We’ll be moving some things around this evening. We don’t anticipate any interruption of service, though you may notice some slight sluggishness in site response from time to time, or not. :-)
Will post progress on twitter @nirvanahq
We’ve been running the latest builds in Internet Explorer 9 for a few days now and, gosh darn it, I think we did it. We have N2 working in IE9 without chrome frame! (and it’s surprisingly snappy too)
I was worried for awhile there that we weren’t going to pull this off, which would have meant leaving a significant group of N1 fans—those poor souls who are restricted to using IE at work without admin rights to install anything—stranded after the cutover to N2. This pool is larger than you might think, and it would definitely have had an impact on our ability to gain wide adoption post launch.
It’s looking like we may get IE8 working too, which would be awesome.
For the geeks: Server-side we had work to get the api exposed via the same subdomain as the app, as IE’s default settings block cross-origin resource sharing. Client-side, well, we all know the joys of getting things to render reliably with any level of precision when you’re trying to support the full array of browsers, let alone pushing the envelope of html5 and jquery.
There are a bunch of bug fixes (UNL and Waiting-related, among others) and we added a few nice new features (multi-select-right-click being a big one). Barring any last minute hiccups, we expect to roll this out over the weekend.
There is a new account setting for choosing how new projects should be created… either as sequential or parallel. You can toggle projects between these two modes at any time, but it’s nice to be able to specify the type you use more often. It wasn’t working, but now it is. :-)
By the way… we’re experimenting with some code that tells N2 to check for version updates in the background every hour. With any luck build 269 should already been loaded into your cache, so a single refresh should do the trick.
If you are running Firefox and having troubles, read on.
Found a weird case with N2 Build 267 where Firefox was loading up without data… just an empty shell. If you’ve experienced this, Don’t Panic! :)
Try this first:
- refresh a few times until you see build 268 or higher
If that doesn’t seem to work:
- go to the FF options, select the Advanced->Network tab
- in the box at the bottom you’ll see a text box with “The following websites have stored data for offline use:” and there will be an entry for app.nirvanahq.com — select & remove that entry and click OK to close the options
- refresh your browser until you see build 268 or higher
Props to Dinis for bringing this to our attention and to David for finding the fix.
N2 Build 186 has been pushed live. Another maintenance release, but a rather excellent one for those who have been experiencing problems with tags. We took a stab at stabbing the ampersand bug. With any luck N2 should no longer get confused by them. (for the technically inclined: we no longer deal in html entities)
Also, we made the decision to disallow double quotes and angle brackets from tag names. Any occurrence of double quotes or angle brackets will be stripped out. Please accept our apologies if you were using these in your tags… our hope is that you can find alternate characters to substitute.
In the eye-candy department, the Sync button now has a nifty little status indicator light.
As always, release notes are here: