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developing a perl BB

by stonecolddevin (Vicar)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 08:49 UTC ( #508950=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

UPDATE: idk how many people actually look at this thread anymore, but i've been doing some work and have something up here: http://dhoss.perlmonk.org/mx if you'd like to check it out.
Hi gang,

Move this as needed, I couldn't think of any other places to put this.
I'd like to start by saying forgive any less than thought through ideas right now...it's late and i just wanted to get this out on the table.

Perl is becoming quite an "obsession" with me, and I've begun to really want to focus on developing a nice message board to compete with the likes of phpbb and other such freeware message boards. I'm looking for a group that would be interested in lending their skills to develop code and design for such a board, nothing serious, just a fun little project that would put perl on the map with message boards (E-Blah doesn't count. it sucks).

Any takers? Either reply to this or email me at devin dot austin at gmail dot com

Thanks in advance! :-D
-devin
meh.

Comment on developing a perl BB
Re: developing perlBB
by dorward (Curate) on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:01 UTC

    I suggest starting a project somewhere with SVN (or CVS) and a mailing list (maybe SourceForge, but I can't say I like their UI). That way interested parties can see how the project is progressing without feeling like they've made a commitment to help out.

Re: developing perlBB
by EvdB (Deacon) on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:52 UTC

    If you want to kick start it all please take a look at http://svn.ecclestoad.co.uk/svn/forum/trunk/. It is at the moment a fairly basic forum but it has some nice touches like policies and so on. It is still in development so there is plenty of work to do : )

    It is based on Catalyst and does the database side using Class::DBI::DFV (which got pushed to CPAN yesterday). It currently requires a PostgreSQL database, but that should be quite easy to set up. I need to write a guide to installing it - I'll do that in the next few days. The templating is done using HTML::Mason and it is fully internationalised. When it is ready I was going to put it on CPAN.

    If you're interested let me know.

      Very nice, you may want to share that with the Catalyst Mailing-List, i'm sure there is much interest in a forum!
Re: developing perlBB
by b10m (Vicar) on Nov 16, 2005 at 20:57 UTC

    I can see why you'd want to compete with phpbb and why it can't be too hard: phpbb plainly sucks. But please-oh-please don't follow the idiotic project naming of the php community by prefixing everything with 'php', or 'perl' in this case.

    One thing I find curious though, is that Perl seems to be your "obsession" and you want to compete with phpbb (which is hyped to extremes), yet it'll be "nothing serious, just a fun little project that would put perl on the map with message boards". I don't see how that'd work out. As for programmers, look at http://sourceforge.net or the likes.

    Couple of suggestions for your message board:

    • Give the user the option to view the threads in ermm a threaded way (kinda like Perlmonks). Makes reading easier, IMHO.
    • Don't bother creating a "memberlist" that any bot can harvest anyone can see.

    Besides that, go work! ;)

    --
    b10m

    All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
      Perl is definitely a passion, but I said that I wanted it to be a fun project to at least start with, I don't want anyone to have to commit until we have something concrete and with an ability to compete. Obviously I'd like this to get on a scale with commercial bulletin boards, but that's not realistic to start a project with the mentallity that it's going commercial right away.
      meh.
Re: developing a perl BB
by wazoox (Prior) on Nov 18, 2005 at 12:36 UTC
    Just out of curiosity : why does E-Blah sucks ? (I didn't even know it exists before you mention it, just wondering).
      well if you haven't, go to the website http://www.e-blah.com. check out the source code. no strict, no declared variables, no use of CGI.pm, no warnings or taint check...and that's just at a glance...
      meh.
        I just checked... Well, it does use CGI.pm actually. However, "no strict" in such a big project is unforgivable. And the code is very perl4 style, but it was started in 2001, not 1995... Too bad.

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