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Herko
Re: Looking for Major Companies Using XOOPS
  • 2007/4/8 21:00

  • Herko

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Quote:

siweb wrote:
Novell Forge site has migrated to MediaWiki.


Yup, but not because XOOPS wasn't up to the task. This was done because Novell didn't want to spend a lot of time and effort on an active developer community (budget for the forge project was cut, basically).

Herko



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Herko
Re: Xoops and Modules Vulnerabilities
  • 2007/4/7 20:51

  • Herko

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And to add to this storm in a glass of water: the Core (wf-downloads), Repository (Wf-downloads and Library (wf-downloads) modules listed haven't been released as such to the public. They're just wf-downloads clones, renamed to be used in conjuntion to eachother here on xoops.org. They have been patched, and John_N is taking care of the wf-downloads modules. So, someone please contact the securityfocus people and inform them that these cases can be closed?

Herko



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Herko
Re: Cannot change Easy_green copyright info
  • 2007/4/7 13:56

  • Herko

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2 possibilities:

In system admin -> Preferences -> Meta tags and footer. This text will be shown where <{$xoops_footer}> is located in the theme.html file.

or

in the theme.html file there is no <{$xoops_footer}>, but hardcoded copyright text. Replace the hardcoded text with the XOOPS footer code, and you're set to go.

Herko



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Herko
Re: Xoops members usernames and passwords to a csv file
  • 2007/4/2 14:08

  • Herko

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That's OK, we all get frustrated every now and again.

Are both sites XOOPS powered websites? If so, the it will make copying the users to the new site a LOT easier.

I don't know of a module that can do this, but I bet there's people here that can tell you step by step how to get this done...

Oh, and if you're afraid of breaking things, then make a backup copy you can restore if something does go wrong. This is a great opportunity to learn a bit too

Herko



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Herko
Re: Xoops members usernames and passwords to a csv file
  • 2007/4/2 13:20

  • Herko

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I live on Planet Earth, very happily too Perhaps you've heard of it.

Privacy laws are there for a reason, as are security measures. Don't think I'm rude for pointing it out to you. I never said anything about *you* not being decent, or wanting to do something illegal, it's just a simple explanation why what you want is not possible by default or with a module. It's because of those features that protect the users privacy and prevent misuse of personal data.

Now, you never explained what you *really* wanted, so don't blame me for answering your post with the info at hand. Migrating your users could be possible, including the passwords, IF the passwords are stored as MD5 hashes in the new users database too. That way they keep their original passwords, but still keep them safe from prying and over curious eyes.

There was no rudeness intended.

Herko



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Herko
Re: Xoops members usernames and passwords to a csv file
  • 2007/4/2 12:38

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OK, this leaves the answer simple: no, there isn't a module that does this.

And there's a reason for that as well: user data is private data and therefore subject to privacy laws. Then there's the security aspect to take into account: all passwords are stored as MD5 hashes (encrypted values), and cannot be decrypted. This ensures that only the owner has the password to the account. Experting passwords to a csv file isn't secure or decent in privacy terms.

So these features block your request. You can get a lot of data by making a dump of the users table in your database, and importing that into excel and take it from there. But the passwords, you will not be able to get.

Herko



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Herko
Re: As you all well know Skalpa has been ill and unfortunately
  • 2007/4/1 18:24

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is it just me, or using a key person's real illness as subject of an april fools joke not really funny and therefore missing its mark?

You probably don't mean to offend anyone Quest, but next year, you'll have to come up with a really really reaaly good april fools day joke to make up for this mistake

Herko



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Herko
Re: Seeking a hack!
  • 2007/3/30 17:12

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To add my bit to the unfolding mystery of showing blocktitles in the admin page but not on the user-end:

the logic you need to create in your theme.html is this:

if $block.title starts with anything but [dnd] show block title.
Else, do not display.

Herko



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Herko
Re: Xoops 2.3/2.4 or 3.0 update? Are we stupid people?
  • 2007/3/26 17:52

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Thanks for giving me a hearty laugh, 'old man'. Your reply is not as mature as you claim it should be. And not just in my eyes either.

[text edited by me to avoid flamewars]

Maturity is about taking responsibility, about not walking away and taking the easy path. About facing up to your challenges, about accepting them with dignity. It is about being honest to your peers, but to yourself most of all. It is about making sacrifices from yourself, and trying to protect others from having to do the same. It is about making choices and facing the consequences.

So far, I've made decent, motivated replies to any and all of your false insinuations and accusations. We have seen no evidence whatsoever. You misquote people out of context, you insinuate people in positions you know nothing about. You disregard any argument that does not fit in your reasoning, and make up contradicting ones to match your points.

the sad thing is that the points you're trying to make go unheard because they are smothered in lies and insinuations. If you tried making your points based on arguments and proof and examples, you probably would have gotten a lot more respect from this community. I have tried to give you the opportunity to present your points, even given you some examples on how to do that. The ball was in your court, but you failed to score. And you only have yourself to blame for that.

I am not dismissing you, or claiming any victory over you. But learn from this experience, and behave like a mature old man with experience and good points that need to be heard.

Herko
Young at Heart, and proud of it

Quote:

xguide wrote:
Your reply is representative of your ego and immaturity, it is normal, you are young. My son is high as me 1.90 m and he is 15. And he think he can act and decide by himself as a mature man. I try to explain to him to respect everybody, big and small people and respect mature persons because experience his very important. Do you think young people listen to old man? I take time to read your reply, many contradictions, it is normal without experience. You are not a developer, are you? XOOPS requires an environment to run it is one reason to develop and evolve. Second, Mr. Morris also said Quote:
It would take me 1 line of PHP code to bring a server to it's knees using XOOPS, or any other program that allows PHP execution for that matter.
He is part of XOOPS team, please ask him. Maybe he can teach you for free. Quote:
If professionals work on an open source project, shouldn't they get paid? What about businesses who provide value added services based on open source products? Are they wrong? No, they're not. There's no reason whatsoever that open source cannot be paid jobs.

But you want me to do it free. But there no core or developers documentation? You are not a developer and you are not an expert of open source licenses, are you?
Mr. Skalpa is alone and no one helps him. But we can read in your signature you are project manager and on other post you are alone with XOOPS Foundation (maybe it is illegal) but you can take important decisions about the project. You can ask with respect members to join you and help with management. Your position allow you to use financial resources to improve the project and help core development.
Maybe you do not feel secure about your competences to take such decisions. Discuss with other members about decisions and share responsibilities. Sorry about your ego, if you are small, you are as your mom and dad made you with love. It is the most important. Wish you find competences around you to help you grow and xoops. I have other family and tasks priorities. Mr. Morris can teach you, he give good support.

Good Luck.



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Re: Xoops 2.3/2.4 or 3.0 update? Are we stupid people?
  • 2007/3/26 11:45

  • Herko

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Quote:

xguide wrote:
Quote:
So far, we haven't seen much that's worth a lot...

Me too. No developers, new core, no documentation. Sorry, if machine translation hurts you. I was not my intention to wound your ego or blame your efforts.

If you haven't seen anything in the XOOPS community that is worth a lot, you just haven't been looking. This isn't machine translation, because machine translation follows basic logic. Only broken machine translation keeps repeating the same points over and over again. And where my ego came into this is beyond all logic. Please reread this thread carefully.

Quote:
My young son start to use XOOPS with friends for a personal project at school and ask me to help.
Smart kid!
Quote:
I thought there was mature people managing this project. But your words let me understand it is not a place to old man like me.

Now *that* is childish. Now the maturity of the whole project management is assessed by you. And all by inventing new vague points, insinuations and false accusations. That's what I call immature, but this comment probably falls on deaf ears.

Quote:
But I am happy old man.
I am genuinely glad you are.
Quote:
No developer contact me for security question.
How would they know that they needed to contact you? I have several support questions, feature requests and general usage questions. Can I contact you about those as well? How can we contact you? You might just prove a very valuable resource to everyone. And free of charge too, if I read your previous posts correctly

Quote:
Do not worry. You can think it is stable if you compare to situation 2 years ago. But last time you say it was secure, Mr. Gijoe post with your account (find on the XOOPS forums).

Thank you for bringing this up, because this illustrates my point beautifully. The bug was demonstrated and fixed. All by the community. The bug wasn't reported before and was closed as soon as the developers knew what the bug was. And that is how it works, so if you know of any security vulnerabilities, please let the developers know.
And security vulnerabilities are a fact of life for any and all cms products, open and closed source. The bug and hole free script has yet to be written. So don't act like XOOPS is insecure. It's very stable and secure by any measure. We do not guarantee 100% security, nor does any other CMS out there. And XOOPS has a very good track record. So use facts and behave like a true member of the community. Or not, but then you lose the right to b*tch about it.

Quote:
Why you think developers of php and MySQL still release new versions? You understand technologies evolves and software evolution is a reason for XOOPS security problems.

Aha! So what you're saying here is that XOOPS is safe, but that the underlying software may not be, which in effect may cause XOOPS powered sites to be insecure. Well, nobody can know which holes will appear in the future based on not yet released updates from these developers. That's just another fact of life, nothing that singles out XOOPS as being insecure. In fact... quite the opposite.

Quote:
Xoops is good for people without skills or time to learn to build simple and small site. But it is important developers think of new code for future.

I agree with this statement, but probably for different reasons. XOOPS is simple to master, flexible to expand and easy to maintain. Does that mean XOOPS is perfect? No. Does it mean XOOPS is finished? No. Does it mean XOOPS is dead? No.
New ideas will need new code. New demands will require new code. New code requires new testing and new feedback. This requires new participation from the community.

In conclusion:
is XOOPS dead: NO!
Is XOOPS insecure: NO! (not more so then most other CMS's, better then some -all *known* security holes are patched)
Is XOOPS stable: YES!
Is XOOPS management ego driven and only out for money: NO!
Is XOOPS core development dead: NO! it's eh.. resting*

This concludes this essay. I have put all your worries to rest, based on arguments. Lack of proof does the rest. And I am not even part of the XOOPS management

Herko




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