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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2007, 01:54:57 AM »
How I have always done and understood it is betas should be feature locked. If they aren't feature locked, they should still be alpha.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2007, 02:32:59 AM »
Yeah, I agree with that :). My betas are usually incomplete. Their existing features work correctly, but I haven't yet finished adding all the features I'd like to ;)

That's not a beta. It's an incomplete project. :) A beta is the last phase before deployment and should contain all features/functionality that have been scheduled for release. Adding features/functionality during the beta phase returns the project to "alpha" status.
 

Oops, I guess I should call it an Alpha then ;)
Because my projects are relatively small (compared to SMF itself, and other scrips), my development cycle is usually:
1) Initial private version - Very limited in features, released to only a few people for debugging
2) Public testing version - More features (this is what I called the "beta" in this case)
3) Final release - All the necessary features

I never feature lock my releases... For SMFShop, I've got a development version which is constantly tested by beta testers :)
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2007, 02:50:22 AM »
Then you add a minor or major revision number. For instance DE is not feature locked, 1.1 RC3 was. A RC is just a fancy name for a public beta.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2007, 01:14:57 AM »
I never feature lock my releases...

Ahhh, the beginnings of a nasty affliction called "featuritis".... :)  

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2007, 03:04:17 PM »
Question for the ModTeam.

Looking through my list of currently accepted mods, none of them would pass the standards set out in the original post.
For two reasons, spaces in the ID or for using hardcoded language strings.

I am willing to rectify all of my mods.
However without wanting to create more work for you.
For ID's you say you can't use spaces, are Underscores ( _ ) allowed (and what about other characters ?#:.

Currently I can't change any of the ones with problem ID strings and would have to re submit them.
Obviously I'd be keen not to have them end up in the queue.  Obviously this may need some thought since once I post this, other mod developers may too also want to make their mods compliant to your standards list. And quickly, the mod queue could become a mod conga.

Finally I've noted from two mods I've already removed from the list and resubmitted with complying id strings, they still actually stay there so I can see them, do those get removed?  I renamed one of mine to 'please delete me'.

Thx in advance of your responses.

karl
 

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2007, 03:55:12 PM »
The removed ones still show up to you and the mod team, but no one else.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2007, 12:03:15 PM »
Hi!

My MOD doesn't remove the uploaded images when I uninstall that..., how can I make this ok?

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2007, 12:38:21 PM »
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2007, 05:33:09 PM »
I hope you guys don't mind me asking about my 'referrals' mod
Was first submitted May 30th. Although I posted an updated version with a couple of minor fixes on June 14th. (whether that changes its position in the queue???)
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=836

I by no means am asking it to be rushed, just asking that its not be forgotten ;)

I appreciate you guys looking into it for me.

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2007, 06:03:31 PM »
Karl: I agree, that is a bit long to be waiting. I am personally taking a look at it now. There may be a couple of small things that need to be changed. You will be hearing from the Customization Team soon.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2007, 06:06:12 PM »
Thanks for responding so soon.

I look forward to hearing from the CT soon. I've no problem with making any changes you require.

*Edit* A big thanks.  The modification has now been approved.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2007, 02:01:34 PM »
How do i get a preview image on the mod site? Ive looked around but i could not find the answer.  Should i just upload a example.jpg besides the mod?
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2007, 02:03:53 PM »
Yes, if you upload images they will be shown as previews.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2007, 02:07:13 PM »
thanks, i think i am getting the hang of it now :)
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2007, 07:51:11 AM »
Yes, if you upload images they will be shown as previews.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=901
I guess I've got a problem then :D I don't see a preview. I reedited the image and the it was gone...
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2007, 12:09:24 PM »
maybe it doesnt preview jpgs, only gifs and pngs.

If so its useful to know, so your images don't always show up and force the actual information down half the page

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2007, 11:27:45 AM »
Yes, if you upload images they will be shown as previews.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=901
I guess I've got a problem then :D I don't see a preview. I reedited the image and the it was gone...

well... it happens to every image i upload :S and now it also ups the download count, because everybody clicks on it, instead of seeing it as a image.
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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2007, 08:15:37 AM »
Ok, i might be completely blind ... but where do i submit new mods ? o_o

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2007, 09:03:32 AM »
Ok, i might be completely blind ... but where do i submit new mods ? o_o
Go to Mod site and at down there is a option to "Submit New Mod"

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Re: Mod Authors: Modification Approval Guidelines
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2007, 12:42:21 PM »
Ok, i might be completely blind ... but where do i submit new mods ? o_o
Go to Mod site and at down there is a option to "Submit New Mod"

There seems to be no such link on http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/ ... ?