The future of phpBB(4)?

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jimmygoon
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The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by jimmygoon »

So this is "General Discussion"... Whats the chances of phpbb4 or later 3 releases having some of the following features:
- built in mod system (no more editing files)
- built in autoupdater (like SMF has)

just random thoughts that I think would really make a good showing for phpbb.... tahnks for reading
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by Highway of Life »

1) Doubtful.
there are just too many variables to consider, but I have thought of this, I have not thought of a good way to implement it, as each MOD could modify the code that another mod would have to find... but you never know.

2) Possible, but I would assume that it would actually be a "version checker" instead.

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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

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1) I think the Woltlab Burning Board people want to implement something like that, so maybe we can learn from them, if they actually manage to do that :P

2) The current update for smf RC2 wants to be installed manually.
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

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1) We were the very first who had this through EasyMod.
2) A version checker and file update will be provided with 3.0.x.

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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by d4rkst4r123 »

phpbb4? lol, maybe in your grand-childrens lifetime.
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by Joablen »

dont be so sure... i still remember when phpbb2 came out... but with all the upgrades that phpbb3 has... i dont know if there will be anything left to add :P
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by jimmygoon »

Hmm... Thats a shame. I was actually trying to think of good ways of doing both the updates and the mods and it just doesn't work out... the mods thing is impossible... I guess you make a new spec for mods but they wouldn't be very powerful at all...

Oh well... Wishful thinking (never/always) hurts...
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by cutaia »

The mod thing wouldn't be impossible. You'd pretty much just have to make an easy-mod type program come standard. Then require that all mods use the format that the program uses.

You can also make the program check all files that need to be changed first, to make sure that another mod hasn't already changed something a new mod needs to change. If it finds a conflict, then the program would inform you that "this mod needs to be installed manually."

That way, people like me who want to install a hundred different mods will have to install some manually (Like we already do). But casual forum admins who only want to add one or two things but don't know how to mod, would now have the option.
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by Joablen »

yeah, cutaita is right... and, if it was allready done by easyMOD then lets take a look at the codes and update them to phpbb3
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Re: The future of phpBB(4)?

Post by itunes66 »

yeah, and when you have to install it manually, it could give a link to the templates ModX file for manual installation ;)
2 things i like about you hmm.. ill have to get back to you on that one
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