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New MOD Documents

Post by wGEric » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:09 pm

In an effort to reduce the number of MODifications that are being denied from the MOD Database, the MOD Team has rewritten the old documents as well as adding some new ones. These new documents should, hopefully, be clearer on what is allowed and required for MODs to be accepted in to the MOD Database. Here are the documents:
We also have a new tool that allows you to search for MODs within the MOD Database and MODs in Development forum. You can find that tool here.

Along with the new documents, there have been some minor changes to the MOD Template and two new actions added. From this point forward, all MODs submitted to the MOD Database will need to have the changes and will be able to use the new actions. For more information on these changes and actions, see the relevant documents.

The first change to the MOD Template is the addition of the License line. This was added so that users could see what license the MOD was released under. This line can be something other than GPL but is hardcoded as that because most MODs need to be released under the GPL.

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## License: http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php GNU General Public License v2
The second change is to the MOD Author line. If you have more than one MOD Author, you do not need to use MOD Author, Secondary anymore. All MOD Authors will use the same prefix for the line. See the Multiple MOD Authors document if you have any questions.

The next change is to the Security Disclaimer. Before it implied that all MODs within the MOD Database didn't have any security problems. This new one removes that implication.

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## For security purposes, please check: http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
## for the latest version of this MOD. Although MODs are checked
## before being allowed in the MODs Database there is no guarantee
## that there are no security problems within the MOD. No support
## will be given for MODs not found within the MODs Database which
## can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/mods/ 
The first action added is DIY INSTRUCTIONS. DIY stands for "do it yourself." What goes under this action is the steps a user needs to do manually in order to install the MOD. Things like chmodding files or running a database install script would fit under this action.

The second action is INCREMENT. This is used to increase or decrease numbers like in colspans and rowspans.

Easymod 0.2.1a supports both INCREMENT and DIY INSTRUCTIONS
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Post by Cross_+_Flame » Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:05 am

Excellent! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

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Post by MHobbit » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:58 pm

For those not looking at the official announcement, the MOD search tool is located here.
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Post by smithy_dll » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:49 pm

There is also a link to in in the Mods section of the site.

Eric, is there a date set when all MOD Templates must conform to the changes by?

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Post by MHobbit » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:08 pm

I noticed that the MOD search at phpBB.com seems to use the same coloring scheme as the original MOD search tool (IIRC it was at smithy_dll's site). It may not be important, but could the legend for it be added back into the phpBB.com one?
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Post by MHobbit » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:11 pm

Odd sort of double post, please remove.
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Post by wGEric » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:02 pm

smithy_dll wrote: Eric, is there a date set when all MOD Templates must conform to the changes by?

wGEric wrote: From this point forward, all MODs submitted to the MOD Database will need the have the changes and will be able to use the new actions.
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Post by webmacster87 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:20 pm

You may also want to update this tutorial with explanations of the new actions.

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Post by webmacster87 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:35 pm

Yeah, I guess it is. I was just looking for a link to a tutorial for someone in the phpBB Support forum, and that was the first thing that caught my eye. Anyways, it would be a good idea to update it, or delete it.

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Post by Ptirhiik » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:36 pm

Oh btw, thanks to have reviewed the security disclaimer. I think it was something differed since too long ;).

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Post by Blankety Blank Man » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:23 pm

two things:
1) The MOD syntax validator needs to be updated; it does not recognize the new security disclaimer, and i assume it doesn't recognize the new actions yet either
2) I am a little unclear as to how increment works... does it work like this?

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#
#-----[ OPEN ]-------------------
#
posting.php

#
#-----[ FIND ]-------------------
#
			$poll_results_sum = {%:1};
			if ( $row = $db->sql_fetchrow($result) )
			{
				$poll_title = $row['vote_text'];
				$poll_id = $row['vote_id'];
				$poll_length = $row['vote_length'] / {%:2};

#
#-----[ INCREMENT ]--------------
#
%:1

#
#------[ INCREMENT ]---------------
#
%:2 +1000

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Post by smithy_dll » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:49 pm

don't worry, the validator is in the process of being upgraded, we have to make sure that the upgrades don't break basic features before releasing it live to the site tho.

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Post by 3Di » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:39 pm

smithy_dll wrote: don't worry, the validator is in the process of being upgraded, we have to make sure that the upgrades don't break basic features before releasing it live to the site tho.


ok, so we have to do not care about validator yet? or what?

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Post by smithy_dll » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:27 am

Still use it, just make a note that what it will tell you is a little bit out of date. For a large majority it's function is still a useful indicator.

So if it tells you your security disclaimer is wrong, it's a good thing (unless it's really wrong) etc...

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