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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:
Style of attachments. Possible values are: - simple (default): just allow one to attach new files to a message using the file widget during post, and using the attachments package API to 'attach' them to the message. - complex (legacy): attach URLs, new or already existing files, browse through folders and choose where to upload the files in the file storage, using the attachments package 'attach' pages (default simple, type string, scope instance)
Automatically convert smileys like :-) and similar constructs to images when displaying messages in the browser. (default 1, type number, scope instance)
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)
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)
Should we use intermedia for searching forums? Intermedia is more scalable, but interprets searches differently from standard search. (default 0, type number, scope instance)
Should ReadingInfo be stored and displayed for this forum (default 0, type number, scope instance)
Whether the real username 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)
This is the color of the first message / table row (default #eeeeee, type string, scope instance)
The color of the table borders and between the cells, try #ffffff for a cool look (default #dddddd, type number, scope instance)
The bgcolor for the other table rows (default #d9e4f9, type string, scope instance)

Bug Tracker Summary for Package: forums

Open Bugs: 28
All Tracked Issues: 105
Latest Bug Opened: 2008-09-04 Forum wih policy closed lets you post messages
Latest Bug Fixed: 2019-02-21 Message preview activates spell checker widget.
Top Bug Submitters: Carl Robert Blesius (10) Tilmann Singer (7) Matthias Melcher (5) Stan Kaufman (5) Malte Sussdorff (5)
Top Bug Fixers: Lars Pind (24) Jeff Davis (18) Emmanuelle Raffenne (6) Tracy Adams (6) Gustaf Neumann (5) Deirdre Kane (5) Tilmann Singer (4)

Code Metrics Summary for Package: forums

# Tcl Procs 95
# Tcl Lines 2562
# Tcl Blank Lines 426
# Tcl Comment Lines 256
# Automated Tests 8
# Stored Procedures PG: 24 ORA: 30
# SQL Lines PG: 1122 (blank 177 comments 187) ORA: 1263 (blank 165 comments 166)
# ADP pages 28
# ADP lines 361
# Include pages (forums/lib/) 27
# Documentation pages 1
# Documentation lines 43
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Active package project: The Forums Self Help Project

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