Monthly Archive for April, 2012

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PH Blue Shadow

I have some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first, random reader on the internet?

Let’s go with the bad news:

Team BFF has been disbanded. In memory of their service to the internet, a small statue was erected in Dartmouth today, following a lengthy parade which also had cake. It’s been a fun ride and we hope you all enjoy the features the team got to make.

Now it’s time for the good news:

The teams were disbanded because the influx of developers wanting to join Project: Hazel were too many, so we decided to cancel the project. However, Team Mika is still going strong and they have no taken over the development of the Squidwolf Wiki and Squidwolf Forums. Hopefully we can introduce you to the new Wiki soon, buy right now, let’s focus on what is coming.

Echoing Spectrum 1.1 update is scheduled for deployment on saturday and the Squidwolf Annual Keynote, 2012 is going to take place on 09 June 2012. At the Keynote we will be unveiling some really awesome stuff regarding a new division of Squidwolf Syndicate. Here’s what to expect from the Keynote:

– We talk about the cool new stuff for sale on Squidwolf Store. These include Android Phones & Tablets, SD Memory Cards and Camcorders.

– We explain what the hell Squidwolf Services Network is, finally.

ALPHA Projects! Where Squidwolf Social is up to and what other cool stuff we have planned.

BETA Projects! These would be the Public BETA of ETQE as well as the now cancelled Private BETA of Squidwolf Video Streaming. Not forgetting that Squidwolf Store is still in Private BETA and so is Squidwolf Web Design. The shiny new Squidwolf Services Network is also in BETA.

Squidwolf Nest! You will just have to wait before you find out what this exciting new service/feature/thing is.

Operation: HazelEye. We announced this at the March Special Event, you get to find out where we are up to with it.

Operation: DarkNet. This has stayed quiet for too long now, we want to spill the beans on it.

The MAN Project. OMFG!!!!

Parkour Social. Wait, what? Parkour? WTF!?!?

And now for what is changing on the network.

Squidwolf IM. The chat member list can now be organised into groups and have been given some more intuitive icons.

Squidwolf Collaboration. New registrations to Squidwolf Syndicate will not be granted access to the Address Book or Calendar services.

HazelPorts. A boatload of backend updates have been applied to the network.

Newsletters. The delivery of newsletters has been suspended until further notice.

Server Location Migration. The groundwork has been laid for moving ‘Edge’ Server to a new home.

HazelGuardian. A security update has been applied fixing the vulnerabilities found in our new HTML mailing system.

Remote Desktop. A server update has been applied fixing the memory leaks encountered when administering older devices.

Main Site. The link to Squidwolf Store has now received a name change.

Squidwolf Gaming Network. Groundwork has been laid for an exciting new game to be added to the network.

– Bug Fixes.

Anyways, that’s what we have for you here. Thanks from Team BFF.


Blue Shadow

We have decided to completely remove DirectAuth login since the need for guest account logins is no longer required.

‘Edge’ Server was restarted at 19:45 UTC due to a serious database issue. Normal service is now resumed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Squidwolf Syndicate: Echoing Spectrum 1.0.3 is scheduled for deployment during an extended downtime on Friday, April 20. Downtime will begin at 14:00 UTC and is expected to be completed at 15:00 UTC.

A variety of fixes for issues stemming from the Echoing Spectrum release will be addressed and patch notes for this release can be found here.

Patch notes for Squidwolf Syndicate: Echoing Spectrum 1.0.3

To be released Friday, April 20, 2012.



– A serious bug requiring the de-activation of Squidwolf Print Server has been fixed.



– An issue with links on the Squidwolf Syndicate Main Website has been fixed.

– An issue which prevented streaming video from ‘Edge’ Server to Apple TV on Squidwolf WiFi has been fixed.

– Squidwolf Video Streaming has been cancelled.

– HTML Emails are now in effect.

– HTML Emails are now in effect on Squidwolf Services Network.


Squidwolf WiFi

– Fixed performance issues affecting AppleTVs.

– Fixed an issue regarding Timed Access Control affecting some devices.


Squidwolf Social

– SquidPassport login service is now at D-0.0.3

– A text issue with the menu on Profile pages has been fixed.


Squidwolf Store

– A text issue with notifications has been fixed.

– A display issue with products containing more than 5 images has been fixed.


Squidwolf Wiki

– A new article detailing how to fix issues with the iSight camera on Aluminium iMac has been added.


Squidwolf Print Server

– Service has been re-activated on Squidwolf WiFi: Fallowfield Asylum.

I’m still not blogging though.

‘Edge’ Server was offline between 02:45 – 03:15 UTC due to an Internet Connection fault. Normal service is now resumed.

Squidwolf Syndicate: Echoing Spectrum 1.0.2 has been deployed. This update fixes various issues stemming from the Echoing Spectrum release. Full patch notes are available here.

Please report any issues with Echoing Spectrum 1.0.2 in the forums.

We have created a Wiki Page with details on how to delete the old SMTP server from Apple Mail and add the new one with enhanced encryption, Click Here to read it.

Patch notes for Squidwolf Syndicate: Echoing Spectrum 1.0.2

To be released Tuesday, April 1, 2012.



Squidwolf Syndicate – Main Site

– RSS Feed links on the main site for Dev Blog, Patch Notes, and News From Squidwolf have been fixed.



Squidwolf Media Server

– Fixes several issues that may cause Media Server to unexpectedly shutdown when streaming videos, changing artwork and the Squidwolf Photo Service.

– Addresses an issue where some Media Server elements are incorrectly displayed on Linux.

– Fixes a problem where Media Server may become unresponsive when using the Remote service.

– Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes on an Apple TV or other Squidwolf-enabled device.

Squidwolf WiFi

– Fixed an issue with wireless performance.

– Time Capsule now works perfectly with Squidwolf Time Machine Server.

– Fixed an issue where Windows Phones couldn’t connect to Squidwolf WiFi.

Squidwolf Services Network

– Advertise Here graphics have been populated with a link to Squidwolf Syndicate.

Squidwolf Collaboration

– Squidwolf Address Book has been re-enabled on ‘February’ Server.


–   HazelPorts base version 2.0.4 installed

–   apr 1.4.6 installed

–   freetype 2.4.9 installed

–   fontconfig 2.9 installed

–   libpng 1.4.10 installed

–   openssl 1.0.1 installed

–   SQLite3 3.7.10 installed

–   xorg-bigreqsproto 1.1.2 installed

–   xorg-kbproto 1.0.6 installed

–   xorg-xtrans 1.2.7 installed

–   xorg-xcmiscproto 1.2.2 installed

–   xorg-xextproto 7.2.1 installed

–   xorg-xproto 7.0.23 installed

–   xorg-xcb-proto 1.7.1 installed

–   xorg-libxcb 1.8.1 installed

–   xorg-libX11 installed

–   xorg-libXt 1.1.3 installed

–   xorg-util-macros 1.17 installed

Squidwolf Social

– Private ALPHA accounts are now activated.

– SquidPassport login foundations constructed.

Squidwolf Store

– Fixed broken links.

– Various Bug Fixes.

– That pointless graphic of an iMac G4 has been removed and Squidwolf Syndicate logo has been placed there.

Squidwolf Forums

– Missing Forums have been created.

Squidwolf Wiki

– An article explaining how to remove SMTP servers from Mail has been added.

Squidwolf Print Server

– A bug in which Cover Pages are being printed has been resolved.