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SocomVengeance
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hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm..........

Post by SocomVengeance »

I read this post and it is 2 months old so im thinking we must be around the 3rd step in this shouldnt we?

As some may have already seen we completed what we're classing as the second milestone of phpBB 2.2, M-2 yesterday. We have four milestones in total and thus are "half way there" so to speak.

Remember, we maintain a development board @ http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB22/" target="_blank which can give you an idea of what is happening day to day. We also maintain a gallery for areas hidden from users (unless you install a snapshot!). This can be access from the area51 index @ http://area51.phpbb.com/" target="_blank

Now, I'd like to give everyone an overview now of some of the things phpBB 2.2 offers compared to phpBB 2.0 ... remember, this is an overview, not an exhaustive list:

Administration
Overhauled Administration Control Panel with new, consistent look
Removal of templated admin, change to hard coded HTML to improve consistency and reduce issues with support and new moules
Configuration split into several seperate forms offering numerous new functions
Load management to fine tune the board for higher (or lower) processing situations
Completely revamped style system
Ability to manipulate templates online
Fine control of theming, based on CSS but with a friendly front end (raw css mode retained for those that prefer it)
Ability to export archives containing all relevant style or style element data (archives can be compressed if suitable support exists in PHP)
Ability to remotely install new styles (subject to filesystem permissions and safe mode off)
Updated permission system offering numerous options to finely control what a user can do, what an admin can do and what a moderator can do
Updated group system
Multiple group leaders (formerly moderators)
Ability to add, remove, demote, promote users to and from groups in the admin control panel
Ability to assign username colouration to groups rather than being based on user_level (no longer exists)
Ability to assign ranks to all group members
Ability to assign a single "default usergroup" for users from which colour and rank assignments are derived
Updated forum management
Ability to more precisely control features such as auto-pruning
Passworded forums for those quick n dirty moments
Per forum styles
Authentication plugins allowing for alternative user login verification, e.g. LDAP, Apache auth, etc.
Attachment option management
Allow filetypes
Group filetypes
Create thumbnails of oversized images
Limit attachment number and size
Display images inline or via link
Ban usernames, email addresses and IPs for limited time or until specified date
Exclude usernames, email addresses and IP's from banning
Give reason for banning
Comprehensive logging of administration, moderation and critical actions

Index, viewforum, viewtopic
Unlimited subforum nesting
Optional "Birthday" display
Admin definable "users online" time
Improved display and consistency for show online
Forum as link to remote or local destination with click through counter
Global announcements (display in all forums)
Optional topic and post icons
Topic posted to marking
Database and cookie stored topic read marking
Forum watching (subscription) as well as topic watching
Per user definable "Display topics from" output for viewforum
viewforum searchbox
Optional online/offline indication in viwtopic
Report post to moderator
Rate post good/bad (used for Karma calculations)
Additional quick mod features such as make stick, make global, split, merge, etc.
Printable view
Email topic url to friend (with additional note)
Jump to first unread post (or last post if all read)
Moderation of individual users or groups of users posts in each forum
Post count incrementation on per user/group per forum basis

Posting
Optional topic/post icon
Admin definable character limit for messages
Additional bbcode functionality
Lock topic when replying
Lock post to prevent editing
Multiple attachments per post with comments
Ability to alter and add attachments when editing post
Multiple option polling
User definable "number of selectable options"
Updated poll option entry method
Ability to quote message from topic review (template support dependant)
Improved backend message parsing engine
Significantly reduced posting times when editing post options but making no changes to message

Moderation
New front end
Quick listing of unmoderated posts, most recent reports, moderator log, etc.
Improved detail output for given post
Lock post from editing from MCP
Ability to approve or disprove posts up for moderation
Review reports, discard reports, discard reported post
Topic merge of selected posts to selected topic
Permission based alteration of forum details, name, description, etc.
Comprehensive logging of moderator actions
Updated topic moderation such as change topic icon, etc.
Improved, more solid backend

User Options
User Control Panel replacing old profile screen
Modular "plug-in" style system
New front end
Quick listing of statistics and important (global) announcements
List of watched (subscribed) forums and topics
Seperated profile, preferences, signature, avatar forms
Increase number of profile options, jabber instant messaging support
Improved number of preference options
New post viewing options; do not view avatars, smilies, etc.
Permission based limitations on username, email and password changing
Birthday field
Daylight Savings switch
Improved signature entry, mimics posting screen
Preview signature before submit
Seperate avatar form
Offsite/linked avatar size verification upon submit

Profiles
Permission based viewing of profiles, memberslist, etc.
Further information for profile views; signature, most active, last active, etc.
Overhauled user search facility with many options
Supports form elements which accept multiple usernames
Improved instant messaging interfaces particularly for Jabber
Quick registration system with visual confirmation

Backend improvements
"Intelligent" caching of global data and any desired SQL query
Updated templating system with conditional statements
Built-in compilation of templates to reduce system load
Consolidation of numerous source files
Increasing use of modular components


That is a brief overview of the changes ... there are many more and backend changes go much further

I'll now give a brief overview of some of the things planned (they may not all appear) for Milestone-3 (M-3). This is from our internal list (viewable by all team members) which has existed for several months now and thus predates many other boards "unique" or "brand new" features

Further modularisation of MCP and ACP
Buddy/ignore list
Overhaul of User admin
Force user reactivation
Password change reminders
Admin definable profile fields
Admin definable BBCode
User facing group control panel updates
Support for search engine spidering sessions
Further MCP additions
User warning/auto-ban system
Change topic author
Prune topics to given forum (trash can/archive to forum type support)
Updated search system
Search topic
Possible support for builtin fulltext capabilities of DB
Improved search feedback to user, list ignored common words, stop words, etc.
Bump topic
Critical failure logging
Mass forum operations, e.g. lock all forums in a category
Improvements in Jabber integration
Further improvements in styling and feedback

Following M-3 one further milestone is planned. This will introduce some potentially quite neat modular automation capabilities (if it works out ), updated private mesagging with message "histories", forwarding, etc.

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Re: hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm..........

Post by soxie »

phpBB 2.1.2 is our current version, the devs are not done M3 yet. When it is done there will be an announcement and the version number will change to 2.1.3
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SocomVengeance
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Re: hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm..........

Post by SocomVengeance »

But it will them be 2.2 right? i cant wait i love the features so far...! I will never get another message board from anyone else!

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Re: hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm..........

Post by Trek »

No.
When the version number changes to 2.1.3, it'll be version 2.1.3 :)
Then M4 will be completed, then beta version, then release candidates, then 2.2 :)
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