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Re: Introduction
« Reply #60, on April 24th, 2011, 02:30 PM »
Is wedge which is based on smf is going to be like a icyphoenix project where the engine is based off phpbb?

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #61, on April 24th, 2011, 02:37 PM »
Ehm.. no?
Why (the hell) should we base Wedge on PhpBB? :P

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #62, on April 24th, 2011, 03:37 PM »
Sure you're not meaning IceWeasel being a Firefox fork?

It's not just a minor change to SMF's code, it's MASSIVE change. No SMF mod will work now, not one mod can work without alterations, for example.
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I don't think it can. 2.0 is at least a month away. Then comes the long haul to decide what's in 2.1 and then to actually build it. Unless it's something relatively small, we're going to be talking about 6+ months before betas, so we're probably looking at a spring 2012 release for 2.1, which won't even be that exciting a release.
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #63, on April 24th, 2011, 05:11 PM »
Quote from Arantor on April 24th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Sure you're not meaning IceWeasel being a Firefox fork?
I think he means icypheonix which is indeed a fork of phpbb.
The way it's meant to be

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #64, on April 24th, 2011, 05:19 PM »
How odd, I never knew anyone actually forked it before...

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #65, on April 24th, 2011, 05:20 PM »
I hadn't heard about it either until a few days ago.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #67, on April 24th, 2011, 08:46 PM »
Yeah, something like that.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #68, on April 25th, 2011, 12:34 AM »
Only like that from a twisted point of view. These features, they're more like a compilation of already available mods (they're all GPL so I guess he can do it...), packed under an ugly theme.

Wedge doesn't use any pre-existing mods, because they're not available under a forkable license for the most part.
The only mods we took from the SMF community are the mods we wrote ourselves -- drafts, footnotes, media area, things like that. (Oh, and Pretty URLs, which has a forkable license, but I had a hand in writing it anyway.)

Also, we have our own theme, and it looks great. (Better than Wedge.org, at the very least. Which is probably why I insist so much on the fact that Wedge.org is not currently running Wedge :P)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #69, on April 25th, 2011, 01:13 AM »
I wasn't referring to the details, only the generalities; it is much the same idea, only done much better as you've said.

Even though I wrote a drafts mod for SMF, I actually gutted and rewrote it from scratch for Wedge to solve several of the bugs in the original, and make it more awesome in the process.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #70, on April 26th, 2011, 09:17 AM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on April 25th, 2011, 12:34 AM
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Also, we have our own theme, and it looks great. (Better than Wedge.org, at the very least. Which is probably why I insist so much on the fact that Wedge.org is not currently running Wedge :P)
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Would be nice to have a sneak preview of the Wedge theme...........just so we can work on our logos   :thanks:
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #71, on April 26th, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Hmm... We could do screenshots.

But I'm currently documenting all of the new features (I took a short break to fix and improve the user menu in topic pages -- now it's looking great!), and once I'm done with it, I'll be splitting the list into several topics, and one of them will be about the new theme -- so yeah, I guess I'll publish screenshots of it in that topic.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #73, on April 26th, 2011, 03:45 PM »
I guess I should introduce myself too....

My name really is Pete.  Really.    :ph34r:

I'm a long time SMF user and a paid AeMe user, which is how I found out about Wedge.  Once I saw mod development and discussion for SMF dying down, I knew something must have happened, and I set out to figure out what was going on. I've read the sorry, sordid tale, from Jeff Lewis' blog post all the way down, and I was discouraged and disheartened.  Then when I saw on Noisen the "Fork You" thread, I was intrigued, and so here I am.

I know just enough programming to be dangerous, but I won't ask stupid questions.  I'll probably mostly just sit in the background and read with anticipation the day that I will once again be able to use an innovative community software.

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and say "Thank You" for breathing new life into a stagnant forum software.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #74, on April 26th, 2011, 03:47 PM »
That's the spirit :)

Can't you find another name though? Our lead visionary is called Pete too :P