Hello DJ , All
Thank you for the info, good to hear that the branches merge will be this year !!!
I have a request, probably many users will agree:
Since the beginning (of time
) of XOOPS there was a problematic issue which is dealing with members.
The profile module changed it a bit , but far from being enough !!!
I'm mentioning it since it's one of the two "core modules" and since this functionality is usually in the core (as is in the 2.0x series) .
So : what am I talking about ?
When you deal with user/members it's a bit absurd that you don't have the tools to import/export them (and I'm not talking about straggling with phpMyAdmin) ... especially when dealing with a corporate website which serves a company and usually has to import-export users data, to/from it's CMS from/to XOOPS ...
as I see it, XOOPS must have the ability to share data with desktops ( win / linux / Unix / mac / whatever .. ) and it usually is done via CSV files which are easy to manipulate afterwards via Excel / open office calc or any other tool on any other op. system.
please add to your basic list of "to do" for the merge ... some basic members-handaling features, as the profile module is doing it's work partly , though is a good base.
Not long ago I needed to mass-delete 300 users, and had an unpleasent surprise when I found out that the 2.2. series don't have the ability to that simple task that even the 2.0 series does. (old members module) ... what's more basic than that ... dealing efficiantly with site users !!! ... that's one of the 2 basics for a community site: data and users ...
Over the years I saw XOOPS users asking and asking for CSV converters .... trying buggy/old/partly solutions ... when the solution is not so hard to make ..... I'm not much of a coder, so it's beyond my skills, but I saw a lot of CSV manipulators made with php (for mailing-lists and so...) and since members handling is a core or core-module depends what the merge will bring us , so it's a feature request that is badly needed for years now.I see it as a badly needed feature due to the fact that after the merge php4 won't be supported and a lot of users might stay with it for a long time ... which might open another versions gap.