Want to get involved in developing SMF, then why not lend a hand on our github!
Started by Suki, September 05, 2013, 09:44:50 AM
Quote from: Arantor on September 06, 2013, 02:18:11 PMSee, that's mostly a case of refactoring, not writing code and then testing it, retesting it etc.
Quote from: Suki on September 06, 2013, 02:22:40 PMBloc, you misunderstand me, I wasn't the one who said anything about social networking, you did, I don't want to build a facebook clone either, never said that.I'm not "dispelased" I just see thinks can be improved, I never ever used the word "perfect" or "quality" neither. The current codebase is truly unmaintainable, let alone for a project without enough man-power, trying to make it more re-usable is hardly what I call been perfect or improve its quality.And thanks for the advice, its been long ago since I'm following my idea, it hasn't anything to do with forums or "pure forums" or facebook clones, is a blog and not, I don't want to innovate or re-invent the wheel I just like to code something I will use. Using Ruby/jekyll combo I was able to set a simple blog page with all I wanted to have within minutes, well, it was about 2 weeks, most of that time was me struggling with the command line However, this isn't about my goal or what I want, last time I check I don't own SMF nor I'm involved with it, I'm offering alternatives to continue with its development. Alternatives based on knowing the state SMF currently is, if they have a healthy and numerous group of devs I wouldn't even mention the word framework and I don't mind SMF staying as just a pure forum either.I'm not looking at what SMF should be but rather what base will it chose to get there. I know perfectly well my ideas are going more into "Revolution" (start fresh or re-implement the core) and SMF has chose "Evolution"(extend the current codebase) instead. Thats also fine, the current codebase can still last at least for another 5, maybe 10 years if there is enough will and users can stay happy with a few features been released every once in awhile.If you pop out from the SMF bubble you will realize that it isn't as popular as you might think it is.