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by ameeck
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Avoiding Confusion in Who Is Online
Replies: 21
Views: 10239

Re: [RFC] Avoiding Confusion in Who Is Online

What informational value does it give and why should a regular user know? Either leave the current behaviour or just omit that online entry altogether.
by ameeck
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Deleting System..
Replies: 18
Views: 11469

Re: Deleting System..

Why would you do this? Are you running out of IDs? You've got at least a few billions of them, so I see no pressure there...
by ameeck
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Board Version on footer
Replies: 10
Views: 6020

Re: Board Version on footer

phpBB featured the board version in the footer in the early 2.0.x series. The primary reason to remove it was security. There were some nasty version specific exploits for phpBB and one could find vulnerable boards by a simple Google search query. You can still do this in phpBB (for example by searc...
by ameeck
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: ACP File edit module
Replies: 2
Views: 3298

Re: ACP File edit module

There is specialized software and working practices for this. phpBB is and should stay a bulletin board. Use a VCS to maintaing a changelog of edits you made to files.

Trying to implement this in phpBB will get you into a mess, nothing more.
by ameeck
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: General Development Discussion
Topic: 3.1-dev
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

Re: 3.1-dev

All development code is in Git repositories hosted on Github. To get the newest code, check it out with git.

See the Development wiki for more information about the repositories and git itself:
http://wiki.phpbb.com/Git
by ameeck
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: php mail function fails without error information
Replies: 1
Views: 4330

Re: php mail function fails without error information

From my experience you can hardly get any information from mail() at all. The most common reason for a phpBB mail() call to fail is breaching the host's outgoing server limits, which are not passed on to the mail() function. You can encourage the users to start using SMTP, which gives them a full tr...
by ameeck
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: phpBB version in footer
Replies: 9
Views: 6945

Re: phpBB version in footer

A version number used to be included in the footers. The potential danger is that if an exploit is known for a specific phpBB version, a simple Google search for "Powered by phpBB 3.0.x" will reveal many of the vulnerable boards. This actually happened in the past used when phpBB2 vulnerabilities ex...
by ameeck
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: phpbb 3.0.8 rc1
Replies: 3
Views: 4786

Re: phpbb 3.0.8 rc1

phpBB 3.0.8 rc1 is very close to being released, that is true. Unfortunately, we cannot give you an exact date, as we ourselves are not sure when exactly.
by ameeck
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Reinventing the ACP
Replies: 9
Views: 11772

Re: [RFC] Reinventing the ACP

This type of interface would be very familiar to anyone who has used a desktop operating system. They can organize things the way they want via a drag 'n drop system to suit the needs of their ACP. Keep in mind that files you browse on the PC are not the same thing as configuration and managment mo...
by ameeck
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Reinventing the ACP
Replies: 9
Views: 11772

Re: [RFC] Reinventing the ACP

Overall, this might end up a good idea. Just a few things I'd think about: I wouldn't tie up the design and the backend code - they can be developed independently. I certainly agree with changing the backend code to make creating modules simpler, but I'm not so sure about the new interface. Are CFG ...