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by Kail
Sat May 20, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

No, it's not the same thing as an API. An API is great regardless of whether a hook system is implemented or not. An API for generating forms would be very useful IMO.
by Kail
Sat May 20, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

SamG: You're correct. It's somewhat FUDish, I apologize if someone feels offended. I think Acyd and the team are doing one helluva job to tell the truth but I'm also somewhat frustrated by the dogged resistance this kind of idea gets. I'm not saying this should be a high priority right now but it h...
by Kail
Sat May 20, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

naderman: You brought Drupal up, recall? I made a reference to Joomla. You have to browse a few pages here to see my last reference to Drupal. So before you say I am complaining, think for a second. Discussions like these keep open source projects alive. I've contributed significantly to phpBB with ...
by Kail
Sat May 20, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

At the end of the day you will need to post it in the Feature Tracker when it reopens for the next major release. I still think its a really really really bad idea... Mark And I think you're really, really, really wrong! :P Honestly, if you love messing with code nothing will stop you. But the majo...
by Kail
Sat May 20, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

smithy_dll: I don't follow you and I find your metaphor totally inaccurate here. Of course you need technical skill to run any website or forum but a plugin system doesn't necessarily mean people will understand less of what they're doing. How many people haven't installed MODs like monkeys, doing a...
by Kail
Fri May 19, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

smithy_dll: My point has never been to make things easy but to help people focus on what they'd rather spend their time on. Running safer, more stable boards that are easier to maintain is definitely a good thing and will bring a better reputation to phpBB, will save people time and relieve some st...
by Kail
Thu May 18, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

Well of course you can't change the system itself, that's obvious. Read "Brains in a Vat" by Hillary Putnam for a more philosophical debate on what we know and can do given certain conditions. My point, which you also seemed to miss, was creating a system and an API flexible enough you can do 95% of...
by Kail
Thu May 18, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

Well this is not because it can't be done due to the way a message board works but due to the way phpBB was designed some five-six years ago. I understand this discussion is highly hypothetical and I don't expect many people would consider it feasible to recode phpBB's code base to such an extent th...
by Kail
Thu May 18, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

Thinking more about it, one doesn't exclude the other. People can still mod their boards as much they like, but the framework should be there IMO for a modular setup of code. I'm sure some people would still use EasyMOD for changes that affect how the API works, but the features of 95% of all MODs t...
by Kail
Thu May 18, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5
Replies: 63
Views: 36229

Re: Sugestion - Hook system like on vB 3.5

I consider that a minor disadvantage, or no disadvantage at all if the application is designed with it in mind. It will on the other hand require an API. You have a great deal of freedom developing modules for Drupal, see the docs at api.drupal.org I agree Drupal is different but I can't see why php...