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Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160362] Wed, 26 August 2009 18:15 Go to next message
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All comments and patches are based on CVS revision 11992 and PHP 5.3.0 on Windows XP.

I have tried to make some improvements to installation wizard and attached the results.

Fixed in install.php
- Several validation issues and a few typos
- Deprecated warning in PHP 5.3 because of set_magic_quotes_runtime
- Undefined index: WWW_ROOT in on line 1036
- $no_mem_limit relying on register_globals being enabled (to my understanding)

Fixed in create_file_list
- Deprecated warning in PHP 5.3 because of set_magic_quotes_runtime

Remaining issues
I could imagine to add the "FUDforum Installation Wizard" header to (fatal) error messages to make them look a bit friendlier. I don't have time to look into this currently, but could to it in a few days in case you like the idea.

It seems that you can install using an separate fudforum_archive file only if you have set an memory limit of less than 50M. Maybe there is a bug in the logic and the opposite is meant?

Currently the forum can't be installed successfully, it fails after last step of the wizard with:
WARNING: {META-CONTENT-LANGUAGE} is depricated, please remove it from your templates.
WARNING: {META-CONTENT-LANGUAGE} is depricated, please remove it from your templates.
WARNING: {META-CONTENT-LANGUAGE} is depricated, please remove it from your templates.
Undefined template: "register_affero" inside "register.php.t"
Re: Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160363 is a reply to message #160362] Thu, 27 August 2009 02:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is great having someone like you that can read code and fix problems!

I'm busy making several message changes to exploit plural support. For example:

[1 Vote] and [2 Votes] instead of the old [1 Vote(s)]

When done the install will work again. I'll try to get it in tonight.
Re: Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160369 is a reply to message #160362] Thu, 27 August 2009 15:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JanRei wrote on Thu, 27 August 2009 00:15
I could imagine to add the "FUDforum Installation Wizard" header to (fatal) error messages to make them look a bit friendlier. I don't have time to look into this currently, but could to it in a few days in case you like the idea.


Yes, I like the idea. If we can somehow make it more user friendly, it would be absolutely fantastic.

JanRei wrote on Thu, 27 August 2009 00:15
It seems that you can install using an separate fudforum_archive file only if you have set an memory limit of less than 50M. Maybe there is a bug in the logic and the opposite is meant?


My guess is that the (installer+archive) together would be too large to fit into memory. In such situations it may be better to split them so that you only need to fit the installer into memory.

JanRei wrote on Thu, 27 August 2009 00:15
Currently the forum can't be installed successfully...


Problem fixed. You are welcome to try again.

Best regards.

Frank
Re: Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160371 is a reply to message #160369] Thu, 27 August 2009 16:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The improvements in user friendliness are amongst the most significant improvements I've seen since starting with FUDForum last year - in that short time it's gone from trailing platforms like phpBB to leading them by a mile.

Still thinking an install via SimpleScripts would bring a spike in users - did you ever get a response from those guys?
Re: Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160375 is a reply to message #160371] Fri, 28 August 2009 01:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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kerryg wrote on Thu, 27 August 2009 22:44
Still thinking an install via SimpleScripts would bring a spike in users - did you ever get a response from those guys?


No reply. Maybe you should also try to contact them. It may help if they realize several people would like to have FUDforum included.
Re: Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160378 is a reply to message #160375] Fri, 28 August 2009 04:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Will do!
Re: Improvements to the installation wizard [message #160386 is a reply to message #160362] Sat, 29 August 2009 02:28 Go to previous message
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Changes committed. See http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/chngview?cn=11994
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