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Nao => Aeva Media => Topic started by: Nao/Gilles on 14 August 2010 19h31

Title: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 14 August 2010 19h31
Hello.

Back in March, I resigned from my Beta Tester position at simplemachines.org, because I was going nowhere. I wanted to take some time off and decided to end development of Aeva Media as well. Two months later, the SMF team offered me a developer position, after which I also ended up resigning, very angry against the team for their behavior.

At the time (July 28), after discussing with users and family, I decided to resume development on Aeva Media, but only on a commercial version of it. The free version would only be getting security updates (if needed.)
In order to make a stand against the SMF team, I removed my downloadable packages off their mod site, and replaced them with a link to this website. After a while, instead of asking me whether this was intended, they simply deleted my mods and replaced them with a bastardized version, 100% alcohol free. Yikes. Plus, it was using a name that was confusingly similar to Aeva Media.

I didn't appreciate this move on the part of the team, and things went downhill very soon. I managed to have the mod renamed to something else, and the mod page was re-enabled after I re-uploaded the Aeva Lite package. It was a lesser evil for me, as I could leave Aeva Media out of their website and have complete control over its distribution. However, less than a couple of hours after that, they permanently banned me from the SMF website.

As a result:

- I can no longer update the sitelist on the Aeva mod page. This was the only item I had left on that page originally, because deleting it could break functionality. Users of Aeva Lite should thus be using Aeva Media 1.x as a replacement, if they want to be sure the sitelist is updated automatically and quietly as soon as required. I will later release a new version of Aeva Lite with the auto-embedder additions from Aeva Media, as well as a new sitelist address that doesn't rely on the SMF team's good will.

- I can no longer provide support for Aeva Media 1.x on their forum, obviously. They did a lot of changes (such as removing their Aeva Media board and merging all of the support topics into one), but I don't know why they did. The support topic is useless! The mod's author can't even VIEW it! (Well, okay, I can view it next time I change my IP address, but then what does it change...?) So, basically: don't expect support from me on their board. I have nothing else to bring anyway. I will no longer go over there.

- I may in the near future open a support topic for Aeva Media 1.x and Aeva Lite over here. This is not the case for now. I need some time off to digest all of this crap.

Thank you for your time. And thanks to the SMF team for having so much respect for their ex-developer, author of their most popular plugin, main French translator and most zealous beta tester ever. Now, onto another project... This time, I'll make sure it isn't full of self-adoring ninconpoomps.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: RustyBarnacle on 14 August 2010 22h25
Wow, I so very rarely go there anymore that I had no idea this was happening.  Not that I was ever very involved but I used to read your support threads all the time as they were often funny and I could keep myself in the loop with updates.

Now I'm just horribly out of date but it you made good stuff so it works and nobody complains so I wasn't too worried.

I'll talk to my community about the paid version and see if its something they're interested in.  I didn't even know there was a paid version until today.

Good luck, rest, relax, don't let the haters get you down.  Wine helps.  :)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 14 August 2010 23h57
Well, you already know my thoughts on this, and how crappy this whole situation is.

But as I said you, you have a lot of followers who care about you - and who'll follow you, such loyalty is not easily earned. Screw the team, at the end of it, it's their loss, not yours.

Take some time off, have a good one and hope it tops up your happyfuel tank some :)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 15 August 2010 3h04
Well, you already know my thoughts on this, and how crappy this whole situation is.

But as I said you, you have a lot of followers who care about you - and who'll follow you, such loyalty is not easily earned. Screw the team, at the end of it, it's their loss, not yours.

Take some time off, have a good one and hope it tops up your happyfuel tank some :)
Ditto. :gnehe:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Sabre™ on 15 August 2010 3h45
Whaaaat?!?!?!?
You're banned?
Oh man how things can change after a few hours of sleep.
Well mate, Arantor summed it up pretty well.
For your mod, most know where to come, and the rest will soon learn.
You speak your mind, and wear your heart on your sleeve. Never thought someone would get banned for that.
I dont think I've seen soo much sh@t go down over there than I have in the last 8 months. Soo much has changed, and seemingly soo little has been solved.
Have a good rest mate. Life will keep going with or without the hassle :)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 15 August 2010 7h00
Yes, I was banned two days ago.
I'll take some time off, yes.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: chep on 15 August 2010 7h36
Too bad about this. I really think that there should be a reconsideration on their part. Take your time and do what you will. It's your life after all. You only live it once and it goes faster than you think.

Nao, you make a great product. I can't say for certain I'll follow you onto another forum software but it might be a consideration. I posted some general thoughts on the SMF AEVA topic about how I felt. Overall I believe that they could benefit from someone who understands and is capable of working with strong personalities and getting the best out of them... Instead of getting angry or upset about them to the point where they do not deal with these dificult personalities and just ban them because there is a belief that it will be an easier path to serenity. Dealing with different personalities is a skill though and it is not always easily learned. I know this... I had to learn it in order to succeed on some projects in the past. It's still not a perfected skill for me and it required time, patience and tact to bring out results.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 15 August 2010 19h38
Your post is spot on! Thanks!
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Joker™ on 15 August 2010 22h05
NAO they ban one person , bit loose more than that . I went there many times in past 2-3 days , but can't even make a single post , as i'm very upset on SMF part that what they have done with you . I support you on the issue as we all clearly know who was on the wrong side .
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 16 August 2010 14h00
I still don't get why they're not unbanning me. Kindred PM'ed me on sm.org (where I'm still banned) to say he isn't the one who banned me, and I should unban him. Well, here's the thing: I'm not the one who banned you, Kindred, it's that annoying Nao from over at sm.org. I can't unban you until he's done with his grief.

Really, banning me is something totally out of proportion. It probably came down to a dilemma to them: should we keep a bad programmer with a bad karma on our team, but who currently owns 50 mods that were mostly given to him (and will still likely remove them if he's ousted), or keep a very good programmer who made just one mod, albeit the most popular one, and we can get him out without too many issues?

Well, they decided to ban me, so that they can both avoid more stories on internal team issues, AND keep Aeva online so that they get to have the best of both worlds.
Innit nice?

Now, logic would dictate that they either reinstate my account so that I could update my mods whenever I have something new ready to go, or... just delete the mods, and delete all of the Aeva and SMF Media Gallery topics, and everything -- after all, they're all over the stats page (most replied topics, most viewed topics...), and none of them can be written to by their main 'target'.

Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 16 August 2010 17h08
Well, only 40% of vbgamer's mods were given to him, and really, the rest are not that well coded. I remember a bit back, a list of bad style matters and borderline vulnerabilities was handed to vbgamer and there was an actual argument with him. (For example, it was possible to add items to non existent albums in SMF Gallery Lite)

Oh, and queries in templates. But apparently that was from when rules were 'more lax'. Despite the mods still being updated.

I find myself at a strange juncture, I don't want to write any more mods generally but I'm tempted to go make mods to replace his, ones that are well written and will mean there is no reason for him to stick around because everything he touches isn't friendly.

I also reminded the team yesterday that he is blatantly exempt from rules, after publishing two mods he hasn't even tested (one by his own admission), and both I spent time fixing previously.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Akyhne on 17 August 2010 0h14
Nao: You have a big mouth and you stand on your rights to say what you want. That's fine with me, but then you must also take the consequences!

In the past, you several times did not speak nice  to me, even I helped with beta testing, provided server access etc. I can live with it, you are French and I'm to old to get pissed off by such actions.
But at sm.org, you have been warned so many times - a lot more times than others and you won't learn. Fine, but take the consequences without moaning! Grov up!
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 17 August 2010 10h17
Nao: You have a big mouth and you stand on your rights to say what you want. That's fine with me, but then you must also take the consequences!
I always do.
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In the past, you several times did not speak nice  to me,
Quotes?
I can see, myself, that you've been hostile to me for quite a long time now. Not that it traumatized me, though.
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even I helped with beta testing, provided server access etc. I can live with it, you are French and I'm to old to get pissed off by such actions.
But at sm.org, you have been warned so many times - a lot more times than others and you won't learn. Fine, but take the consequences without moaning! Grov up!
IIRC, I was banned without warning once and immediately unbanned, then I had a warning and was post-banned for a week for answering to insults from a neo-nazi. I always condemned the SMF team's behavior on that. They could simply have TAKEN DOWN his insults. Anyway... That's all. Then I was warned for "insulting" people, last week. I ASKED for quotes of these, but of course didn't get any. Then got perm-banned for "spreading false information", for which I wasn't even warned anyway...

Check your facts before you talk with me, really. I don't have time to waste.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 17 August 2010 10h21
Well, only 40% of vbgamer's mods were given to him, and really, the rest are not that well coded. I remember a bit back, a list of bad style matters and borderline vulnerabilities was handed to vbgamer and there was an actual argument with him. (For example, it was possible to add items to non existent albums in SMF Gallery Lite)
That wouldn't surprise me. He obviously chose quantity over quality.
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Oh, and queries in templates. But apparently that was from when rules were 'more lax'. Despite the mods still being updated.
I don't have a problem with these in mods. Because you rarely need to make a custom template for your custom themes. Meaning, you don't need to reproduce the queries from that template, either.
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I find myself at a strange juncture, I don't want to write any more mods generally but I'm tempted to go make mods to replace his, ones that are well written and will mean there is no reason for him to stick around because everything he touches isn't friendly.
Mods like what?
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I also reminded the team yesterday that he is blatantly exempt from rules, after publishing two mods he hasn't even tested (one by his own admission), and both I spent time fixing previously.
lol... Where did you say that? What did they answer? If anything?
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 17 August 2010 11h07
Re queries in templates - putting aside the logistical debate of keeping functionality separate (in the pseudo MVC architecture SMF has), it has been one of the coding standards since pretty much forever that queries should not be in templates, and as far as I can tell, that was true in 2006 when he wrote them.


Basically, it would make me very happy to replace the functionality of all of his mods, and it seems I have some supporters in that direction too. I don't see a need to tackle SGP since I don't really see what it can do that AeMe can't, and what AeMe does better anyway.

I passed it on via someone who still has access to the team, I haven't heard a reply though, and he never replied to my comments publicly about either (have a read of the Anti Spam Links mod and Ignore Topics mod threads including my asking outright if he'd bothered testing the latter, which it was clear he hadn't.)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Akyhne on 17 August 2010 12h14
What I ment Nao, is that you have gotten so many warnings in public topics about shutting up when arguing with people or just insulting people for being less skilled than you.

And no, I'm not hostile to you in any way.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 17 August 2010 12h46
I think what people forget is the scale of what went on.

Getting the same request over and over and over again from people who don't read what's in front of them (e.g. those people who despite having the FAQ handy, never bothered to read it) will drive anyone to distraction.

The thing is, I'm possibly only marginally less tempered than Nao is. The difference is he had 2 more years of it than I did... and that would drive anyone nuts.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 17 August 2010 13h12
For what it's worth...it's different when you get all those repeat questions when you're supporting a small mod that's only occasionally used.  BUT, when you have the most popular mod in the history of SMF, it's quite a different story...and stress / headache level.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Akyhne on 17 August 2010 13h23
It's an impossible task for 1 guy, hence the reason I and others tried to help out in the past.

There are a few reasons I no longer help out:
* I got kicked out of the SM team in January and couldn't bother with Simple Machines
* I'm still using SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 because it has public albums
* I haven't had time to do the translation for Aeva Media

But my lack of help has nothing to do with Nao or the way he is. Nao as well as Aeva should stay, he just needs to learn to behave after "sm.org" standards.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 18 August 2010 8h10
Basically, it would make me very happy to replace the functionality of all of his mods, and it seems I have some supporters in that direction too. I don't see a need to tackle SGP since I don't really see what it can do that AeMe can't, and what AeMe does better anyway.
Yeah... I remember reading the feature list recently and it had added a couple of features that weren't in AeMe, but I'd added them to my to-do-list anyway, as they're commonplace nowadays (picture tagging, etc.)
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I passed it on via someone who still has access to the team, I haven't heard a reply though, and he never replied to my comments publicly about either (have a read of the Anti Spam Links mod and Ignore Topics mod threads including my asking outright if he'd bothered testing the latter, which it was clear he hadn't.)
The Ignore Topics topic is long. I didn't read it at the time. (Ah, yes, another mod that we can easily replace with my stuff.)
Anti Spam, never heard of that mod actually.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 18 August 2010 8h31
It's an impossible task for 1 guy, hence the reason I and others tried to help out in the past.
I never asked for anyone's help. I welcome it, though. Always have.
And I can do the support stuff.
If you look closely, SMG, Aeva and Aeva Media, which are all of the same now, have accumulated over 14.000 posts at sm.org in these three topics only. If they were merged into one, it would have twice more messages than any other topic over there. Instead of that, they're all in the Top 10 of most popular topics. That's a LOT of messages. The reason why the number of daily messages had been decreasing is that I'd implemented many things that made AeMe more accessible to noobs, such as fixing server-side configuration problems, etc. None of those questions appear on the topic anymore. The idea was that, the more questions I had about something, the more likely it would get tackled in the near future, either by adding that question to the FAQ I was preparing for the sm.org site, or by fixing the related issue.
Of course, I'll never have the opportunity to do that sm.org FAQ (known tune.)
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There are a few reasons I no longer help out:
* I got kicked out of the SM team in January and couldn't bother with Simple Machines
* I'm still using SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 because it has public albums
....Aeva Media 1.x has public albums, too. I just renamed them to regular albums, and public albums are now featured albums. I never got a complain about that change... But in terms of permissions, the new system is actually clearer, and doesn't have a single less feature.
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* I haven't had time to do the translation for Aeva Media
English is good enough, most people can use it.
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But my lack of help has nothing to do with Nao or the way he is. Nao as well as Aeva should stay, he just needs to learn to behave after "sm.org" standards.
Or maybe sm.org should determine whether they prefer me and my mods AND my antics, or no me, no mods, no antics, and did I mention? No mods.

The fact that they banned me WITHOUT A VALID WARNING, without announcing it either on the Aeva topic or anywhere else, and without asking me what to do with my posts, my topics and my mods, completely ridicules whatever amount of work I put into SMF, and whatever amount of respectability I accumulated on the sm.org website.

And what exactly is the SMF team complaining about, right now? That I unfairly banned Kindred off noisen.com?
Well, isn't Kindred part of the SMF team? Isn't he part of the team that has UNFAIRLY destroyed my SM.org life, and is still attempting to retain control over my mods, posts and topics?
Hey guys, do you realize if you don't want me over there, I don't want ANYTHING left of me over there? It's either the possibility of me going onto the website, or NOTHING?
Do you think I'm afraid of you, guys? Do you think I'm afraid of losing visibility for Aeva Media? I don't give a damn... It's been nearly a week, and I still don't give a damn. The more time passes, the less I'll care, the less I'll be adamant in getting back my account access at sm.org, the more likely I'll be porting Aeva to another forum system, and the more likely I'll be to FORCE you into deleting all of my posts, topics AND mods from your place.
It's up to you to determine whether you want this or not. And maybe Kindred, with his banned status here, will be a little more thoughtful of the frustration[1] that one feels when they're UNFAIRLY banned.
 1. And, really... Do *I* need more frustration at this point?
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 18 August 2010 9h11
She won't read, but...
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I spend the last hour and some reading the other thread about the Aeva mod being removed and some other posts made by certain people here and I hate to say this but they all look like they should have been deleted or at least placed to a boar accessible to the staff and those other persons.
It started like that. It started in private places. But they didn't give a damn. That's why I silently left my membergroup. And replaced my downloadable files with links, in order to lead people into visiting my website if they wanted to get the free versions of my mods. I wasn't happy, but that was the least they could do for me -- find a way to keep me relatively happy.
Of course they wouldn't. They could have told me it wasn't allowed and my mods would be deleted entirely. They could. But they didn't. What they did, instead, was to develop quickly made, cheap replacement mods using names that could lead people into thinking they were made my me, put them online, and THEN they deleted my mods. If that doesn't warrant my anger, then what should! It was an obvious attempt to boot me off their website, BY the customize team, and ONLY them as far as I know.
Problem is, the CUSTOMIZE TEAM is the team in charge of all MODS. And I have the most popular SMF mod ever. One of the main Customize team members, who never liked me, wanted me off the site, and saw this as an opportunity to force it.
I only revealed what he did, WHY he did it, and what led me to determine it was him who did it.

Of course, there are also people like you who don't care about that. What you want is free mods, free forum software, and no hassle.
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Because it does not beneft the community at large. It only makes a bad impressions and it is rather depressing. in my opinion they seem to be bitter posts from persons who thought that they had a right to be on the Staff because they spend x ampunt of time in Smf or developed x amount of mods.
I'm pretty sure that "Three YEARS, FULL time" is more than enough for ANYONE to justify a SMALL reward such as being introduced into a virtual team in charge of some software. Actually, most of the members of that team joined it very easily, after a couple of months of doing support stuff on the forum. Well, I have over 5000 posts of support on that forum, as well as mods that were downloaded several hundreds of thousands of times, generating thousands and thousands of posts, a feature that none of the competing mods offer, a gallery system that actually does better than all of the standalone gallery systems in many areas, etc, etc...
Of course that didn't count to them. Just the single fact that I joined the SMF Media Gallery team made the Customizer team hate me and ensured that I would never join the SMF team.
Just look at Dragooon -- he's a very nice guy (way nicer than I am). He co-wrote SMF Media Gallery (he actually created it). Was he ever invited into the team? Not that I know of! So it's really about the Customizer team blocking all possibilities of us joining the team.
Now, the rest of the team is taking this into account, and trying to make my life less miserable.
Still, they banned me for revealing that vbgamer45 is behind much of this.

Now, it's up to them... They can kick him out for endlessly using brute force to ensure he kept his position. Arantor and I will provide replacement mods for all of his stuff. And believe me, if Arantor and I come back to the community and join the dev team and everything, SMF2 will be out very soon. I'm pretty sure that's what most users want...
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Which leads me to believe that the reason those persons 'helped out or contributed' here with the only reason to be part of the staff.
No. You didn't actually read my posts did you? I helped out for fun. I contributed out of love for the project. But when you spend time working on something, you want to be treated on equal terms with the other people who provide the same level of effort.
When you realize that after three years, practically no one has put as much effort into SMF as YOU have, and yet you have never been awarded any kind of leadership or even team membership, you start getting frustrated.

Ask them for WHY they never took me in the team. They will tell you that it's because I ASKED TOO MUCH to be made a team member. Now ask anyone: was this membership a REASONABLE request? If yes, then they should have given it long ago and it's their fault that anything is happening right now.
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nd then they complain why it is taking Smf so long to be released. But what is the Staff going to do first, develop Smf or deal with these bitter persons?
In June 2010, I was made an "apprentice" developer, being promised that this would lead into a team position (right inside the team that was perfect for me -- developing SMF itself). For a month, I was pretty much the only one working on SMF's development (mainly for the last two weeks). I worked real hard on this. After a month (the usual duration of an apprenticeship), I was told the apprenticeship would be extended forever. However, tha decision wasn't due to issues between me and the team -- it was due to the fact that they never planned to actually make me a member of the team. They only wanted my help in finishing SMF and were hoping that I'd be lured into doing it with a "membership prize" over my head.
My question is: did they really think I would work for that? Did they really think I did not think I had deserved that position for at least two years? And they wanted to make me work even more on SMF? For what?
For a month, I fixed so many things, added so many things, that I should have been made a team member in a week. But of course it wasn't about that.

People don't care because they don't go through three years of working hard on something and then get pissed at by those they worked for.
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I am sorry if some of my words seemed a little harsh and I am sorry if someone will feel offended by that but it was not my intention at all. I wanted to say soemthing about this situation. Can not we all put all the personal feelings aside and concentrare towards a greater goal whiich is the realse of SMf 2.0 Gold as soon as possible?
If they wanted it out as soon as possible, they should have hired all of those who were willing to do it.
Of course, the single fact that they didn't hire me, and actually tried to use me once again, should tell you a lot. They're willing to get it out ASAP, they're just not willing to do it themselves -- and they're ready to use tricks to make others do it.

SMF, what a fantastic team!!
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 18 August 2010 13h42
The anti spam links mod is the one that sm.org itself uses to protect against linking (prevents linking in the user's first post, breaks links for the first 10 posts, marks it nofollow for up to 25 posts)

The one thing in it, Karl made it exclude sm.org links, so you could link to another thread or the manual or anywhere on sm.org, which was fine. vbgamer modified it to include $boardurl instead but without actually testing it (which meant it just spewed errors through not having $boardurl in scope, and not having the right parameters and not even writing the regexp correctly). Those things I could have lived with - after all, not everyone understands the subtleties involved. But what got me was that he just posted it on behalf of the Cust team without even testing it. I could understand if it was a subtle condition, but every link with a post in would have tripped it. And he didn't test it.

Oh, one thing I will point out, vbgamer was asked on one of his other sites about embed functionality and "decided he'd write it himself" rather than use a mod that's out there already.

The funniest thing is that he posted on arantor.org last night to say he didn't understand what my beef with him was.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 18 August 2010 21h54
Ah, vbgamer...

I told everyone that his "Auto Embed Media Pro" mod was only made for his own financial interest. He used the fact that I removed the downloadable file for Aeva (through HIS actions), to force his own version into the mod site. Then, he added that mod to his Video Addon for SMF Gallery Pro. Now he's actually using it as a selling point for it.

Price for Video addon: $80. I'm not kidding you.
For stuff that you get for free, in a better implementation, in Aeva Media. (Plus, we had the original idea and implementation, too. He could have asked me to allow him interfacing SGP with Aeva Lite, I would have let him. I'm not into that kind of scheming really.)

This guy never ceases to amaze me... Not only what he's been doing -- but that he's doing it THIS so soon after he managed to get me banned (and thus, get Aeva Media into the shadow on the mod site), is just another proof that he feels like no one in the SMF team can say anything against him.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 19 August 2010 0h13
I'll let you read his comments on the subject for yourself - http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=112.msg1705#msg1705

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Most of my mods I believe go though extra level of checks would take weeks for my major ones like ezportal,downloads etc. Sometimes I think they are too hard about formatting issues etc
To which I couldn't resist: http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=112.msg1720#msg1720
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Tiribulus on 19 August 2010 5h57
GEEEEEZ!!! I get hung up on some very important stuff for a while and all this happens.  :ouin:

I am sorry this long standing tension has deteriorated like this.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: DirtRider on 19 August 2010 15h33
Wow I have been out of the loop for some time now I see this, what are they thinking  :mouais: 

Now this leaves me with a slight problem as I am upgrading from RC2 to RC3 and am running the following
Foxy! SMG      1.15
SMF Media Gallery      2.0.5
Aeva ~ Auto-Embed Video & Audio      7.0

So what do I now need to install when I upgrade, sorry I am now just a bit confused  :gnehe:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 19 August 2010 15h47
Assuming your Foxy! subscription hasn't expired, uninstall all three of them, and then install Aeva Media v2.01.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: DirtRider on 19 August 2010 15h52
My Foxy subscription should still be ok. So Aeva Media v2.01. also have the Foxy features in it or do I then need to install Fox over it again
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 19 August 2010 16h09
Nope, no need to install Foxy!  Aeva Media 2+ combines all three of the mods you listed into one.   :gnehe:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: DirtRider on 19 August 2010 19h05
Oh cool thanks  :gnehe:
Posted on 19 August 2010 16h19

Now that I am upgrading I was just looking for all the new mods for RC2 and I started thinking. My forum actually is made up of three parts and without one of these three it would be nothing.

SMF itself
PortaMx
Aeva Media

A few weeks back I was seriously thinking of moving over to VB. It had the core forum software and a portal. However the show stopper came when I looked closer and there just was nothing close to Aeva Media  :sifflote:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 19 August 2010 20h23
psst, I'd be using RC3 as there are known vulnerabilities in RC2, and most mods work well between the two...
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 August 2010 20h41
A few weeks back I was seriously thinking of moving over to VB. It had the core forum software and a portal. However the show stopper came when I looked closer and there just was nothing close to Aeva Media  :sifflote:
To think that they never even bothered to contact me and ask me to port it! ;)

Arantor, did you get my PM? OK you got it, but did you read it? :p
Posted on 19 August 2010 20h39
I'll let you read his comments on the subject for yourself - http://arantor.org/index.php?topic=112.msg1705#msg1705
Impressive topic.
He's even more of a *bleep* than I first thought.
(Replace *bleep* with whatever you want... "Genius" if you'd like.)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 19 August 2010 20h49
Nao, I did, yes, been away from the computer a bit today so not had time to write anything yet - and I'm contemplating exactly how to reply, since there's some big decisions in there, really.


But yeah, vbgamer demonstrates just how full of double standards things are over there, which is why I'm doing my own thing on arantormods.com, and debated the pros and cons of publishing my new mods on sm.org, even the ones that don't have competition; I figured I don't want to subject my work to their whimsy any longer.

(Genius is about the one word that, funnily enough, didn't occur to me.)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 August 2010 20h57
Nao, I did, yes, been away from the computer a bit today so not had time to write anything yet - and I'm contemplating exactly how to reply, since there's some big decisions in there, really.
Yeah... Your fault! :mdr:
You went to talk to me about this :P
I'm the one who got to spent the week pondering over this ;)
(At least, it's an extra choice for me when comes the time to decide what I'll be doing in the future.)
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But yeah, vbgamer demonstrates just how full of double standards things are over there, which is why I'm doing my own thing on arantormods.com, and debated the pros and cons of publishing my new mods on sm.org, even the ones that don't have competition; I figured I don't want to subject my work to their whimsy any longer.
Similar thoughts here.
Even in terms of sales, I haven't sold a single copy of AeMe2 this week, even though the file is still over there. If I can't post and 'put some animation' into the community over there, there's no point in having files hosted there at all.
(Again, I don't care the number of copies I sell overall. The worst it could do is push AeMe to second place in my priority list. Certainly not to the bottom of it.)
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(Genius is about the one word that, funnily enough, didn't occur to me.)
It'll probably occur to vbgamer, to each their own!
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 August 2010 22h43
Can someone tell Eleglin about the reasons why I banned Kindred, as explained here?
Just post the URL to this topic, over to that topic:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=395581.20
Thanks. I don't like one-way conversations.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 20 August 2010 4h43
To quote Kindred's response...
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Oh, look... I can't read that, because I'm banned....  meh.  Nao explained the ban to me... admitted it was retaliatory and immature but said "so what" and then went on another rant.
As much as I like and support Nao's coding skills, he has less than zero interpersonal skills. :(   Which is kinda the reason he got a ban.
They still don't get it, do they? It's a two way street and you get what you give.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 21 August 2010 17h18
They still don't get it, do they? It's a two way street and you get what you give.
So true. And you don't get to keep what you kill, whatever Riddick has to say about it.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: xrunner on 22 August 2010 3h25
Hello Nao, this is xrunner form SMF forums. I use your footnotes mod and you have helped me several times with several issues about it. I'd like to say you have always been very helpful and quick to fix the issues I have reported. I just found out you were banned from SMF forums and this makes me sad.

I wanted to register here and say thanks again for your support in the past.

xrunner
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 22 August 2010 7h52
Thank you, this is very kind of you. I do remember you, yes. Footnotes has a special place in my heart -- it's a mod I'm proud of (in technical terms), it's the first stand-alone mod I created from scratch, and it's so obscure that I've never had a problem with supporting it. :)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 22 August 2010 9h41
We use it quite often, even in short posts to note special information.  I doubt it'd be the same without it.

Ewe dun gud wit dat won!  :cool: :P
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: DirtRider on 24 August 2010 8h23
Well I finally got around to upgrading to RC3 and installing Aeva Media. Once again a superb mod install no issue just had to do a few settings and that was it. Well done Nao once again you have done a great job on this mod  :gnehe:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 24 August 2010 8h46
Thanks. This isn't really the place to discuss AeMe, though.

Although this topic should soon be closed or something. It would seem that we have reached an understanding with the SMF team that would be of benefit to all of us. (We = Arantor and I.)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 24 August 2010 8h54
That's great news!  I hope it works this time 'round for you two. :cool:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 24 August 2010 9h23
Yeah, still a few things to work out yet, but there is progress in a direction that is mutually beneficial to all.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 24 August 2010 9h34
So...they've taken up your challenge to get SMF2 Gold in a month, huh?  ;) :mdr:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 24 August 2010 9h38
It's not quite like that, but rest assured, I'm sure we'll make a public announcement on where we are with them once a few more things have been firmed up.

As it stands, I don't seem 2.0 final in the next month. I'm not even entirely sure I see it this side of 2010 if I'm honest. But depending on how things turn out, you never know.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 24 August 2010 9h46
Well, whatever deal you guys work out, I know that it'll truly benefit the entire SMF Community, regardless of how other Team Members may feel about it.

Even if it takes another 6 months for SMF2 to go Gold, knowing that you two are involved in it again (in whatever capacity that might be), it will ease the minds of a LOT of Community Members.  It will also, dare I say, improve the overall Community morale of the support site, which will, in turn, once again portray SMF in a positive light...something it's been lacking most of this year.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 24 August 2010 9h53
All I'll say at this point is wait for an announcement from us clarifying what the state of play is and where we go from here. Something is going to happen, and it may well sound different at first glance. Not that it won't stir some community interest, because it most definitely will, however it may cause some initial unrest too.

But again, we'll release more as and when we finish up the last remaining details that need clarifying.

/me hates being like this, would much rather just say it, but knows it's not in anyone's interest to release a premature announcement.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 24 August 2010 9h56
/me eagerly awaits the "Official Announcement," like a kid waiting to open his Christmas presents.   :mdr:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on 24 August 2010 10h18
I'm waiting for the announcement!! Maybe they allowed you to fork smf?
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 24 August 2010 12h38
If there's an official announcement, it will first be in the Aeva Media 2 boards because it's a private area and we need privacy, and to plan stuff as well.

I'm very tired today so I'm going slowly, sorry.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 24 August 2010 16h08
I finished fixing YouTube support. What happens is that on some servers (including at least noisen.com), YouTube is now requesting a captcha to be filled during a lookup, because it's requesting data too much, and it's fighting against comment bots. Problem with Aeva was -- it IS a bot indeed, but not a spam bot! So, in order to avoid failed lookups (which in turn showed a title that said "YouTube - Broadcast yourself" or something), I had to resort to using the YouTube data API, which seems to work fine even on 'blacklisted' servers, thankfully.
However, a small change was needed in Aeva-Embed.php to account for deleted videos (and only these), because it would spit out a wrong URL instead of a regular link (that will, at least, show the thumbnail for the deleted video.)
I could implement something that says "This video is no longer available" or something in the title, but right now it's okay, and I'd rather take into account the minor possibility that YouTube might restore the video after the lookup was made. So, if you see no title below the video and the title actually shows up in the thumbnail, then chances are that the video has been deleted (you can always try playing it, maybe it'll work.)

Anyway, because of that very minor change, I'm forced to increase the minimum version again. So I'll try to release updates for Aeva Media 1.x and Aeva Lite as soon as possible, so that they're finally made compatible with the latest versions of Aeva Media 2.x when it comes to the sitelist.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: forfun on 24 August 2010 20h13
I'd like to put up a new topic, but there is no where else in this forum will allow me to do as such a thing.;)
What I would like to see in the new commercial version, which I have no issue to purchase, is the "slide show" feature link.
I know that the feature is already there, but it is not " friendly user".  An average user will not know how to access (use) this feature, if he/she is lucky enough to click on any photo, then he/she MAY find out that he/she has to click on the "right arrow" to activate the slide show.
A " slide show" link on the main page of any photo album would be a big help!

One more thing, the slide show feature only plays the current page, not the whole album.
I will support this software in a heart beat, if this feature is available
Thanks much in advanced
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 25 August 2010 16h22
I'd like to put up a new topic, but there is no where else in this forum will allow me to do as such a thing.;)
Technically, this topic's purpose was also to leave a door open to non-AeMe2 customers to talk with me. I'm not opening an entire board or custom-titled topic mainly because I don't want to get another flood of support requests. I really, really, REALLY do not have time right now to provide support for Aeva Media 1.x and Aeva Lite. Actually, it's a pretty good thing I got banned... Now that I've recovered my access to the mod site, I don't really have a reason to fight against the ban anymore. I'm too busy to think about it anyway.
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What I would like to see in the new commercial version, which I have no issue to purchase, is the "slide show" feature link.
I know that the feature is already there, but it is not " friendly user".  An average user will not know how to access (use) this feature, if he/she is lucky enough to click on any photo, then he/she MAY find out that he/she has to click on the "right arrow" to activate the slide show.
A " slide show" link on the main page of any photo album would be a big help!
I see... Well, Dragooon's mod is still available on smf-media.com I believe, but it only works on SMF Media Gallery.
I assumed that the free slideshow in AeMe1 would be well enough for everyone to be happy with. I myself don't use any kind of slideshows really. I agree that a button would be nice, though. And being able to view all of the gallery pics in one place. I *could* write something indeed. Like, spitting out to a Javascript block a list of all items in the album, and just make the code show each associated preview, through Ajax, wait a bit, and skip to the next. I just don't want to take Dragooon's mod without his authorization. (And I haven't had the opportunity to talk with him for several months.)

Unfortunately, I have so many interesting features to add to AeMe2, and so little time, that I can't promise it will be done before the next few months. I'm currently overwhelmed by the amount of work I have in various projects.
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One more thing, the slide show feature only plays the current page, not the whole album.
I will support this software in a heart beat, if this feature is available
I understand your concern, but it is not customary for me to implement a feature because someone pretty much says they will buy the software if it has it. My custom is to say, if you like the software, support it. If you want a feature, write it. If you can't, you may ask for it, but I'll never take "preorders" on my software. Why? Because if you're buying something only because it has feature X or Y, it means you don't care about the hundreds of features AeMe has, and you don't realize that they took me 2 years of work to implement and that, as such, if you're using AeMe1 right now and plan to keep using it, you really should be upgrading it, regardless of whether a feature will be added to it in the future.

Anyway. AeMe1 will not add any features in the future, so if this one is added, it'll be in AeMe2. You can just wait and see if I announce support for it one day.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 25 August 2010 16h27
Now that I've recovered my access to the mod site...
Good for you!  :cool:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 25 August 2010 18h13
Good for you!  :cool:
I never actually lost it... I was just IP-banned and since I'm on a dynamic IP, all I needed was to change my IP, log in again, get the "you're perm-banned" message and then click the Modifications tab to be able to access my mod pages regularly. They just didn't build the ban system into SSI pages.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 25 August 2010 20h27
I never actually lost it... I was just IP-banned and since I'm on a dynamic IP, all I needed was to change my IP, log in again, get the "you're perm-banned" message and then click the Modifications tab to be able to access my mod pages regularly. They just didn't build the ban system into SSI pages.
I was about 80% sure that was the case but I didn't particularly want to advertise that fact. (I have seen the code used in the Cust site before it was Curve-ified, and it's... um... ... say, do you like candy?)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: amlucent on 25 August 2010 21h37
They just didn't build the ban system into SSI pages.
Did vbgamer code that?   :mdr:

Nao, I have said it before and I will say it again.  Aeva and SMG are what kept me from switching forum scripts a long time ago... I was going to go to phpbb (not really because its better or worse but had something my site needs).  In fact, I loved smf and aeva/smg so much, I learned a very small amount of php and crudely ported the thing I needed to smf instead.

Personally, if you port aeva to something else I will no doubt end up following.  I just hope I can transfer my sites database.. then I will probably be porting my mod again but such is life but it is a big relief to hear that things might be getting back on track with you and smf.org.

  I can tell that you are one of the best mod makers supporting smf and for them to close you out is crazy.  You're an engineer and engineers are not usually people persons, they should understand that and account for it..  assign some people persons under you to provide more customer friendly if they want... (I doubt you would mind if other people answered all the annoying little questions).  My point is I think you were/are too good of a resource to loose.. much less throw away.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 25 August 2010 22h28
Did vbgamer code that?   :mdr:
I guess I wouldn't know how to do it, either, if it's not built into the SSI calls...
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Nao, I have said it before and I will say it again.  Aeva and SMG are what kept me from switching forum scripts a long time ago...
It kept a lot of people in the SMF family, it would seem.
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I was going to go to phpbb (not really because its better or worse but had something my site needs).  In fact, I loved smf and aeva/smg so much, I learned a very small amount of php and crudely ported the thing I needed to smf instead.
Lol... :)
What was that thing?
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Personally, if you port aeva to something else I will no doubt end up following.  I just hope I can transfer my sites database.. then I will probably be porting my mod again but such is life but it is a big relief to hear that things might be getting back on track with you and smf.org.
Well, I'll be porting it yes, but it'll be very easy to convert to the new direction.
What I have yet to decide, however, is whether I'll turn AeMe into a stand-alone platform with a bridge system to connect it to SMF. I dunno.
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I can tell that you are one of the best mod makers supporting smf and for them to close you out is crazy.  You're an engineer and engineers are not usually people persons, they should understand that and account for it..
I'm a nice fellow IRL, I just happen to be trying too hard at humoring people. And my jokes fall flat more often than not.
As with many other geeks, I was the smart boy at school, always laughed at, etc. Not exactly easy to make friends with other kids. Wasn't lucky enough to meet other nerds until much later, when the damage was done and my sense of humor became a destructive shell.
How much is it, Doctor?
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assign some people persons under you to provide more customer friendly if they want... (I doubt you would mind if other people answered all the annoying little questions).
Well, if people are under me, I have to give them something else in exchange ;)
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My point is I think you were/are too good of a resource to loose.. much less throw away.
Don't worry. My energy is rarely if ever wasted.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 25 August 2010 22h50
Did vbgamer code that?   :mdr:
I guess I wouldn't know how to do it, either, if it's not built into the SSI calls...
Actually it's easy to do: is_not_banned();

And no, it was largely built by winrules from what I remember. It wasn't designed to deal with SMF type bans, though it is possible to ban someone from submitting mods separately. Being able to approve mods is a permission on sm.org, though. (I did used to have a copy of the code, not sure if I still have it. It's... interesting reading though.)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: amlucent on 26 August 2010 0h35
I was going to go to phpbb (not really because its better or worse but had something my site needs).  In fact, I loved smf and aeva/smg so much, I learned a very small amount of php and crudely ported the thing I needed to smf instead.
Lol... :)
What was that thing?
Well, its a BBC for phpbb that adds support for Guild Wars skills and builds..  It is actually a lot like Arantor's Aion bbc mod except the data (pictures, jscript and databases) are all kept on your server instead of like Aions system where it pulls from the aion website.

Looks like this  http://gwgoodolddays.com/index.php?action=help;area=gwbbcode.  In fact as long as I have an open window of opportunity.. Arantor and Nao, are there any books or tutorials that would stand out in your mind to help someone (like me) learn php (and php sql integrations.. something I have never gotten) properly.  Everything I have done so far is just hacking and looking at the code for other mods. 
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Arantor on 26 August 2010 2h36
Well, the PHP manual is pretty good for learning PHP itself - www.php.net (http://www.php.net)

As for PHP + SQL, http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&source=hp&q=php+and+mysql+tutorial+for+beginners suggests multiple tutorials; I seem to recall learning it from the PHP manual and trial and error, and studying other code out there.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: LHW on 26 August 2010 11h51
Just to make sure you're aware of it, Nao, your AeMe support thread at SM.org is no longer stickied...
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 26 August 2010 17h40
Hmm... Should I be surprised? They keep changing everything about this topic. First they turned it into a board against my advice, then they merged it all into a topic without telling, then they stickied it without telling, then they unstickied without telling...

Whatever! As long as I can't post on it anyway, that topic is as good as dead....................................... -_-
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 26 August 2010 17h41
Well, its a BBC for phpbb that adds support for Guild Wars skills and builds..
Ah, yes I remember... You offered me to help play through the main quest in GW1, didn't you? ;) (Well, never had time to relaunch it anyway...)
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Arantor and Nao, are there any books or tutorials that would stand out in your mind to help someone (like me) learn php (and php sql integrations.. something I have never gotten) properly.
I learned it all by reading through the SMF code back in the day... :^^;:
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 26 August 2010 19h50
Aeva Lite 7.1.708 is out!

Errr, well... Not really!

But I've set up a beta version for you to try out. Warning, this is UNTESTED, because it's incompatible with Aeva Media, and I don't have a test server available for now.

Features added:
- forcing cache to be disabled on posts, because this would break Javascript code.
- support for HTML-type embedding, and Google Maps (which uses just that)
- support for YouTube's data API. It fixes broken lookups after embedding a certain amount of videos.
- fixed (hopefully) internal version numbers, avoiding some broken sitelists.
- more minor fixes from the Aeva Media 2.x codebase. (And yes, right now, a few of these fixes aren't in Aeva Media 1.3a, but they're planned for a future 1.3b update.)
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 26 August 2010 19h50
Aeva Lite 7.1.708 is out!
http://aeva.noisen.com/download/

Errr, well... Not really!

But I've set up a beta version for you to try out. Warning, this is UNTESTED, because it's incompatible with Aeva Media, and I don't have a test server available for now.

Features added:
- forcing cache to be disabled on posts, because this would break Javascript code.
- support for HTML-type embedding, and Google Maps (which uses just that)
- support for YouTube's data API. It fixes broken lookups after embedding a certain amount of videos.
- fixed (hopefully) internal version numbers, avoiding some broken sitelists.
- more minor fixes from the Aeva Media 2.x codebase. (And yes, right now, a few of these fixes aren't in Aeva Media 1.3a, but they're planned for a future 1.3b update.)

PS: please post this to the SM.org Aeva Media topic if you don't mind. Post a link to this topic as well, in case I post any update/gold release.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: amlucent on 26 August 2010 21h09
Ah, yes I remember... You offered me to help play through the main quest in GW1, didn't you? ;)
Yep, consider it a standing offer if you ever have time.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 August 2010 1h13
Okay... I've had a look at the topic over there and no one posted the link I asked.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.4660

No one downloaded the beta version. Can someone test it, please...?
It's annoying reading that topic. Since I'm banned, I *can't* provide support over there (and there are a few questions I could easily provide a definitive answer to.) And I'm not sure I *want* to provide support *HERE* for management reasons. Just my luck...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LHW on 27 August 2010 1h22
Posted.   :gnehe:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 August 2010 1h23
Thanks. Too bad it's happening just as I'm going to sleep.
If someone has a problem with this beta, just uninstall it and reinstall v7.0 instead!
Again, it was untested! I just checked the logic of the code, which should be good!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LHW on 27 August 2010 2h30
Sorry.  I was asleep earlier. :(
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 August 2010 15h35
I'm surprised no one seems to give a damn about this beta...
I mean, so many people sent so much time to ask for an update to Aeva Lite...
For this! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 27 August 2010 19h29
I would but already have 1.3a installed and nicely settled.

There are links to here on [whisper]SMF[/whisper] but few can be bothered to seek them out even on the mod page plus there is ahem another mod claiming to to much the same thing.  >:(
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 August 2010 20h15
I've released v7.1 on the mod site earlier today and it's been downloaded a few times... Haven't had feedback on it, so it must mean it works. (lol. I know that if it was broken, plenty of people would have come to the official topic to insult me :P)

Actually, on the official topic, someone just posted to thank me for the mod... But he called me "Neo" and the mod "Avea"... Is it that hard to spell my stuff? :P
And he asks for an alternative to PayPal... He should ask the SMF team for that! I didn't program that area...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 28 August 2010 2h09
Wow, that is just how not to do things to ex-developers. I was on the site and read some topics and ... wow.

Hmm.. I never tested you mod, but I'll looking, how it is. ^^
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 28 August 2010 8h27
Thanks ;)

Nice avatar. Where from?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 August 2010 11h35
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.msg2764706#msg2764706

Actually, it's

Code: [Select]
static $in_page = 0;
Otherwise the code's purpose is defeated. I forgot to backport that line.
I'll fix the downloadable package in a sec'. :edit: Done.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.msg2764286#msg2764286

Disabling Gallery (for admins) wasn't backported. It's actually more code than what you'd think. And I need to keep a few incentives for the 2.x branch, eh :sifflote:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LHW on 29 August 2010 11h46
Posted at SM.org.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 August 2010 12h18
Thanks!

How easy it is for me to provide support now! Yay! Thanks, SMF Team!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LHW on 29 August 2010 12h30
 :mdr:  You're welcome.  :)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Joker™ on 29 August 2010 16h08
And I need to keep a few incentives for the 2.x branch, eh :sifflote:
:snif:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 August 2010 16h56
Well...
Here's the complete changelog, based on changelog entries for the 2.x branch.
I removed about 5 or 6 lines altogether (+ Foxy features which represented a lot more, but you already knew that.)
Don't tell me it's *not enough*....... :rolleyes:

* Rewrote YouTube embedding to use their data API. This fixes permanently
  broken lookups after a certain number of videos were embedded.
* If a YouTube video is no longer available, a red exclamation mark
  will now indicate it next to the video's title.
* If an item description is short enough, center it on the page,
  instead of left-aligning it. The limit is hardcoded to 200 characters.
! If an item's filesize was changed after it was uploaded, Aeva Media
  will show a warning. This usually means that the admin attempted to
  re-upload pictures but did it in ASCII mode, rather than Binary.
! Random items in homepage are now shown as a filestack if requested.
! Fixed broken comments area when using code tags inside a comment.
! Fixed broken captions when using the SMG tag on a SSI page, if the caption
  has spaces in it. This is due to admins not preparsing strings as required.
! Fixed broken captions when using the SMG tag, if caption had square brackets.

Version 2.01                                      August 14, 2010
-----------------------------------------------------------------
+ Added support for HTML5 audio on audio files, with fallback if incompatible.
* Rewrote much of the download manager-type presentation.
+ Added "Icons-only" alternative descriptions to item boxes.
! Fixed search engine logic, as well as page index not showing up in search results.
! Fixed string cutter, which, apparently, didn't properly restore entities... Eh?!
* Download count is now used as view count if a document can only be downloaded, not viewed.
! Fixed various error messages that showed up on strict installs of PHP5. Or something.
+ No longer telling you a new version is available, if you're using an unreleased beta.
- Removed support for BBC News embed, as they made it too complicated. Heck.
+ Added support for MP4 files at Ebaumsworld.

Version 2.0                                         July 28, 2010
-----------------------------------------------------------------
! Google Maps embeds were broken when added at the beginning of a message
! Fixed crashes on some servers when embedding pictures through MGalleryItem.php
! Fixed videos not properly embedding when shown through a box or album-type embed
! When showing an item more than once in a page, further occurrences would break.[1]
! Replaced 'x' with the proper math sign for showing picture width/height
! Avoid double ampersands in embeds. They may work but they're unwanted.
! Avoid box shadows on generic icons, in case the website's custom CSS adds any.
! Fixed various Javascript bugs caused by the galurl variable not being defined.
* Don't show item's uploader in album pages, if it was uploaded by the album owner.
 1. This was broken in 1.4 yesterday. Fixed earlier today.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Kindred on 30 August 2010 15h43
Hey Nao...   

Thanks for the continued work on AEVA Lite... I know SOME people use it... LOL. I use the full version on 40konline, so I can't help test the lite version... Although you changelog reminds me that I have to upgrade the 2.x version there.

BTW: I discovered that the lack of ban affecting the mod, theme and mantis site is PURPOSEFUL (it was not missed or mis-coded) (oh, and there is an ssi_ban() function)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 30 August 2010 15h49
Hey there,
Thanks for the continued work on AEVA Lite... I know SOME people use it... LOL.
Yeah... I never planned to stop updating it actually. Just supporting it... It's too much of a hassle. At the end of the day you must decide what to focus on. Aeva Lite was too successful for its own sake.
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I use the full version on 40konline, so I can't help test the lite version... Although you changelog reminds me that I have to upgrade the 2.x version there.
Well you bought it after all ;)
And Aeva Lite isn't compatible with Aeva Media, whatever the branch. They don't use the same sitelist download URL, for starters.
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BTW: I discovered that the lack of ban affecting the mod, theme and mantis site is PURPOSEFUL (it was not missed or mis-coded) (oh, and there is an ssi_ban() function)
Arantor kindly pointed out that simply calling is_not_banned() is enough to ban someone on a SSI page too. (I didn't test, though... I don't ban people on my website. :sifflote:)

How about turning that perm-ban into at least a post-ban, BTW? So that I can access the beta boards, now that I'm, err... Somehow active again. Although not in a 'posting' capacity.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Kindred on 30 August 2010 16h10
The ban was switched to a post ban yesterday. :P
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 30 August 2010 16h23
Don't forget that a post ban means no PMs either...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 30 August 2010 18h11
It means not sending PMs. But I can read mine at least...
Well well.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=397276.0(http://i33.tinypic.com/anldw0.jpg)Funny how I'm next to "bugs"... Is that a reference to my record as a beta tester? :sifflote:
And my position is right on spot, too... I'm at the bottom, crushed by the entire rest.

BTW, nice to know what the beta team thinks of me when I'm not supposed to be able to read...
Quote from Nibogo
Oh and Nao wasn't a team player...
How can I *be* a team player when I never was let into the team in the first place? (And that's not a rethorical question...)
Quote from Robbo_
I see. He is just so arrogant.
Well, sure. I'm telling the truth about being exploited, and I'm being told it's a load of bollocks and banned, and *I'm* the arrogant one...
And thanks runic for posting just after him, and totally ignoring his comment. -_-

Also, to YogiBear:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=396454.msg2763339#msg2763339
Quote from YogiBear
You do now need to be a member in order to download 1.3a
No... It's never been the case. How would the download counter reach into the thousands when registration is mandatory? People can even write here without being registered...
They only need to be registered to purchase AeMe2, which is only logical because access is tied to an account.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 30 August 2010 18h39
I don't think that was entirely deliberate. But note that Aeva is right at the top, next to... wait, what? What the hell am I doing there in big letters?! :/

Oh, the person who said you weren't a team player also told me that he's glad I'm not on the team, because apparently that he respected me meant I had to automatically show him respect. (Nope: in my world, things you say and do earn you respect, not just receive it because you give it)

Btw, you should have seen the stuff Robbo posted in the Charter board months ago. He's not really much different to you in reality, though I can see why he thinks differently.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 30 August 2010 20h31
I don't think that was entirely deliberate. But note that Aeva is right at the top, next to... wait, what? What the hell am I doing there in big letters?! :/
Believe it or not, you're a big influence :P
Aeva is in all-caps, which is not the intended way to write it (never has been.)
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Oh, the person who said you weren't a team player also told me that he's glad I'm not on the team, because apparently that he respected me meant I had to automatically show him respect. (Nope: in my world, things you say and do earn you respect, not just receive it because you give it)
Hmm... Strange.
I never lacked Nibogo any respect. Actually, I've always been friendly to him, and I believe he was always friendly to me. Which is why I'm surprised he's saying this of me.
I mean, if you can't trust the people you work with... -_-
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Btw, you should have seen the stuff Robbo posted in the Charter board months ago. He's not really much different to you in reality, though I can see why he thinks differently.
No, I haven't seen what he posted. What was it about?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: the yicker on 30 August 2010 22h49
Hi all
sorry to interrupt, first post so apologises if in wrong place  :unsure:
i know there is no support for AM 1 but here goes
i have installed it on my forum but i am not seeing the media button
i had to edit my subs file with the following command.


find
Code: [Select]
'mlist' => array(
add before
Code: [Select]
   // Aeva Media changes 'media' => array( 'title' => (isset($txt['aeva_gallery']) ? $txt['aeva_gallery'] : 'Media') . (!allowedTo('aeva_access_unseen') || empty($user_info['aeva_unseen']) || $user_info['aeva_unseen'] == -1 ? '' : ' [<b>' . $user_info['aeva_unseen'] . '</b>]'), 'href' => $scripturl . '?action=media', 'show' => allowedTo('aeva_access'), 'sub_buttons' => !allowedTo('aeva_access_unseen') || empty($user_info['aeva_unseen']) || $user_info['aeva_unseen'] == -1 ? array() : array( 'aeva_home' => array( 'title' => $txt['aeva_home'], 'href' => $scripturl . '?action=media', 'show' => true, ), 'aeva_unseen' => array( 'title' => $txt['aeva_unseen'], 'href' => $scripturl . '?action=media;sa=unseen', 'show' => true, 'is_last' => true, ), ), ), // End Aeva Media changes 

i am running  2.0 RC3

list of mods
SMF Gallery Pro      3.0.5
SimplePortal          2.3.1
Aeva Media              1.4


tried attaching subs file but get the following message
Quote
You cannot upload that type of file. The only allowed extensions are mp3,ogg,ogm,avi,txt,doc,pdf,jpg,gif,png,torrent,rar,zip,tar.gz,srt,ssa,asx,3gp.
any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 30 August 2010 23h17
i know there is no support for AM 1 but here goes
And... What exactly didn't you get in that? :unsure:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 31 August 2010 0h24
As for what Robbo said, it was basically an indictment of the Charter system - remember at the time RC3 came out, the Charters didn't get a free preview, they got it no earlier than anyone else, so it got into a huge argument over why people bothered.

He was fuming, and some of your and his arguments seem a little familiar, you know? (Because at that point, it felt like a PR stunt and that the people who would be able to inject life were being trampled on)
i know there is no support for AM 1 but here goes
And... What exactly didn't you get in that? :unsure:
Better question: why use AeMe if you already paid out for the other piece of crap?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: the yicker on 31 August 2010 8h39
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Better question: why use AeMe if you already paid out for the other piece of crap?
well perhaps the piece of crap as you put it is due to expire and i was thinking of purchasing AM after trying the free version. but lets face it would after the responses i have received ?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 31 August 2010 10h16
Well, the other mod will continue to function just fine... you just won't get updates or support on it.

The reason for Nao's frustration is that you've asked for support in a thread expressly titled "No support!", and 1.x isn't receiving that much in the way of support anyway.

My frustration is borne out of the fact I had to argue, repeatedly, with the author of SGP to fix vulnerabilities in it, like items being able to be added to non existent categories, and the fact that the author is known not to even test things on behalf of the SMF Customization Team.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 31 August 2010 10h36
As for what Robbo said, it was basically an indictment of the Charter system - remember at the time RC3 came out, the Charters didn't get a free preview, they got it no earlier than anyone else, so it got into a huge argument over why people bothered.
Hmm... You probably remember why the CMs didn't get a preview. RC3 was very late, and there were rumors that SMF was dead, because of the team split. So, basically, they pushed RC3 to an early release just so they could show the ex-teamies that they were still in control. (Of course, soon after the release of RC3, all of the dev team resigned... Err... What a mess.)
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He was fuming, and some of your and his arguments seem a little familiar, you know? (Because at that point, it felt like a PR stunt and that the people who would be able to inject life were being trampled on)
I'm afraid I really don't see the connection with me here.

(And I wouldn't have complained about not getting an early release. CM is not for early releases. It's for supporting SMF, and getting premium support from SMF as well.)
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Better question: why use AeMe if you already paid out for the other piece of crap?
(Both AeMe and SGP are time-limited licenses.)
(Actually, AeMe used to have a time limit of 5 years so it was really cheap... But I barely sold any copy with that time limit in place. Slashing the price by 2 and the time limit by 5 made sales actually start.)
(Somehow I think a 1-month limited copy with no support at $10 would be even more successful. Lol. Or I could just sell support & software separately.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 31 August 2010 10h44
I'm *not* providing support to free customers, because (1) I don't have the time (you'll understand why in a few months and then you'll probably apologize for wasting my time at a critical moment), (2) the SMF team banned me and I have no reasons and no interest in helping them.
well perhaps the piece of crap as you put it is due to expire and i was thinking of purchasing AM after trying the free version. but lets face it would after the responses i have received ?
1/ I'm not your thing.
2/ I'm not looking for your money.
3/ I answered your PMs. Twice. Even though everywhere I say I don't provide PM support.
4/ I answered your post here. Even though it says no support. You could have just asked over at sm.org for support. That's the place for it. You know, the place where I'm banned.
5/ Again: I don't need your frigging money. Do not EVER use money as an incentive to get my attention. You won't get it. Paying customers get my attention. People who ask for support HERE (or ask for a specific feature to be implemented for them) and expect to get my attention will at the VERY best get ignored. Not because I'm evil. But because, heck, GO COMPLAIN TO THE SMF TEAM INSTEAD.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 31 August 2010 10h46
Sure, I remember about the CM stuff. I even seem to remember encouraging people to see it for what it was - a security patch as well as bugfix. Sure, it was PR but it was also done because it needed doing. But a lot of the ranting was directed at the way the team were acting, covering stuff up etc. Ranting at how the team are saying it's all good and not to panic and how everything is wonderful but behind the scenes, it's the same crock it always was. Though it's nearly 6 months on, I don't really remember and don't fancy forking out a further $50 to find out. (I suppose I could create a new account and provide proof of transaction when I bought CM earlier in the year, but that seems much too much like effort all around)

That said, CMs are now getting 2 preview releases a month, so I hear, which can't really be bad. Though it does sort of water down what beta testers get by comparison (mind you, that's a whole other story)


Sure, they're both time limited licences - for support and updates. You can still use either after the licence expires. The difference is that SGP is badly written, by a person who has admitted his own lack of QA, the same person who says he does it for fun but is more than happy to stick a price tag on something that appears badly written even to moderately experienced coders.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: javanesse on 31 August 2010 17h57
hello....anybody can help me to modifiying / anybody have an addons for aeva media gallery v1.4 free edition to limiting upload file per day ( 1 file/day ) ?????pls.......thanks before


sorry about my bad english
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Dismal Shadow on 31 August 2010 18h19
hello....anybody can help me to modifiying / anybody have an addons for aeva media gallery v1.4 free edition to limiting upload file per day ( 1 file/day ) ?????pls.......thanks before


sorry about my bad english
This is not a support topic. Please create your own topic here: http://aeva.noisen.com/support/
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 31 August 2010 21h44
Also note the post a few above your own, from the author:
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I'm *not* providing support to free customers, because (1) I don't have the time (you'll understand why in a few months and then you'll probably apologize for wasting my time at a critical moment), (2) the SMF team banned me and I have no reasons and no interest in helping them.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 1er September 2010 3h58
Thanks ;)

Nice avatar. Where from?
It's Maru-chan. An aggressive cat from the Anime Azumanga Daioh. ^_^

@topic: I have a test smf board and could test Aeva Lite, if I found something. :sifflote:

And wow, how the posters are not aware of the topic name. -_-
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Ken. on 1er September 2010 5h43
I'm surprised no one seems to give a damn about this beta...
I mean, so many people sent so much time to ask for an update to Aeva Lite...
For this! :rolleyes:
It works as expected.
http://www.ourfamilyforum.org/SMF2.0/index.php?topic=3.0
And yes, some of us do give a damm about your work... all of it.  :)

My live site is using an early copy of Aeva Media so I may not use this Aeva Lite there, but wanted a copy of it anyway.
Thanks Nao.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: slider on 2 September 2010 19h03
I Luv your Mod!!!  This is a Terrible thing that happened. I have SMF 1.1.11 and Aeva ~ Auto-Embed Video & Audio 7.0  It just stopped imbedding Video and now posts the link? I have SMF Media Gallery  2.0.5   I would like to leave the Gallery alone and unistall Auto-Embed Video & Audio  7.0 and reinstall the Embed Video and Audio. Which version do I install? I don't see where it informs of capatiblity? Thanx
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 2 September 2010 19h15
I Luv your Mod!!!  This is a Terrible thing that happened. I have SMF 1.1.11 and Aeva ~ Auto-Embed Video & Audio 7.0  It just stopped imbedding Video and now posts the link? I have SMF Media Gallery  2.0.5   I would like to leave the Gallery alone and unistall Auto-Embed Video & Audio  7.0 and reinstall the Embed Video and Audio. Which version do I install? I don't see where it informs of capatiblity? Thanx
This is not a support topic. Please create your own topic here: http://aeva.noisen.com/support/
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: slider on 3 September 2010 0h38
Sorry the Link doen't work.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 3 September 2010 2h14
Sorry the Link doen't work.
:mouais: I just quoted a message from above.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 3 September 2010 2h31
I'm *not* providing support to free customers, because (1) I don't have the time (you'll understand why in a few months and then you'll probably apologize for wasting my time at a critical moment), (2) the SMF team banned me and I have no reasons and no interest in helping them.
^^ from the author. That's why the link doesn't work.

And doubly so, in a thread whose title begins with "No support!"
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 3 September 2010 6h41
The idea really is that people should post for support over at simplemachines.org... If no one can help them, then they can ask for someone to submit a bug report to me on the commercial support board.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: dagwood on 7 September 2010 3h57
I just paid for the commercial version of Aeva because I think it is so good & I wish to support those who made it so.  I am a Newbie but Aeva is so nice to work with :cool:

Thank you

Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 7 September 2010 7h02
Thank you :)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: donny on 8 September 2010 9h36
Hi Nao.
I've been testing your Aeva-Media 1.4, and I think there is a problem with the URLs generated for your thumbnails.
It works on one of my servers, but not on another.
Basically the problem is the URLs just use ";" instead of using "&".
so the problem is the sources generated look like this:
http://www.trustviet.org/forum/index.php?action=media;sa=media;id=40;thumb
and that doesn't work on this particular server.
It works if it it looks like this:
http://www.trustviet.org/forum/index.php?action=media;&sa=media;&id=40;thumb

Can you let me know which file is generating the URL string so I can fix this for my server, or if there is some other fix?
Thanks.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LHW on 8 September 2010 10h02
I'm *not* providing support to free customers, because (1) I don't have the time (you'll understand why in a few months and then you'll probably apologize for wasting my time at a critical moment), (2) the SMF team banned me and I have no reasons and no interest in helping them.
...

And doubly so, in a thread whose title begins with "No support!"
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 8 September 2010 12h51
donny,

Post your query here...

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.4740
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 8 September 2010 15h42
So if I found a bug I need to post it on simplemachinesforum instead of here? :mouais:
Doesn't it make it harder to remove then, if the author doesn't have the chance to go on the site? :mellow:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 8 September 2010 23h02
Well, considering that the rest of SMF uses ; as a separator as well, I'm highly doubtful that it's an AeMe bug...

If you have problems with ; in links, the rest of SMF should be pretty well screwed over...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 9 September 2010 0h21
I don't have any problems with it. It was just an situation I thougth about.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 9 September 2010 19h00
Ideally, the path taken by a bug report should be:

Experienced --> Posted in SM.org official topic --> No answer? Ask again after 24-48h --> No suitable answer or "see with author"? Ask here.
Under no circumstance will I bother about a bug report or support question that wasn't already asked over at sm.org.
As for other members here, they can help if they'd like, too. I myself am very busy with my new project. I'm hoping to resume work on AeMe in about a month.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 9 September 2010 19h28
Okay, thanks Nao. ^_^

A new project? Can you give us a little hint? :mouais: Has it something to do with SMF or an completly other way?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 9 September 2010 20h26
It's partly related to SMF, but also completely unrelated to it. Meaning it's not something you can use in SMF.
I can't really say more... It's not that I don't want to discuss it... I'm not alone on the project, and I (we) have to keep quiet before we go public. Mostly because it also allows us to focus on work, rather than answering questions. And there's a lot to be done.

@YogiBear>
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.msg2779333#msg2779333

Actually, the bbcode for this is [noembed]. And the easiest way to prevent embedding is to add a space before the link, or put it inside a sentence at any rate. (And make sure "Embed in sentences" is enabled in the admin area.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 11 September 2010 1h44
Thanks, Nao, all noted. I'm going dafter in my old age.  :rougit:

May I copy what you've put over onto the Aeva thread on SMF ?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 11 September 2010 9h01
If I'm posting here, it's precisely because I can't post over there... Being banned and all....... :rolleyes:
So, everything I say here can and SHOULD be copied over to the AeMe topic... Because it's pretty much my extension to the official SM.org topic. I can't post, but I can be pasted. Rebels!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: phantom5 on 11 September 2010 11h08
First I want to say thanks Nao for all your hard work and putting up with n00bs like me. If it wasn't for people like you, things like SMG wouldn't exist which I think is the best gallery ever made. I hate nuke, vbulletin, phpbb and all that other junk out there and have been sticking to SMF for a few years now.
I have managed to conquer many issues with upgrades and modifications on my site and have needed help a few times. This problem I have to solve is simple to you but difficult to me. I would gladly donate $$ to get this fixed and in the past I have done so on the smf-media website after getting help from Dragooon. In short, when playing mp3 files in SMG 2.0.5 (which I know is no longer supported) the audio will loop at the end. From what I have found is that the flash player won't let me stop this and I can't get another player to take it's place. I am not able to upgrade to the new Aeva Media after several failed attempts and YES I followed instructions closely. If you are willing to help me I would appreciate it, and if possible.. if someone could help me get the new Aeva Media installed I would gladly pay for it and for their help!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 11 September 2010 19h45
I hate nuke, vbulletin, phpbb and all that other junk out there
If you don't like it, then don't use it. I'm using phpBB quit long time now and I love it. I also registered on many boards which use phpBB or wbb or SMF and all boards are great. Because you perhaps cannot use phpBB or you are not comfortable, it doesn't mean, phpBB is junk. -_-

And like you perhaps not readed it: This topic is not for support. Not for Aeva nor other scripts. The SMF site is for that.

kthxbye
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: phantom5 on 11 September 2010 22h59
I guess I should not have said "hate" because nuke is very good and is very easy to manipulate, phpbb is good for forums but I don't like it for a CMS and vbulletin is very unsecure. However, the SMF forums has helped me with several problems but this audio loop problem I have had nothing, over 4 months I have had either no replies or been told it is no longer supported and refused to help. I was hoping someone here would be willing to help me and I would pay for it. I would use Aeva Media but I can't get it to install but if someone were to help me then I would pay for the software and pay them to get it working.. thats all.. if nobody's interested then ok.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LHW on 12 September 2010 12h47
@phanton5: http://smf-media.com/community/index.php?topic=1426.msg10980#msg10980

And from what I can see, the option to disable MP3 looping is not yet available in AeMe2.  If it is, it's obtusely buried somewhere, and I missed it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: phantom5 on 12 September 2010 13h28
thank you very much LHW!! I can't believe it was that easy to fix!

I really appreciate you finding that info for me

my gratitude goes to all of you who donate their time to help people like me!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 12 September 2010 13h36
And from what I can see, the option to disable MP3 looping is not yet available in AeMe2.  If it is, it's obtusely buried somewhere, and I missed it.
Nope, I don't think I added any option to that... :unsure:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Ken. on 17 September 2010 3h16
I'm surprised no one seems to give a damn about this beta...
I mean, so many people sent so much time to ask for an update to Aeva Lite...
For this! :rolleyes:
It works as expected.
http://www.ourfamilyforum.org/SMF2.0/index.php?topic=3.0
And yes, some of us do give a damm about your work... all of it.  :)

My live site is using an early copy of Aeva Media so I may not use this Aeva Lite there, but wanted a copy of it anyway.
Thanks Nao.
Just updated/upgraded my live site to Aeva Media 2.02.
It works well and gives me the main functions that I need, namely self hosted video and audio files.

Thanks Nao for your work on this product.  :cool:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 17 September 2010 21h00
You're welcome!
Title: help me please db_aeva.php
Post by: LA-GUERRA on 20 September 2010 1h32
My problem is:

Duplicate entry '10-aeva_auto_approve_albums' for key 1
Archivo: /home/totalize/public_html/Packages/temp/db_aeva.php
Lnea: 197

How i can solutions???

I speake spanish

thanks a lot to help me
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: JBlaze on 20 September 2010 6h26
@Nao, I lol'd at "ninconpoops". Who said frenchies have no sense of humor :P
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Kindred on 20 September 2010 16h04
LA-GUERRA,

try reading the instructions first and posting your questions in the correct location?

This thread very clearly states that it is NOT for support.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 20 September 2010 17h44
@JBlaze> Lol, old post! (checks out..) Okay, not THAT old, but a bit outdated, still... (As always with me? :rolleyes:)
Why did you register just to post this? You could have done it as a guest. Not that I'm complaining :P

@Kindred> Lol (again), he posted it to my PM box instead ;)
Anyway... This issue was also reported on the support board, so I'll be looking into it as soon as I get phpMyAdmin access. I suspect this is either due to a double install (AeMe/SMG), or a new version of MySQL, or a conflicting mod. Or something.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: JBlaze on 21 September 2010 5h41
@Nao, I registered for other reasons lol.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: CJ Jackson on 22 September 2010 23h51
Hello,

I'm the dude who got mislead by the gits at autoembed, they took some of the code from this site and re-licensed it as LGPL3 without authorisation, I didn't know that until I read a thread at wordpress.org (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-autoembed-for-wordpress-license-violation-in-autoembed).

Anyway I broke connection with those gits, remove autoembed link from my blog, removed two google project page that contained autoembed and removed autoembed from mybb.com repository to prevent any further spreading and without being asked to do so.  However I do feel responsible for not doing my own research, although I did notice the credit in stubs.php, didn't bother to google that up, how many would of bothered anyway?

Chris.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 23 September 2010 10h20
Hi,
Hello,

I'm the dude who got mislead by the gits at autoembed, they took some of the code from this site and re-licensed it as LGPL3 without authorisation, I didn't know that until I read a thread at wordpress.org (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-autoembed-for-wordpress-license-violation-in-autoembed).
Yeah, I saw your post over there, too. Didn't have time to answer though (very busy.)
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Anyway I broke connection with those gits, remove autoembed link from my blog, removed two google project page that contained autoembed and removed autoembed from mybb.com repository to prevent any further spreading and without being asked to do so.  However I do feel responsible for not doing my own research, although I did notice the credit in stubs.php, didn't bother to google that up, how many would of bothered anyway?
No problem, man. I appreciated that I was credited for my work, and reckoned that it was done without malicious intentions (even from the 'gits' you mention.)
I'd seen on your website that AutoEmbed was 'deprecated' so I didn't bother to contact you, and just got in touch with WordPress because they're so strict about the GPL and I'm pretty sure they feel horrible everytime something like that happens. I didn't bother to contact MyBB because they're LGPL but I'd appreciate if it's removed from their website, too. (If not already done.)
There are plenty of ways of automating embedding from multiple websites, Aeva's is just one of the more efficient.
I may relicense it in a few months (no promise but it's something I'd discussing on a private board), with a less restrictive license (BSD-like), so you'll be able to include the file if you're still into it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: tartenpoint on 23 September 2010 16h11
Bonjour Nao.
Y a-t-il une possibilit de mettre les commentaires des photos dans la lightbox/highslide, en dessous dans le cadre blanc, cot des flches de navigations??
Peut-tre cette option existe-t-elle dj dans la version commerciale?  :mouais:
Un truc dans ce genre -l:

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3366/commentsn.th.jpg) (http://img839.imageshack.us/i/commentsn.jpg/)Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Is there a possibility to put comments in the lightbox images / highslide, below in the white box next to the navigation arrows??
Perhaps this option already exist in the retail version?
Something like that.


Merci !/Thanx!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 23 September 2010 18h20
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Is there a possibility to put comments in the lightbox images / highslide, below in the white box next to the navigation arrows??
Hmm, no.
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Perhaps this option already exist in the retail version?
Something like that.
I don't think there's a point...

If I remember correctly (or was it in my to-do-list?), AeMe indicates whether there are comments in the highslide version. If there are, you can click the item to go to the full page version.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: CJ Jackson on 25 September 2010 0h33
There are plenty of ways of automating embedding from multiple websites, Aeva's is just one of the more efficient.
Wordpress has oEmbed as well as embed handler (http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds) built in since version 2.9, oEmbed fetches the html embed code and caches it to a blog post (or page), so it only fetches once unless the blog post is updated, so it practically efficient, the issues I have with oEmbed is that some providers return object code that is not xhtml1.1/html5 compliant and some return iframe which I really despise of, but the good thing is that wordpress has added filters to oEmbed which allows plugins author like myself to take advantage, and so I did. (http://cj-jackson.com/2010/09/24/html5-multimedia-framework/)
I may relicense it in a few months (no promise but it's something I'd discussing on a private board), with a less restrictive license (BSD-like), so you'll be able to include the file if you're still into it.
Or use the file to extend WP embed site list without creating new shortcodes (bbcode or whatever it called on smf).  :gnehe:

I should remind those 'gits' that there are no such thing as borrowing without asking!   :mdr:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 September 2010 20h20
Wordpress has oEmbed as well as embed handler (http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds) built in since version 2.9, oEmbed fetches the html embed code and caches it to a blog post (or page), so it only fetches once unless the blog post is updated, so it practically efficient,
That's good to know...
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the issues I have with oEmbed is that some providers return object code that is not xhtml1.1/html5 compliant and some return iframe which I really despise of,
Ah yes, I can understand that. The only use of iframe I currently allow in Aeva is Google Maps, because, well, it's pure Javascript stuff, rather than Flash...
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I should remind those 'gits' that there are no such thing as borrowing without asking!   :mdr:
Happens to me every day... I'm used to it!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 28 September 2010 0h41
Will there be any support for a failed 1.4 upgrade in the near future?
In a thread marked "no support"...? Probably not...

I can't remember where Nao posted that he's not providing support for the free version, either...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 28 September 2010 9h14
Free version works just fine for me, and it installs just fine on the majority of servers...

The reason as far as I can tell that support isn't being offered for the free version is that so many people just got crappy about demanding things without understanding the thousands of hours that went into building it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 28 September 2010 11h51
Yeah, it's that complicated.

I have no problems with providing support (ESPECIALLY with fixing bugs), but I would appreciate that noobs are screened through more... 'understanding' support helpers before they come to me, because I'm just like that -- bitchy. I have absolutely no time to devote to tech support, and things that are already addressed elsewhere should stay out of my sight because they get me upset quickly.

As of right now, though, my project (of which you're aware) takes all of my time, and I could hardly devote time to tech support (outside the 2.x branch on the private boards), whatever the issue. I guess it depends on whether you find me on a lucky day ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: DirtRider on 28 September 2010 15h09
Just as a matter of interest is there a general discussion board here. As most of the other boards are in French I am finding it hard to see  :sifflote: :niark: Just a place to chat about SMF in general
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 29 September 2010 11h35
Just as a matter of interest is there a general discussion board here. As most of the other boards are in French I am finding it hard to see  :sifflote: :niark: Just a place to chat about SMF in general
There are the official SMF Boards. Why would you want to talk here about SMF? Or did you mean a SMF aeva lite board?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: DirtRider on 29 September 2010 15h56
Because I like posting here  :gnehe: Also just a general board not a support board, but I found the lounge here in French and I suppose that will do just fine  :cool:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 30 September 2010 12h26
Salut Nao,

Long time user, first time poster :gnehe: Been using SMG/AeMe since we migrated our forum from PHPBB to SMF (few years now), and really find it/them great pieces of work. You have my utmost respect, and sympathies for what has gone on elsewhere...  :sifflote:

Kind of a support thing, but not for AeMe; I'd really like to pay for AeMe 2.x (specifically to get some support help, but also because I think you're worth it) but when I click on the PayPal button, PP responds with "This recipient is currently unable to receive money."?!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 2 October 2010 10h57
DirtRider, no there's no English-speaking general board... I'd rather keep that away from me, as Noisen is really a French-speaking website and I only put the Aeva website in here because, well, Noisen was my main focus at the time and it felt natural... Plus, I wanted to internationalize the website, but in the end no English-speaking users come here to participate to Noisen, they only come for Aeva Media, so there's no point for me. Certainly now I'm not planning to enable users to discuss Aeva Media 1.x or Aeva Lite here. There's a topic for that at simplemachines.org (which I'm not reading), and that's where discussions should be posted.
Of course Aeva Media customers may discuss anything they like in the Aeva Media private boards. I'm not picky. :P

PantsManUK, thank you.
Yes, it's a known issues. My PayPal account is currently disabled, because I finally earned over 2500 on my account (in 10 years, lol), and that's a limit where you have to provide account confirmation, IDs and crap like that and start paying taxes. (Yay!)
Unfortunately, the confirmation process is stalled. I'm supposed to be confirming my credit card number but it won't show up in my logs. Grmpf...
Interestingly, RIGHT at the same time, for the first time in 12 years and for a totally different reason, my Kyodai Mahjongg order form is disabled, and people can no longer buy it either. So that means right now, I'm a web tramp.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: DirtRider on 3 October 2010 19h20
Of course Aeva Media customers may discuss anything they like in the Aeva Media private boards. I'm not picky. :P
Ah thanks I just think at times when you become part of a forum it is nice to chat about other stuff besides the normal this is not working or I want that and so on  :sifflote:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 3 October 2010 23h44
That's pretty much the idea. A forum's success is based on how it manages to compel its community with its features. But a community's success is measured against how much they discuss OTHER things than the website's original goal. I think ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 4 October 2010 1h50
That's pretty much the idea. A forum's success is based on how it manages to compel its community with its features. But a community's success is measured against how much they discuss OTHER things than the website's original goal. I think ;)
+1 entirely
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: oldnick on 4 October 2010 6h33
Unfortunately, the confirmation process is stalled. I'm supposed to be confirming my credit card number but it won't show up in my logs. Grmpf...
Call your bank that issued the card to find out those 4 digits from paypal. I always call the bank and do not wait till the statement reaches me.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 4 October 2010 23h46
Apparently you're not supposed to do that, PayPal specifically advises against it.

That said... Nao, it's the 21st Century... online banking? (That's how I verified my account way back)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 5 October 2010 9h03
That's the problem: I *have* online banking... And everytime I use my credit card, the payment ends up on the website the next day. I gave PayPal my CC number on September 28 or 29 and have yet to see the transaction on my account. I tried again around October 2... Same issue. I really don't know what to do.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 5 October 2010 15h36
Can you buy something with your money on your paypal account?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 5 October 2010 16h33
Nope... It's currently completely down. I'm in the process of re-enabling it. They're not exactly in a hurry... Ah, well. Could be worse...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 6 October 2010 10h28
Weirdly, when I added my CC to my personal PayPal account, it took a few months for the transaction to appear on my CC statements (and I'm eBilled by my CC company...)

They must just do something that the CC companies don't like.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 6 October 2010 17h30
Probably.

My debit was confirmed after 5 days (uh...), now I'm waiting for them to re-open the account. 24 hours already... >_<
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 6 October 2010 23h47
And then transfer 2600 to your real account. Nice xD
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 7 October 2010 0h03
It's not 2500, it's much less... Less than a thousand?
Remember, it's not the current amount of your account -- it's the total amount of money you received since the account was created. And yes, I actually do use that money to do most of my online purchases myself -- games, DVDs, books. It saves me the hassle of going through currency conversion rates.

Anyway -- AeMe 1.4a is out :)

And my PayPal account is still down. Grrrr... But I couldn't wait before I released v2.03. I take security matters seriously, even when it's one that is hardly exploitable.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 9 October 2010 18h54
Wow this place has changed so much, i can't seem to find the old support forums (my post history reveals nothing, was the old forums deleted?)

Anyhoo, Nao, today i updated my Aeva from 1.3 to 1.4a and the view count for videos is broken again :(

I know your support is limited and appreciate all the help you can give but can you tell me which file i need to edit that controls the view count for the light-boxes for videos? (this seems to be an on going issue with every new release i upgrade to and yes i uninstall completely before installing the new one :P)

Cheers in advance

Darkflame
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 9 October 2010 21h18
Wow this place has changed so much, i can't seem to find the old support forums (my post history reveals nothing, was the old forums deleted?)
Nope, but it was moved to a customer-only section. I really, really, really couldn't cope with the numerous requests anymore... I'm now completely cut off from the free AeMe community, I'm afraid. But if problems arise, I'm pretty sure one of my faithful customers will mention the problem to me ;)
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Anyhoo, Nao, today i updated my Aeva from 1.3 to 1.4a and the view count for videos is broken again :(
I... didn't change anything in that area, I believe...?
Are you sure that if you downgrade to 1.3, it 'fixes' your problem?
If yes, try using v1.4 (not 1.4a.) Although I deleted it... Maybe not from aeva.noisen.com, though.
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I know your support is limited and appreciate all the help you can give but can you tell me which file i need to edit that controls the view count for the light-boxes for videos? (this seems to be an on going issue with every new release i upgrade to and yes i uninstall completely before installing the new one :P)
I would only say -- if you're serious about video counts, then disable Highslide. I know it sucks, but Highslide isn't very cooperative.
Maybe in the future I'll change the system to use another library. Or I'll just give up on that stupid slideshow and just use Highslide as it was used before the AeMe days.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 9 October 2010 21h37
I just checked my mailbox and received a notice from PayPal that my account has been re-enabled.

So you can now safely purchase again!

(Phew... It 'only' took over a week!)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 9 October 2010 22h11
I would only say -- if you're serious about video counts, then disable Highslide. I know it sucks, but Highslide isn't very cooperative.
Maybe in the future I'll change the system to use another library. Or I'll just give up on that stupid slideshow and just use Highslide as it was used before the AeMe days.
As an easy alternative, i'm just gonna remove the line of code from the portal block instead of it always showing "Views: 0"

That should solve the problem for now, i don't see the point of removing highslide completely, too much work for such a small thing and i'm moving away from SMF by the end of the year anyway :P

Jooma in conjunction with another forum software is the future, with SMF there is too much bullshit involved and the shit is definitely going to hit the fan on a major scale eventually (we have seen signs of this already, it's just a matter of time before it goes downhill completely).

So i'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and assistant over the last 8 months and to wish you luck on your future endeavors :)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 9 October 2010 23h21
That should solve the problem for now, i don't see the point of removing highslide completely, too much work for such a small thing and i'm moving away from SMF by the end of the year anyway :P
Don't tell me... XenForo? :mdr:
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Jooma in conjunction with another forum software is the future, with SMF there is too much bullshit involved and the shit is definitely going to hit the fan on a major scale eventually (we have seen signs of this already, it's just a matter of time before it goes downhill completely).
I completely agree, except in two areas:
- SMF will become Open Source when SMF2 Gold is released. They said they would. We're trusting them to do it. In the current situation, SMF will die. If it goes open source, then it means others can take over, even if the project is dying.
- And there ARE people who are willing to take over and seriously make SMF a powerful solution again. Arantor and I are two of those. We're just waiting for SMF to be made open source. And then we'll have some fun!
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So i'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and assistant over the last 8 months and to wish you luck on your future endeavors :)
Thanks ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 9 October 2010 23h30
Sounds good.

SMF is my favorite forum software by far, i don't even think the paid for solutions are as cool as it (and certainly not worth paying a 6 monthly fee for) so i hope they do make it open source and its future is secured, i may just come back to it after i've played around with phpbb3 :P
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 9 October 2010 23h46
SMF is my favorite forum software by far, i don't even think the paid for solutions are as cool as it (and certainly not worth paying a 6 monthly fee for)
I can only agree... I'd rather use FluxBB or, forgive me, phpBB before being coerced into paying $150 (or more!!) for a software package that barely does better than SMF...
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so i hope they do make it open source and its future is secured, i may just come back to it after i've played around with phpbb3 :P
Well, phpBB3 really isn't worth much of your time. I like their main theme and it's a long-lived project so I respect them, but... Have fun with their plugin system...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 10 October 2010 0h18
Thus the reason why i said i'll 'play' with it :P

Thanks for the heads up regardless :)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 10 October 2010 5h53
Strictly speaking it is possible to write a fully licence compliant Joomla / SMF bridge. It's just a pain in the {insert bodily part here}, as JFusion found.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 10 October 2010 7h37
Well, phpBB3 really isn't worth much of your time. I like their main theme and it's a long-lived project so I respect them, but... Have fun with their plugin system...
Hey, I'm using phpBB3 and I'm fully okay with the mod / plugin system. For  the version 4 they planned to make a better mod system, that should be much more easier, than the current one.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 10 October 2010 10h58
Strictly speaking it is possible to write a fully licence compliant Joomla / SMF bridge.
*And* there will be plenty of bridges available once SMF goes BSD, I'm sure.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 11 October 2010 18h28
@Nao - there's my $20 and worth every penny in fees to PayPal. Now to grab the commercial version and see if it fixes any of the problems we've got with 1.4  ^_^
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 11 October 2010 19h13
I hope it does, but I doubt v2.x would fix any bugs within v1.4!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 11 October 2010 20h15
It's always worth a try... but no, didn't fix. I'll post in the support thread when I get to work tomorrow (as that's where I've got a screenshot to show one of the problems.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: toothmkr57 on 12 October 2010 6h22
Hello, I have just installed aeva on my boards and I cannot get the auto-embed feature to work.  Probably something I am doing or not doing, but still some help would be appreciated..
Thanks
Paul
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 12 October 2010 9h04
Hello, I have just installed aeva on my boards and I cannot get the auto-embed feature to work.  Probably something I am doing or not doing, but still some help would be appreciated..
Thanks
Paul
I do not believe Nao is providing support for AeMe 1.4 or Aeva Lite at this time, especially not in a thread with "No support!" in the thread's title...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: ransim on 12 October 2010 18h51
I currently have SMF Media Gallery and Aeva ~ Auto-Embed Video & Audio on my site. I really like both and was just doing a check for mod updates and noticed that it appears AEVA Media has replaced SMF Media Gallery, awhile ago it seems.  <_<

I'm definitely going to be grabbing the commercial version (worth every single cent). But I just want to make sure that I won't lose any gallery data when I do the change over. I'm also assuming this still supports the external media embedding for stuff like youtube.

Thanks sorry for complete noob questions.  I wasn't sure if I should be asking here or on the SMF forums.  :^^;:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 12 October 2010 19h30
@Ransim - Just follow the instructions in AeMe and you'll be fine. Uninstall both SMG and the embedder, then install AeMe. No data lost, just remember to (re)set the permissions profiles after the install so your members can post media  ^_^ (and yes, wrong place to post support questions)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: ransim on 12 October 2010 19h33
@Ransim - Just follow the instructions in AeMe and you'll be fine. Uninstall both SMG and the embedder, then install AeMe. No data lost, just remember to (re)set the permissions profiles after the install so your members can post media  ^_^
Thank you kindly. This is going to be my evening project then, having RSS Feeds for the galleries will definitely rock.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 13 October 2010 12h47
Just a quick one.

Is there a guide on this site to making custom Avea portal blocks for Simple Portal?

I need multiple blocks showing different albums / information, one in particular i would to update with each new comment posted.

Cheers in advance
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 13 October 2010 22h04
When i edit a long description on an Avea gallery entry, it converts the breaks into HTML code:

http://i55.tinypic.com/sql8af.jpg

Bug?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 13 October 2010 23h59
It's a known issue, it's mentioned on the mod site over at sm.org (in my parallel changelog.)
Fixable by removing the htmlspecialchars call from these places. Too busy to look into it though.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 14 October 2010 0h53
It's a known issue, it's mentioned on the mod site over at sm.org (in my parallel changelog.)
Fixable by removing the htmlspecialchars call from these places. Too busy to look into it though.
Which lines in what file?

Avea has so many files, lol
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 14 October 2010 10h59
it's mentioned on the mod site over at sm.org (in my parallel changelog.)
Please read the fine changelog on the Aeva Free page on simplemachines.org.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Darkflame on 14 October 2010 11h05
Does the bug i mentioned above exist in v2.0? Is the viewing bug on videos fixed also?

At this point in the game, i'll begrudgingly buy the software if it means i actually get some support, lol

I don't and never have needed the extra functions of v2.0, i just need the free version to actually be 'bug free' :/

$20 is a reasonable price to me, only thing that's always put me off is the limited 1 year support, doesn't sound like a good deal to me, what does that actually mean anyway?

Does it mean no more help on bugs / problems after a period of 1 year; after 365 days i have to pay another $20 just to get some useful information / advice from your time?

How would you know how long i've actually had the product for? 

I suspect you'd probably just release v3 and discontinue support for v2 i guess.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 14 October 2010 14h35
It means that from the time of purchasing, you get 1 year to post in the support boards if you need help. Alternatively you can hope that someone will help you out on the sm.org topic - which btw, Nao cannot reply to himself.

It's handled as a paid subscription.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 14 October 2010 14h41
(Ninja'd! Dismal Shadow.)
Does the bug i mentioned above exist in v2.0?
Only in 2.03 and 1.4a. Earlier versions don't have the problem, but they also don't have the security fix.
Which, honestly, I don't really see how it could be exploited, but better be safe than sorry.
The problem with preparsecode() is that this thing is not properly documented by SMF. We're supposed to use it but then they don't tell why and how. And Aeva Media is based on early code by Dragooon, who did things differently (in a safe way, too), but this conflicts with preparsecode(). Really, it's just as easy as that. I need to look into it a bit more. I'm kinda stuck on my other free project right now, see. I'll try to release an update by tomorrow.
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Is the viewing bug on videos fixed also?
You mean view count? It's not a bug per se...
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At this point in the game, i'll begrudgingly buy the software if it means i actually get some support, lol
Well, as I always say: I'm not begging for anyone's money. If you buy the 2.x branch expecting a bug fix, you'll be disappointed because I committed myself to backporting to 1.x any bug fix I'll put into 2.x. (Well, "committed" is a big word... Let's just say if it's easy enough to fix a bug, I'll backport it. If it's a complicated mess to fix, then 1.x users will have to live with it, but so far I've seen no such problem.)
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I don't and never have needed the extra functions of v2.0, i just need the free version to actually be 'bug free' :/
Again: not a bug.
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$20 is a reasonable price to me, only thing that's always put me off is the limited 1 year support, doesn't sound like a good deal to me, what does that actually mean anyway?
It just means you lose access to the private boards after a year. Meaning you can't download new updates and ask questions. But you can use the 2.x branch forever on your site, obviously.
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Does it mean no more help on bugs / problems after a period of 1 year; after 365 days i have to pay another $20 just to get some useful information / advice from your time?
Well, you can always try SMF Gallery Pro. It's only $50 per year. Oh, add $30 for the video component. So, it's only $80 per year, sorry. It's still a very cheap deal. The crappy software, I mean, not the price.
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How would you know how long i've actually had the product for?
It's indicated in your profile.
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I suspect you'd probably just release v3 and discontinue support for v2 i guess.
Well, I would have to reach v3 to begin with.... And I don't see why I would do that. I've been working on AeMe for over 2 years, and made it a great product. 99% of its features are free. I'm selling the remaining 1%. Actually, I'm not selling them, I'm offering them to donating users. I don't like calling my users 'customers', really. If you don't want to donate for the pleasure you got from the free software, then you don't have to, but you won't have the extra features I'm offering to honest users.

All I'm asking for is not your money but your respect.
Just don't treat me like Akyhne or some of the SMF teamies do, and I'll be happy enough to keep releasing updates. Albeit less frequently than before -- I didn't have that other project on my hands until a few months ago.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: amlucent on 15 October 2010 5h48
I have nothing to add to this topic but to say.. that right here was classic  :mdr:
Well, you can always try SMF Gallery Pro. It's only $50 per year. Oh, add $30 for the video component. So, it's only $80 per year, sorry. It's still a very cheap deal. The crappy software, I mean, not the price.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 15 October 2010 9h31
And I'd add in the commentary from http://aeva.noisen.com/6138/a-cautionary-tale-for-aeva-haters/ too... ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 24 October 2010 16h36
Aeva Media 1.4b is out for the Free version's users.
It fixes the logic problem in v1.4a where some
 tags would show up when editing descriptions.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 26 October 2010 0h40
A Big Thankyou, Nao. v1.4b is working like a dream.  It installed so much faster than earlier versions too. :cool:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 26 October 2010 7h33
I changed nothing in that area... :^^;:
Oh, please PM me if you have a minute!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 October 2010 11h56
Chinese:
No support!!!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: PantsManUK on 27 October 2010 16h43
Turkish:
Herhangi bir destek!

(Google; don't blame me if it's wrong. :sifflote: )
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: CJ Jackson on 27 October 2010 22h44
Spanish:
En Ingls por favor? S! Apoyo? No!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 31 October 2010 23h10
New feature upcoming in AeMe2... A 'transparency' setting for thumbnails. AeMe will automatically detect whether a picture is a transparent PNG, transparent PNG or alpha PNG, and if it isn't, it will apply a box shadow to the thumbnail. Believe me, it took me some time to figure out how to determine 100% whether a picture is transparent, ah ah.
Anyway!
I also fixed the upload of animated GIFs using ImageMagick. Yes, it was broken. I guess nobody uses ImageMagick. Which isn't surprising, as it's buried in the admin settings.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Horseshoe on 12 November 2010 15h46
Nao/Gilles, Hello!
Write, please, you accept WebMoney as payment?

I want to buy from you Aeva Media 2.0
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 12 November 2010 20h49
Sorry, no, only PayPal...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Moe on 13 November 2010 14h58
Sorry you've had to go through all this from those in SMF.

I'm here simply because I have AEVA 7.0 installed in my SMF 1.1.12 forum, but for the life of me I can't get the youtube icon to show.  Can you please help and or explain in very simple terms.  It would be very appreciated.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 13 November 2010 16h23
Well, I don't support Aeva at all. Only Aeva Media 2.x... (Others can answer your questions, obviously, but not me.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 13 November 2010 17h03
This may or may not be relevant but Youtube has been down for the past couple of hours either due to maintenance or overload.

Around a month ago, I couldn't get Youtube videos to play on my site for three days but the problem resolved itself when Youtube came back up.

Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 13 November 2010 18h14
I have no problems with YT myself...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 14 November 2010 14h59
I don't remember there being a button for YT videos with Aeva 7, that it just autoembedded from the URL without need of a button.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: b4pjoe on 14 November 2010 17h49
I just wanted to post some information about AEVA 1.4b. I know there is no support for it but I thought you might want to know of an issue with it and SMF 2.0 RC4 and PortaMx 0.990. Please don't shoot the messenger...

At smg.org there is a post detailing people running the above combination and having any pages with embedded links getting a blank white screen. The solution posted there for fixing this (mot mine) is to comment the line of code below out from aeva-subs.php and aeva-embed.php. This does solve the blank white page issue but...

Code: [Select]
ob_start($obs && ($obs['name'] != 'default output handler') ? $obs['name'] : null);
There is an issue with the PortaMx copyright being missing on all pages that contain embedded links. If I disable the AEVA Auto-Embed feature I do have the PortaMx copyright. AEVA only displays it's own Embedding copyright on pages that have embedded links. Therefore if I disable  the AEVA Auto-Embed feature I see the PortaMx copyright. If I enable the AEVA Auto-Embed feature then the AEVA copyright replaces the PortaMx copyright. See attached images.

Like I said, I'm just posting this here to give feedback to the author of this great mod.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 14 November 2010 23h28
This has been discussed within the private area already...
I don't know what exact output buffer conflicts with my resetter code, though. It's obviously linked to feline's on-the-fly addition of her copyright notice.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: kawboy on 18 November 2010 17h18
Howdy Nao.. first, let me say thank you for a great piece of software!   Second, let me say thanks for a great piece of software!

I'm ok with the free version..  as a matter of fact, I just created a forum that pretty much revolves around it, but I'll probably upgrade if I spend the 20.00. 

My big question is will I have support for it.  I would happily pay just for that, with or without the new version.  You're 100% correct when you say that the topic at SMF is useless.  I've got a couple of small issues that I need to iron out and trying to get an answer over there has gone way beyond ridiculous.  Anyway, if you would verify that you're still providing support, I'll jump over to pay pal immediately..

Thanks!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 18 November 2010 18h08
Support is unfortunately a little infrequent if I'm honest - Nao and I between us do support (though I don't know it nearly as well as he does, of course) but we're both very busy with real life at the moment, and of course the SMF fork is taking a lot of time too.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 18 November 2010 22h02
Hi kawboy,

A few of us do try to help. In my case operationally but my knowlege of coding - which is what most people ask for help with - is still too basic. I fear there are others who could help but can't be bothered.

Take heart though, Nao and Arantor are busy developing the SMF fork which is good news for all of us.  :)

Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 November 2010 10h15
Yeah, basically my days are spent like this:
- 20% to 40% forforkwork, err, for fork work. (Programming, discussing features, checking each other's work...)
- 40% to 30% (depending on how busy the day is), for online 'leisure' time. (I mean browsing wikipedia, imdb, geek sites and the likes -- not porn, you pervs.)
- 20% to 30% for real life. (I know, it's boring but there's also THAT life over there to deal with!)
- 10% for the rest. That includes AeMe support, but not only[1]. Also answering e-mails. And I have a HUGE backlog of unanswered e-mails. A shame.

So really, the fork is a priority, but AeMe is still part of my life. I'm just not interested in supporting it as part of the crappy SMF world. I really, really don't want to hear about SMF and their "ways".

Oh, and thanks everyone for providing support when I'm not looking! Sometimes I'll go through the backlog and see that I have nothing to say because, well, others helped before I did. I should start paying you guys :P
 1. No, still not porn.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: kawboy on 19 November 2010 22h00
Well, my problem is the 'search' function brings up a blank page instead of search options.. SMF 1.12, Aeva 1.4b..   everything else seems functional so I'm sure it's something simple (read "I was stupid").  I just bought a book on PHP, so I'll give it the weekend and see if I can figure it out...  prolly gonna get 2.0 anyway, just 'cause it's such a cool Mod..

oh.. and porn IS real life!!    :mdr:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 20 November 2010 16h56
How about this ? I noticed a video on Youtube had an undefined note where the embedding code should be. I check this simply to see whether embedding has been disabled whereas of course I'd use the URL in any case.

Anyway, I posted the URL as normally and Aeva embedded it no problem.   :cool:



Someone mention porn..?   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Jan Leyers on 23 November 2010 20h59
Hi guys,

Just registered and signed in, so I'm new here
first of all sorry for my bad English  :sumanai:

I have a question, hope will/can help me?
with a few guy's we build a photography forum.
mostly to put some photographic places on it, so here's my question;

I installed the mod custom forms and designed a fill-in-form to put interesting photographic places in an organized way on the forum. so far so good and everything is working fine.
anyone who upload a new place also put a kmz file on it as an attachment.
in the fill-in-form we also put the google earth coordinates in a decimal form.
we would like something that generates automatically a google map in the post with the given coordinates.

can we use aeva map for this or do we need some coding?
since I'm not a programmer it would be nice if someone could explain this in a way I can follow  :)

at first I thought we should make a new page with some code to grab the coordinates from the fill-in-form, but since none of us know how to program we are depending on you guys.
or could this be done with aeva lite?

thx in advance
Jan
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 27 November 2010 20h08
Firstly, Aeva isn't getting free support, generally (especially not in a thread whose title is 'No support!')

I don't think Aeva can directly work with the custom form mod to display the map, to be honest (and that's for Aeva Media which contains everything that Aeva Lite is anyway), and it's such a low use feature I don't honestly see it being added to AeMe in the future.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 27 November 2010 23h37
A possible workaround is to use Googlemap to show the location where a photograph was taken. It means a few minutes extra work, depending on the number of locations, but it should do the job.


 
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 28 November 2010 9h06
Just for the record... I didn't reply here because the guy also PM'ed me. So I replied to him by PM, I don't know why. Of course I haven't seen him back since the very moment he read my reply. Not even a "thank you, I'll do that".

Sometimes I really don't know why I'm wasting my time with people who won't do things properly... -_-

For the record, here's my proper PM reply.
so I'll try to be more specific.
Every time we upload a photographic location, we also put a KMZ file as an attachment.
since I don't know aeva lite or aeva comm. I was wondering if its possible to generate a google map in the page we make an upload by use of the attached KMZ file? (I mean a map based on the coordinates or the included kmz file witch shows a pinpoint on the map of the location, not sure what you mean by it generates thumbnails?
my question has nothing to do with pictures, I just want a google map in every post we make
Is aeva comm. capable to do this?
Yes, it's possible to do that. However, AeMe doesn't do it currently. This is because it turns Google Maps links into remote embeds, while a KMZ file would be a local embed. Same function called to show the map, but different code path.
What I mean is that it can probably be done but I don't have plans to.
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so the only thing i want to know is aeva comm.capable to generate a google map in the post,
Yes.
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in other words will there be a map rendered in the post like it do with an attached image file?.
I suppose I'll need a google map api key also for this to work?
Hmm... To generate the thumbnail, no, you don't need one. And I don't think you need one either for the map in itself. Unless you want to show a pin in the map, in which case yeah you'll probably need one... But it's been a long time since I played with that.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Mikeymx5 on 29 November 2010 20h13
I love your software but Im getting a little worried about what I have been reading....

Can you explain the FORK in the software? Doesnt this mean that this will go away for SMF users?

I have to admit that SMF is just a forum but with AEVA it make a really good package. Half the stuff that I do on my forum would not be possible with out it.

Im really not wanting to put my users through a complete website change. Can you please explain more of what is going to happen this software after the fork?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 November 2010 20h45
Can you explain the FORK in the software?
Well, there's a topic for that in this board.
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Doesnt this mean that this will go away for SMF users?
You can still use it. But I said many months ago that I wouldn't release new versions of AeMe 1.x, only security fixes if anything wrong is found...
Weren't you around at the time?
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I have to admit that SMF is just a forum but with AEVA it make a really good package. Half the stuff that I do on my forum would not be possible with out it.
Yeah, I believe Aeva can be a strong selling point for the forum package... I could even envision people installing our fork just to enable the gallery, no forum.

And yes, Aeva will be ported to the fork, and I will focus on developing it on the fork.
Does this mean I won't work on AeMe2 for SMF? I don't know. The problem is, if you're serious about SMF, there's no way you're going to get away without using our fork. I'm not saying this because of ego issues -- I've been on it for 3 months and it's so incredibly better than SMF2 right now. It loads faster, it's less buggy, it's just plain good. I'm proud of my work on it, and I'm proud of Pete's work. And we're not finished yet.
Porting AeMe to the fork was a given to me. Because the only way I can get rid of AeMe's remaining bugs *and* ensure it can be improved in the future is by using the new platform. AeMe by itself will be more and more intertwined with the fork's inner layers.

So, basically, there's nothing to worry about.
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Im really not wanting to put my users through a complete website change.
It's a fork, it's not new software. It'll have a SMF converter so you can import the site easily. Your theme, if it's a custom one, will have to be ported. But the new styling system will make life so much easier for themers...

Anyway, if you're not happy with the situation, you're free not to bother. I'm not asking anything from anyone. Just because AeMe is becoming better, doesn't mean you HAVE to upgrade it. You can keep using it as it is... It's not like it became shitty software overnight.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Mikeymx5 on 29 November 2010 21h38
Ha ha ha....

I found your other post that explains more about the fork and I am anticipating it.  I also read that PortaMx has no interest... I hope this may change its also a good package. Im not familiar with the mambo CMS that was also mentioned in one post.

Anyway Keep up the good work, having the gallery and forum in one package will make updating much easier. :)

Also just a side question how much data base changes are expected? are the tables going to be relatively the same or totally different?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 November 2010 23h08
I found your other post that explains more about the fork and I am anticipating it.  I also read that PortaMx has no interest... I hope this may change its also a good package.
What exactly does it have that other portals don't?
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Anyway Keep up the good work, having the gallery and forum in one package will make updating much easier. :)
Well, the point is to have modders use the plugin system as much as possible. So as to make upgrading the forum even less of a pain. We'll see about that...
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Also just a side question how much data base changes are expected? are the tables going to be relatively the same or totally different?
Relatively the same.
I'd say 95% will be the same.

It's still SMF... We're just exposing what it can truly do.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 30 November 2010 0h55
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I'd say 95% will be the same.
I don't know about that... depends how far we actually go with the changes I have mentioned elsewhere I'd like to do. If they all get implemented... it's a much bigger change than 5%.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Mikeymx5 on 30 November 2010 16h09
What exactly does it have that other portals don't?
Mostly a graphical single page editor... but I would prefer if it would use the BBC editor why have two different editors.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: b4pjoe on 30 November 2010 18h14
What exactly does it have that other portals don't?
Mostly a graphical single page editor... but I would prefer if it would use the BBC editor why have two different editors.
The block in block feature is pretty cool as is the sub-forums if they ever get fixed to where they are not visible on both sides. I don't think any other portal has those features.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: spoogs on 30 November 2010 18h20
It took me a little while to get use to PMX, but I do like it better than most of the other portals... I really cant explain why, it just looks and feels better to me.

I especially like the ability to remove the logo and whatnot from the front page and have that webpage kinda look to it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: voyager on 30 November 2010 22h02
Where can I go to get support on the mod?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: spoogs on 30 November 2010 22h17
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.0
Unless you're an AeMe 2.0 user then you should be able to see there commercial support board here.
Title: Re: About issues on simplemachines.org...
Post by: jjzx2sr on 4 December 2010 6h56
Well, only 40% of vbgamer's mods were given to him, and really, the rest are not that well coded. I remember a bit back, a list of bad style matters and borderline vulnerabilities was handed to vbgamer and there was an actual argument with him. (For example, it was possible to add items to non existent albums in SMF Gallery Lite)

Oh, and queries in templates. But apparently that was from when rules were 'more lax'. Despite the mods still being updated.

I find myself at a strange juncture, I don't want to write any more mods generally but I'm tempted to go make mods to replace his, ones that are well written and will mean there is no reason for him to stick around because everything he touches isn't friendly.

I also reminded the team yesterday that he is blatantly exempt from rules, after publishing two mods he hasn't even tested (one by his own admission), and both I spent time fixing previously.
That would actually be awesome as i read the post about him ripping you off for the 250.00 i wanted to buy that from him but i didn't he seemed shady and a bit lazy i mean who runs a support forum for items you code and sell on a old smf 1.1.11 with the default theme?> I mean make it attractive then i noticed he wasnt even using his store to sell and process his transaction to sell his store. Talk about no faith in your work. But on a side note if you were to build a site store mod for sites to sell stuff and a site marketplace for members to sell i would be first in line to buy it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 4 December 2010 15h47
/me is not writing for SMF any longer, is working on the SMF fork these days.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: jjzx2sr on 4 December 2010 17h44
well build it for your software then.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 4 December 2010 23h53
We'll definitely offer a mod site, although it'll probably be 'cooler' than SMF's (I don't really see myself analyzing mods one by one...), I'm thinking it could automatically analyze the packages to determine whether they're "hacks" or "plugins" (more on that later), so that'd be a first point of choice (technically, people will want to install plugins, rather than hacks), and then people would be able to vote on the quality of a mod -- the relevance of what it does, and the quality of how it implements it.

As for vbgamer -- of course he wouldn't use his software on his website. Remember, he's trying to sell it, not to make people run away screaming!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: CJ Jackson on 5 December 2010 13h40
Speaking of selling, the guys at autoembed are starting to sell commercial licenses $15 for single and $25 for developer (multiple) at least the prices are not as ridiculous as vbgamer stuff.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 5 December 2010 13h51
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As for vbgamer -- of course he wouldn't use his software on his website. Remember, he's trying to sell it, not to make people run away screaming!
Actually, he does use his download pro mod on his site now.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Eudemon on 8 December 2010 3h32
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.0
Unless you're an AeMe 2.0 user then you should be able to see there commercial support board here.
i posted there but no 1 seen to have solution

my problem is avea media is not recording view counts, always (views:0), used to work
some1 said it's because some embed mods but i don't have any of them

sorry to post it here, i don't mind paying for 2.0 but just let me know for sure i can get help
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 8 December 2010 3h41
Well, I doubt you'll get support on the SMF board, seeing how Nao is post banned, and the only reason I posted today was to re-assert the rights to my work on something.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Eudemon on 8 December 2010 3h45
Well, I doubt you'll get support on the SMF board, seeing how Nao is post banned, and the only reason I posted today was to re-assert the rights to my work on something.
i have been reading posts in this site, and yeah i do feel bad for what happened between you guys and smf

so is there anyway i can get support for this mod, if i have to buy the mod and get 2.0 support i guess i can  :mouais:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 8 December 2010 4h01
Well, it might help if you provide some details so we don't have to guess, like Aeva version, SMF version, whether there's anything in the error log, when it stopped working, what type of media it's not working on, that kind of thing.

Of course, there's no guarantee of support either way, Nao and I are both really busy on non-Aeva projects right now (not that I'm officially affiliated with Aeva anyway), but support is more likely for the paid version. Since then it's not in a thread marked 'no support'.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Eudemon on 8 December 2010 4h16
Well, it might help if you provide some details so we don't have to guess, like Aeva version, SMF version, whether there's anything in the error log, when it stopped working, what type of media it's not working on, that kind of thing.

Of course, there's no guarantee of support either way, Nao and I are both really busy on non-Aeva projects right now (not that I'm officially affiliated with Aeva anyway), but support is more likely for the paid version. Since then it's not in a thread marked 'no support'.
ok so i went through all the keywords of the whole 200+ pages of that thread and i think i found the solution, thanks

anyways, i'll buy 2.0 now
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 14 December 2010 17h05
(not that I'm officially affiliated with Aeva anyway),
Not that it would bother me :P
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Mikeymx5 on 15 December 2010 19h18
We'll definitely offer a mod site, although it'll probably be 'cooler' than SMF's
The best way to do this is simply giving the option to sort out compatible mods then select the category. Nothing more annoying then finding the perfect mod and then realizing its not for V2.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 15 December 2010 23h21
You know the mod site on SMF has a search-by-version function, right?

In any case we're aiming to have it far less picky about versions.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: teatephi on 15 January 2011 15h47
HI
I'm sorry to hear that happened to you.  I myself had a similar experience with a "Christian" forum that I was on, and I left them and started my own forum, of which I'm very happy with.  I just recently downloaded the media and it is working beautifully.  Thank you for your hard work!

I do have a question, that may perhaps be simple to you.  I was looking for a BBC button that will play my mp3 files with a small flash player within the posts?  They had one with the my old forum software, but now they don't have one for 2.0.  My members who are "technically challenged" can't play my mp3 files on their computers. (can't figure out how).  I was delighted to see that you have it encoded in your media pack but not sure if they will get how that works either.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

I noticed that you already have a flash player in the gallery.  But the m4p files wouldn't play there.  I noticed they downloaded but wouldn't play.  Is there a setting I can check to correct this?  The mp3 files work great.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: angie on 17 January 2011 11h45
I just wanted to say thank you for a great mod
I'm in the middle of setting up albums now

Install went great and am finding it easy to use upto now.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 28 January 2011 9h43
If a MP4 file doesn't play, it's because it uses a codec that isn't supported by Flash Player. Simple as that. MP4 is just a container. You need to use H264, and a version of it that's supported.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.msg2924639#msg2924639

I never 'dropped' Picasa support, I actually never added it -- what I added was support for external embedding of *all* large pictures. Including Flickr, Picasa etc. You need to link to the full picture, in the embed URL box, and it will do the rest (generate a preview and a thumbnail, create the page etc.)
And that's only in AeMe 2, for what it's worth.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=200401.msg2926458#msg2926458

Is it actually confirmed that the current SGL/SGP converters don't work for recent versions of that shitty mod? Well I wouldn't lose my sleep over that but...

Also, can you please tell that person below who's speaking about permissions that I can't do any better than show the link to the relevant permissions page in bold and that they should buy themselves a new brain? :P (Or something more public-friendly, whatever.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 28 January 2011 10h50
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Is it actually confirmed that the current SGL/SGP converters don't work for recent versions of that shitty mod?
The DB structure appears to have changed slightly since his 'complete rewrite' in 3.0 so no, I don't think it works. But as the reason I'm out $250 is apparently that I was planning to do a better version that 'apparently' was based on his code (what? I'd reuse his crap? I don't think so), I take it as read that nothing based on his code is allowed - which includes converters.

(Oh, and I'm guessing that's the reason. I still don't know for sure since no-one ever actually told me.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 28 January 2011 19h52
Openness sure ain't his forte. But then again what is?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Mikeymx5 on 31 January 2011 20h16
The easiest way to make a mod site that Kicks the SMF mod sites you know what... is to make it sort mods By version... then be able to look into categories.

Nothing more annoying then finding a great mod and its for a different version, or selecting your version and seeing a 1000 ungrouped mods.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 1er February 2011 1h19
Or better, make shit version independent in the first place, like WordPress mostly does...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: CJ Jackson on 15 March 2011 1h57
Or better, make shit version independent in the first place, like WordPress mostly does...
Wordpress is pretty shit when I tried a category search with wp_query(); in index.php theme template, it failed, but with category.php it worked.  I actually made a improve version of the shortcode api similar to the one in wordpress which honours user level while wordpress does not and I plan on using that version that with my tag-based bulletin board that I'm building for rockforums.tk using the symfony framework which has a better database abstraction layer compared to wordpress.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 15 March 2011 3h00
Oh, I'm not arguing that it's pretty poor, but at least it does make a reasonable attempt at being version independent.

As for other things, WP is pretty poor generally, I have no idea why it's so popular.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Artur on 15 March 2011 19h04
Oh, I'm not arguing that it's pretty poor, but at least it does make a reasonable attempt at being version independent.

As for other things, WP is pretty poor generally, I have no idea why it's so popular.
What would you suggest instead?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 16 March 2011 2h27
Well... I'm planning on migrating my WP blog to the SMF fork when it's ready since there is blogging support in there... and I've been using dumps of my WP blog as test data ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: WannaBeDie on 28 May 2011 18h55
Where to download the latest version? Have a paid version ..?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 31 May 2011 14h48
http://aeva.noisen.com/download/ is where the downloads are available. If you have purchased the paid version, you will be able to access it from there. It's even linked from the list of boards in http://aeva.noisen.com/

Note that support is not guaranteed at all, it is simply as/when/if we have time, energy and opportunity since all energy is really going towards Wedge right now.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: WannaBeDie on 4 June 2011 20h42
http://aeva.noisen.com/download/ is where the downloads are available. If you have purchased the paid version, you will be able to access it from there. It's even linked from the list of boards in http://aeva.noisen.com/

Note that support is not guaranteed at all, it is simply as/when/if we have time, energy and opportunity since all energy is really going towards Wedge right now.
If you are in for a year without any updates that I use modification .. I want to get paid subscription .. What is mean by warranty?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 5 June 2011 0h18
I'm no longer selling it. The deluxe version will instead be bundled for free inside Wedge. ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: agent47 on 8 June 2011 2h04
Wow thank god I found this forum. Guys I'm dying for some help.
I use to run Aeva Media 1.4c (I think) on my SMF RC3 forum and then I used the large upgrade and move onto SMF RC5 but now I install Aeva Media and it breaks the /index.php?action=media page. Please provide me with a solution guys as I run a comic book website and the media is one of the most important sections in my site. I don't know if it's an issue with the DB tables but I could really use some help. Now I noticed the topic title... Could someone atleast help me on PM? Author ? Arantor? (this is agent47 from DzinerStudio BTW)

P.S: Guys what's with the french verification questions. You gotta understand that it's not just french talking people that coming in here man. No offense intended, just that it gets really frustrating. Took me really long to sign up as I had to figure out the verification question on the register page and now this...Thank god I got it wrong so many times that it repeated the registration verification question...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: spoogs on 8 June 2011 14h51
Didn't bother reading anything at all before posting huh..? This topic specifically indicates [No Support] in the title.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 11 June 2011 19h24
Well, no support from the author, at least :P
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: forfun on 11 June 2011 22h47
Wow thank god I found this forum. Guys I'm dying for some help.
I use to run Aeva Media 1.4c (I think) on my SMF RC3 forum and then I used the large upgrade and move onto SMF RC5 but now I install Aeva Media and it breaks the /index.php?action=media page. Please provide me with a solution guys as I run a comic book website and the media is one of the most important sections in my site. I don't know if it's an issue with the DB tables but I could really use some help. Now I noticed the topic title... Could someone atleast help me on PM? Author ? Arantor? (this is agent47 from DzinerStudio BTW)

P.S: Guys what's with the french verification questions. You gotta understand that it's not just french talking people that coming in here man. No offense intended, just that it gets really frustrating. Took me really long to sign up as I had to figure out the verification question on the register page and now this...Thank god I got it wrong so many times that it repeated the registration verification question...
I am not sure that where you can get the support from this forum.  I am not sure that I can help you as much as I can from this post either.  Love to!
Unless, Nao turns on the green light. :)
Again, you have not posted any info about your install problem yet.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Chas Large on 15 June 2011 20h33
Hello, Chas (noobie) here ;)

I'm a happy user of Aeva Lite and was considering moving to Aeva Media.

Now I've read a lot of what's on here, about what went on but I'm a fairly recent user of Aeva so have missed all the fun.

So I'm not asking for support just a recommendation. Can I still use Aeva Media AND get support for it?

I can download it from here and I've installed it but the converter  to move pics from SMF Gallery Lite  to AM fails so I can't shift my photos over.

Any suggestions (clean ones please ;) )
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 16 June 2011 10h59
You can still use it. Support is provided as/if/when we have time, which is rather infrequent. And the official thread on sm.org, well, Nao is post-banned and my account is pending deletion, which should tell you my feelings on it, so no support there except from anyone who happens to pass through.

Let me sum it up: why would Aeva on SMF receive support when Aeva is now integrated into Wedge and being expanded upon there?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 June 2011 2h53
Like Pete says ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: agent47 on 17 July 2011 22h46
Would someone please be kind enough to help me with this query. Please. I'm really really serious about taking my site to the next level but due to my lack of coding skills support forums are all I depend on so I would appreciate more than you'll know if someone would help me out here:

http://www.webdesignerforum.co.uk/topic/51003-jquery-carousel-to-make-images-slide/

Seriously guys, it would mean a million.
Here's my site and you would see the block I need help with at the bottom of the homepage.
http://www.superheroalliance.net

Thanks a billion in advance.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: dsantana on 2 August 2011 5h54
Hi guys I'm back...    :gnehe:


I have 2.10 commercial version and I just upgraded to SMF 2.0
Aeva is acting a little weird and it looks like there's a newer version but I wanted to check before I downloaded it.


Thanks in advance...

Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 5 August 2011 6h03
So you blindly fired off a post asking for support when this very topic explicitly states no support. Amazing!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: dsantana on 6 August 2011 0h41
I assumed that since I had the commercial version bought and paid for and asked nicely I might get some help?

I thought there would be support for those of use that spent the $$$

Sorry if I have offended you with my need for help.

The following post does say there is support for kind customers, I thought I asked nicely?
http://aeva.noisen.com/5040/please-read-this-message-first/
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 11 August 2011 7h33


Oh wait, enough bullets? And I don't even own a gun! :P
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: dsantana on 11 August 2011 20h44
Reply to last bullet... There should be thumbnails lined up there horizontally... I think it was the theme I was using that had the problem though. When I changed back to the standard Curve theme it worked fine.

All that hassle for nothing, lesson learned though. Go back to basics to check things out...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: BYUFanatic on 15 August 2011 1h43
Hey gang!

This is a question that I asked Nao a long time ago, but can't find his response anywhere after searching the SMF support forum. Grrr.

I want to change the "media" tab at the top to say something like "picture and video gallery."

Can anyone tell me which file I need to modify for that? I'm going through each file one by one on my server and can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 15 August 2011 1h49
./Themes/default/languages/Modifications.english.php?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: BYUFanatic on 15 August 2011 2h09
./Themes/default/languages/Modifications.english.php?
YES!

That's exactly it.

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 22 August 2011 9h15
  • However, Arantor provides spotty support. Spotty as in, not very often.
  • Since I'm not familiar with Aeva 2.10, I don't know what's wrong from that screenshot.
I haven't done in ages, and won't be offering any support, partly because my annual subscription ended last month, and partly because Wedge is where it's at.

Though that screenshot looks fine to me.
The following post does say there is support for kind customers, I thought I asked nicely?
http://aeva.noisen.com/5040/please-read-this-message-first/
Check the date. That message predates this topic, indicating that things had happened afterwards that soured the deal... Especially as I understand that the paid support board, as was, is now closed.[1]
 1. If it weren't closed, that would be the place to ask for support on the paid version... right?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: l_d_allan on 22 August 2011 19h23
Aeva developer,

Bummer about your experience with SMF. Mine has been mostly positive, but obviously I am not in a position to "see how the sausage is made". My condolences.

Some of your comments might help explain the very long delay for SMF's RTM.

This may be an awkward question, but which of the SMF Mods would you recommend to manage a picture gallery. I hope you can understand that I am reluctant to install an unsupported Mod like Aeva, especially with docs in a language other than my native English (see challenge questions, for example). Do you have a non-commercial version of Aeva?

This is especially true as my under-construction www.canprint.org (http://www.canprint.org) forum is related to photography. At this point, I'm less interested in videos, but I may eventually be preparing youtube-like instructionals.

I have used the forum software engine that nifty-stuff.com is built on, and want to have the equivalent or better capability of a post like:
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=41696#p41696

Thanks, and again, my condolences. I've been put on probation from several forums, and banned from one. It stings.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 23 August 2011 0h44
It's still on the mod site at sm.org for now. 1.4w is the latest.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 23 August 2011 0h57
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Bummer about your experience with SMF. Mine has been mostly positive, but obviously I am not in a position to "see how the sausage is made". My condolences.
Be glad. Be very glad. Those of us who've been the other side of that curtain... let's just say a number of us would never go back across the line again.
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This may be an awkward question, but which of the SMF Mods would you recommend to manage a picture gallery.
Aeva, hands down. Just because it's not being updated doesn't mean it isn't good at what it does. And there is occasional support for the free version on sm.org, so it's not totally unsupported. Worst case scenario is that it's no more unsupported in the scheme of things than the other major gallery mod seems to be, i.e. it doesn't get updated all that often and support is infrequent there too.
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Do you have a non-commercial version of Aeva?
As live said, yes, it's on the mod site. Hint: it's currently the most popular mod.
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I have used the forum software engine that nifty-stuff.com is built on, and want to have the equivalent or better capability of a post like:
Aeva does that just fine, even the free version.
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Thanks, and again, my condolences. I've been put on probation from several forums, and banned from one. It stings.
The banning was only one of several unpleasant episodes, and not even the last one of them.


Mind you, before long all of this will hopefully be just an unhappy memory. As you may know, Wedge is a branch off from the main SMF code, with Aeva built in, as well as many (many) other enhancements, and at some point that's going to be available for free download.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: sharks on 24 August 2011 22h36
Hi Nao, could you please help with Aeva Lite? I have been going through some very hard times trying to figure out what went wrong with Aeva Lite as there are some problems with tags that appear forcibly: the url tags that gets automatically wrapped around any http or http links that i post, if i code these links first.
Also, there is the noae tag which magically appears around posts, and messes up the post.

To quote my post at the SMF forums:
I am using SMF 1.1.14 with the latest Aeva Lite installed and i am having the same problem. The noae tags are showing up in my posts, wrapped around the entire post and then i see the url tags wrapped around every single link that i post. It is becoming very messy around my forum. Even if i code the links, the noae tags still take over, which forces url tags to appear around every single link in the post. Please help! I hope that there's an easy fix by tinkering with the Aeva configuration settings?

If you can access it, here is the topic and there are many others who are having the same problem.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=445112.0

Thank you in advance for your help. While we all wait for you to release Wedge, please update and release Aeva Lite on this site, as it is incredibly useful and my forums can't live without it, so again, i beg you not to abandon that modification. Just try to fix any bugs and update it whenever you can spare a few minutes from your big job at getting Wedge ready for all of us waiting. There is an alternative to your Aeva modification, called Simple Audio Video Embedder but frankly, it is just a poor imitation of your mod and it does not even work!!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 25 August 2011 0h14
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the url tags that gets automatically wrapped around any http or http links that i post, if i code these links first.
So what other mods are installed, and what exactly are you trying to do? I'm more than a bit unclear as to exactly what's going on and what behaviour is occurring.
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If you can access it, here is the topic and there are many others who are having the same problem.
Oh, anyone can read the topic, just that you do know that neither of us can reply there, right?
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Thank you in advance for your help. While we all wait for you to release Wedge, please update and release Aeva Lite on this site, as it is incredibly useful and my forums can't live without it, so again, i beg you not to abandon that modification.
I can't (and won't) speak for Nao, but I can't really see him putting a lot of effort into Aeva-for-SMF right now, to be honest. After everything that's happened, I just can't see it, but never say never.
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There is an alternative to your Aeva modification, called Simple Audio Video Embedder but frankly, it is just a poor imitation of your mod and it does not even work!!
Yes, we know about that one, it was written specifically because Aeva Lite was removed for a while from the mod site. It wasn't even originally called SAVE, but AEMP, just to intentionally sound similar and confusing.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: sharks on 25 August 2011 9h15
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the url tags that gets automatically wrapped around any http or http links that i post, if i code these links first.
So what other mods are installed, and what exactly are you trying to do? I'm more than a bit unclear as to exactly what's going on and what behaviour is occurring.
I'm more than grateful for any help that can resolve the problems with Aeva Lite. I am using SMF 1.1.14 and whenever i or any member on my forums, post a reply or topic or edit a reply/topic, there are ]URL[ tags that automatically wrap around the links. I have specified it as a rule on my forums that all links are to be coded, that is placed inbetween ]CODE[ tags, so basically, all links are first coded and then when you hit the save button, the ]URL[ tags are there!! Like a curse! They refuse to let go! I edit the post again and remove those URL tags and when i click on the save button, the post reloads and there they are again!! The URL tags have re-appeared and automatically inserted themselves.

Here is an example of how it should be:
Code: [Select]
http://www.yahoo.com/
But here is what always happens on my forums:
Code: [Select]
[url]http://www.yahoo.com/[/url]
I have tried countless times to edit the post to remove the URL tags but they are automatically inserted, so it has to be something with the modifications that i installed, but i removed all my modifications one by one and eventually discovered that it was caused by Aeva Lite's latest version: Aeva-Lite-7.1.708. I am using the one on this site: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=977

To be honest, there is no such modification as Aeva Lite. It is unique. SAVE is simply a poor imitation. It would be tragic and regretful if Nao were to let go of this wonderful modification. It's already very complete but needs a little pruning and maintenance every few months or so. Thanks in advance for your consideration, advice and help.

UPDATE: I have deleted my installation of Aeva Lite and downloaded a fresh copy from the SMF modification site. At first sight, it appears to have fixed my problems. So, i think the mistake that i did was to try and fix the youtu.be missing format from the list of supported sites and in the process i messed up some code in Aeva. Maybe Nao or someone else can please repack these fixed bugs into a new release, even if it's unofficial, only to help newbies like me, who are obviously breaking our forums due to lack of expertise. Thank you!!

UPDATE #2: After testing more extensively, i can confirm that unfortunately, the problem is still here and it's not related by the edits that i had made to Aeva's files, as i have used a fresh/untouched Aeva Lite installation this time. Here is the problem:

Whenever https:// links are involved, Aeva Lite will always wrap URL tags around it, even if these links are placed within CODE tags. I believe that i have finally pinpointed the exact bug.

Example of how it should be:
Code: [Select]
https://securewebsite.com
But this is how it always appears on my forums, despite editing the posts dozens of times, the URL tags keep appearing:
Code: [Select]
[url]https://securewebsite.com[/url]
This bug does not seem to affect links starting with http:// but only https:// links. Please help!!
Try it and i am sure that you will be able to replicate this bug. Hopefully, there is an easy fix or i will have to give up on using Aeva Lite. :( I have temporarily uninstalled the mod until a solution is found.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 August 2011 20h07
I will maintain Aeva as time permits -- but within Wedge only. I have no plans for Aeva in SMF except to possibly remove the auto-update process, so that everyone saves on bandwidths (client and remote servers).

Can you make a short test case for the bug you mention?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 28 August 2011 22h04
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It would be tragic and regretful if Nao were to let go of this wonderful modification.
It would be more tragic if people actually read what's been posted first.[1]


Also, would you please actually answer the questions asked: (the bit in bold is still not answered)
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So what other mods are installed, and what exactly are you trying to do? I'm more than a bit unclear as to exactly what's going on and what behaviour is occurring.
 1. The sole reason Wedge began, was because SMF burned both of us in the past. Not the software, the team. Thus, Wedge will take on the future development of Aeva. This isn't new, this has been said many many times.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: saks2008 on 19 September 2011 9h23
Hi Nao! Sorry for my question... but i do not found many my posts on support for Aeva. Is it's delete?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 19 September 2011 16h31
No, it's not deleted, it's just not really being updated...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: saks2008 on 19 September 2011 19h38
No, it's not deleted, it's just not really being updated...
but may be it's in support board which i do not looking now ? after updating forum i am loss Aeva block in Ultimate profile, and after restoring it from old files (function up_block_pictures() ) it not show the photos from Aeva-gallery. I think that it is necessary to make changes in one file, but I do not remember what and where. Can You help me?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 20 September 2011 17h47
Given that I don't have access to the support board, that I have no idea what you're referring to anyway, and I've never looked at the code of Ultimate Profile in my life, I'd say that I can't help you.

This is also why you are strongly encouraged to take backups of everything before an upgrade...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 20 September 2011 22h03
Giving you back access btw!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: saks2008 on 21 September 2011 9h01
Giving you back access btw!
What is btw?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 21 September 2011 9h08
I think he means he's giving Arantor access again.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: saks2008 on 21 September 2011 9h32
I think he means he's giving Arantor access again.
I want access too! and i want paid it. How it can be paid?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 21 September 2011 18h46
Btw means 'by the way'.

My access expired because my subscription ran out, nothing else. Thanks for sorting it, Nao, means I can take a look in every so often to see if there's anything I can do to help folks.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Trevor Hale on 27 September 2011 4h26
Just another nice guy looking for advice. Not really support. Let's say a guy was running sm$hit v2.0.1 and finally took the plunge and threw away his coppermine gallery for something awesome like one that Nao wrote that tops all things that are awesome.

Things were working great till yesterday (Sunday) now when a user uploads a file it says it's done and viewing it in the gallery shows an icon as if the file is deleted.

When looking in the FTP of the site. One notices that the mgal_data/tmp directory has all the latest uploads in it. Appearing like they are stuck there.

What might a good guy asking nicely check to see why it doesn't appear to to be working right anymore.

Thanks.

Trev
Aka ( a nice guy asking nicely ) lol
(future wedge user)

Ps. Good thing I can read French (sort of)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 27 September 2011 8h57
Hmm. What are the file permissions of the tmp folder and what are the file permissions of the album's own folder?

Anything in the error log?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Trevor Hale on 27 September 2011 11h57
Mgal_data is set to 777 and like I said was working until Sunday.  Thanks for looking at this.

Trev
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 27 September 2011 14h11
I didn't ask about mgal-data, I asked about the tmp folder and the folder of the actual album itself.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Trevor Hale on 27 September 2011 14h18
All is 777 files and folders
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 September 2011 19h34
Files should be 0644 for best results iirc.
Posted on 27 September 2011 19h34

And folders 0755.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 27 September 2011 19h41
So, if it was working until Sunday, what changed? Things do not just stop working, they stop for a reason. If you didn't change anything, did your host?

(It may be that 777 is no longer allowed, ask them what should be used)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 27 September 2011 21h29
Which is why it's a good idea to drop permissions in such cases.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Trevor Hale on 27 September 2011 22h09
I own my own server. That's not the case. But thanks for trying. I will just have to figure it out.

Trev
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 27 September 2011 22h33
So, if you own the server and have no management agent or whatever, whatever happened on Sunday to make it stop working, you did it.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 September 2011 8h00
Or s4t4nl33th4ck3r12yo did.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Trevor Hale on 29 September 2011 11h53
Removed the package and re-added the package and the issue is fixed.

Merci
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 29 September 2011 23h02
Odd.
Trick won't work in Wedge!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Zaphod on 1er October 2011 22h25
i cant create posts, what gives?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 2 October 2011 9h59
Because if you'd read this topic, you'd see that Aeva for SMF is being discontinued, that no support is being offered for it here but that folks who had bought the paid version might sometimes get support if we have time in the support board.[1]

(Before posting, it is always worth reading in that board BEFORE posting. Very often your question will be answered for you if you take the time to look for it.)
 1. So if you do spend a few bucks (as that is all it is) for the paid version, it is with the caveat that you probably won't get prompt support for it, if any.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: cpthaggis on 3 January 2012 18h16
Hi there!
I ve read the whole thread about the Wedge birth, the lack of respect from your old dev/testers team, well... What a shame! Hopefully this is not over and it seems you guys are doing something huge! My community website is made on "the one we cannot pronounce the name" (*joke*) and using aeva media 1.4w also, I'll often check the Wedge project evolution since I know where is the team that made the most appreciated functions!
Anyway, I wish you good luck with this!!

And ... If someone in this thread or a nice reader know how to improve something with aeva media 1.4...
=> While browsing the forum with a mobile device (Android cellphone, iPhone etc...) the youtube's embed videos just show a link instead of a picture or something to "tap&play", anyone fixed or improved this?

Good luck guys!!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 4 January 2012 0h02
Most likely a limitation with the device.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 4 January 2012 20h25
Not really, AFAIK Aeva drops in Flash embed codewhich doesn't work on most mobile devices, and would need to be replaced/augmented with HTML5 media tags.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Lee on 18 February 2012 1h36
I'm posting this here because I really don't know where else to go! I put it up on SMF but no reply so far. I have a couple of questions I need help with but I seem to be locked out of the official forum.

I bought A E commercial a good while ago but wasn't ready for it so it sat in my hd for a long time. I've just installed it now and almost have it set up. The forum is at www.kilkennyphoto.eu (http://www.kilkennyphoto.eu) I've set up a hidden membergroup for testing.

1./
I can't get the playlist feature to work. The playlist menu bar is visible but there's no dropdown anywhere. It is switched on in the membergroup permissions. If an image is posted via a forum topic a slide show of the users album can be run.

2./I would like to limit users to one album and have achieved that by deselecting create album in membergroup permissions. But now the user has to go to media/albums and scroll down to find his album, in order to add an item. Is there any way to have the add item appear in the dropdown from home/album as it does for albums with create permissions?

Appreciate any help ... thanks.
L
 
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 18 February 2012 17h38
Well, there is no real support for Aeva, and the support window is a year from purchase, but an awful lot has happened since October 2010, like all development on Aeva for SMF has stopped and Nao and I are moving it away from SMF to Wedge.

1. I thought playlists were primarily for musical items?

2. Not without a code edit and I'm not sure what version you have, and it's been a while since I edited the code but it is probably doable with some work.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 18 February 2012 23h52
1. Primarily, yeah... That's what they were built for. (To be specific: for http://fox.noisen.com) -- still, they're also built to support videos and images, because the JW Player playlist system supports them as well. I don't know if Wedge will, though... First of all because I haven't decided what player would replace JW Player in it. (Not that I don't like it... But the fact that commercial websites have to pay for it makes it complicated for me to include it in Wedge.)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LarsBundgaard on 18 April 2012 23h35
Bonjour,

Je voudrais bien poser ma question dans votre langue, mais quand le sujet est un peu technique, je prfre crire en anglais.

I have been using Aeva lite for a game forum, I run, SMF 2.0 RC5 at the time being.
I have started up another forum for another purpose, and I kind of liked SMF, so I installed SMF 2.0.2 on the new site, and then I went on look out for Aeva at the SMF site. Then I found out that it was only compatible up till 2.0.1.
I have then been reading this forum, and specifically this page:
http://aeva.noisen.com/5354/aeva-media-2-10-commercial-version/

It states Aeva Media 2.0, For SMF 1.1.x and 2.x platforms

So Aeva Media 2.0 will work with SMF 2.0.2 and for future 2.x versions, if I understand correctly?

Merci beaucoup de votre rponse en avance.  :)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 19 April 2012 0h09
Yes, it will work on 2.0.x. It may or may not work with SMF 2.1 as and when that is released.

No development work, and minimal support work, is carried out on Aeva itself at this time as all of the work is now being carried out in Wedge (which is SMF + Aeva + lots and lots of other stuff)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LarsBundgaard on 19 April 2012 0h34
Thank you for your fast response.

Do you intend to write Wedge so that new users can convert to Wedge from SMF, as it has been possible to convert to SMF from another forum software?

PS: Just wondering: why is the security question in French, when everything else is in English? Not that it's a problem for me, but maybe it is for others...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 19 April 2012 1h05
Intend to? We don't intend to... we already have ;) (That's how wedge.org is actually running Wedge already)

Regarding the security question, the vast vast content of this site is French, it is only the Aeva area (which is really a smaller part of the site) that is English.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LarsBundgaard on 19 April 2012 2h24
Okay, so I have now downloaded Aeva Media 2.10 and trying to install it in SMF 2.0.2 and then I get a warning that there's an error in install-both.xml and install-2.0.xml

Could it be because my forum is in Danish?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 April 2012 9h18
It's in French because it's the most efficient way to get rid of ALL spammers in one go. I decided to enable it after I officially stop dev work on AeMe for SMF, and this forum became an archive. You may say I'm not trying to sell any copies of AeMe2. That would be true. It's hard to justify sellin something I no longer support. If people are ready to get through some French to buy it then they're probably smart enough not to need support anyway.

And no support really. Although Arantor is always there. I don't know how he does it ;)
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: LarsBundgaard on 19 April 2012 14h46
It's hard to justify sellin something I no longer support. If people are ready to get through some French to buy it then they're probably smart enough not to need support anyway.

And no support really. Although Arantor is always there. I don't know how he does it ;)
Well, I'm capable to understand French, and smart enough to install a mod, but only if it works.
That's why I asked in this forum if it would work with 2.0.2 before buying the commercial version.
If you don't want to support it anymore, that's fair enough. No problem.
Bu then you should just not say that it will work with SMF 2.0.x

At the SMF site itself, the mod is still there, stating that it will work for 2.0.1

So, in order for me to get it to work with SMF, I would have to downgrade from 2.0.2 to 2.0.1?
How to I do that? Upload the 2.0.1 upgrade files through FTP or how?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 19 April 2012 19h12
Here's a little secret. It's common knowledge but I can unserstan that the SMF team won't acknowledge it.

Because AeMe is their mos popular mod and I'm kind enough to leave it online over there (originally I planned to remove it quickly), they won't want to break it in their newer versions because they know I won't update the mod for them. It's not great for them but it's better than doing without AeMe - because then SMF would lose a lot of appeal to at least 10k users of it.

So yeah it works on SMF 2.0.2 and it'll probably work on SMF 2.1 too. As for SMF 3.0, I guess they'll have to rely on someone writing a gallery module for SMC...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Leroyrenc on 8 July 2012 7h24
Really great!I'm so impressed to see that pompously your site is going to be considered to many on-line users as a great offer, by which they all may get well scopes to make something comfortable.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 9 July 2012 6h06
Spam?
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: YogiBear on 9 July 2012 16h37
He certainly gets around...

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Leroyrenc&src=IE-SearchBox&Form=IE8SRC

No worries : I'll send him the link for smfforfree where you get de-karma'd just for asking why you have to pay money simply to add smilies.  :gnehe:
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 12 July 2012 9h05
Well, obviously he spammed his signature...
Which doesn't show up until the user has posted 10+ messages or so.

So basically it was a waste of time for everyone :P
I removed his account.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 13 July 2012 0h31
Good plan, Batman!
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Misfit on 23 July 2012 19h19
Has anyone ever made a small profile icon that goes under the users name to link to that users gallery.  I understand that you guys don't really support this mod anymore, but maybe someone else has created this or knows how.  Thanks guys for creating the mod anyways.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 23 July 2012 20h22
It'd be a custom change to your theme's Display.template.php, where all the other buttons are.

You'd have to put a link to everyone's profile, whether they'd uploaded anything or not, simply out of performance.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Misfit on 5 August 2012 22h24
Thanks Arantor for the help.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: lucifer6642 on 10 August 2012 21h23
You may say I'm not trying to sell any copies of AeMe2. That would be true. It's hard to justify sellin something I no longer support.
Given that quote above and the fact that the newer version will be free in wedge, any chance of you making V2 free? Been using V1 for a couple of years now but my community group don't have much cash.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: live627 on 10 August 2012 22h33
Sugar coated version of ''I wants it for free nao!!!'


It's probably never going to be free. If you can't swing 5 bucks...
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Arantor on 11 August 2012 1h23
Either that or upgrade to Wedge when it comes out.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Nao/Gilles on 8 September 2017 15h44
Haven't posted here in a while...
Hopefully some users will receive a notification for a bump to this topic, and will pass the word around!

For the first time in my life (I'm serious!), I'm putting something on sale. Aeva Media normally costs $9.99 for one year of downloads & support, it's now $0.99 (90% off!) for a day -- good enough to download & legally own a copy on your forum -- and $2.99 for a year. Given that I'm not gonna update it very often, it's probably best for you to just take a $1 copy and then pay again if you need support. Then again, assuming the sale isn't over by then.

The main reason is simply that it's been quite a few years since I last did serious work on AeMe, even the Wedge version (which is free) doesn't get more than security updates & fixes, so this is a way to make up for it!
If you have a SMF forum running Aeva Media 1.x, it's a good opportunity to get its premium features for next to nothing.

I'm not setting a definite duration for the sale (it will be at least a week, possibly a month), so enjoy it while it lasts!

PS: as I mentioned-- please spread the word! I'm not going to do it, I'm no longer on the official SMF forums or anywhere else for what it's worth.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Suz on 19 September 2017 20h19
For the first time in my life (I'm serious!), I'm putting something on sale. Aeva Media normally costs $9.99 for one year of downloads & support, it's now $0.99 (90% off!) for a day -- good enough to download & legally own a copy on your forum -- and $2.99 for a year. Given that I'm not gonna update it very often, it's probably best for you to just take a $1 copy and then pay again if you need support. Then again, assuming the sale isn't over by then.
I can't figure out where to go to buy it.  I see the free versions that can be downloaded and I've joined the Wedge website, but I just can't find a place to purchase this smf mod.
Title: Re: [No support!] The only place to talk with the author for now...
Post by: Suz on 19 September 2017 20h39
I found it. 
Posted on Yesterday at 20:36

Well, I ordered it and i paid for it but I have no clue how to download it.

This is very troublesome.

Well, I purchased it at 9.99 and my profile over at the Wedge website says I have the subscription, but I can't for the life of me figure out where exactly v2.0 is to download and it doesn't appear that anyone is on either website.

Lovely.  Can we please put ONE MORE confirmation widget on posting?