$Id: changelog.php 224 2013-06-01 20:32:43Z dj1yfk $
This is a detailed list of changes made to LCWO. It's mostly for the
developer's own reference, but it's public so everyone can see what is going
on behind the scenes at LCWO. Some things may not make much sense to anyone but
Started on 2009-02-08.
* Security enhancements.
* Start of lessons or code groups can now be delayed by up to
10 seconds ("Delayed start" parameter in the CW Settings)
* Atom feeds (atom.xml/forumatom.xml) now serve proper
* Fixed generation of variable length groups (tnx K6DMT)
* OGG/Vorbis headers fixed; HTML5 should work reliably now.
* Callsign and Word training: Pressing "." before attempt starts
doesn't produce "undefined" anymore, instead starts the attempt.
* MorseMachine: Allow to start session with spacebar
* Improved accuracy of lesson / group duration (setting vs.
actual length) significantly
* Moved CW generation to a different server, with improved
CGI version of ebook2cw (new release 0.8.2 to be out soon)
* Fixed little bug which sometimes causes "UNDEFINED" to be
sent instead of callsigns or words.
* Fixed error reporting; character '0' is no longer equivalent
to an empty string.
* Fix calculation of real speed for Farnsworth
* Wordtraining: 2 or less characters work now, even if there
are less than 25 different words in the database.
* Draw gray line at 90% in stats graphs for Koch/code groups
* Allow anyone to post in forums of _public_ user groups.
in MorseMachine (tnx TA2RX)
* Made User group subscription texts translatable.
* Private groups are no longer included in moderation
* Ukrainian translation now "official", tnx UT4UQN!
* Number of forum posts now shows only approved posts.
* Added Ukrainian language (preliminary, thanks Mikolaj, UT4UQN!)
* Fixed HTML output in "Who is online?" box (" => ")
* Some measures against spam-bots
* Changed QTC trainer repeat function to F7 / F8 key
* Small updates in language files (various languages)
* Editing of Forum posts re-enabled for whitelisted users
* Added variable CW frequency and repetition functions to QTC trainer.
* Some security enhancements.
* Changing user names re-enabled.
* Added new language: Bulgarian, thanks Tony, LZ3AI
* Changing user names temporarily disabled.
* New Forum posts need to be approved by a moderator.
* Privacy enhancements.
* Disabled Koch course highscores due to scaling problems.
* Fixed one-off-bug ("spurious character" in lesson 9); tnx KB3TZK
* Subscription to usergroup-forums by email added.
* Initialization of download-settings for users who are not logged in
* Added "Download all"-button on download-page (experimental)
* Improved grading algorithm for groups
* Add warning message for malformed text entry (e.g. missing spaces).
* Randomness of variable group lengths now weighted, 2 / 7 less likely
than 3 / 6 less likely than 4 / 5
* Randomness of letter probabilities weighted in Koch course. Letters
of later lessons are more likely to appear more often in the texts now.
* Improved Koch course stats (graphs for single lessons available)
* Fix broken CGI address in MorseMachine / HTML5 mode
* Added Chinese translations (traditional = zh, simplified = cn)
* tex2cw now saves the settings, if changed from default
* Word training now also can be limited to words for a particular lesson
* Decreased delay before MP3 playback starts
* Abbreviated numbers in code groups no longer affect mixed text
* Add rel=canonical links
* Fix single quotes / apostrophes in custom characters
* Fixed error in URL for new character functions in Koch course
* Added a constant CGIURL in an emergency operation to redirect the broken
CGIs of lcwo.net to another host.
* Fixed escaping of apostrophes in Plain text training
* Fixed HTML for the Alternative Flash player (missing colsing div)
* Moved to new server with MySQL 5 and PHP 5
* Improved some SQL to reflect new MySQL5 functions
* Limit number of lost password requests based on IP, username and date
* Add wordwrap for reply-text in personal messages
* "Who is online?" stats are no longer reset on the top of each hour
* Changed PHP version to 5.2
* Redirecting www.lcwo.net to lcwo.net
* Updated eham ratings / cosmetic changes
* Minor bugfixes (HTML, Atom feed validity)
* Added Abbreviated numbers to the Code Groups training (req. DF9TS)
* Improved readibility of the Forum feed
* Quoting bug fixed
* Forum Atom feed date and URL format fixed
* Added some new translating items
* Added French (tnx F5IHN) and German "About" page
* Changed some relative URLs to absolute
* Added "direct player link" to text2cw results (e.g. to send
a link in a mail, with encoded text)
* Ignore VVV = or AR if entered (groups, koch)
* Improved readibilty of CW Settings page
* Changed Error 404 page
* Added Personal Message features to the forum
* Added Spanish "About" page (tnx EA1GBX)
* Improved callsign database handling for callsign training
* Uploaded Turkish translation (TNX TA2RX!)
* Started localizing the "About" page
* Added some more missing translation items
* Added rel="nofollow" to different sortings of user list to reduce
redundant search results
* Little bugfix in forum avatar display
* Added some missing translation items (tnx TA2RX)
* Proper removal of all data from users who delete their account.
* Fixed word-wrapping of Play/Pause button
* MorseMachine now shows effectice speed (tnx N2MCS for the suggestion)
* Added Digg-Button
* Improved translation system
* Added "Delete Account"
* Localized MorseMachine strings
* Added MP3 support for HTML5 / Apple Safari
* Added Atom / Twitter icons to News and Forums
* Fixed group length for calculation of error rate if it's not default (5)
* Added HTML snippets to the text2cw page to include in user's websites
* Fixed usergroups joins/approvals etc.
* Small bugfixes for Clean URLs
* Small fixes in Forums
* News database driven now (finally!)
* Added Atom Feeds for News and Forums
* Changed html title to include "Learn CW Online" instead of LCWO.net
* Clean URLs implemented + speaking URLs for Forum topics
* Updated some translations
* Forum allows basic quoting. Only works one level deep, no nested quotes.
* Cosmetic changes on about-page.
* Made LCWO-logo a link to /
* Added eham.net and dxzone.com rating links etc.
* Improved titles for better readability and search engine indexing
* Fixed error in Plain Text training (simplify characters)
* Cursor in QTC trainer always goes to the end of the field now. Only has
an effect in IE; in Firefox it did that anyway by default.
* Improved the MP3 Download section. It now remembers all settings within a
session and a little tutorial was added, describing the usage of a
* Experimentally supporting an alternative Flash MP3 player
* Allow user group admins (founders) to modify group details (name,
* Change font for pre-formatted text
* Modify page title according to Forum thread titles
- Added Reset button
- Use tone frequency from user settings
- Allow to change error bars arbitrarily by clicking on them
- Repeat wrongly copied characters until they are copied correctly
or return is pressed (= penalty on error bar)
- Visual feedback of copied letters (correct = green, wrong = red)
* Added a beta of the "Morse Machine", a la Ward Cunningham, K9OX.
is loaded when switching from HTML5 to Flash
* HTML5 player vertical size fixed, so it doesn't momentarily "grow" while
loading a new file.
* Speed limit, fixed speed, and filters for long/unusual/slashed calls now
available in callsign training.
* Added meaningful titles to most pages
* Repeats are now possible in callsign and word training by pressing "."
* Small change of the contact form
* QTC training supports abbreviated numbers
* Added optional minimum character speed to Callsign and Word training.
Below the minimum speed, Farnsworth is used (suggested by SQ6JNX, tnx).
* Sort user groups by group-id on the groups overview
* Cosmetic improvements of the signup-dialog
* Added English descriptions of all languages at important points (e.g.
user profiles, account settings, etc.)
* Made sure that empty forum posts are not possible anymore
* Limited access to forum threads in private groups to actual group members
* Reset settings of the "test" user account regularly
* Cosmetic changes to the HTML5 player (size, MP3 link)
* Fixed letter preview in Koch lessons for HTML5 player
* Improved Flash 10 player initial spaces
* Added a CW-CGI that generates OGG/Vorbis instead of MP3
* Added a native HTML5 audio player option
* Minor changes to "about" and "impressum" pages
* Added Italian words to Word training (tnx Stefano, IN3AEF)
* Cosmetics in statistics overview on profile page
* Fixed bug in graph average generation
* Added Avatar to forums
* Removed support for HTML tags in forums, replaced by BBcode
* Added Dutch proverbs
* Added "real" speed calculations
* Fixed some small bugs which related to extra spaces in received texts
* Added Plain text training and QTC training to statistics overview
* Several minior optical improvements
* Added Malay (tnx 9M2RIE).
* Added Thai (tnx HS8JYX).
* Added Dutch to Word Training (tnx PA0WV)
* Improved parameter dialog for callsign training a little.
* Added to plain text training: English proverbs (619), American proverbs
(169), German proverbs (184)
* Plain text training now remembers chosen database through a session.
* Added Portuguese to the word training database.
* Fixed bugs in word training and callsign training; max-speed now
correct in all cases.
* Rewrote plain text training. More languages and databases will be added
* Added quick access to usergroups in left hand side menu
* Custom code groups included in personal statistics.
* QTC highscores show topspeed regardless of # of attempts
* Added Croatian translation, tnx 9A2JK!
* Updated Suomi translation
* Highscores for QTCs now also have a threshold value for attempts
* QTC speed now shown on QTC page
* Added a small stats overview to the profile pages (optional)
* Code groups duration can be set up to 30 minutes now
* Leaving user groups is now possible.
* Fixed warnings on empty group-highscore lists
* Callsign training remembers speed and uses the tone frequency from the CW
settings. Automatic focus of the submit button in the first dialog.
* Short URLs for user profiles, like http://lcwo.net/u/dj1yfk
* Fixed bug in MP3 file download area
* Callsign training and Word training now notifies you if you
make a new personal highscore, and shows current standings.
* Added Spanish wordlist to the word training.
* Word- and Callsign training improved (submitting of score
automated; callsign list doesn't disappear).
* Added new language: Catala. Tnx Salva, EB3CML!
* Added some Q-groups to the Word training (CW)
* Code group mode (letters, figures, ...) is now saved in the
database after once setting it.
* Updated the "About" page
* Added a contact form to the imprint
* Added Word training to the practice file downloads
* QTC highscores are now properly filtered for user groups.
* Fixed a little bug in the QTC trainer (grp/nr was sometimes
* Added WAE link to the front page
* Some "New Attempt" links and "Play/Pause" buttons now
automatically get the focus when the page loads, so they
can be accessed just by hitting "Enter" (instead of using
* Added QTC-Training and Word-Training to the highscore lists
* Added "CW abbreviations" as new "language" to the word
* Cleaned some translation items; finished German translation
* Added Hungarian (magyar) as a new language.
* Some optical enhancements (play button, user group display)
* Fixed access for viewers who are not logged in to public
* Koch course now accepts ";" instead of "?" (easier to type
on some keyboard layouts).
* Slightly rearranged lesson result display
* Added link to News to the Menu
* Added this Changelog
* Improved spam filtering for the Forum
* QTC-trainer now fully translatable.
* Speed in QTC trainer passed by GET instead of POST
* Word training now allows setting the tone (fixed or random)
* Added French word list for Wordtraining
* Signup/Register form: Form data is saved if an invalid or
taken username was chosen.