Would the phpBB team consider adding a wiki page showing Compatibility?

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Re: Would the phpBB team consider adding a wiki page showing Compatibility?

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Paul wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:41 pm
documentation can be contributed to via github
And that’s a hurdle, not everybody knows how to use GitHub, or even wants to know how to use GitHub.

See: viewtopic.php?f=64&t=2574331
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I would be in that group. I can't even figure out how to download things from github half the time.


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Re: Would the phpBB team consider adding a wiki page showing Compatibility?

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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:13 pm
I can't even figure out how to download things from github half the time.
Then only do it the other half of the time :P
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warmweer wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:13 pm
I can't even figure out how to download things from github half the time.
Then only do it the other half of the time :P
wow, why didn't I think of that. :lol:
now I can go back to solving the rest of the world's problems.

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The requirements for every version of phpBB are contained in the docs/INSTALL.html file included with every download.
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Re: Would the phpBB team consider adding a wiki page showing Compatibility?

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Mick wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Docs written with a decent word processor (word) and files saved as pdf are easy to maintain, print and download for users .
Until you realize how complex their file formats are. And all the files are worthless if they can't be searched.

This is where HTML kicked in decades ago: as per XML its format can be grasped rather easy by humans, and it's a lightweight future-proof format to store texts in. In other words: it's great, if not perfect for manuals. Can be easily searched thru because of its textual nature. Not bound to paper-like pages (as PDFs and DOCs are). And one can use the key feature of HTML: hyperlinks.


Aside from that I also wonder why the key feature of PHP (to dynamically create pages) isn't used more often: why not having a link that compiles all Knowledge Base articles into one HTML output (which can then easily be saved)? The Knowledge Base cannot even be searched thru by now (no: rerouting to Google will search thru anything, not just what I want).
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Re: Would the phpBB team consider adding a wiki page showing Compatibility?

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I have to agree about pdf vs html for web docs. Even if I want to download the thing, I can still open an html page in another tab, without having to fire up Adobe Reader or whatever. Not that I'd often download docs anyway, since it's generally easier to read them online.
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