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Wacintaki Poteto 1.6.4


Online Manual


Demo (not worksafe)

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

What's New (1.6.4): ChickenPaint is now available! This is a native HTML5 app, so it does not require Java to run. This is important, as most web browsers are dropping support for Java entirely or otherwise have issues with the old Java applets. ChickenPaint is a port of ChibiPaint, so for anyone who has used that applet with Wacintaki will feel right at home with ChickenPaint. There are a few other minor improvements and fixes to the board.

As long as a decent HTML5 paint app is available, I'll continue to maintain Wacintaki. I'm still debating whether it's worth rewriting the board from scratch, as I haven't kept up on the latest web technology and know nothing about designing pages for tablets and other touchscreen devices. One goal is to add a guest drawing feature as well as a proper voting system, as I'd like to see oekaki return to its roots as a public BBS system with no real quality enforcement. I think this is the only way for oekaki to survive (much like how chan boards have managed to remain relevant). I'll think about it.

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 that supports file uploads, both HTML5 and Java drawing apps, PMs, multiple languages, and uses minimal amounts of bandwidth.

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 5.9.1 (discontinued, supported)



Screenshots (5.4.7):
Page view

What's New (5.9.1): Several updates to make the board PHP7 compatible, notably updating the NiftyToo system (BBCode) to use Regex callbacks. NiftyToo is also now much faster, by about 3-4 times, and is also faster when comments do not contain any BBCode at all. Autolinks have also been improved. One side effect of these changes is that PHP 5.3 is now required at a minimum, but this should not be a problem as this version of PHP has been available for over 6 years. The old MySQL API is still available, but will be forcibly disabled if PHP7 is detected.

What's New (5.9.0): Against my better judgement, I've decided to make one final major update to WaxPoteto. 5.9.0 includes many of the enhancements made to Wacintaki 1.6.0, while still supporting older webservers running the old MySQL API. It 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.

New templates (5.7.0): 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. Simply download the “Full install” version of Wacintaki, copy and overwrite the old Wax Poteto files, and then view the board to receive update instructions.



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.