Out of the Box - MiniBB 2.
Should the development team rename _install_mysql.sql to install.sql?
Why? So that I can type
in an MSDOS box.
I created new forums, and used the supertitle feature to see what it did.
The result was not what I expected.
I wanted to delete the empty forum.
There was no delete option, even though I was the administrator at the time.
Update database stuff.
I have worked professionally on a system with many versions of data out in the field.
Updates to database format work as follows.
The database stores its version number.
Routines are written Update_1_to_2, Update_2_to_3, Update 3_to_4, etc.
Software contains lines like this (suppose we are at this_version := 5 now)
Old_version := read_from_database;
if old_version < 2 then update_1_to_2;
if old_version < 3 then update_2_to_3;
if old_version < 4 then update_3_to_4;
if old_version < 5 then update_4_to_5;
This ensure that whatever version of data the user has, he finished with the correct data.
Maybe you could call the database version upgrade procedures from something not run too often like bb_admin, and the BB administrator then wouldn't have to worry his head about upgrading the database, it would be done for him transparentlly as part of the new software.
Registration doesn't seem to be allowed if users have the same email address.
That might prevent husband and wife both registering on the same forum.
As administrator testing generation of a user, I'd like to use my real email address
for both me as administrator, and me as a normal user.
Login Button displayed for logged in users!
I have a miniBB 1.7f which I installed initially by accident
and so its mixed with version 2 addons. I guess that means I'm lucky it runs at all and I'm to blame.
I am now trying miniBB 2.
I prefer the miniBB 1.7f base with 2.0 addons, which by all rights maybe shouldn't be running, to the straight 2.0.
If I were to put a bulletin board into use at the moment, I'd either go with the bodged 1.7f / 2.0 mix, or maybe try to install a thrid time, and see what a pure 1.7 database is like.
I see this this current BB (of yours) that I'm posting this on, has a
SIGN IN/POST MESSAGE
button and yet the line above says
Logged as: crystalclear » Logout
I shouldn't have a SIGN IN and a LOGOUT at the same time.
If these are test versions, I think the version number at the bottom of the page was good, although I can see why one would remove it from a finished product.