MLS 3.0 Issue: Other Resources missing

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MLS 3.0 Issue: Other Resources missing

Postby waltbristow » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:55 pm

When I did a send/receive this afternoon there was a message that 2.9.4. was being installed. We already had 2.9.4 installed.

After rebooting (as instructed), the first thing I noticed was that in the "Other Resources" tab, the links for seminary/institute was gone. At least I think that's what was there before.

I did another send/receive. Again there was a message that 2.9.4. was being installed. Okay.

Another reboot. Now there is nothing in the "Other Resources" panel. Before it had a link for confidential forms, didn't it?

Anyone know what's going on?

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Postby waltbristow » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:04 pm

Okay, I'm baffled. After the last post I did another send/receive. Again there was the message about upgrading to 2.9.4. Now the confidential forms link is there again in the "Other Resources" panel. But still nothing for seminary and institute.

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Postby aebrown » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:44 pm

wbristow wrote:Okay, I'm baffled. After the last post I did another send/receive. Again there was the message about upgrading to 2.9.4. Now the confidential forms link is there again in the "Other Resources" panel. But still nothing for seminary and institute.


For stakes that participate in the MLS beta program, a beta version of MLS 3.0 was downloaded, starting sometime yesterday (12 Jun 2009). Unfortunately, the download message says that " MLS version 2.9.4 is currently being patched to your computer," even though it is actually version 3.0. Somehow your MLS thinks that MLS still has to be patched, even though you did reboot. I'm guessing that MLS still is labeled as 2.9.4, which is a mystery.

I'm not sure why you aren't seeing the Seminary and Institute link -- I saw that this morning both before and after I upgraded to MLS 3.0.

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Postby schestev » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:16 pm

Hi,
I just posted essentially this same thing in the other thread about the "ratty" font in 3.0. I would have posted it here, had I seen it first.

That said, WE are not a Beta Stake, but still got the 2.9.4 upgrade anyhow nor did we request it...but now that we have it, well...now what?

Just an FYI for who(m)ever it is that lurks within the walls of these forums listening to the chatter.

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Postby waltbristow » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:54 pm

The other thing missing in the panel (along with the link for seminary and institute info) is the link for Church audits. Gee, I guess that means the Church is doing away with audits! Right? :)

By the way, my stake is NOT (at least has not been in the past and no one said anything recently) a beta test stake.

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Postby mkmurray » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:20 pm

This is making me think there could have been a mistake. Perhaps they forced out a patch to everyone which gave most 2.9.4 again, but people in the beta program got 3.0...?
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Postby lajackson » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:54 pm

mkmurray wrote:This is making me think there could have been a mistake. Perhaps they forced out a patch to everyone which gave most 2.9.4 again, but people in the beta program got 3.0...?


We are not a beta stake. This morning we received a forced (could not refuse) "2.9.4 patch" that was 2.6+ meg in size, took over 1+1/2 hours to download on the 35kbps dialup, and loaded the 3.0.0_15688 June 12, 2009 14:15 version of MLS.

I have 24kbps buildings that will take 2+1/4 hours or more to get the little 2.6+ meg "patch" tomorrow. The file is not available at the MLS site to avoid the download.

I am livid. Our stake president had me apologize in priesthood leadership meeting to the 14 bishops and branch presidents for what they are about to experience. I will stop raging for now.

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Postby lajackson » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:11 pm

I might add that I think it may have been a mistake.

And unless they cut off downloads during prime time Sunday, I think they are heading for a train wreck when everyone dials in to report their financial deposits. Just my opinion (based on about five years of experience with big upgrades). [grin]

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Postby schestev » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:17 pm

lajackson wrote:I might add that I think it may have been a mistake.

And unless they cut off downloads during prime time Sunday, I think they are heading for a train wreck when everyone dials in to report their financial deposits. Just my opinion (based on about five years of experience with big upgrades). [grin]


Can't disagree with you there. But what a stupendous train wreck it would be to watch...test of faith brethren, a test of faith.

I do hope SOMEONE is listening and disables autoupdates before tomorrow morning.

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Postby aebrown » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:43 pm

wbristow wrote:The other thing missing in the panel (along with the link for seminary and institute info) is the link for Church audits. Gee, I guess that means the Church is doing away with audits! Right?


I have updated 5 wards and the stake, and I've not seen any issues with anything in the Other Resources panel -- I always still have Church Audits, Seminary and Institute, and Confidential Reports and Forms (and for the stake, the new Leader and Unit Change Request).

So whatever you're seeing (or not seeing, in this case) seems to be an unusual circumstance -- certainly not something that people in general should be worrying about with regard to the MLS 3.0 upgrade.


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