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Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:52 pm
by ozgreg
Dany,

I for one are very interested in the Mail2forum but not so intereted in your nuke work. What state is Mail2forum in, in terms of delivering email to a phpbb forum is it ready for some thirdparty testing or you still in the middle of alpha work??

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:40 am
by Stevan Damjanovic
I am also very interested in the application of m2f and I'd gladly test it on my own forum...

Thanks for all the work,
Stevan

CM2F standalone

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 6:21 am
by danyblue
Hi,
regarding the CM2F as a standalone application it is ready, i am just polishing code, and changing things based on the Postnuke/pnphpbb port, in order to keep some consistency across the two applications(which for me are as one).
The email account integration is done, just testing it, since i had to perform slight changes to the code that i had.
So i think that i should not take more than 1 or 2 weeks time to release the two versions in beta mode.
I am not releasing it at this moment, because when i have started again the developpment i have seen that i had a lot of things that where not very developped or that were not approprialy tested, which causes some bad impression on people. Last time i was under pressure, because i was starting a pos-graduation, and the people that were waiting for the mod were getting impatient:).
Since i have learned a lot from my past errors, i will try to have the best code as possible (Since i am no programming expert) working without errors, that is easy to install, and that will not give any problems to the people that will install it on there systems.
the only problem that i really have, is that i don't have any user documentation done in order to make the first configuration into the systems. It shoudl not be to difficult since i have a control panel, but netherelse some thing obvious for me that is developping, can not be the same thing for someone else.
In order to avoid this, after the completation of the coding effort (where i am just missing in activation of the postnuke module) I will open for testing in my site the overall packaging, including the administration panel in order to have people use it and report me things that they don't understand or that should be changed. This will allow me to assure that CM2F when starting will be easy and intuitive to use.


Regards,

Danyblye

Re: CM2F standalone

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:09 pm
by Stevan Damjanovic
danyblue wrote: I am not releasing it at this moment, because when i have started again the developpment i have seen that i had a lot of things that where not very developped or that were not approprialy tested, which causes some bad impression on people.


I assure you it would leave no bad impression on me if I were to test it before the release date... :wink:
It's not that I can't wait really, but I'm very positively anxious to try it and get to use it...
the only problem that i really have, is that i don't have any user documentation done in order to make the first configuration into the systems. It shoudl not be to difficult since i have a control panel, but netherelse some thing obvious for me that is developping, can not be the same thing for someone else.


I think I'd manage...


Thank you, Sir...

Postnuke article integration

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:59 pm
by danyblue
Hi,
i have put a small question in http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org about a feature of the integtration with the postnuke story system.

So if i could get some answers to help me decide on how to finish the module it would be fine, if not, i will go on based on what I think should be made the integration between postnuke and phpbb.


Regards,

Danyblue

http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org
http://www.opennetworks.dyndns.org

CM2F status

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:19 am
by danyblue
Hi,
a new update, the integration between phpbb/pnphpbb and the postnuke article system is now ready.
Article published in postnuke will be published in the phpbb database under the selected forum. By the same function, messages posted in the phpbb database will be visible in the article system of postnuke, and thus way available in the front page of the CMS.

The next phase is to include the comments module in the same process, allowing the phpbb threads to be published as articles and comments, and vice versa, articles and comments to become threads in the database.

The junction between these news features and the CM2F will create a new system very flexible from the point of view of communities.

Once the the postnuke integration is ready, i will be finally able to release the application to the people interrested in testing it and that have been helping me with comments and suggestions.


Regards,

Danyblue

http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org
http://www.opennetworks.dyndns.org

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:52 am
by Haywood Jahelpme
Hi dany.

I'm watching this thread with great interest and have a small question for you. You may not know the answer at this point, but maybe you could venture a guess. I am wondering how much of a hit on the server's CPU this will be since there is so much going on...

Thanks for all the updates!

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:19 pm
by danyblue
Hi,

do you mean from a point of view of CM2F?

In a normal use, importing messages from mailinglists with an average load, the the CPU consumption is almost 0, i have made some tests (in order to try the stability of the system under heavy workloads, the CPU consumption was more or less 30%.

The major impact is ocurring when importing mailinglists archives for instance, the ones that i have in http://www.opennetworks.dyndns.org, which were more or less 30 Mb, took one and half hour to process if 100% CPU utlization, but there was a lot of IO to disk envolved.

My calculations are that in average it shoult not consume more CPU than another internet application server.


I hope it answered your question.

Regards,

Danyblue

Status

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 1:24 pm
by danyblue
Hi,
I have updated the CM2f Status at my homesite.
I have had a delay due to some work overload that I had in the last weeks, but I am hoping to get back on track during this week.

The postnuke integration is giving me some heachache due to the functionalities to be included and to the consistency that I want to include in the module.


Regards,


Danyblue

http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org
http://www.opennetworks.dyndns.org

Status Update

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:27 pm
by danyblue
Hi,
Since CM2F is almost going to betaphase, i have started updating the website, i have included a gallery with some of the screenshots of CM2F.

The CM2F application as a standalone application is pratically finished, i am reviewing the code and implementing the installation script, before the betaphase.

The integration with postnuke is a little bit delayed, i have implemented the connection between the news system and the messages posted in phpbb, a message published to Postnuke can be saved into phpbb, and the first message of a phpbb thread can be seen from postnuke news system.
The control panel is also ready and it is possible to select the images to be associated with the forum to be integrated, and which forums are to be integrated between the two systems.
I am now fighting with the comments mode, the first message being the news itself, the following threads in the message are to be posted as comments, and vice versa, comments in postnuke are integrated as replies to the first message... This is very complex, and I need more time to correctly understand the way it is coded in postnuke in order to make the bridge.
I don't think it will take too much time, but i have been having some heavy workload in my jobs, which is not always allowing me to dedicate as much time as i would like to code the functionaliites.


As always more detail in http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org


Regards,

Danyblue

http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org

News Screenshots posted

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:14 pm
by danyblue
Hi,
I have posted two new screenshots:

- mailinglist management interface
- Mailinglist edition interface.


Regards,

Danyblue

http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org

New Status

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:44 am
by danyblue
hi,

I have solved two new issues with the CM2F Code:
- Sendmail integration error, the code was only ready 5kb mails, discarding the remaining mail, which was creating integration errors.
- addsearch function was returning an error over html code, i have change the code to include more filtering and it is working.


One error has pop out this evening while integrating a live mailinglist, for some reason the , the replymatic mode is not working as it should, the behavior is distinct with real content than with the testing ones used.
I am getting a deeper look at it, it should not be to complicate to solve.

Regards,

Danyblue

Name Change and Logo proposition

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 12:15 pm
by danyblue
Hi everyone,

the release date of CM2F is very near, i have been addressing the question of the final name and logo.
I have made a propostion a couple of days ago, and now i have a final version ready for votation.

For those who want to participate please take a lookg at http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org and vote .

The new name for the application will be phpBB CoMS , standing for Community Management System for phpBB.


Regards,

DAnyblue

CM2f Logo

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:11 pm
by danyblue
Hi,

a new update to CM2F developpment.

Since the release date for the beta version is knocking at the door, i am finishing the installation script and at the same time working on the logo to be used by the system.
I am accepting suggestions from anyone who would like to contribute with any creative idea.


Regards,

Danyblue

http://www.digitalgraal.dyndns.org
http://www.opennetworks.dyndns.org

Final Name and Logo

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:24 pm
by danyblue
Hi,
after a small votation on the homesite, the name of this application is to remain the same, phpbb cm2f, and the logo should be the following.

I am publishing the information here, since the name and the logo have clear references to phpbb, the final decision will be taken among the community.

Regards,

Danyblue





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