|Expansions of Death!|
This release does not, however, add the help and notification enhancements for everyone.
Rather, subscribers of the Manager who have the "beta" preference enabled will notice the 'Help' option on the left-side navigation bar. This new feature contains campaign- and expansion-specific tips and notes as well as "alerts" that come directly from Yours Truly.
The idea behind the alerts features is that I'm starting to phase out Twitter as the official source of emerging issues, announcements about features and fixes, etc. and these alerts will accomplish the work that the Manager's Twitter account has been doing for the last several months.
Eventually, the help tips and the notifications will probably become generally available functionality, i.e. visible to all users, but, for now, they're beta functionality (until I'm comfortable with how they look and how I'm using them).
On the back-end, release 2.73.1369 devotes a good amount much-needed TLC to Settlement Event Logging, which got a little weird/broken back when the Timeline release went out.
All users of the webapp, both subscribers and non-subscribers, will hopefully notice improvements to the presentation, verbal clarity and overall usefulness of Settlement Event Logging.
I'll save the details for the change notes below, but there's a ton of tiny updates in this release intended to bring all of the API's settlement Event Logging up to a standard and basically pay down the technical debt I took on when I cut the API over to Semantic Logging back in December 2017.
(When release 2.59.1140 went into production, it shipped the basic hooks for Semantic Logging, but it didn't really change how the API logged settlement events. Now, in release 2.73.1369, I spend a good amount of time bringing the various Settlement and Survivor methods up to the current standard for recording events to the log)
Finally, I created a new project for expanding the Manager's support of expansion content. The basic idea is to go through and smooth out all of the expansion assets and features and tune everything up. I plan to start going through my Wave Two box this weekend and opening tickets.
I expect to have a better sense of how long it will take to update the Manager by Monday.
Thanks for using the Manager!