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Dirk

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Please use this thread to chip in your most wanted feature(s) to be implemented as part of the new Geeklog Bounties initiative.

Please keep in mind that at this time, we are not really looking for new ideas. Once the initiative is well under way and we may even have found some additional sponsors, we're willing to take new feature requests into account. But as long as our resources are limited, please stick to the list of open feature requests.

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jmucchiello

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Are you going to include "tasks" among the feature requests, there are 6 open tasks that look very much like feature requests:
  • Cleanup of Upload class
  • RSS import class
  • Review Daily Digest
  • Two-part story input for normal users
  • Read-only topics
  • Alternative Database Backup Solution
And I have special interest in ReadOnly topics as I posted a hack for how to fix this in 1.4.0 and 1.4.1 (An actual checked in version of this would require merging the two methods).

I have interest in all of the topic/story based feature requests. In my opinion, story should be made a plugin but that might be too much for this initiative. In any case just about every option in $_CONF related to stories and topics should actually be a database entry at the topic level. In Topic A I want 5 stories per page but Topic B I want 10 stories per page. In Topic C I don't want trackbacks but all other topics should have trackbacks, etc.

Going through the existing list:
  • mutltitopic stories (107)
  • multitopic blocks (245)
  • Option to block anonymous access to full article (414)
  • Not to display 0 comments(425)
  • hierarchical topics (447)
  • Editors for one private topic can also post in any other visible topic (503)
  • allow topics to be only editable/writable (551 goes with readonly topics)
  • Topic.delete feature (563)

Unrelated to stories and topics:
  • Define plugin order (418 ) is verys important;
  • Make submit.php more plugin friendly (626)

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XHTML support, please!
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    Here are my top three:
  • [#229] Custom Password upon Registration.
  • [#33] Less Anonymous Comments
  • [#327] See parent post while commenting on it
I think that adding these three would really improve the experience of the typical site visitor.

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Several things that I'd like to see:

1) Native support of CAPTCA's
2) Native support for Google sitemaps

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Euan

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[#404] Weblink subcategories

I already have working subcategories in Glinks, but not time to maintain. Would you like me to tidy up and submit this category stuff for the Links plugin? That would also remove the duplication in work of having two plugins that are largely the same.
-- Heather Engineering -- No job too small

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garfy

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I would need the following

1. CUSTOM META TAGS FOR EACH PAGE - each page in edit mode has a 2 small windows where you type meta escription and meta tags for that page and also meta title, because it is not good to have the meta title of the page and the title of the page that is in h1 the same - it is really the time to implement them - it should not be that hard

2. LESS SPAM

3. EASIER INSTALATION - just uploading the files and not tweaking lib common and config file - or have a config file accessible through some kind of form where user just clicks the options he would like and add for example res of pics in small windows


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SamF

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1. Custom Password upon Registration: A second vote for this request

2. Better URL_rewrite implementation: URL_rewite should work for Apache 1.3 servers (it currently doesn't), and should be on by default

3. Plugin pages like forums, file-management, stories etc. etc. should automatically have the page name distict from the index's page name: e.g., this page should be 'Geeklog -- Forums' or something like that.

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Quote by: SamF

2. Better URL_rewrite implementation: URL_rewite should work for Apache 1.3 servers (it currently doesn't), and should be on by default


It does work on all Apache versions, AFAIK. geeklog.net is running on Apache 1.3. There have been reports of it not working on some setups but that appears to be a problem with the server setup, not with Geeklog.

It doesn't work on (most versions of) IIS, so we can't make it the default.


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3. Plugin pages like forums, file-management, stories etc. etc. should automatically have the page name distict from the index's page name: e.g., this page should be 'Geeklog -- Forums' or something like that.


That is entirely the plugin's responsibility - Geeklog provides all that they would need to do that. Contact the plugin's authors.

bye, Dirk

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[#404] Weblink subcategories

This is my biggest beef with GL, by far. I"ve hacked the links page on my site to use phplinks. This works, but it is real PITA to update GL, which means I tend to stay a few versions behind. I would contribute to a bounty for this feature, if there was a way to do that.

[#327] See parent post while commenting on it - this would be a very nice improvement, but it is much less important to me than #404.
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I should probably mention that we're also thinking about spinning off the 3 "new" plugins (Calendar, Links, Polls) into separate projects. That, together with bounties, should hopefully boost their development.

bye, Dirk

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I should probably mention that we're also thinking about spinning off the 3 "new" plugins (Calendar, Links, Polls) into separate projects. That, together with bounties, should hopefully boost their development.

bye, Dirk



My humble opinion is that the Polls plugin too 'small' to make a separate Polls project.
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jmucchiello

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My humble opinion is that the Polls plugin too 'small' to make a separate Polls project.

Not if I had time to play with it. I'd add multiresponse polls, support for "other, please specify", topic only polls, poll locking, writeonly polls (can't see results until poll closes), multi question polls (aka surveys), and (most importantly to me) an api so polls could be easily embedded into other GL objects (thus if the forums implemented my api, you could attach polls to a forum post like you can in phpBB and vBulletin and other forum packages). That's just the stuff I'd like, I'm sure multilanguage support would be nice too.

So, yeah, polls may be small now, but that's just because all the needed features don't exist.

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Not if I had time to play with it. I'd add multiresponse polls, support for "other, please specify", topic only polls, poll locking, writeonly polls (can't see results until poll closes), multi question polls (aka surveys), and (most importantly to me) an api so polls could be easily embedded into other GL objects (thus if the forums implemented my api, you could attach polls to a forum post like you can in phpBB and vBulletin and other forum packages). That's just the stuff I'd like, I'm sure multilanguage support would be nice too.


I have a beta running here that does 90% of what you listed. The question is currently if we post that to the core code or release an independent version outside of the normal GL release schedule.

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Quote by: jmucchiello

Not if I had time to play with it. I'd add multiresponse polls, support for "other, please specify", topic only polls, poll locking, writeonly polls (can't see results until poll closes), multi question polls (aka surveys), and (most importantly to me) an api so polls could be easily embedded into other GL objects (thus if the forums implemented my api, you could attach polls to a forum post like you can in phpBB and vBulletin and other forum packages). That's just the stuff I'd like, I'm sure multilanguage support would be nice too.


I have a beta running here that does 90% of what you listed. The question is currently if we post that to the core code or release an independent version outside of the normal GL release schedule.

Oliver



Tokyio didn't you say that you are going to do the hack for custom meta and description tags?

tokyoahead

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Tokyio didn't you say that you are going to do the hack for custom meta and description tags?[/p]

No... not that I can remember. I am working on a tagging plugin, if thats what you mean. Never on metatags however.

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Quote by: Dirk
It does work on all Apache versions, AFAIK. geeklog.net is running on Apache 1.3. There have been reports of it not working on some setups but that appears to be a problem with the server setup, not with Geeklog.


There are issues with Apache in CGI mode in some configurations. For example, dreamhost.com's default setup does not work correctly with the re-writing that Geeklog is using. This however can be fixed easily in .htaccess even if your host does not let you change php.ini.

The ideal solution is to set cgi.fix_pathinfo to 1 in php.ini, however you can also do that in .htaccess:

PHP Formatted Code

php_flag cgi.fix_pathinfo 1
 


If overriding config such as that is disabled in your config, you can fix the problem (which is actually to do with 404 handling with PHP files...) with this re-write rule:

PHP Formatted Code

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule \.php$ /404.php
 


I'm considering extending it (to /article/sid instead of /article.php/sid) anyway, using .htaccess.

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Tokyio didn't you say that you are going to do the hack for custom meta and description tags?


No... not that I can remember. I am working on a tagging plugin, if thats what you mean. Never on metatags however.[/p][/QUOTE]

but it is easy I guess - not for me - for you

here is the problem described in more details - can you do a plugin - most of other cms like joomla and drupal have the custom description and meta tags included

http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=10&showtopic=59616&mode=&onlytopic=&show=20

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I have a beta running here that does 90% of what you listed. The question is currently if we post that to the core code or release an independent version outside of the normal GL release schedule.

I only found this out one the devel mailing list a few moments ago. I've been talking about polls for a couple days now but if most of my ideas are in the works go back to my other projects.

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What is most important to me: 'Subscribe to comments' (= notifications
for replies) which is not yet a FR but Dirk said in the dev mailer he wants to work on that.

As jmucchiello suggested "Review Daily Digest" maybe together with #587 would be nice.

Some easy to do FR:
[#536] "Remember Me Forever"
[#598] "Add FCK editor to "mail users" utility" - parts of this are easy to do.
[#563] "topic.delete should be a separate right" - easy?
[#637] optimize the title of geeklog to be more SE friendly




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