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Package Specification Summary for Package: forums

Summary: Online discussion forums.
Description: This online discussion board software is the successor of the original bboard package. The biggest improvement is a scalable datamodel. Forums supports threaded and flat view, moderation, a stand alone search function as well as integration with the OpenACS search package and integration with the notifications package for email alerts. It also supports reply via email.
Maturity: Mature
This package depends on: acs-kernel acs-tcl acs-mail-lite acs-subsite attachments notifications acs-automated-testing
Packages that depend on forums: forums-includelet forums-portlet
Package parameters:
DisplayEmoticonsAsImagesP
Automatically convert smileys like :-) and similar constructs to images when displaying messages in the browser. (default 1, type number, scope instance)
ForumsSearchBoxP
Whether to display a forums specific searchbox within the page body (not desirable when there is a sitewide search in the header). (default 1, type number, scope instance)
SecureOutboundP
Should we withhold message content from notifications when the forum message is posted in a secure connection? This helps to keep controlled content available only to subsite members when the forum connection is secure, such as controlled by referencing subsite in acs-subsite's RestrictToSSL parameter. (default 0, type number, scope instance)
UseIntermediaForSearchP
Should we use intermedia for searching forums? Intermedia is more scalable, but interprets searches differently from standard search. (default 0, type number, scope instance)
UseReadingInfo
Should ReadingInfo be stored and displayed for this forum (default 0, type number, scope instance)
UseScreenNameP
Whether the real user name or only the (anonymous) screenName will be shown in forums. Do not revert to 0 if once set to 1, since this will discard the beforehand granted anonymity. (default 0, type number, scope instance)
table_bgcolor
This is the color of the first message / table row (default #eeeeee, type string, scope instance)
table_border_color
The color of the table borders and between the cells, try #ffffff for a cool look (default #dddddd, type number, scope instance)
table_other_bgcolor
The bgcolor for the other table rows (default #d9e4f9, type string, scope instance)


Bug Tracker Summary for Package: forums

Open Bugs: 28
Latest Bug Opened: 2008-09-04 Forum wih policy closed lets you post messages
Latest Bug Fixed: 2015-07-28 Russian localization for package forums (HEAD).
Top Bug Submitters: Carl Robert Blesius (10) Tilmann Singer (7) Stan Kaufman (5) Matthias Melcher (5) Jade Rubick (5)
Top Bug Fixers: Lars Pind (24) Jeff Davis (18) Tracy Adams (6) Emmanuelle Raffenne (6) Deirdre Kane (5) Gustaf Neumann (4) Tilmann Singer (4)


Code Metrics Summary for Package: forums

# Tcl Procs 89
# Tcl Lines 2018
# Automated Tests 7
# Stored Procedures PG: 0 ORA: 0
# SQL Lines PG: 0 ORA: 0
# ADP pages 28
# ADP lines 340
# Include pages (forums/lib/) 27
# Documentation pages 1
# Documentation lines 42
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Active package project: The Forums Self Help Project

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