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Hey,

I need some answers...

I know these are phpBB forums, but what is it. Like CVS or CMS. I dont know what they are and some people keep mentioning them. I really like this style of the board, where it is more flattented out.

But if Someone can please help me ASAP that would be great.
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Hey, this is the uncompleted V3.0 of phpBB. The site is for monitoring it's development, downloading the CVS (concurrent version storage) which allows you to donwload unstable versions of 3.0 to see how it's going!
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hey,

so this is the developed ... well partilly developed phpBB 3 Olympus?
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=mcgowan= wrote: hey,

so this is the developed ... well partilly developed phpBB 3 Olympus?
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CVS means.... well now, that's a damn good question. :lol: What does it mean?

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=mcgowan= wrote: Hey,

I need some answers...

I know these are phpBB forums, but what is it. Like CVS or CMS. I dont know what they are and some people keep mentioning them.
CVS = Concurrent Versioning System

CMS = Content Management System
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Adding a hair more detail:
CVS = Concurrent Versioning System
This allows multiple people to develop a single product concurrently. I don't know the exact details of sourceforge (where phpBB is held, I've never personally used it) but typically the system tracks changes to code and integrates them into the new version rather than a full replacement. In a more traditional (read: outdated) environment, if Programmer A replaced lines 5, 6 and 7 of the file index.htm at the same time as Programmer B was working on lines 15, 16 and 17, the person who clicked "save" last would be the one who's files were used - in this case A's work on the file would be lost since B's file didn't have his changes in it (they both started with the same original). With a typical CVS, the edits themselves are tracked, so when A edits his lines, the system ONLY rewrites 5, 6 and 7 - when B clicks save only lines 15-17 are changed which allows BOTH sets of lines to be altered rather than just the last person to save.
Another typical feature is "rollback" - you can pull up the code from a previous version if you need to (or, like me you did something stupid and need to go back and undo it from four versions ago) and work from there.
CMS = Content Management System
All this really means (in this context) is how exactly your web stuff is stored and distributed to the end user. Changes to the CMS in this version include the ability to include files in posts and add hyperlinks to sites as a forum object rather than having to maintain a portal or separate links page. OFTEN both of those features were modded into phpBBs in the past (for example, the one at my firm links to our company database software, there's a link at the top where the login/logout buttons are), now they're directly supported as part of the CMS.
Other examples of CMS (*NOT* included in phpBB, just other real world applications) are media streaming systems, database frontends, and portal solutions.
In the past phpBB (if unmodded) hasn't really been a very good CMS - it's a web forum solution and that was mostly its only strong capability. Olympus has the ability for some more extensive CMS, although it lacks the features of more robust portal/content solutions (which seems to be by intent - phpBB is a forum solution with some CMS support, not a CMS with some forum stuff)

Hope that helps a bit.

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