[RC3] MOD Tracker

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[RC3] MOD Tracker

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MOD Title: MOD Tracker
MOD Description: Allows admins to track the MODs they have installed on their forum and check for updates
MOD Version: 1.0.1

Current Code: http://theexiled.pwnageservers.com/file ... er_101.zip

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Admin Index with Tracking:
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Managing Installed MODs:
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Adding a MOD: (It's been cropped to fit on one image)
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Note: The list feature has been removed

About to check for updates:
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Just checked for updates:
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Re: [ALPHA] MOD Tracker

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Noxwizard wrote: It takes around 45 seconds to get all the topic IDs and 20 minutes to pull all the data for each one, so I'll need to think of a way to stagger the script.


45 seconds! 2o minutes! God!

Cool MOD by the way. Its awesome. but what about if people got there MOD from phpbbhacks.com or something, how are they going to get updates for those?

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33 pages in 45 seconds, that's about 1.4 seconds per page. 811 MOD threads in 20 minutes (1200s), that's about 1.5 seconds per thread. It's pretty quick, just has tons of pages to read.

This is only for MODs in the phpBB MODDB. There will be an option to add a MOD that isn't on the list and they can track it manually.
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Post by killyouall »

lol you read my mind i was just thinking of somethign liek this i was gonna request somethign along the lines of this

though it would be cool if phpbb added a part to the mod makers's proflies that had a list of mods done and then if there was an update the mod author would change the number and it would send out an e-mail if you were subscribed to it

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Post by Peter77sx »

Kind of like the MOD version checker MOD?

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Post by esserdk »

You might want to change the name of your mod as 'Tracker' will apper to many as 'torrent Tracker', which it has nothing to do with.

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Post by igorw »

This looks like a very good idea! Now we'd need to cache it somewhere, then it would be easier to resync... :D
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Post by Amailer »

Would using

Code: Select all

$page = file_get_contents($url,FALSE,NULL,0,23000);
For the topics page and

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$page = file_get_contents($url,FALSE,NULL,0);
for the forum page increase the speed?

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Sorry, just noticed the max parameters are only for php 5+
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Post by Noxwizard »

Peter77sx wrote: Kind of like the MOD version checker MOD?

I've glanced at that, I think it rescans the entire category (if specified) when checking for updates. I was thinking of just having the users read a text file which gets updated frequently, or to allow the user to scan the thread that is associated with the MOD themselves.
esserdk wrote: You might want to change the name of your mod as 'Tracker' will apper to many as 'torrent Tracker', which it has nothing to do with.

Since the word 'torrent' won't be in the thread, the hits from those searches will probably be very few. A name change is not out of the question though, so if you have ideas for a better name feel free to offer them.
eviL<3 wrote: This looks like a very good idea! Now we'd need to cache it somewhere, then it would be easier to resync... :D

I don't work with PHP much, so I wouldn't know how to go about this.

@Amailer: Even without being able to set limits on it, if it's a faster function that would be good. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
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Well the reason I suggested that was because if you could set a limit then it wouldn't need to load all the data which should definitely increase the speed.
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Post by Mike TUMS »

one question from php-newbie:
how to use?
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Right now it doesn't really do anything except create a list of MODs with their name, link, and version. I'm working on the ACP part, where users will be able to do the tracking.
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Post by DualFusion »

I just noticed that extreme styles also has a mod tracker

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Their's runs in a similar fashion, by checking a text file for the updates. Their's though requires the MOD authors to add something extra I believe, but I could be mistaken as I haven't looked at eXtreme Styles in awhile.
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DualFusion wrote: I just noticed that extreme styles also has a mod tracker


Yes, but that one works differently.
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