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Re: helping mod authors port mods to next phpbb version...

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Documentation will eventually be done. But think about it: who knows 3 the best? The devs. Who are busy making sure 3 will get out soon? The devs. So documentation will have to come later most likely. :)
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Re: helping mod authors port mods to next phpbb version...

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Most likely, it would be quicker to rewrite all mods from scratch. The internals of phpBB has changed dramatically, heavy use of OOP and better reusable functions, which should simplify modifications and even so, should be used to keep your mods more forward compatible. (When classes are bugfixed by the phpBB group, there's no need to rewrite any calls to their methods. It also allows extending classes without having to modify the original files, which should be done as much as possible to limit editing of the original files and make upgrading for users easier).
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Re: helping mod authors port mods to next phpbb version...

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Thanks, that all makes sense. It also makes me very nervous. I've written a number of extremely long mods (e.g. tabulated survey) using code I figured out by studying old phpbb2, and I fear that I will be lost now that phpbb3 will be using new coding approaches (classes, methods, OOP, are all a foreign language to me). I guess I'll wait a while till the developers come up for air and start to document things after they release olympus before I sit down to try to figure any of this out.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: helping mod authors port mods to next phpbb version...

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Don't worry asinshesq, there will be documentation it just may take a while. You might like doing a really simple MOD on Olympus for now -- it's a great learning experience! :)
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