Why is there no portal system included with phpbb?

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Why is there no portal system included with phpbb?

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Why is there no portal system included with phpbb?
I would like a portal in Orion.
This would help using only one template for both the phbb and portal.

Example on portal solution:
http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=280" target="_blank
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Re: Why is there no portal system included with phpbb?

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Because phpBB is a forum, not a portal.
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Agree

But the portal uses most of the phpbb system (sql and php) to present new messages, important news etc. and i make it more as a complete package.
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AFAIK there was an official portal project @ phpbb.com .
It aborted before I registered over there (july2004), but the dedicated forum (locked) was deleted only in January2005.

Maybe there will be another phpbb portal project for Olympus (after olympus release).

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That's right. The devs put the portal project on hold until after 3.0 is completed. Once 3.0 is finished, they might restart the portal project, then again they might not. We'll have to wait and see. ;)

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I wouldn't hold your breath for the phpBB portal anytime soon(if it should ever happen). I can't speak for the dev's since I don't know their plans, but I know that if I was one of them, once Olympus is released I'd be taking a decently long break.

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Why does it matter if phpBB isn't endorsing a portal? Find one that you like yourself and use it! If you're waiting to use a portal because you want it to be officially sponsored by phpBB, that's going to be a long time from now.
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Well, you yourself posted a link to the available portals for phpBB. Why should the devs use their time (which could be put to better use making new features for phpBB or optimizing code) to produce something that already exists and works? As far as I know several of these portal mods are quite good and useable for a broad range of situations. I guess some will also be taken over to Olympus, so there also won't be a lack of available portals... ;)

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I should think portal development will begin as soon as there is a good BETA release.
Obviously only unofficially.

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Dunvallo wrote: Well, you yourself posted a link to the available portals for phpBB. Why should the devs use their time (which could be put to better use making new features for phpBB or optimizing code) to produce something that already exists and works? As far as I know several of these portal mods are quite good and useable for a broad range of situations. I guess some will also be taken over to Olympus, so there also won't be a lack of available portals... ;)
If the portal came from the same source (phpbb), i do not need to think of the problem when upgrading the phpbb due to mods etc. They both follows the same upgrade path, same style etc etc.
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