Ok, it's become obvious that I installed the wrong version of slash. I've got fry (2.2.6), and I need bender (2.3).
I'm trying to make the transition as gentle as possible, since I've got the site up and running for the most part. Also, I expect upgrading will fix some of the bugs I'm having difficulties with.
I've started modifying the database so that it contains all the tables and fields in tables that it'll need for 2.3. I only have a few more changes to make there before I move on.
I'm finally getting the hang of slash, and keeping all of my edits in the
The big stumbling block right now is that I can't figure out how to enable multiple topics. slashdot.org is doing it, but I can't find any reference to it anywhere else.
In order to get the changes to take place, you MUST must, must, must, must use
NEVER never, never
(because restart doesn't actually reload the perl modules).
using the command line "template-tool" is vastly easier than trying to edit the templates via the interface.
Primarily, it's easier because I can be logged into my site as a user, not admin, and view it as the user.
Also, editing the templates with emacs makes me much happier than trying to edit them through the web interface. I can re-arrange the code however I like, and entering a [Tab] character is much less painful
(template-tool -u <virtual slash username> -s organisation\;misc\;default)