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by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Core features - what stays in
Replies: 20
Views: 15745

Re: Core features - what stays in

i thought that this discussion is more geared towards architecture, not feature set. No, I named the topic "Core features - what stays in" for a reason. :D Defining the feature list is usually step #2 in feature driven design (agile model) and the overall system architecture is the first step, but ...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Core features - what stays in
Replies: 20
Views: 15745

Re: Core features - what stays in

The differentiation is important here because we want even those basic package plugins/features to be removable if someone would want to do that. :P That was pretty much my whole point in the first post of the topic. There has to be a defined set of features that are required for the application to...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Core features - what stays in
Replies: 20
Views: 15745

Re: Core features - what stays in

so, the way i see it, it is extremely important not to conflate "core" and "part of the basic package". probably some new terms should be used. maybe we should retire "core" and use "kernel" and "basic package". Here we are starting to diverge I think, because what you are getting hung up on is not...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Core features - what stays in
Replies: 20
Views: 15745

Re: Core features - what stays in

Every application must have a baseline feature set, or core. Without defining that how would you determine what features must be available in an 'out of the box' install? There is also the problem that if a feature is not classified into core (phpBB owned) or extension (phpBB/3rd party owned), there...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions
Replies: 34
Views: 27979

Re: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions

In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter? ;) Well yes actually it does. With version 4 bringing a clean slate do you really want to bring along the baggage from the older versions? Its a fairly well known fact the the term MOD today confuses users because they equate it with a modular t...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: General Principles
Replies: 11
Views: 10580

Re: General Principles

This seems like it would be a lot better as multiple posts, so each item could be discussed :D +1 dbal: Currently, phpbb supports probably more DB backend than any other bbs. there might be places dbal can be extended, streamlined, polished etc., but in general, it has proven itself so far, so we s...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: LDAP
Replies: 5
Views: 7072

Re: LDAP

Yes I am aware of the current status quo. :P What I want to know is what did naderman mean by "should allow synchronising of phpBB groups with LDAP ", synchronize how, one way, two way? <-please no :)
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions
Replies: 34
Views: 27979

Re: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions

If i remember correctly, phpBB has always used the term "MOD" which stands for "Modification". No actually MOD's were previously known as *hacks* but changed because of the negative connotation with the term. :P I think it is good as it is a Modification to the core Except that in version 4 (which ...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Core features - what stays in
Replies: 20
Views: 15745

Core features - what stays in

I think literally one of the first things you need to do is define what existing features in the 3.x branch can be defined as a core bulletin board feature and should remain a feature in 4. This could arguably be one of the most difficult tasks and I'm sure will be a very contentious discussion. I'm...
by bolverk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: LDAP
Replies: 5
Views: 7072

LDAP

LDAP group support, should allow synchronising of phpBB groups with LDAP
Can you elaborate on what you meant here?