> Are we talking about try to release a useable 1.3.x "development
> snapshot", or are we talking about a 1.4 release? (A 1.4 release implies
> that there will one more branch of code for us to maintain.)
i was talking about a 1.4 release, something that people could use in
production services. i'm really enjoying watching the improvements
being made in the 1.3 tree though. this was more a question of "should
i wait for 1.4 or should i just plunge in and deal with 1.3 cause 1.4 is
a long way away :-).
> Forms based login. We don't necessarily have to implement any more
> functionality than we have now (admin login & bogo-login), but the
> HTTP-auth based login mechanism is not available to everyone, and I think
> we need to get to where every wiki admin can use the admin functions on
> their wiki.
i think this would be very nice to have. when this happens does that
mean that we will be storing metadata about usernames? eg. could the
config file now contain an list of usernames that have admin privledges?
> More testing. We/I really need to write more (some) unit tests, etc...
> (I have a hard time getting very enthusiastic about it though, so don't
> hold your breath...)
i'm not (much of) a programmer, but i will be happy to install and test
everything i can think of.
> Code cleanup. Experimental, not-fully functional code (mostly I'm
> thinking plug-ins here) should be removed from (or disabled in) the stable
> dist. There's some other code (e.g. lib/Toolbar.php) that's still in
> transition --- it would be nice to stabilize these before a release.
yep i think that'd be cool. as a side note, i was quietly (and slowly)
working on an upload file mechanism when i saw a discussion on this on
the wiki which involved restructuring the wikidb.
my simple approach to the problem was to write two plugins. UploadFile
which allows a file to be uploaded to PageName/filename via a simple
form, and another plugin called ShowAttachments which shows all the
files attached to the current page (by simply doing a listing of the
directory which matches the current page name).
is it worth me continuing to work on this? the idea discussed on the
wiki seemed much more complete but also like it was probably a ways off
in the future.
> So, I guess I think we can do it but it will take a deliberate decision to
> do so, as well as a fair amount of effort. I guess the fact that we've
> already converted the PhpWiki wiki to 1.3 indicates that it is time...
fwiw, the other things i'd like to see would be:
* allow html on locked pages (useful for the admin to embed forms etc)
* standardize on a wiki syntax. if we're going to change the standard
wiki syntax (i think some of the discussions on this were a "good
thing") then the sooner those changes are made the better (saving
painful upgrades for people in the future.
once again, that's for all the hard work guys, phpwiki is great!