We’re pleased to announce that after over a year and a little over 1,000 commits, most of which were only possible because of generosity from hundreds of site supporters that enabled one of us to work full time on OGS, the next big update to OGS is just around the corner!
With Version 5 we’ve overhauled both the web interface and the part of the server that runs the games, the result of which makes everything quite a bit faster and fixes a lot of long-outstanding bugs that were hard to fix because of unfortunate architectural decisions made when we were first writing the OGS. While Version 5.0 still won’t have some of features we’ve been wanting to add for awhile now, it paves the way to add them in relatively quickly after 5.0 is released (it was already a giant change, we want to get it in place and make sure everything is working well before adding new stuff).
We’re planning on rolling out the update on Monday, Feb 13th, starting at around 8am and lasting hopefully no longer than an hour (we’re shooting for about 15 minutes, but sometimes things just take awhile). Most of the upgrade will happen without any disruption to the service, however expect to be disconnected a few times throughout the process, and a few minutes of downtime here and there.
- OGS Team
P.S. If you want a sneak peak at what’s coming, head on over to https://beta.online-go.com and check things out - and make sure to report any bugs you find here so we can try and get them fixed up before the big release