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Re: POLL: Which forum software would you like FGD to use?

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2018, 12:18
by GunChleoc
vBulletin is non-free, so it's not an option here.

Re: POLL: Which forum software would you like FGD to use?

PostPosted: 03 Oct 2018, 14:16
by Julius
When Flarum Beta8 comes out in the near future, I will put up a test installation. It's very lightweight on server resources and works great on mobile devices, however it requires javascript.

Edit: Still has some issues but it is up at https://community.freegamedev.net

Re: POLL: Which forum software would you like FGD to use?

PostPosted: 05 Dec 2018, 17:08
by Julius
Just as a heads-up the bug mentioned above has been fixed but the new Flarum Beta8.1. So for now the system is somewhat operational and I will slowly continue working on it. However the general layout is there and you can have a look at it (registrations are disabled for now though). If you click on the "tags" page it gives you a more classical forum view that I have made make the default view for now.

In theory there is also a phpBB import script for Flarum, but unless one of the current tech-admins of this forum can clean up, prepare and send me the database of this forum (will be lots of work) there isn't anything I can do about it. However a new start to get rid of some of the cruft (while keeping the old forums available read only) is probably not a bad idea anyways.

Re: POLL: Which forum software would you like FGD to use?

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2019, 16:25
by Julius
I guess I'll postpone the forum changes a bit for now and focus on other new software. Ultimately I am hoping that in a few months the fully remade and responsive phpBB theme will be out and than that would be a good time to reinstall a phpBB board. I like that phpBB works better without Javascript (the new theme likely as well) and that it has XMPP notification support.

Flarum8 is nice, but still a bit buggy, which I why I removed it again for now. I also understood that many people here didn't like the Javascript only nature of it.

Ideally there was a Activitypub compatible forum software or a nicer forum view for the group boards in the Hubzilla :(

Re: POLL: Which forum software would you like FGD to use?

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2019, 16:46
by Julius
Julius {l Wrote}:Ideally there was a Activitypub compatible forum software or a nicer forum view for the group boards in the Hubzilla :(


Someone is looking into ActivityPub support for Flarum:
https://discuss.flarum.org/d/17748-fede ... ivitypub/5
Anyone able to help?
Edit: Repository here now: https://github.com/squeevee/flarum-ext-feddle

Might be an interesting way to participate in a JavaScript forum through an external non-javascript but ActivityPub enabled service...

Re: POLL: Which forum software would you like FGD to use?

PostPosted: 05 Apr 2019, 12:56
by Julius
https://www.elkarte.net/
Might be another option.