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Offline Nao/Gilles

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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.
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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:
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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:

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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

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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.
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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.


 

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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.

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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.