In Progress CPANEL-40956 - What's new in 102.0.18? I don't understand what CHANGE LOG is...

Benjamin D.

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Hi, I wanted to ask this question since last year, but forgot. I'm asking it now. I noticed over the last year or two that the change log is very often a copy/paste of the previous version. Why is that? And what's truely new in 102.0.18 if 100% of that version's change log is a copy/paste of 102.0.17? Is 102.0.18 EXACTLY the same as 102.0.17? What's the point of that update then?

See attached screenshot. Every single line of 102.0.18 is in 102.0.17. What's new in 102.0.18 then?
 

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cPRex

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Hey there! You can always check the public change logs here, as those get updated in real-time as we release content:


I created case CPANEL-40956 with our developers so they can get that adjusted - thanks for pointing this out!
 

kdean

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cPRex. another thing that organizationally bothers me.

On this page:


cPanel changelogs on the left are reverse chronological so the latest is at the top. Great.

It would be nice if on the right, the EasyApache 4 Change Logs were the same. Instead they show the oldest first and you have to scroll down further and further as new release years come out to see the latest.
 

cPRex

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It's not that we don't care, the developers just haven't got to that case yet. Since the changelog creation process is fully automated, it's more complicated behind the scenes than just fixing a typo in a text file. I assure you it's being worked on though and in the mean time you can always check the public changelog at 104 Change Log | cPanel & WHM Documentation as that is correct.
 

kdean

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Comparing it to:

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It would appear that it's not duplicating forward to the new version, but duplicating backward to the previous version. So the latest changes appear accurate but for some reason also added to the previous version.
 

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Update - at this time, we plan to remove the changelogs from inside the WHM interface and provide a link to the specific version of the public documentation (Change Logs | cPanel & WHM Documentation) that the server is on to avoid this confusion in the future. This change is currently planned for version 108, but I'll continue to update this thread as I get more details.