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Einstein

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Some suggestions, to make Coppermine Modifications better
« on: April 17, 2004, 03:12:25 pm »

Some suggestions, to make Coppermine Modifications beter:
- Why cannot the phpBB MOD template (+ Easy MOD) be used. It's more clear.
- There exist for the moment three (I suppose so) version of CPG. Should be clear to witch version the MOD belongs. A new forum "CPG 1.3 Modifications" would be good.
- Also MOD prefixes could exist: [MOD], [Hack], [Theme], [Fix]
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Some suggestions, to make Coppermine Modifications better
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004, 07:40:27 am »

the current theme/template system needs on overhaul, that's right. We're discussing this already for future versions. One of the problems is backwards compatibility although, when using a completely different template engine.
The support board will have to change as well, we're currently working on a migration of the board - we're planning to use smf instead of phpbb, which will offer a much more granular administration than the current board. After this migration we're planning to have support sub-categories and a separate mod-board as well. Hopefully, the users will post in the correct boards (most users looking for support post on the first board at the top of the screen anyway :wink: ).

Thanks for your suggestions, we'll try to keep them in mind.

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Re: Some suggestions, to make Coppermine Modifications better
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 06:08:37 pm »

After this migration we're planning to have support sub-categories and a separate mod-board as well. Hopefully, the users will post in the correct boards (most users looking for support post on the first board at the top of the screen anyway :wink: ).
A separate mod-board sound like overkill to me. Coppermine isn't that famous yet  ;) . I think mod subcategories is enough.

An example of tree structure
Modifications
-- MODs, Hacks and fixes
-- Themes
-- Development

Example of the MOD life cycle (can begin at 2):
1. Asking for a feature -> Feature requests
2. Some one is willing to make a MOD
3. Creates a new thread at Development forum with a prefix [DEV]
4. Development and discussions
3. Testing
4. When stable -> moving thread to "MODs Hacks and fixes" with a new prefix for example [MOD]
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Re: Some suggestions, to make Coppermine Modifications better
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2004, 10:43:45 am »

I was using the term "board" as in "sub-category", not "totally separate bbs", so basically I go along with your proposal to have sub-boards within "Mods". The changes you're proposing in status changes will need a lot of moderation though, I'm not sure if/how this should be done. Another issueis the fact that some mods will work with several versions of coppermine, other's won't, so we'll have to come up with a scheme that makes it easy for users to decide if a mod will work for them or not.
Like I said, we're in the middle of re-organizing this forum, so expect some changes in the near future. In any case, I appreciate your feedback.

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