-data directory and 'other' directories in templates, queries, and documents.
  • Moved bit icons to puzzle-massive-content git repository.
  • Credits page shows bit icon authors on separate pages
  • Update bit icon expiration extend values
  • Original puzzles that are unlisted can not be rebuilt

Fixed

  • Styleguide page is added if in development environment
  • Include python-is-python3 to make sure that sudo uses python 3.

[2.9.2] - 2021-01-30

Changed

  • Drop limit for same player concurrent piece moves
  • Show ring around player bits when clicking on pieces
  • Replace box shadow around pending piece movement with an hourglass icon
  • Player bits stay on puzzle longer
  • Don't show own player bit on puzzles

[2.9.1] - 2021-01-24

Changed

  • Optimize puzzle preview load time

Fixed

  • The 'bump' button on puzzles that were in the queue were missing

[2.9.0] - 2021-01-23

Improved how players can move pieces on a puzzle that is seeing lots of activity.

Removed

  • Redis keys that were used for tracking blocked players: "blockedplayers" and "blockedplayers:puzzle"
  • Limits on puzzle pieces requests have been dropped in favor of caching the response

Changed

  • Optimized piece movement requests and moved piece movement latency to secondary menu on puzzle page.
  • Switched build to use rollup instead of webpack.
  • Show reload button when puzzle status changes
  • Get wider range of puzzles when auto rebuilding
  • Move latency info to secondary menu
  • Hide puzzle karma points after passing threshold
  • Reimplement dot cost for changing bit icon
  • Puzzle piece movement is handled by separate process
  • Puzzle piece transition uses a 'sneeze' effect for pieces moved by other players
  • Increase blocked player timeouts each time a player reaches 0 karma points
  • Hide player list for non recent players

Added

  • Puzzle rules configuration in the site.cfg
  • Other piece movements are temporarily paused for that player when they are moving a piece. This allows the player to better join pieces that may have been moved by others.
  • Shadows on pieces that have moved while paused
  • Pieces data is cached and another endpoint is used to get any new piece movements since then.

Fixed

  • Duplicate puzzles showing up in gallery puzzle list that were from Unsplash. This fix requires executing the data fix sql: data-fix-2.8.2-to-2.9.0.sql

[2.8.2] - 2020-07-16

Fixed

  • New instances of unlisted puzzles remain unlisted.

[2.8.1] - 2020-06-23

Changed

  • Show recently completed puzzle pieces
  • Purge cache when puzzle status changes

Fixed

  • Fix rebuild freeze when using archive_and_clear

[2.8.0] - 2020-06-20

Puzzle instance improvements and puzzle alert messages. Closes #68. Updated the development.md guide to be more user friendly.

Changed

  • Deleting puzzle instances that are not complete depends on last modified date and has a max dot cost of 1000. Puzzles that haven't been modified for a while can be deleted without costing any dots.
  • Puzzle alerts when site goes down for maintenance as well as when the puzzle is being updated that would require players to reload.
  • Update earned dots amount logic for piece joins. Unlisted puzzles do not earn any dots. However, the points for the player's score is still increased the same way as before. Earned dots are more closely aligned with the skill level range.
  • Site settings include things that use to be set in constants.py.

Added

  • Players with an open puzzle instance slot can create copies of puzzles. These copies will copy the current piece positions of the source puzzle. The copy can not be publicly listed on the site since that would be confusing for players.
  • Puzzle instances can have their piece positions reset by the owner at any time. Publicly listed puzzle instances can't have pieces reset since that would not be nice to other players.
  • Show player puzzles other then just puzzle instances owned by that player.

Fixed

  • Database locked issue when running other scripts. All other apps connect to the sqlite database in read only mode. Chill app is the exception, but it doesn't write to the database. Scheduler will retry every 5 minutes if a http connection error happens when hitting the internal API URLs.
  • Puzzles that have been recently modified show their recent status faster in the active puzzle list. The scheduler interval is every second now instead of every minute.

[2.7.0] - 2020-05-17

Changed

  • Redesign of puzzle front page layout and header
  • Update buttons to use new style
  • Shorten auto-rebuild interval to keep at least the minimum amount of active puzzles per skill level. Did a hotfix on the live site (2020-05-10).

Added

  • Link to Puzzle Massive store which is currently a square site that allows players to buy puzzle instance slots.
  • Style guide page when developing

[2.6.1] - 2020-05-05

Changed

  • Home page includes a better description so search engines can index the site better.

Fixed

  • Hotlinking policy in web server config is less restrictive. Social media sites commonly add a query param to the pages that are shared. Did a hotfix on the live site to fix this (2020-05-04).

[2.6.0] - 2020-05-03

Breaks everything, maybe. Then fixed everything, hopefully. Now more up to date to the latest jkenlooper/cookiecutter-website.

Added

  • New Puzzle Massive logo added to source-media.
  • New favicon
  • New open graph shareable image
  • Included sponsor's online stores on buy stuff page.

Changed

  • More pages on the site are friendly to search indexing robots.
  • Merge web server configs and clean up. Document pages go to /d/ route.
  • Image upload size limit increased.
  • Dropped piece movement rate restrictions per IP. Players on a shared VPN should have less errors once they claim or register their player account. The karma rules still apply per puzzle for IPs.
  • Shorten player name automatic approval time to about 10 minutes.
  • Improved footer layout and links.

[2.5.2] - 2020-03-30

Fixed

  • Corrected adjacent piece logic when the piece group id is 0

[2.5.1] - 2020-03-26

Fixed

  • Improved code to avoid causes of multiple immovable piece groups. These fixes were not 100% confirmed to fix the possible causes of this bug (issue #63).

    A python script (fix_immovable_piece_groups_in_redis.py) was added to better find puzzles with the problem.

Changed

  • Hide latency on completed puzzles
  • Hide puzzle completed alert after 5 seconds
  • Add puzzle outline background color back in

[2.5.0] - 2020-02-22

Cleaned up some of the code around puzzle piece movements.

Changed

  • Switch from websockets to server-sent events for piece movement updates
  • Show puzzle outline on top layer
  • Refactor piece moving, joining, and stacked logic
  • Allow selected piece to stay selected even when the group it is in moves

Added

  • Show latency in bottom right of outline
  • Show message when puzzle is completed, frozen, or deleted

[2.4.1] - 2020-01-05

Added

  • A toggle button on the puzzle page will draw a box around each piece that is still movable. This will help players find hidden pieces that blend into the background.

Fixed

  • Cache on message, and puzzle resources has been corrected

Changed

  • The piece count list on search page now matches the skill level range for queued puzzles. Players will still see their previous selection since it is stored in localStorage.
  • Use the submitted description for Unsplash photos and fallback to description from Unsplash if missing. Sometimes Unsplash photos have strange descriptions for their photos.
  • The puzzle page now shows bit icons with the player names next to their piece movements.

[2.4.0] - 2019-12-14

Redesign with a new puzzle search page. Old queue page has been replaced.

Added the ability for players to add a name for their bit icon. Players can also register their e-mail address with their account. Login by e-mail can then be accomplished by going through a reset login process.

New puzzle instances and slots are a new paid for feature, but not automated at the moment.

Changed

  • New players are shown a new player page
  • Show player id in base 36 for no bits
  • Add shareduser to user flow, drop cost to bit icon
  • Limit to active puzzles, use a queue for others
  • Show approved username next to bit

Added

  • Puzzle instances and puzzle slots
  • Support for puzzle variants
  • Document use of chill dump and chill load
  • Allow player instance puzzles to be unlisted
  • Add player detail view for admin
  • Show pieces when puzzle is frozen
  • Add puzzle list page
  • Add puzzle image card
  • Add testdata script
  • Add bump button for moving queue puzzles
  • Add player email form on profile page
  • Show total active players near footer
  • Add email verification and player claim
  • Add menu and clean up profile page
  • Setup for reset login by email form

Removed

  • Deprecate puzzle queue pages and redirect
  • Remove up/down buttons for pm-ranking

Fixed

  • Extend user cookie expiration correctly
  • Fix error for first piece move on puzzle

[2.3.2] - 2019-07-26

Run janitor task after pieces request finish.

[2.3.1] - 2019-06-11

Minor changes to homepage and auto rebuild handling of puzzles.

[2.3.0] - 2019-05-28

Switch to python 3. Improve development guide.

Added

  • Scheduler process to auto rebuild and other tasks
  • Add redis keys for tracking score/rank
  • Replace player-ranks api
  • Add total player count and active players

Fixed

  • Improve cleanup of completed puzzles

[2.2.0] - 2019-03-21

Start using web components and typescript.

Added

  • Add prettier package
  • Add stylelint
  • Make the domain name configurable
  • Improve docs for developing and deploying
  • Show license in footer, update contribute info
  • Show message for unsupported browsers
  • Store anonymous login link locally
  • Add logout link

Removed

  • Old angularJS code has been replaced
  • Remove minpubsub

Deprecated

  • Drop support for older browsers

Fixed

  • Fix error with concurrent pieces alert
  • Fix missing bit icon

[2.1.4] - 2019-02-03

Improved build process for JS. Cleaned up the README and development guide.

[2.1.3] - 2019-01-20

Added

  • Set rebuild puzzle to change piece count
  • Implement rebuild status

[2.1.2] - 2019-01-15

Include a note to update policy on image magick when creating a new server. This allows the puzzle generating process to create larger puzzles.

Fixed

  • Prevent reset of puzzles that used old render
  • Fix query on puzzle reset

[2.1.1] - 2019-01-12

Fixed

  • Remove check for immovable on token request
  • Fix migrate puzzle file script

[2.1.0] - 2019-01-08

Added

  • Improved puzzle upload handling.
  • Add checks for puzzle piece movements.

[2.0.1] - 2018-10-28

Clean up some documentation on deployment instructions. Fix some minor issues with SQL on queue page.

[2.0.0] - 2018-10-06

Started a new direction for this project to be more open and now hosted on GitHub.

Moved

  • Migrate all files from GitLab repo