WebSync – Readme’s & Changelog’s

WebSync 5.0 introduced together with SimSync PRO 4.5 a new feature called Readme’s & Changelog’s.

This feature needs at least SimSync PRO 4.5 to work!

While Changelog’s are now for quite a long time part of the WebSync, they have until SimSync PRO 4.5 only been used to display the changes on a webpage.
This changes now and Changelog have now the chance to be more relevant for distributing information.

In addition, Readme files can now be used to give the users/drivers a general overview of the mod and who is/was involved in creating it.

Changelog – HowTo

    • To create a changelog entry, simply click on the “Index” to index the series. A series must be index first once before the log can be edited.
    • To update the changelog, click on the “Log” button of the series.
    • To define if and how changelogs should be displayed to the drivers, you can define this in the series.
    • Click on “Edit” of the series and scroll down to “Changelog mode”:
      • Manual – A changelog can be displayed manually (see the context menu of the series) if available
      • Before – This will automatically display the changelog BEFORE the sync starts. Once it get’s displayed it will only displayed again, after the series has been re-indexed!
      • After – Similar to “before”, but the changelog will be displayed after the sync finished.

 

Readme – HowTo

    • To create or update a Readme, create a local “readme.txt” file, enter the content you like and upload it in the series root folder of your series.
    • If you would like have localized readme files, simply name the readme files in the following way: “readme_[2 char language code].txt”
      e.g. readme_de.txt, readme_en.txt
      The sync will always try to display a localized readme before using the default readme.txt.
    • You should always provide a normal “readme.txt”, even if localizing the readme. This normal readme.txt will be used in case there is no localization for the users language available.
    • To define if and how changelogs should be displayed to the drivers, you can define this in the series.
    • Click on “Edit” of the series and scroll down to “Readme mode”:
      • Manual – A Readme can be displayed manually (see the context menu of the series) if available.
      • Before – This will automatically display the Readme BEFORE the sync starts. Once it get’s displayed it will only displayed again, after the series has been re-indexed!
      • After – Similar to “before”, but the Readme will be displayed after the sync finished.