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OGRe 6.0 to be released soon!

I’ll be rolling out OGRe 6.0 fairly soon, just in time for MACE 20! I have worked for the past 2 months straight on it and I think I have a stable now. I am going to get a few people to look at it, get them to run some tests before I move it over to the live site.

There were a lot of changes on the mobile side. It is a little more simplified there but you sacrifice functionality for simplicity.

Notable changes/additions are…

  • You can download the entire schedule in CSV format, which can be opened in a spreadsheet like Excel.
  • You can sign into and out of a game from what I call the Game Information dialog. (this was done for the mobile side primarily)
  • GMs can share their GM schedule on FB (click My Schedule and if you have GM access, you will see a FB Share button at the bottom).
  • I finally “finished” the admin side so its a fully functional application.
  • The largest changes involved making it functional for other conventions. I hope to have a workable soon for the cons that want to use it.

I also debugged a lot, hopefully eliminating some frustration. However, with the changes I have made, more bugs are bound to pop up. When i tis rolled out, I will ask you to report any problems you might be having to me.

I know it does not seem like a lot but that admin piece was huge.  Additionally, redesigning it for multiple con organizers was big.  On top of that, I upgraded to the latest JQuery, and the last 2.x version of CodeIgniter.  My next big advancement is moving it to CodeIgniter 3.x.  I am only a year behind.

My biggest fear is that the changes I made for the multiple con aspect will not behave the way I expect.  Which is why we will be doing as much testing as we can.  Please contact me if you have any questions or comment below.  I don’t exactly take suggestions, because this beast is enough to handle as it is, but I do occasionally listen to ideas for new features.

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Ron McClung
Ron McClung

August 5, 2016 5:03 pm Reply

Another reason to be “excited” about MACE 20, right? :-)

Michael D. Moore
Michael D. Moore

August 15, 2016 7:49 pm Reply

I can view existing games, but I cannot seem to add the Boot Hill game to the schedule. Is there something in the interface I am missing?

Ron McClung
Ron McClung

August 15, 2016 7:49 pm Reply

You don’t add games to the schedule. You propose events and then I decide if they actually get added

    Michael D. Moore
    Michael D. Moore

    August 15, 2016 8:08 pm Reply

    Found it.

Ron McClung
Ron McClung

August 15, 2016 7:51 pm Reply

…l and just so you know, there is a minor issue between OGRe and our email server that will display an error when you submit a proposal. Ignore that because it still gets saved to the database and that’s all I need. Working on fixing that email problem

    Michael D. Moore
    Michael D. Moore

    August 15, 2016 8:08 pm Reply

    I got that error. My proposal did go through, right?

Ron McClung
Ron McClung

August 15, 2016 7:54 pm Reply

Simple Directions for Game Proposals

1 – Go to ogre.justusproductions.com

2 – Log in to OGRe (create an account if you don’t have one)

3 – click Propose Events and following the instructions in the Proposal Wizard

You do not have to have an Active account to propose games. Activation is JUST for signing up for games and that will happen to a GM when his games are on the schedule.

Michael D. Moore
Michael D. Moore

August 15, 2016 8:09 pm Reply

Now, to talk to my wife about the event… :-) Hopefully, she can join me once we make arrangements for our kids since they have no interest in attending (well, our 9-year-old might be interested since he got the tabletop gene, but he is a little young).

    Ron McClung
    Ron McClung

    August 15, 2016 8:13 pm Reply

    We hopefully will have something for the kids, we just need to find someone to run it again this year