General discussion about phpbb

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General discussion about phpbb

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On what people (who use phpbb) focus nowadays?

For example.. I use phpbb as a toolbox to build my system (extension system is a powerful tool + can be used outside of root).
Currently working on dashboard system. Migrating my system modules (not modules anymore) from phpBB module system into new system.
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Re: General discussion about phpbb

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GanstaZ wrote: Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:17 amFor example.. I use phpbb as a toolbox to build my system (extension system is a powerful tool + can be used outside of root).
I cannot speak for anybody else, but I use phpBB as a content management system. Just one that has a bulletin board attached.

I do test some custom code here as well, but I am not able to write extensions yet. Still learning I guess.

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Dimetrodon wrote: Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:22 am I do test some custom code here as well, but I am not able to write extensions yet. Still learning I guess.
We all learn.. I have been learning php 8 attributes & wanna integrate it into my system.
Only issue i have is.. I can't do it with routes, because current phpBB version has low symfony version.
Maybe i could figure out another way, but in reality it should be handled by phpBB.

Extension creation is not very difficult, only problem i see.. is module management as it is over complicating development.
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I'm surprised that phpBB even runs on php8 considering how much they dragged their feet, though that is the php version this server runs.

I would hope that the outdated components are updated in phpBB4 but I won't hold my breath.
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I'm using php 8.2+.. Haven't seen any issues yet & hopefully wont see)
For extensions development i will switch from 8 to 8.1.
I can share some screens from my lab later if you want.

Master branch is at least updated to higher versions & have some additions (for example mentions).

If we take a look at extensions request forum on com.. What do we see? People, that do not see reality of current situation)
In other words.. there wont be many/if any new extensions on com.. at least until they release master. Be it version 3.4 or 4.. Doesn't matter much)
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I probably should update to at least php 8.1 but I am kind of putting it off as much as possible out of fear I will mess something up.

Please do share some screen shots later if your fine with them being in the public view, since this forum is public. Or PM if you want it to be private.

Thanks.

I always found requesting extensions to be pointless, so I am not surprised. Hell, even some Wanted! posts with negotiable prices for extensions go unanswered.

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Someone has a permission problem on phpBB.com and everybody in the phpBB support team is just giving general advice, not exactly how to fix the issue.

But god forbid I say that is not helpful

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To be honest.. permission system is over complicated.. It has too many options that are not even needed.
For example if we take a look at discord and compare it with phpbb.. It's like heaven & earth.
Simplicity is the key & not some spaghetti)
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I do agree with that. I see no reason for user based permissions to exist for instance. It's practically impossible to keep track of, which is why groups exist in the first place.

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Nowadays i only use minimum permissions (default group/forum ones) and not adding anything new.
I would even modify forum permissions (and remove extra settings that are not needed) and keep group permissions to make it more simple & less resource eating.
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