[ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

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[ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by idiotnesia » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:40 am

Hi, are there any possibilities to integrate the existed mods into the core of phpbb for phpbb 3.1?
I'm sure there are a lot of good mods out there, perhaps phpbb team can consider it to integrate in the core.
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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by igorw » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:16 am

If the feature warrants inclusion in 3.1 and the code is good enough, I don't see why a MOD cannot be turned into a patch. But this should not be done blindly, it needs to be evaluated, if the features should go into the core. Do you have any specific MODs in mind?

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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by ephemeraboy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:45 am

Wau..
too many MODs out there
agree with evil3...
we should consider what MOD to turn into patch...
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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by Nelsaidi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:19 pm

Yes but only if soemthing was needed and it already exists as a good MOD, no point in reinveting the wheel.

I'm against overbloating phpBB with unneeded things, thats the beauty of MODS - its sometihng some need but others dont, so they install it.

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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by imkingdavid » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:01 pm

Nelsaidi wrote:Yes but only fis oemthing was needed and it already exists as a good MOD, no point in reinveting the wheel.

I'm against overbloating phpBB with unneeded things, thats the beauty of MODS - its sometihng some need but others dont, so they install it.
That's why I like phpBB over vBulletin or IPB (other than the cost)... they have so many core features that I would never need but that take up space and processing power. phpBB is lightweight and almost any more features can be added with MODs.
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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by Nelsaidi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:23 pm

Although performance is important, there is much more than just performance - Theres stuff such as updates (more features, more bugs), more cluttered interface to deal with additional features, making the core more complicated for php newbies (the phpBB3 code is bad imo - hard to understand, an expert php developer told me this when they started out with phpBB, - agree; although they got the hang of it in the end, a newer user would take longer).

Also integrating mods may partially limit choices, people will not develope alternatives to a mod because one is integrated by default.

Whilst integrating has its advantage (no re installation after updates), disadvantages outweight the advantages

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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by idiotnesia » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:53 am

eviL3 wrote:If the feature warrants inclusion in 3.1 and the code is good enough, I don't see why a MOD cannot be turned into a patch. But this should not be done blindly, it needs to be evaluated, if the features should go into the core. Do you have any specific MODs in mind?
Yes sure it needs to be evaluated first.
Here's some mods I like:
- Auto Groups by A_Jelly_Doughnut

- Quote Remover by Phantom784
This will automatically remove nested quote instead of annoying error message.

- ACP Add User MOD by Highway of Life

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Code: Select all

 enhancements by  TerraFrost
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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by naderman » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:45 am

Please start a separate discussion topic for each of those and explain what exactly they do and why you think they should be included.

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Re: [ask] Is it possible to add mods into phpbb core?

Post by MichaelC » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:11 pm

idiotnesia wrote:
eviL3 wrote:If the feature warrants inclusion in 3.1 and the code is good enough, I don't see why a MOD cannot be turned into a patch. But this should not be done blindly, it needs to be evaluated, if the features should go into the core. Do you have any specific MODs in mind?
Yes sure it needs to be evaluated first.
Here's some mods I like:
- Auto Groups by A_Jelly_Doughnut

- Quote Remover by Phantom784
This will automatically remove nested quote instead of annoying error message.

- ACP Add User MOD by Highway of Life

-

Code: Select all

 enhancements by  TerraFrost[/quote]

Auto Groups - semi-discussed here although has gone a little off-topic (mainly my fault. Sorry): http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=32715

And ACP Add User Topic I just posted here: http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=32769&p=207201#p207201
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