but for sake of pure core configuration, configuring plugins might be needed more often.
Not sure what for? Could you give more example on your proposal?
If we even include the administration of plugins, I can't even imagine how much space and security issues it may take. Could you please give more of your personal
proposals on this?
So far I know, configuring plugins takes the same time as the core of miniBB. Done once, forgotten until the next upgrade in a few years (optionally - some plugins run for years without no even need to re-config them).
Anyway, if they need to be changed in a time, I can't imagine a better way for the admin than:
entering FTP with couple of clicks, pressing a button, changing some bytes of text, pressing a combinations of buttons, clicking a confirmation button - done.
Do you know a better way?
Even a "visual" approach is about: clicking some link, entering login details, entering login details again if you were wrong (you are not a fool to keep your admin details in a regular browser, don't you?..); clicking an option to enter a certain section, clicking an option to enter another sub-section; FINALLY, finding the option you need to change (scrolling down almost the half or the whole screen of options with no easy possibility to find it); changing it; scrolling down to click the Confirmation button - OMG
you are FINALLY at the end of all this shit changes!..
And you see IT DIDN'T WORK, ok. So you start from scratch. At least a hour of your life is gone for nothing.
I think, it's too big time for nothing spent. You just need to learn once how to do things properly, then they will save your lifetime for more pleasant things. It's my approach, it's miniBB approach. I know it's disliked by almost 95% of the "regular end users" - but who cares. I am not the one to take care of them, this software is just about another
things, there it has the Benefit comparing to others.
minibb can be "Hacked" by access to ftp
If your FTP is weak, then not just miniBB could be hacked - the whole of your server; so it's not the point of miniBB security at all.
though there is no point in discussing them right now
If you had started this point, then why do you go away from it? I could discuss it right now
It seems you've started it but can't continue it - so it's not my problem, don't you agree?
I'd like to ask you if you maybe read "clean code" book?
If you mean the book called Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
, by "Uncle Bob" Robert C. Martin
, then it's just a very limited way of how we could consider the programming things.
First of all, mr. Martin is just an American consultant, but I am running the International project of all kinds. Despite it was registered as a trademark in US at first, I must say this was just my very first attempt of how to register a Trademark elsewhere, and it doesn't bring so much profit, so it just an official point.
Now I know I could consult
any company the same way Robert does. Consulting is not a miracle business. But the coding is.
If you have more proofs or supplements on why I should read this book, then I would like to read exactly your opinion
, not a reference to someone else. This world is full of books, theories, conspiracies, practices and if we just refer to one of them, there is nothing objective. But my proof that my software is objective, is just that it works
. Not just for me - for other hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. It's obvious.
Now, regarding books in general, I am reading now the "Bicycle Diaries" of David Byrne
and I must say it's much more exciting and knowledge-full to read, than any book of a regular US consultant; I think, David Byrne made more to this world than Robert Martin, even Pedowikia size of articles shows that clearly.
many other aspects too (you know, db access, variable naming and so on)
Sorry, I have no ideas how DB access, variable naming and so on is related to my code.
just asking you if there is a way to solve that
There would be definitely a way to solve that, if you
would have ideas about all the changes to the code you've made.
If you have not documented them, there is no way.
I think it was attachment for one your emails, directly. I'll contact with you soon again.
Sorry, I physically can't remember about all email recipients I am getting, they are hundreds in a month. Sure, please contact me again with the translation, hopefully this time it won't be recognized as a spam message by my client (possibly). Also, I hope you will take care about the quality of the translation.
Thanks in advance for attention to this small piece of software.