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Mamba

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Posted on: 2013/7/19 7:49
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Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

It's been a while since Trabis released the Publisher 1.0 RC

I looked at the bug reports and there was nothing really there, except "feature requests", so we would like to released the current version with couple of fixes, as 1.0 Final.

But before we publish it in the News, I would like ask for one more test of this module by current users, so we can see if everything works as it should be.

Download: XOOPS File Repository

Requests:

1) Could we also have volunteers to help us write Tutorial/Documentation for it?

2) And couple of designers who could provide us with some cool themes/templates designed specifically for Publisher that would emulate a "news magazine"?
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SMEDrieben

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Posted on: 2013/7/29 19:42
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

I just downloaded the this module, imported my smartsection data and only have a first impression:

- Xoops codes, such as [img], [b] are not recognized in the category description and category header fields. In Smartsection 2.13 this was no problem (interpreted correctly).

In the articles, this problem doesn't exist.

SMEDrieben.

Mamba

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Posted on: 2013/7/29 20:15
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

I'll take a look into it this or next week.

If you can, please post an example of the category header from SmartSection, so I can test it here.
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Posted on: 2013/7/30 19:40
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

This is an example of a the text in the category header field:

[img align=right id=106]Handboek[/imgwritten by [b]drJ.ARaymakers[/b]. Op <a href="../extgallery/public-album.php?id=6" target="_top">3 december 2010 is het officieel  aangeboden</aF.RBacquĆ©.

U kunt het handboek bestellen via <a href="http://www.uitgeverijparthenon.nl/parthenon_eijk.html" target="_blank"><i>Uitgeverij Parthenon</i></aof via uw eigen boekhandel.


In smartsection 2.13, it generates an image, in Publisher it doesn't (just gives the Xoops-codes. Html codes are correctly interpreted in Publisher.

By the way: I have to upgrade, since the admin of smartsection 2.13 doesn't work anymore in Xoops 2.5.6. or php 5.3 (I don't know).

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Posted on: 2013/8/4 15:34
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#5

Re: Publisher 1.0 Final: a few comments

Dear Mamba,

I think Publisher is a fantastic module !

Users must realize that quite a lot of features can be modified by the (extensive) preferences menu. The permissions menu is important as well, since you have to arrange here what you wil see in some admin tabs.

I have some comments (in part already mentioned above):

- the category header field is a legacy (I think): it is only used in the WF-Sections display, as far as I could discover. In this field, you can insert xoops codes with a menu: however, xoops codes will not be recognized ! Wouldn't it be better to combine this field with the category description field ?
- the category description field: xoops codes used in this field are not recognized.
- category images cannot be selected from images already in the database or somewhere in de uploads folder. The module requires a copy of those images in its own folder in the uploads folder. I think it would be better if the module also could use images in others folder.
- the modules uses its own icons and not those in the Frameworks/modulesclasses/icons folder. For future releases it would be better to use the icons from Frameworks.


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Tarik

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Posted on: 2013/8/4 21:13
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

this is great news i'll download it and test as soon as i get some free time, as for contributing an Arabic translation is due and with a fancy template as extra

brutalicuss

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Posted on: 2013/8/6 10:31
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

Hi guys!
I would like to use this nice module for blog. I have 2.5.5, but the latest version say that i need from 2.6.6
In my little test (on 2.5.5), the only thing that does not work is article rating.
What should you recommend for me - install old version, fully compatible with 2.5.5 or (if the article rating no problem for my blog) keep this latest version. Im not sure for future problems except the ratings, if they appears...

Mamba

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Posted on: 2013/8/6 12:19
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

Regardless of the modules, you should update to XOOPS 2.5.6, as it fixes bugs, incl. couple of security issues.

From 2.5.5 to 2.5.6 it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to upgrade.

And yes, we don't test the new modules on 2.5.5 anymore (at least I don't ), so you really should update to XOOPS 2.5.6
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Posted on: 2013/8/6 13:40
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

10x Mamba :)
I expected "heavy" (for me) answer like yours but im not ready yet, some day... There is one of mine modules - weblinks, and its a little buggy on 2.5.6
At the moment i will looking for old stable version of publisher, and i hope to update soon to 2.5.6, at least because of fixing security issues (as you say)

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Posted on: 2013/8/6 20:15
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Re: Publisher 1.0 Final ready for testing

Quote:
There is one of mine modules - weblinks, and its a little buggy on 2.5.6

Did you contact the author? If the module is not maintained anymore, I would suggest to switch to something like MyLinks or WF-Links, as they have been recently updated.
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