(7 replies, posted in Feature requests)

The forum will just serve as an external support forum in an integrated web browser (WebView). It's not bundled the way GPL requires to become viral, otherwise proprietary browsers wouldn't be permitted to display this very forum! I'm not a lawyer though... I just finished setting up phpBB which is also GPL so I very much hope I got that right.


(7 replies, posted in Feature requests)

From mobileswitch's website (https://github.com/Loa/mobileswitch)

This extension uses a php function from "url"

Terms and Conditions for Detect Mobile Browsers:
Free for non-commercial, charitable and educational use otherwise an upgrade is required. An upgrade costs $50.00 per year by PayPal subscription

I didn't know about captchas though. Thanks! I guess the important part is to have something custom that bots can't parse.


(7 replies, posted in Feature requests)

I decided to give punbb a try this morning. The installation went surprisingly well! But that was the easy part...

Then I tried to install an antispam extension. It took me half an hour to figure it out because I was copying the files to the plugins directory instead of the extensions directory. The docs I googled were apparently outdated. Unfortunately, the captcha looks childish and I another extension I tried didn't work with the V1.4.

I figured I could live with that and tried decided to try opening the forum on my Android smartphone. It's going to be an help forum for an Android application so this is a must. There is no special formatting for mobile devices so the interface is quite cramped. I started looking for an extension to fix this, but the only one I found was on a 2 years old thread from users asking the very same thing. The extension requested 50$/year for commercial software which my Android application arguably is.

I give up. There are plenty of forum engines to choose from and until punbb fixes its documentation and actually addresses the needs of its users, it's just too much trouble just to say I'm using "open source".