I'd love to see 960.gs as default template for administration and site, but looks like will happen in 5.0.0...
960 would be great because it resizes automatically based on the screen/device that is used. With work being done with 2.6 to separate the HTML from core and hopefully making it more CSS friendly this should not be a big deal for a Theme Creator. Hopefully one will come forward and offer to build a new base theme for 2.6 that does incorporate the 960 stuff. I would expect this to be more of a 2.6.1 item or a late beta of 2.6 (Hopefully)
- Can't recognize EXIF extension on 5.3.13
- Still gives a lot of useless information, this is stressing for newbies. Check Drupal, Joomla!, WP, rest (except banned cms, cube legacy and xoosla).
- Scroller on step 11 is not good, better to be auto height
- Protector is yes by default on extensions, should be no and rest yes (specially of remains same *censored* as in 2.5.5)
- Instead of renaming install/ folder, add function to the installer for removal like in Joomla! and sMF
- Again thousand of files in install/language/english (is this is redheaded installer ?)
The Installer program will look WAY different when I am done with it...
It truly will be a one click installation for most newbies installing on local computer. It is still in development. The last thing I added was Basic, Advanced and Expert Install solutions. They are not currently active but they will be.
I had to step away from xoops for a little while because I had some family issues. I haven't been able to get my laptop to work correctly with xoops which is confusing since I am using the exact same install as I use on this desktop. Otherwise I could work on it while at work. (The install program throws weird errors that make no sense and my new database class gives me a white screen... No debug information...)
I have taken on making a new database connection class. Due to the fact that the current MySQL connector is due to be discontinued in an upcoming version of PHP it is very important to have a working replacement well ahead of time to work out bugs with Modules etc. I was took this on originally because of the Database competition then Simon said he had a working solution so I kind of walked away for a little bit. I am back at this this week to finish it up regardless of what Simon has available. When I looked at the code he made public it was very cryptic and not up to the code practices of the core and would need to be redone. So I will be looking at accomplishing this and making it 2.6 Ready.
Once this is done I will make the install program a priority to get done asap.
My goal is to have the Database stuff done before Alpha 2 of 2.6 is available and have the Install program ready for the Beta of 2.6. The road map has the Database stuff being done for the Alpha 3 of 2.6 and I will hopefully have it ready for Alpha 2 so it can be compared with what Simon made available and a solution picked and built off from. Expect 2.6 to make use of the PDO database connector exclusively. It makes the best sense and is what most other big name CMS's are using now.
- Same *censored* module :(
- ICQ and AIM - there are no such things from years, AIM bought ICQ and now there is no matter what client u will use, they're the same. 2nd - due several security issues no one uses both of them anymore.
- YIM - show me one user on this forum, that uses this back door generator ?
- FB, Skype, Twitter - missing again
- Page title shows - User Profile, but in the menu u have to view account and edit account, where is the Censor to see what's writing in the language files ?
When I am done with the Install program I will be working on a couple different projects. One will be to automate the Module install system and the other is to redo xRoster. This will also be a "proof of concept" module that will work on new technologies that will be built into the next Profile module. So there is no real need to worry about how old the current profile program is. It will be replaced totally. Although at my current rate we might have a xoops 2.7 before that happens. ;)
Profile otherwise really has nothing to do with 2.6 other than it is included with the core...
(more may come later... but as whole, no comment)
Please realize that 2.6 is really a "catch up" release. By the time it reaches final status it will be different than it is today. This release is to update the core to get rid of a lot of obsolete stuff and to hopefully lay the ground work for future module and core development with the 2.x branch. There are a crap load of changes that were made to better the performance and flexibility of xoops, I doubt there is a line of code that hasn't been touched in some way with this upcoming release. Once 2.6.0 has made it to final it is likely that 2.6.1 etc will not be far behind. Each new release will build upon the last and add new features. Don't expect Rome to be built in a day here. The only Core Programmers right now have little time to work on things so things will move slowly until more core programmers are added.
I will be picking up little things along the way and try to help out but I am not experienced enough with the core stuff to do major core coding. Not to mention although I have quit my second job I have done so because I have a full class load starting in a couple weeks so my time is somewhat limited as well.
Be patient.. It will get there...