Modules: phpBB Port Released (BETA)

Posted by: intel352on 2004/12/1 7:16:38 21996 reads
This release is a *working* port of phpBB 2.0.9, functioning without the need for any Xoops core modifications.

This is based on BBPixel.com's v1.22 port of phpBB 2.0.9.

It took me about a day to get the module working initially, and about 4 days of refinement of the code, making sure that both members and anonymous users alike could use the module.

*MOST* of the focus has been placed on the frontend of the module. While I briefly checked all areas (frontend and Admin) to see if they functioned, I have not thoroughly tested the module. This is why *YOU* are being allowed to download this early release, to help me bugtest the module.

GET IT HERE
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Known issues:
- Administration system breaks out of the 2-pane view when you navigate away from the index admin page
- After installation, initial visit to the module installation is met with a blank page. The module is updating the database configuration, this will only occur in *THIS* release, and will be fixed before the next release. Refresh the page to see the module.

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Next Release:
- Next release will focus on transforming the phpBB administration system into a typical XOOPS administrative environment.
- The template/theme system will be modified to work *better* within xoops. (To allow the module to display it's own phpbb templates without the phpbb css file taking over the xoops theme appearance as well)

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NOTE: THIS IS A BETA RELEASE, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS MODULE SHOULD (theoretically) FUNCTION ALONGSIDE 'pbboard' FROM BBPIXEL WITH NO PROBLEM.
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The purpose of this project, is to create a port of the phpBB module that works *without* and Core Xoops file hacks or modifications. The *only* area of xoops core that is now affected by this module, is a new member is added to the user database (Anonymous, uid=0).