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Upgrade to 66.0.17

Discussion in 'User Experience' started by rpvw, Aug 31, 2017.

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  1. rpvw

    rpvw Well-Known Member

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    I was rather cowardly and hung back from upgrading from 64.0.36 until I had seen what other users were experiencing and reporting on these forums (I was taught to be cautious). Using a Cloudlinux kernel and kernelcare, I was relieved to see the inclusion of "CPANEL-15405: Don't instruct users to reboot when they're running a custom kernel." in build 17 - so I poured a large whiskey and got down to it.

    The server I updated was a dedicated 8 core server with 8GB ram and mirrored raid 1GB drives plus an extra (normally)unmounted 1GB drive for backups.

    Before I started, I cleared down the cPHulk Blocks and cleared the associated reports to reduce the conversion overhead of the SQLite conversion process.

    I logged out of WHM and logged into a shell and ran the upcp script from there - it ran perfectly and when it was finished, I rebooted the server.

    Whilst the server was rebooting, I ensured that I had cleared down all the browser cache relating to WHM (Firefox 52.3.0 ESR on a Centos6 KDE desktop) and then logged into WHM.

    I accepted all the new features with the exception of the changes relating to the '.htaccess search optimization' which I disabled.

    Everything seems to be working perfectly. All the hosted websites are still working as expected, and the new WHM interface is a joy to work with.

    The instructions for the removal of the redundant cphulkd database were perfect, and the database was successfully deleted.

    All in all, an extremely gratifying experience - a huge thank you to all the Teams and Team Members that made this possible, and who have obviously all worked extremely hard to achieve another excellent release.

    OK, I know you are all waiting for the "but" so here it is : the only things I can find (so far) that needs attention are:

    1) The strange instructions to "Press ` (backtick/grave) to expand or collapse the navigation menu." - have you forgotten that not everyone in the world uses a US keyboard? There is no way my Spanish keyboard can make this work, although it does of course work from an US virtual on-screen keyboard.

    2) The (still broken from way back) Find a “Perl Module" search facility.

    3) And it still wont make me coffee :(
     
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    Hello @rpvw,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Can you confirm if there are any other keyboard shortcuts that are not working on a Spanish keyboard? We document the list of available shortcuts at:

    Keyboard Shortcuts in WHM - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    There's no new update to report at this time. CPANEL-13873 is still open an under investigation. I'll update this thread as soon as new information is available.

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi cPanelMichael.

    The only other shortcut keys I can find that appear to have issues with a Spanish Keyboard on a CentOS6/KDE/Firefox52.3.0ESR box:


    Ctrl + / Move the cursor to the search box. (The / is the Shift+7 key)

    Alt + F2 Opens the Support Menu tab. (Opens the linux "Run Command" box)
     
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    Hello,

    I recommend opening a feature request to add support for keyboard shortcuts when using Spanish keyboards:

    Submit A Feature Request

    Please post the feature request URL here once it's opened and we can make sure it's approved.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thank you Michael, but I have no intention of opening another feature request, that then sits waiting for moderation for 2 weeks, and ends up so far off the bottom of the page that it is never seen.

    Frankly, I only commented on the shortcut I first mentioned because it was new and 'in your face' with mouse-over instructions, and I was so surprised that cPanel developers seemed to have overlooked or ignored the fact that it wouldn't work with many of the 'foreign' keyboard layouts.

    In this increasingly globalized economy, and with the widening, deepening and speeding up of global interconnection, it would seem imperative that a market leader, like cPanel, demonstrate that they are sensitive to alternative and emerging market requirement.
     
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