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Re: porting 3.0 mods to 3.1 extensions...

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asinshesq wrote:Will we still allow modx style mods with validation?? Or will those be history (other than on hack sites)?
We are not planning on accepting MODs that require edits at this time. The hope is that if a MOD requires an event somewhere that doesn't have an event that the event request is made and that there are more frequent releases of phpBB to address the lack of events.
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That's what I thought,and thanks for the clarification.
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Is there an event for when warning a user?
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At the moment there is no such event.
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That's not what I meant. What I meant was if the Development Team doesn't see a need for a particular event, then the MOD Team should allow Extensions that require core edits. This has nothing to do with approved/unapproved MODs.
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t_backoff wrote:That's not what I meant. What I meant was if the Development Team doesn't see a need for a particular event, then the MOD Team should allow Extensions that require core edits. This has nothing to do with approved/unapproved MODs.
Extensions to do not require core edits, thats the definition of extensions. Everything that requires editing the core is still a modification.
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OK, but I can see that a MOD getting denied with the reason "Use the extension system" and there not being the required events. Which brings me back to my original question - what do we do then?
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We will find a way, once the problem arises. ;)
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In general, if you can prove that you need an event in a specific place (i.e. no other events will do what you need efficiently) it will probably be added. I can't think of a reason not to add an event besides another event already being available to do what you need.

As far as I am aware, we plan to release more frequently (if needed) to add events so that if an extension does need an event in order to work, it will just have to wait until it is made available in a new release.

If needed, we can provide the event code to insert for the Extension developer to have the event available on their test board so that they can work on their extension without having to wait.
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Just to add, NOW is the time for MOD authors to start looking into porting their MODs over to extensions, so they can figure out if they will need to request new events be added to phpBB, so that they can be added now, before 3.1 is released, and while it is still in its developmental alpha/beta stages.
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