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Wacintaki Poteto 1.6.1


Online Manual


Demo (not worksafe)

Screenshots (1.3.1):
Main view
Applet Select
Canvas Preview
Resize to Window

What's New (1.6.1): Quite a lot under the hood! Despite the new minor version number, 1.6.x has virtually no new features compared to 1.5.15. However, this is a major modernization and code cleanup, and includes quite a few fixes for some longstanding problems I've been loathe to fix. The board is now a bit faster and is now PHP 5.x native so it drops a lot of broken legacy PHP 4 code. 1.6.x is effectively “the” branch to have after such a long stretch of patches for the 1.5.x branch.

1.6.1 fixes a problem with the database layer throwing an error when updating the picture cache. This doesn't affect all servers, but is a show-stopper when it does happen. Everyone who installed 1.6.0 should update ASAP.

I'm still on the fence as to whether to put more work into Wacintaki. With Java applets dying swiftly and no pixel-art HTML5 paint applets on the horizon, I have little incentive to write an all-new Wacintaki 2.0. However, I have decided to put more work into cleaning up the messy templates and globals, so 1.6.0 will be the last Wacintaki to support the old templates and various “mods”. If you have a modified version of the board, I suggest putting in the effort to update to 1.6.x. The code improvements are worth it. Moving to 1.7.0, however, will likely be more trouble than it's worth.

Critical update for modified/legacy oekakis: If you have versions 1.5.5 through 1.5.9 and don't want to update to the latest version (for example, due to the required database recode), here is a security patch (91K). This corrects a critical security problem with versions prior to 1.5.10 which allows picture titles, comments, and passwords to be altered by guests. Only get this patch if you do not want to update to a version newer than 1.5.9.

Wacintaki Poteto is a CSS conversion of Oekaki Poteto 5.x. It is a complete Oekaki BBS with many new features compared to Poteto, including full support for Shi-Painter and Chibi Paint, file uploads, various fixes, and much lower bandwidth usage. Wacintaki also has a nifty resize option, which resizes the paint applet to fit your whole screen (no more teeny applet windows)!

This version is not supported by Theo Chakkapark or anyone else involved with the original Oekaki Poteto project. For technical support, please post issues with this version on the NineChime Forum.

Wax Poteto 5.9.0 (discontinued, supported)



Screenshots (5.4.7):
Page view

What's New (5.9.0): Against my better judgement, I've decided to make one final update to WaxPoteto. 5.9.0 is a major new update that includes many of the enhancements made to Wacintaki 1.6.0, while still supporting older webservers running PHP4 and the old MySQL API. 5.9.0 brings some code cleanup, better PHP 5.3+ support, resolves some niggling bugs, and improves performance. It includes a new password system and browser cookies. Upload support is also now enabled by default in the installer, as the Java drawing applets are largely unsupported these days.

Most people still using WaxPoteto seem to have extensively modified their boards. If this is the case with yours, it's probably not worth the trouble to rework your mods for this new release. Bugfixes in 5.9.0 are minimal. Still, it's worth checking out the history.txt file to see the changes.

New templates: A new template editor was added in version 5.7.0. If you made custom templates using the old “basic” template editor, you can convert them to the new format by importing and re-saveing them in the new template editor. Templates made with the old “advanced” editor may require further manual updating after being converted. Please make back-ups of your existing custom templates!

Wax Poteto is now discontinued. Fixes will be released, but the board has been superseded by Wacintaki.



New for 1.1.1: Updated to fix a connection problem with the 1.5.x database layer. Supports Wacintaki, Wax Poteto, PotatoPoteto, and the original OekakiPoteto.

MBackup is a script to back-up the member profiles on an OekakiPoteto or compatible oekaki board. It allows for several recovery options, and is intended as a quick, easy way to back-up your profiles, add members from other OP boards to a “master” board, or move an OP board to a new server.

It will only back-up the member profiles, not posts and comments. Use a database administration tool, like phpMyAdmin, to back-up an entire database.

OekakiBBS Import


New for 1.2.1: Updated to fix a connection problem with the 1.5.x database layer. Supports Wacintaki, Wax Poteto, and the original OekakiPoteto.

OekakiBBS Import will convert an OekakiBBS v1.32 board to an OekakiPoteto, Wax Poteto, or Wacintaki BBS. Versions of OekakiBBS older than v1.32 have not been tested.