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webbin
 August 15 2008 06:57 AM (Read 1974 times)  
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The inclusion of CAPTCHA and Bad Behavior is a must these days for a production Geeklog site. The script kiddies are increasing exponentially.

Would the Geeklog Team consider releasing a bundled Geeklog distribution? This bundled distribution would include CAPTCHA, Bad Behavior, and Forum, along with the current packages. Everything would be installed initially.

I ask because the bundled glFusion distribution is going to develop along a new core code track.

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Dirk
 August 16 2008 10:22 AM  
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The request for a bundled distribution isn't new and I can understand it from a user's point of view.

From a developer's point of view, the problem is that of synchronizing all those plugins from different authors. What do you do when there's an update for one of them? Preparing a release is a bit of work. Also, not every site needs a calendar or a forum.

My plan was actually to reduce the number of plugins bundled with Geeklog and then leave it to others to offer bundles (a bit like Linux - there's the kernel and various distributions). Aeonserv did that in the past and glFusion could have been another such distribution. Unfortunately, they chose to take a different path.

With the work that Matt West is currently doing (as part of the Summer of Code), it will become easier in the future to bundle/unbundle plugins. Ideally, you should be able to unpack the original Geeklog tarball, drop in all the plugins you want, then create a new tarball from that. So that would require less work and less inside knowledge - and could be done by people outside of the core Geeklog team.

So I think that's the way we should be going: Make it easier for others to create bundled distributions and let the Geeklog developers concentrate on working on the Geeklog core code.

Does that seem to make sense?

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 August 16 2008 12:01 PM  
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Dirk,

Yes, that makes sense. I was not aware of Matt West's work.

Thanks for your reply.


 
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 August 16 2008 12:12 PM  
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glFusion could have been another such distribution. Unfortunately, they chose to take a different path.


I guess that depends upon one's point of view. :thumbsup:

Thx!

Eric


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