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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #100 on: April 02, 2012, 01:22:57 AM »
Ok, so after reading most of the posts here, I finally got it...  The way I'm looking at it, is this...

smCore = Bunch of functions that can be used by anything (Basically the core of ANYTHING).

SMF = modification package that uses smCore (1 of those anythings mentioned above).

Anything else = modification package that uses smCore or it's own functions.

This sounds AWESOME!  And I'm glad that you guys are doing this, cause this will promote more advanced modifications, ideas, basically anything would be possible.  Sounds great!

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #101 on: April 02, 2012, 01:47:02 AM »
Well, the terminology is a bit off... kind of makes SMF seem like a tiny little thing :P smCore is a platform (database, permissions, file IO, etc.) and SMF is a module (large package that sits on top of smCore and uses it to get stuff done), with current mods being plugins for smCore that require SMF and affect SMF's functionality.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #102 on: April 02, 2012, 11:43:43 PM »
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...with current mods being plugins for smCore that require SMF and affect SMF's functionality.

Oh, ok, I was under the impression that their could be another forum or whatever code that could even use the smCore, that bypasses SMF completely.  Cause than, if this were possible, it would definitely be more impressive.  Well, just the same, should be interesting.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #103 on: April 02, 2012, 11:48:21 PM »
That could happen, if plugin developers are clever enough (and if there's another forum that uses smCore, which is a possibility).
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #104 on: April 04, 2012, 12:40:46 AM »
Well, than that's pretty cool than...

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #105 on: April 10, 2012, 04:38:33 AM »
good news..
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #106 on: April 10, 2012, 11:26:26 AM »
Nice, a repo, may jump in from time to time. This is something that needed to be done a while back, makes suggesting new fixes less trouble some. I am watching it now, hence I don't get the whole structure and all yet.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #107 on: April 10, 2012, 08:40:16 PM »
Nice, a repo, may jump in from time to time. This is something that needed to be done a while back, makes suggesting new fixes less trouble some. I am watching it now, hence I don't get the whole structure and all yet.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #108 on: April 13, 2012, 06:11:17 PM »
Future should be better as planned.

Congrates team for this good roadmap. Let do it.  ;)
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #109 on: April 13, 2012, 08:57:33 PM »
This sounds AWESOME!  And I'm glad that you guys are doing this, cause this will promote more advanced modifications, ideas, basically anything would be possible.  Sounds great!

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2012, 04:05:38 AM »
Xenforo: zend framework
phpbb: symfony
smf: hmmm...

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because when you use the finished frame will be easier to work with other ready-made solutions and find work as volunteers, they will know the specifics of the forum and framework
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #111 on: April 22, 2012, 09:19:08 AM »
I await news eagerly.  Thank you for your continued development.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2012, 03:54:36 AM »
Good news here :)

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #113 on: May 08, 2012, 10:32:37 AM »
Please make it more SEO friendly... Can we edit tag and description of all the pages/topics? Is it possible to design in such a way that we can transfer the forum from one host to other directly... I mean just few click and download a large file containing all html file and MySql and with another click it would be uploaded to any host  ;)  or any thing better than this?

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #114 on: May 08, 2012, 12:04:46 PM »
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Can we edit tag and description of all the pages/topics?

So you're going to sit there and write tags (which aren't important any more and haven't been for years) and descriptions for every single topic when your users won't do it themselves?

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Is it possible to design in such a way that we can transfer the forum from one host to other directly...

Not really, no. You could do so for small sites but once you get to any modest size (10k posts or more) this is just not practical.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #115 on: May 10, 2012, 03:04:15 AM »
Looking forward to seeing SMF move from procedural to OOP.  I took a Java class back in 2004 and learned how to write classes. It was the best thing ever.  So, I have a understanding what this is about.  Of course, we're talking about application programming vs website scripting.

Aside from coding changes, I'm looking forward to seeing new actual features to enhance the user experience.

I've been out of the loop, I use to use SMF 1.1 in mid 2007 and never really had an interest in site administration after that.  Again, I'm more into application programming, not site scripting.

Is there any sort of vague idea when SMF 3.0 MIGHT be released?  Are we looking at anytime in 2012? Yes/No/Maybe?  Just curious if anyone knows that much, at least.  Regardless, I'll be happy when it does come out.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #116 on: May 10, 2012, 03:52:35 AM »
That's simple - 3.0 won't be released in 2012. Just don't try to get any more specific than that ;)
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #117 on: May 10, 2012, 12:59:18 PM »
Please make it more SEO friendly... Can we edit tag and description of all the pages/topics?

Meta description has absolutely no effect on search result position. It's useless for SEO purposes. Frankly, it should just get pulled out completely.

Also, I echo Arantor's comments on you sitting down and tagging every single topic. Not hard for a small board with minimal traffic, impossible on a medium board as you'd spend all your time trying to come up with decent tags.


Is it possible to design in such a way that we can transfer the forum from one host to other directly... I mean just few click and download a large file containing all html file and MySql and with another click it would be uploaded to any host  ;)  or any thing better than this?

Not possible without making things very complicated. Also, it wouldn't scale well at all. As it is, the built-in database-only backup feature of SMF has problems on some hosts and will not work on large forums. Additionally, as each hosting provider is slightly different, you'd have to try to accommodate a lot of variability.

If you don't allow attachments and uploaded avatars on your forum, you can get away with just a plain database backup.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #118 on: May 11, 2012, 09:19:18 AM »
It should have framework for installing extensions like joomla, install mods will not change the code of files or you limited your rang..

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #119 on: May 11, 2012, 10:36:27 AM »
It should have framework for installing extensions like joomla, install mods will not change the code of files or you limited your rang..

You are just echoing what the first topic clearly stated.
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