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Wacintaki Poteto 1.6.1
Updated: April 14, 2015
Latest version: 1.6.1
Requirements: Unix/Mac/Win32, PHP 5, MySQL 4+
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
Wax Poteto 5.8.10
Updated: June 16, 2013
Latest version: 5.8.10
Requirements: Unix/Mac/Win32, PHP 4+5+6, MySQL 4+
What's New (5.8.10): Fixed password recovery bug and changed references of “MSN” to “Skype”.
New templates: Custom templates created with the basic template editor are compatible with 5.7.0. If you wish to update them to the new format, simply import and re-save them in the new template editor. Custom and “advanced” templates may require further updating after being converted. Required and optional variables are identified in the editor. 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.
Updated: November 11, 2012
Latest version: 1.1.1
Requirements: OekakiPoteto-based BBS
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.
Updated: November 11, 2012
Latest version: 1.2.1
Requirements: OekakiPoteto-based BBS and OekakiBBS
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.