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2010-01-04 19:35:26 -0500
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This post is a high level summary of development work done on the Archive since the beginning. For the first 500 revisions I've summarised very roughly from the changelog - you can see us adding the first code for features and then refining them :)

Revision number by date

  1. 16 Mar 2008 Revision 1 - initial directory structure set up in google code
  2. 26 Apr 2008 Revision 100 - create user, post work, rudimentary chapters, co-authoring, commenting, translations in place
  3. 16 May 2008 Revision 200 - pseuds, password reset, abuse interface, archive specific config, some automated tests, activation emails for new users, work on OpenID, Reading History
  4. 15 Jun 2008 Revision 300 - error messages, fixes/refinement for post work/chapter/comments/deleting, validation, drafts, series, early counters, bookmarks v0.1, first pass at tags
  5. 18 Jul 2008 Revision 400 - co-author revamp, more bookmarks code, second pass at tags, tag wrangling, upgrade to Rails 2.1, work on chapters, work on comments, added top level navigation, tagging for bookmarks, editing bookmarks, more on series, added Ultrasphinx search plugin and very basic search page, fixed lots of bugs
  6. 30 August 2008 Revision 500 - hide works from non logged in user, orphaning, making things prettier, auto-complete for tag fields, "functional but tragically ugly code forĀ  the sign up page", pagination all over the place, more styling for Post New, more automated tests, more bugfixes, user dashboard, adult content flag, browse by fandom, admins can hide things!, admins can suspend users, can't remove self from work if sole author, show/hide comments,more work on tags, related works feature
  7. 18 Sep 2008 Revision 672 - release notes emailed to Beta users
  8. 01 Oct 2008 Revision 907- release notes emailed to Beta users
    • Closed Beta Launch: 3rd October 2008 (people: 93, works: 971)
  9. 18 Oct 2008 Revision 951- release notes emailed to Beta users
  10. 20 Feb 2009 Revision 1081- release notes emailed to Beta users
  11. 10 Mar 2009 Revision 1134 - release notes emailed to Beta users
  12. 01 May 2009 Revision 1278 - release notes posted to DW
  13. 30 May 2009 Revision 1329 - release notes posted to DW
  14. 03 July 2009 Revision 1381- release notes posted to DW
  15. 17 Oct 2009 Revision 1585 Release 0.7.0 (85 items) - changed to a release numbering system
  16. 07 Nov 2009 Revision 1693 Release 0.7.1 (47 items)
    • Open Beta Launch: 15 November 2009 (people: 347, fandoms: 668, works: 6,565)
  17. 22 Nov 2009 Revision 1762 Release 0.7.1.1 (46 items)
  18. 01 Dec 2009 Revision 1789 Release 0.7.1.2 (14 items)
  19. 17 Dec 2009 Revision 1958 Release 0.7.2 (78 items)
    • Yuletide Participants Invited: 18th December 2009 (people: 2,648, fandoms: 3,775, works: 27,162)
  20. 19 Dec 2009 Revision 1980 Release 0.7.2.1 (11 items)
  21. 19 Dec 2009 Revision 1987 Release 0.7.2.2 (3 items) - five hours later
  22. 21 Dec 2009 Revision 1999 Release 0.7.2.3 (4 items)
  23. 21 Dec 2009 Revision 2001 Release 0.7.2.4 (3 items) - seven hours later
    • Yuletide Posting Deadline: 21st December 2009 (people: 3,974, fandoms: 4,170, works: 31,550)
  24. 25 Dec 2009 Revision 2012 Release 0.7.2.5 (5 items)
  25. 25 Dec 2009 Revision 2016 Release 0.7.2.6 (1 item) - quick performance fix
  26. 26 Dec 2009 Revision 2020 Release 0.7.2.7 (3 items
  27. 31 Dec 2009 Revision 2050 Release 0.7.2.8 (20 items)
  28. 09 Jan 2010 Revision 2101 Release 0.7.2.9 (24 items)
  29. 16 Mar 2010 Revision 2364 Release 0.7.3 (186 items)
  30. 17 Mar 2010 Revision 2375 Release 0.7.3.1 (7 items) - accessibility and performance fixes
  31. 19 Mar 2010 Revision 2380 Release 0.7.3.2 (5 items)
  32. 25 Mar 2010 Revision 2410 Release 0.7.3.3 (1 item) - challenge signup emergency fix
    • Remix...Redux Signup closes: 31 March 2010 (people: 6,217, fandoms: 5,637, works: 70,055)
  33. 03 Apr 2010 Revision 2410 Release 0.7.3.4 (52 items)
  34. 12 Apr 2010 Revision 2500 Release 0.7.3.5 (39 items)
  35. 13 Apr 2010 Revision 2510 Release 0.7.3.6 (5 items) - opera fixes and critical view assignment bug