My Journey with Wedge.

Nao

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Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« Reply #30,  »
I don't know much about Xen, except that's it's commercial, so it's not exactly playing in the same field as Wedge does...
I have no idea how Xen 2 would be much better than Wedge, either.
I've been using Wedge for several years on Lestrades.com (my main activity these days, although once again not a paid one...), and every time I have an issue (or need something), I fix it and commit it to Wedge. Let's be clear, it hasn't happened a lot!
Thus, I don't really know what you mean by 'couldn't get a lot of things to work for me'... They work for everybody. Of course, everybody needs their own tweaks here and there, but it's easy to do. Especially with a base such as Wedge, that doesn't change a lot, and also allows you to customize it fully without having to change any base files.
I don't know.
I don't even know what 'prosulation' means. ;)
What I know is that I'm still proud of the software, yes. Especially as free open source software that I never built with plans to get rich.
Posted: May 11th, 2019, 01:34 PM

PS: I just realized your message was a reaction to my previous one. Sorry about that, I didn't understand why you were trying to discuss XF here. ;-)

mark435

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Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« Reply #31,  »
I very randomly stumpled upon Wedge, it ofcourse reminded me so much of SMF, which I love, but this fork looks great aswell, I will try to make a forums on that soon.

Nao

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Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« Reply #32,  »
Well, thanks ;)
I'm still working on it occasionally but if you're looking for mods you're better off using SMF I suppose, even if it's inferior. (Which is a bit sad considering the modding system in Wedge is so much easier to both create and install/update.)
As a reminder, I do most of my Wedge development for https://lestrades.com now, i.e. new features are implemented over there first. If anyone here is interested in a feature I premiered at LT's, I may consider backporting it to Wedge.

forumovod

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Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« Reply #33,  »
Hi! Is the wedge project still alive? Is it compatible with PHP 7.2 ?
Forum for forum owners https://forumovod.ru

Nao

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Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« Reply #34,  »
Yes it's still alive in the sense that if you can get in touch with me (e.g. lestrades.com or Steam account), I can fix bugs as reported.
It's no longer alive as in 'I'm not going to add new major features to the software', and probably no minor features either. This is the users' job, I guess: the plugin system is really solid, it's very easy to port SMF 2.x mods to Wedge, and Wedge-only mods are way funnier to build (because they work on cached versions of the files, so you can for instance re-download a clean copy of a base file, modify it yourself, and the mods will still be applied to them as soon as you upload the file to your server.)

I don't know about 7.2 compatibility, but this is the kind of thing that I tend to update Wedge for.
I know I should release an 'official' version 1.0, and perhaps even finally change the license to MIT overall (it's been my intention for a few years now), but given that it's not a generally well known forum package, it seems like it'd be a waste of time. I don't know. Do you?

forumovod

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Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« Reply #35,  »
I'm not a programmer or a mod developer. I have a desire to find a modern forum engine for migrating from SMF 2.0 because release 2.1 has stopped in development.
But I don't want to migrate to another forum engine that has also stopped developing as SMF 2.1

I liked the Russian translation of your forum engine description here:  dragomano.ru/articles/wedge

"Wedge, the first modification of the original SMF forum, is an alternative for fans of not just forums, but all-in-one blogs.

Enhanced security, UTF8 support, and out-of-the-box add-ons. Instead of modifications, Wedge uses the term "plugin". Plug-ins are enabled and disabled with a single button."