(54 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 discussion)

I've been hosted by http://www.wiredhub.net/ for a few years now and I've had nothing short of amazing support and quality hosting from them.  Some of the numbers may not be as big as other hosting companies but I believe the super customer service is well worth it.  The two times I've had to post on the support forums with questions I had, there was a response from one of the staff in a matter of minutes (ie less then 5).

Anyways, I throw my recommendation out for http://www.WiredHub.net/.  Check them out and you'll be happy.


(3 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 bug reports)

Whichever way makes the forum look good is fine with me.  Having it show all the time doesn't make much sense, expecially when someone is just searching for something and has no new posts to read through.


(3 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 bug reports)

Show new posts since last visit and the Mark all topics as read links at the top right.  When I click the first to check up on new posts, duh, it does show the Mark all topics as read.  But if there is a second page, or even a third, the Mark all posts as read link doesn't show up.  You have to return to the first new posts page or the index to clear them.  Didn't know if this was intentional or not, so thought I would let you know.

On a side note, does punBB have subforum capabilities?


(7 replies, posted in General discussion)

Minimalist here:

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(82 replies, posted in General discussion)

Firefox 1.0 is out!


(30 replies, posted in Test forum)

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(29 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 discussion)

The only point of me raising this issue is to open up PunBB to a wider variety of database users, myself being an avid MySQL fan.

Ok, instead of making it part of the board package, what about just support for it built into the forum or make it optional download package?

Just trying to think of ways to get more people to use the board smile


(29 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 discussion)

Has there been any thought of using the ADOdb Database Abstraction Library to cover the use of more database types? Plus, in my opinion, it's slightly easier to use instead of the multitude of commands one needs to know using MySQL and PostgreSQL.

And for those that don't know what I'm talking about, a quote from the ADOdb site(adodb.sourceforge.net):
"ADOdb is a database abstraction library for PHP. There is also a Python version; see the ADOdb for Python docs.

The PHP version currently supports an amazing number of databases, thanks to the wonderful ADOdb community: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Interbase, Firebird, Informix, Oracle, MS SQL, Foxpro, Access, ADO, Sybase, FrontBase, DB2, SAP DB, SQLite, Netezza, LDAP, and generic ODBC, ODBTP. The Sybase, Informix, FrontBase and PostgreSQL, Netezza, LDAP, ODBTP drivers are community contributions. Here is the complete list of drivers.

Many popular web applications such as ACID, PostNuke, Xaraya, phpWiki, Mambo, PHP GACL, TikiWiki, eGroupWare and phpLens App Server are using ADOdb as their database abstraction layer. Some reasons why ADOdb is popular include:

    * Designed for speed. It is probably the fastest open source database abstraction library available for PHP. See benchmarks.
    * Provides extensive portability support such as date and type-handling and portable schema creation. See portable sql tips
    * Support many enterprise features such as database backed sessions (with session expiry notification), SQL code generation, pivot tables, SELECT LIMIT emulation for all databases, performance monitoring.
    * Easy to learn, especially if you have Window's programming experience, as it uses many ADO conventions.
    * Extensive QA, every release is unit-tested on Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, Oracle 9.
    * Mature, continiously developed since August 2000. Has a large community of users.
    * Very reasonable licensing terms (BSD). This means that you can incorporate (and even compile) it into your software applications royalty-free without asking the author's permission, provided you include license.txt in your release. Also dual-licensed (Lesser GPL).