Curiosity!

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Exodyus
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Curiosity!

Post by Exodyus » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:58 am

There's a lot going on here, and I haven't really had the proper time to read up on all of it and so I'm sorry if I ask questions that have already been answered, but I have some general curiosities as a lover of phpBB3 and long past BB2.

The biggest issue that I seem to have with the forum is styling. Lord knows that I love Arty. He's the sh!t and I've told him more than once before, lol -- but it's not so much the styling that is the issue, but how the bones of the system should be skinned, and not the styles that should be modded. I find this difficult to run a forum when some people enjoy one style while others another -- and as an admin, I'm sure we've all had that issue before.

Is the new system going to "mod the bones" of php, while the skin is an over-lay to whatever comes? Or are we stuck doing the same thing, over and over again?
It took me nearly a week to mod Arty's Artodia Elegance theme -- everyone loves it, but some prefer other pieces for their phones, and I don't have the time or patience to remod that skin as well, lol. Call me lazy, but I can't justify it.

Frankly, if Arty could remaster the prosilver with all the trimmings, but keep the elegance of Artodia, I'd be all <3 :D .

Also, the little boy in me wants to know when Christmas is coming -- when BB4 is looking to peek it's head out.

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Re: Curiosity!

Post by MichaelC » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Installing modifications will become easier in 3.1 with hooks and extensions and phpBB 4's architecture will be made to make installing modifications completely seamless.

phpBB 4 is a complete rewrite and as such it will need a new style made from scratch.

phpBB 4 won't be out for a while yet and I wouldn't get your hopes up seeing it before 2015.

However there are quite a few RFCs for 3.2 at the moment with changing the styles system including sprites, removing style components etc. and image sets are being removed in phpBB 3.1 I believe.
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Re: Curiosity!

Post by Exodyus » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:22 am

That sounds awesome and hopefully it comes out before the world ends! :) Lolol.

Will it have better updates than the current BB3? More seamless transitions?
I'm worried because I'm currently running 3.0.9 and I'm one upgrade behind, but I spent so long modding Arty: Elegance that I'm petrified of it killing everything I did and that would cause me to just spend the money to buy into vBulletin 4, but I love BB3 so much and have worked with it for so long.

Also -- speaking of competition, will BB4 be looking to run SEO?
Because the SEO mod for BB3 is an absolute nightmare and destroys currently running forums.
I run a test-forum and mod that before modding my actual /home/ and I had to just delete the entire BB3 folder and restart a new one... :evil:

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Re: Curiosity!

Post by /a3 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:33 am

Exodyus wrote:Also -- speaking of competition, will BB4 be looking to run SEO?
What improvements are you looking for? :?
$ git commit -m "YOLO"

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