Release notes/8.2.6

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NOTE: This page contains release notes for a past release of Convention Master. The current version is 10.1.7.

Released 2014-07-17

List of Changes in 8.2.6

  • Code cleanup. Capitalization. HTML Input Types (date, url, number)
  • Badge Image Rendering - Better memory management
  • Added CM favicon to default redmond theme
  • Added jqPlot library (MIT license library available at
  • Added the exportation of the default panel types. (as_panel_types)
  • Fixed user permissions not working on UID 0; in this case preventing system upgrades when logged in as system user (permissions were already in place, but function failed silently due to not allowing '0' as valid)
  • Upgraded and updated create_initial_database script
  • Removed extra 'field' from kiosks table in create_initital_database.sql
  • Removed references to RF groups in create_initial_database.sql
  • Fixed the create_initial_database sql script to properly import permissions for groups that exist
  • Upgraded convert_db_to_create_initial.php to make extended inserts on zip codes. And to properly export the group permissions
  • Upgraded installation script including fewer entry inputs, and a file-uploader for license files
  • Updated shell script to sanitize database for training purposes


  • Clean Up
  • Added ability to review room layouts when in read only mode
  • Added new type of "question" (HTML blob)
  • Added the ability to sort interview questions
  • Fixed some error messages that appeared when panels or art was missing


  • $reg_developer_address can now be safely removed from all shared_php/db_connect.php files.
  • Added email address to events table in order to facilitate the eventual removal of all parameters from db_connect.php
  • Added Username to the list of things quicksearch can search
  • Disabled autocomplete on fields when modifying user logins
  • Badge editor can now properly toggle view of "of age" and "under age badges" (Mantis #241)
  • Corrected bug that when editing user permissions, it cause override and denied users permissions inappropriately. (Mantis #260)
  • List registrations now has a nice error message when no one has registered for that event. (Mantis #270)
  • Changed cash reg birthday input to be month / day / year (Mantis #279)
  • Made manage images function properly when no images exist for each category. (Mantis #288)
  • Corrected bug regarding comping payments with user accounts who have usernames that are different than their fan name
  • Corrected bug that prevented the system user from being able to properly log-out
  • Logout button and cash_reg_index now use username instead of fan name.
  • Updated UI and placeholder values to make field usage more intuitive


  • Added ability to review room layouts when in read only mode
  • Added new type of "question" (HTML Blob)
  • Added the ability to sort interview questions


  • New At-Con Hourly Report
  • Upgraded Comp Report
  • Upgraded Age of Attendance report
  • Upgraded Membership Versus Time report


Before starting an upgrade, we recommend that you backup your Convention Master database and files.

To perform the upgrade, run a Subversion update in the folder that contains your Convention Master installation:

$ svn up /path/to/convention_master

When this has completed, log in to the staff console [] with an account that has the "Perform DB and System Upgrades" permission to automatically trigger any pending schema updates. DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP, otherwise it will leave your install in a locked upgrade state.

For fuller/more complete information on upgrading your Convention Master installation, please see our upgrade documentation.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at