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Offline digitalgraal

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #100 on: October 18, 2005, 04:13:36 AM »
Hello all,

I have been working in the last beta phase and i have solved some issues and i have finally finished an Installation Script that will take the work of installation the sql tables in the database.

I am now trying to solve the bug that causes CM2F to recognize the author of imported posts as the the site admin replacing the original username.

Since until now, i have had only 3 regular beta testers, i am opening up again the betaphase to see if someone else is willing to contribute.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2005, 06:43:28 AM »
Hi digitalgraal,

i'm a developer of egroupware (egroupware.org).
I recently set up a maillinglist <--> forum sync for our 13 maillinglists unsing fudforum on egroupware.org/forum/

But there is a problem. I don't like fudforum. Compared to smf it's crap :-)

This is why i'm searching for a better solution. I'm verry interested in you work, and i can do some testing for you.
I can also help you with the code if you like.

Our forum is now 2 weeks up and has 1492 messages inside 1106 topics. So this might be a nice testing platform :-)

You can reach me at: nelius_weiss@egroupware.org

cu
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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #102 on: October 21, 2005, 08:18:15 AM »
hi Nelius,

this would be a very good reference for Cm2F, i will send you the link where you can download the last version of the package, and test it. It is not yet fully prepared for a production environment, but it is almost there, so if you have a test forum where you can make some tests i think that with some feedback about errors i could close any bug in two weeks top.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2005, 02:10:24 PM »
Hello,

i have upgraded my test site to SMF RC 01 and CM2F is still running, it has begin me more warnings about incorrect defines that i had from earlier versions of the code.

The only problem that i have had, and could be used as a suggestion to SMF development team, is about how to improve the handling of new functions in SMF, because when upgrading i have lost all the references to CM2F in the SMF files.
This is caused by the fact that in SMF, the admin links are directly coded in the admin functions, while in other forums, they are generated from the headers of admin files active in one folder.

So, since i am not wanting from any answer regarding this point, i would suggest all users that will use CM2F in the future to be carefull about upgrades in SMF.

There is another alternative, but i have been trying to avoid it. Implement the Cm2F admin functions a part of the SMF admin interface, but i think that is not a very elegant solution.

Some more users have recently joined the beta phase, so i am hoping that the debug of the last bugs will be quick and that i should be able to release finally the package for general users.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #104 on: October 28, 2005, 06:17:25 PM »
Hi,

i havent' get any mail from you. Sometimes the mailserver on egroupware.org dosn't work.

can you send me the code to "nelius@gmx.net"?

tnx
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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #105 on: November 02, 2005, 05:08:07 AM »
Hi Nelius,

i am sorry I have confused users and i thought that i had already sent it to you.

I will send the files to you. In one or two hours.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2005, 06:07:08 PM »
you seem to have quite long ours  8)

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #107 on: November 05, 2005, 04:31:43 PM »
Hi Nelius,

sorry for that extra long hours, my real-life job is going through some intense workload and travel requirements.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #108 on: November 15, 2005, 06:19:18 AM »
Hello all,


i am having a problem with the RC 1 version of SMF, and i am not being able to get any kind of support. Could any one help me?

I have upgraded my test site from Beta 03 to RC 01, and although CM2F is correctly importing messages into SMF database, the SMF scripts that take the topics and messages from the SMF database and construct the display of the forum topics is not working. The messages inserted by CM2F are not shawn.
I have rechecked all the messages structure and they are identical to the one created by SMF, but for some reason they are not displayed.
I have checked the select query being performed, and it is recognizing CM2F inserted messages, but they are not taken in account in the loop that builds up the topics inside the forum.

Does any one know what could be causing this problem?

I am quite disappointed with the overall quality of the SMF RC1, i have had a lot of problems to upgrade, i had to remove everything, and make a clean install, and now this problem.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #109 on: November 15, 2005, 07:03:13 AM »
I am quite disappointed with the overall quality of the SMF RC1, i have had a lot of problems to upgrade, i had to remove everything, and make a clean install, and now this problem.
Have you tried actually capturing the query and run it in something like phpmyadmin?

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #110 on: November 15, 2005, 03:39:10 PM »
Yes, i have echoed the query and i have ran it in phpmyadmin. The query returned all the messages in the database, CM2F ones included.
But then, when it goes in the loop to build the forum messages listing, only one of the messages is actually being processed, the default SMF Welcome message.
The structure used to get the query is only containing as well the same message, so i am not understanding what is happening.


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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #111 on: November 23, 2005, 05:58:38 AM »
Hello all,

i am sorry but i am still having the same problem with the visualisation of CM4F ports in the RC1 database and i am finding that it is very difficult to get any kind of support.
I will keep trying to find a solution and if not a will have to postpone any other work in CM4F for SMF. My ports to others forums are working correclty and i need to launch the betaphases.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #112 on: November 23, 2005, 06:15:12 AM »
Hi D,

i'm sorry, i can't help you right now, cause we are in the middle of release phase at egroupware.org.
One'ce our next version is out (mid of december) i'll contunue to test.

cu
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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #113 on: November 23, 2005, 09:22:11 AM »
Hello all,

finally problem solved. I am not sure about the problem or the solution, i have just replaced the new messageindex.php by the beta3 version. I am not sure what could be causing the problem. I will probably try to reinstall the overall SMF forum to check if the problem occurs again.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #114 on: December 01, 2005, 08:46:44 AM »
Hello All,


just to informe that i have now solved the problem of the username replacement by the admin one.

I am now trying to figure out some errors that have been reported to me, but that i don't see in my environment. So please if you are a beta tester and in that situation contact me in order to address the problems and release a new version of the beta package.


This means that i am now accepting again beta testers. Just send an email to digitalgraal(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thank You,

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #115 on: January 12, 2006, 06:29:09 PM »
Hi All,

i am coming back from my holidays and it is time for some status.

I have the installation process quite tuned now, there was a couple of bugs in the SQL files that were solved today with the help on a new betatester.

The admin functions are showing up correctly and the function is importing emails into the forum correctly. I am having a little problem with the F2M feature that i will address in the next days and that I think is caused aswell by the differences with the new RC.

At this point i think that i would be able soon to finally release it to the public.

I will try to improve the documentation as it is now the weaker point of the development. For this i am setting up a wiki site, in order to allow users to make modifications and to have a collaborative effort to document correctly the system.

Keep tune for the next releases as it will move fast.

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #116 on: January 14, 2006, 02:24:17 AM »
Great!  I've been checking this topic regularly watching for updates.  If you can use any more beta testers I would be glad to help. 

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Re: CM2F (mail 2 forum) Port for SMF
« Reply #117 on: January 14, 2006, 07:43:59 AM »
Will this mod support attached images from an e-mail?

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« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2006, 04:41:44 AM »
Hello all,

First of all sorry for the absence and lack of support on this site, but between the support at my new site dev.digitalgraal.net and my reallife work, i have been heavily busy.

I am sorry the suite for your problems. I am releasing a new version of the CM4F 1.0 Preview B which solves some bugs, one of them the cronjobs issue.

The last version that was released included a new cronjob feature that dealed  with all the cron activies of CM4F without the need to actually call one cronjob for each of the inputstreams defined or Functionality. By mistake I included the wrong version of the file, and since most people are not using cronjob integration, the error took a long time before being reported to me.

I have it now solved and it should be working now.

CM2F is now changing for CM4F, community messaging for forums, i have decided in order to create a more visible difference between my new application and my first attempt M2F.
CM4F is able to run on several forums and several CMS without any problems and i am now using it to dynamically route messages between different forums, for instance between phpBB and SMF, or between SMF and XOOPS newBB or IPB or Vbulletin.

My main problem, is that i am block with the beta test of SMF which is taking a long time to perform, and since i don-t want to manage several versions at the same time with bugs I need to wait for the package to be stable before going beta phase to the other packages.

I have also started in the inbetween to take a look at joomla simpleboard and to try to find a new way to allow the configuration of CM4F, something that could be more logic and intuitive to understand. I have been receiving some inputs from some users and i am managing some soltutions.

One of them is to use an approach like Winzip, where you are asked for what interface you want to be using, a more basic one, and and advanced one.
The second one, is just to cut all the features not needed by some users and delivered it as CM4F mini.

CM4F mini is almost done, but i am doubting in using this solution, as it would limit the user once it would have learned more of CM4F.

I have restarted also to work on the CMS articles integration, that means, to allow CM4F to actually have CM4F using the news or posts feature of the CMS and other blog engines, allowing them to take advantage the cross functionality of CM4F. I am using the same approach as the other ports, to use  a metalayer that encapsulates the interface to CM4F and then the apis to actually implement it in CM4F.

There is also a new logo for CM4F wich will be following one






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« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2006, 04:47:27 AM »
Hello,


regarding beta testers, i am desesperatly wanting Beta Testers. The stabilization of the port is taking a lot of time, i am not receiving too much feeback and i am condemn to develop, support and find bugs ... This is a lot of overhead that is making my developpment too slow.
I have a lot of other forums ports in the pipeline that i am not moving in betaphase because of the lack of time that i have. So any one wanting to be a beta tester (really wanting ....) please send me an email.

Regarding attachments, definitivly, i am working in the port of the attachment engine that i was using with phpBB to SMF, so you will be able to move attachments back and fortf, at least, up to the limitations that SMF could impose.


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