Hotaru CMS uses both roles and permissions to help site admins micro-manage their users.
The default usergroups are Admin, Supermod, Moderator, Member, Undermod, Pending, Suspended, Banned, Killspammed and Unregistered. Plugins assign permissions to each usergroup, and you can edit them for individual users or entire usergroups.
That alone is pretty awesome, but the next version of Hotaru, coupled with User Manager, will add another level of user domination thanks to my
Today I upgraded our demo site at BloggerTools.net to the latest beta version of Hotaru 1.3.
The main areas we're working on are installation, speed and plugin independence. Believe it or not, but BloggerTools no longer uses SB Base!
Here are the listed goals for this milestone:
- Implement smartLoader [Done]
- Apply smartCache to Comment class methods [Done]
- Add additional indexes to database tables [Done]
- Reworked install/upgrade
It's been a full day here at Hotaru Central. Here's what's going on behind the scenes:
While Shibuya246 is sitting in his home office in the heart of Tokyo, I'm at my desk in my country home at the foot of the Japan Alps. Together we are connected via Skype and sharing our screens so we can go through each other's code.
We have a shared checklist of things to get done by Sunday night our time, and we're knocking them off one-by-one. In the last 24 hours, we've finished
I was hoping to get Hotaru 1.1.2 out the door today, but got caught up in some bug fixing which threw me off schedule. I did however, manage to get it onto the SVN trunk so if you can't wait one more day, you can get a head start from the SVN.
Before the weekend is over, I have to update a few plugin zips and forum threads, write the "announcement" post and zip Hotaru up for the download forum.
There's also a small bug in another new plugin I've made which I'd
The next version of Hotaru is on it's way... actually, it's been sitting on the development branch for a few days now and is already running on the two demos and my own site, JapanSoc.
I'm just holding off moving it to the SVN trunk and zipping it up because I'm a bit busy in my non-Hotaru life (yes, I do have one!) and think it would be wise to let it run on a couple of live sites for testing before letting everyone have it.
It's not such a big deal though, because all