"easymod" for olympus ?

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"easymod" for olympus ?

Post by ergo14 » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:08 pm

im curious ? what will the easymod equivalent work like in olympus ? will there be sthg incorporated by default ?

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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by wGEric » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:01 pm

There will be an EasyMOD version that works in Olympus. It won't be in Olympus by default though.
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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by ergo14 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:11 am

there will be no other "easy" way to incorporate mods into forum ? why is that ? i wont have a problem myself with this but im just curious why it was decided not to include any automated mod inclusion system?

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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by gLiTcH_ » Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:59 pm

ergo14 wrote: im just curious why it was decided not to include any automated mod inclusion system?
Maybe because it's not finished and more or less not faultproof? :D

Manual is the safest way I guess.
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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by markus_petrux » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:04 pm

Probably, bacause (sadly) it is not possible to warrantee that EasyMOD works on all environments officially supported by phpBB itself.

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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by APTX » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:55 pm

Having easymod as an add-on install is IMO a very good way to do it. If you need it - you install it; if not - you don't have to worry about it.
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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by the_dan » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:36 am

ergo14 wrote: there will be no other "easy" way to incorporate mods into forum ? why is that ? i wont have a problem myself with this but im just curious why it was decided not to include any automated mod inclusion system?
Things should be easier than before, due to the inclusion of the modular ACP/MCP/UCP system. Modification of some core files will still be required, but it should be reduced somwhat.

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Re: "easymod" for olympus ?

Post by cyberCrank » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:02 pm

As the number of mods increase for a site, then the EasyMod methodology becomes problematic and unreliable in its current form for 2.0.* when modding a heavily modded site.

The modularity and Style scheme of 3.0 surely help, but the architectural design and structure of maybe 4.0 (from the ground up) will have inherent support for a more robust, reliable, and secure method for implementing multiple mods (but not always easily done). This has been discussed in previous threads with related arguments for and against EasyMod methodology. The issue of providing phpBB as only a core forum package begs for modularity as many have argued and desire mods and an integrated site with features such as portals, etc.

Many love phpBB and want to use it, but they also love being able to modify and integrate it too, which also leads to performance, reliability, robustness, stability, and especially security concerns (which are also the reasons for the KIS principle, Keep It Simple, as much as possible).

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