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Re: What does XOOPS need?
  • 2005/5/27 16:49

  • Coreace

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Instead of taking pitty to yourself why not be more constructive? Everyone knows the hard work behind any development. If you are being abused and not so nice comments roaming - are you not adult enough to ignore these? Or read between the lines in all the whining and extract the positive out.



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Coreace
Re: Whats going on with XOOPS
  • 2005/5/19 15:13

  • Coreace

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Quote:

Mithrandir wrote:
I don't understand why people focus so much on the negative (2 to a smaller or bigger degree inactive developers joining another project) and so little on the positive (3 new core developers joined, roadmap for XOOPS 2.2 published, access to nightly CVS versions of next XOOPS version - and more)

We focus on the negative because the postive aspect of your development is already there, visible for everyone to see and feel. We need to raise the negative issues to resolve what has gone wrong in the past. To ignore that, you also ignore future possible growth and development.

Quote:


We are looking at the future - not at the past (feel free to euphemisms like "He who does not know his past knows not his future" but I'm not going to dwell at what has happened and what could have happened. I'm going to make sure that XOOPS 2.2 is released next month whatever people want me to or not)


Of course, you need to look at the future. Wasn't my point nor to repeatedly mention the past but to give comments coming from outside the whole XOOPS environment. As a none developer but a business user I couldn't care less for the nightly CVS versions, although a great asset for the developer - never leave business/home users like us behind. They are/ will be part of your future growth.

C.



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Coreace
Re: Whats going on with XOOPS
  • 2005/5/19 14:49

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Let me look at it this way... How many forks have been forked out of the all forks in the open source environment?. If you look back in history, quite a few including most or all the major content management systems.

Why? Because an excellent developer cannot be a manager and vice versus. A plumber cannot be a marketing Guru, there are exceptions but there are few abouts. There is a difference in 'wannabee' leaders and true leaders who understand the market and can back it up.

I am not saying XOOPS is full of crap people trying to manage each other, I am saying the above is designed by history and XOOPS is likely to lose more developers and clients by acting slow.

Compare that with commercial versions where forks are almost none-exsistent compared to the GPL/Open Source software (in general, don't pick). Why? They are organised better and their diciplin is working.

Predator and Catz were 2 of if not the best module developers, producing modules that were actually useful for the community. Needless to say their coding practise where great too. Mambo have no idea how lucky they are having them now onboard.

Xoops: Get this sorted out quick before you start to lose more people. There have been forks before and this 2nd batch of jumpers should tell you that your management cannot be trusted to do the job that were assigned. The way you 'employ' new developers/managers will have to be changed too. You should get more senior people joining into your team as none-developers. A developer is afterall a developer, same can be said for a senior manager. You need to balance those two, having too much of one will divide your team - hence the jumps.

Besides, where is the loyalty? From what I can see, you have had some people in the past jumping grounds due to 'internal' conflicts. This can be avoided by taking in the right people for the right job.

Good luck with your re-structure.



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Coreace
Re: Mambo - For real..NOT
  • 2004/1/30 12:45

  • Coreace

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You really don't want to switch to Mambo .

I have used it for a while and ditched it for Xoops. We tested XX CMS's after dumping Postnuke. Thought Mambo would do the job - what a joke.

Support is none-existent. Modules are buggy and updates are RARE. Not to mention the high license you have to pay. Sorry, but it has to be one of the less professional CMS system out there. And yes - we have tried most of them. Both commercial and 'free'.

The Whois block is probably a bug (it was, when we used it - always gave the wrong stats, data not refreshed). Their forum isn't that active and I can't imagine there are THAT many people browsing the site.



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Coreace
Re: Popup's
  • 2003/10/8 18:15

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Quote:

Good news for you: I'm working on a completely new PM system that should be integrated in v2.0.6.
The new system will add 'Sent items' and 'Drafts' folder, and you will have an option so you can choose between popup and plain for the compose page.
Personally I prefer the popup version (when I click 'Create mail' in my email client, it opens a new window ), but thought users should be able to choose.

So just be patient

Skalpa.>


Excellent! Exactly what we need.



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Coreace
Re: Need testers for XoopsGallery maintenance update
  • 2003/10/8 13:13

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Let's deal with this maintenance update first. gstarrett has taken a great step forward in taking the initiative to collect and update XoopsGallery. This is urgently needed since the development has been dead for a while.

I read elsewhere that 'some devs are currently working om X2G, a xoops2 gallery module that will have loads and loads of features, including user galleries' - I have yet to see any updates or news on this project.

Once a 'bug free' version has been released by gstarrett, we can then work on a 'wishlist' and further improvements. Perhaps setup a team (I can't see any active developers) who can develop XoopsGallery further.

I am happy to setup with free hosting if we can get some active devs.




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Coreace
Re: Need testers for XoopsGallery maintenance update
  • 2003/10/8 12:32

  • Coreace

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OK, sent you a PM, I am desperate to test your new version .



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Coreace
Popup's
  • 2003/10/8 10:43

  • Coreace

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An option to disable the popup window when creating PM's. In fact, I find it very annoying each time I reply or create a message. Is there a way to make it flat or 'self' rather than the new window?

Thanks



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Coreace
Re: thanks for wfsection!
  • 2003/10/7 15:07

  • Coreace

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If only the upload bug can be fixe along with the rest. Yes- I agree an excellent module.



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Coreace
Re: Need testers for XoopsGallery maintenance update
  • 2003/10/7 15:03

  • Coreace

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  • Since: 2003/8/26


I hope you will manage to sort out the bugs. I get when clicking on a thumbnail 'ERROR: requested index [-1] out of bounds [1]' Tried uninstall/reinstall with no joy. Using the default module in the donwload section without any modification or hacks.




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