Does the mobile version striclty requires setting up a subdomain?
So far, yes. The code for the mobile template uses the same core as the default miniBB script, it is NOT a clone/duplicate of scripts
, that's why there needs to be kind of "hook", which allows to adjust proper settings on the fly. I have no idea how to let this thing work with something other than a sub-domain, if you could create a virtual folder which points to something else, you could implement it as well. The idea is, that if you have let's say somedomain.com/forums/
then for a mobile version, you should have somedomain.com/forums/mobile
and if you type this URL, it should open somedomain.com/forums/
, NOT redirect - OPEN straight. Then there also would be possible to trick the script to load another settings for such approach.
I see that the version here on m dot minibb dot com do not feature the "select and quote" button on top on posts, neither the bb-code buttons above the reply form. Is it possible to implement those in the mobile skin?
It's possible to clone the code from the desktop version and put it in the mobile templates; however I'm not sure it could be truly useful for a mobile device like the smartphone, that's why this feature is not included in the default mobile release. However it's quite possible to implement, for sure, and it's not difficult.