The Arabxoops Community was pleased to interview Mage in the monthly newsletters. to meet this creative and modest person more and to benefit from his experience in XOOPS. Below the english version of the interview :
Who’s Mage? My name is Gregory Mage, I am from Switzerland and I live in a small town near Geneva: Lully. I am 26 year old and I work in a watchmaking industry, I'm in charge of technical development of new models.
What got you to XOOPS? I discovered XOOPS in 2006 by chance when I researched for a CMS for an association of climbing (www.sertec-escalade.org ) where I am active in. I’ve tried many CMS and XOOPS was the only one that fulfilled my requirements. Starting with XOOPS has been difficult because I didn’t know PHP and CSS, I knew just the HTML, but after few months I just was able to make changes to modules and themes.
How did you get started in programming? I have been programming since 2001. I have started with programming on ADA95, C and C++ during my study in the engineering School of Geneva. Since 2008 I have been interesting by PHP and took some lessons to improve my knowledge and to be able to develop Xoops modules. I learned a lot from Venom, DuGris, Kraven30 and Muss.
What do you like the most about XOOPS? It's hard to say ... I think I like everything in xoops. There are certainly many things to improve but overall Xoops is really good
What is the most interesting experience you have ever had from XOOPS: I learned a lot in the module development, but TDMDownloads is my best exeperience because it was my first module. Now I'm learning daily new things in php during the development of new modules.
If you could add one feature to XOOPS, what would it be? It lacks two very important things in xoops: - The multi-language. - URL rewriting. Unfortunately today the multi-language does not function well and the URL rewriting is relatively complex to implement. I hope the next version of xoops will improve these 2 points.
What is your major achievement in programming that you're most proud of? I think my best module is TDMDownloads but I am not yet satisfied with its performance ... Actually, I work on other modules and I hope they will be better than TDMDownloads.
what about your experience in xoops 2.5 ? Participating in the development of the new xoops core was a great experience for me because I learned a lot of things. First I have improved my knowledge of PHP and XOOPS architecture. Secondly I learned to know better Kraven30 and Muss.
In 2.5 I have coded the simplest things because I don't have yet the level of programming of Kraven30 or Muss. In fact, these two are really the ones who have made a lot of new development
What are your hobbies, when you're not coding? I like sports like badminton, walking and climbing (several times a week). And to be in the mountains
What wishes and advises would you have for the Arab XOOPS community ? I wish this community to continue to grow because there is lot of potential in it. A big thanks to Mariane and Mowaffak for all their generous participations in XOOPS and Arabxoops community.
IXThemes Project offers you the NEW Release of IXTFrameWork Module for XOOPS.
What's NEW in 1.0.3 Release:
- New submodule THEMES with prettyPhoto preview has been created. - New submodule PAGE LAYOUT has been created. - New submodule SLIDES has been created. - New submodule WIDGETS has been created. - New submodule GLOBALNAV has been created. - New submodule PREHEADER has been created. - New submodule TOP CONTENT LAYOUT has been created. - New submodule BOTTOM CONTENT LAYOUT has been created. - Submodule PREFERENCE has been updated. - jquery.prettyPhoto.js and prettyPhoto.css has been added. - Structure of module has been updated (/css, /js, /doc added). - Link to XOOPS 2.3.3 demo on index page has been added. - Link to XOOPS 2.5.0 demo on index page has been added. - Actions icons from GIF to PNG has been updated. - Changelog has been added.
Bug Fixed - Link to IXThemes RSS Feed on index page.
- Check an incorrect theme structure. - Compatible with XOOPS 2.3.x, 2.4.x, 2.5.x; - Intuitively Clear Interface; - jQuery Tooltips with a Slide Effect (XOOPS 2.5.x); - 5 Preestablished Theme Assigns Styles; - 2880 or more Assigns Styles you can create the self hands; - Unforgettable Index Page of the Module; - All Icons in One Style; - Absolutely FREE.
Posted by kris_fron 2010/10/6 12:10:00 (3505 reads)
| Posted on XOOPS
We just learned of the death of our friend Eparcyl92 (Didier Didgon) at the age of 50 years.
Didier was an active member of the French community, to share his many contributions humorous forums Xoops France but also in some Asian forums, plus he was the author of many hacks it offered on its website of Nullos.
"Eparcyl, quiet" was his signature, and we miss him already. Our thoughts are with his family and friends in these painful moments.
Xoops France has set up a condolence page to receive your messages of sympathy.
Feel free to post on that page and in comments to this article.
IXThemes Project offers you the new FREE module of management IXT themes for XOOPS.
This module quite logically is called IXTFrameWork.
Now I suggest you to test the FREE version of module IXTFrameWork 1.02.
- Compatible with XOOPS 2.3.x, 2.4.x, 2.5.x; - Intuitively Clear Interface; - jQuery Tooltips with a Slide Effect (XOOPS 2.5.x); - 5 Preestablished Theme Assigns Styles; - 2880 or more Assigns Styles you can create the self hands; - Unforgettable Index Page of the Module; - All Icons in One Style; - Absolutely FREE of charge.
The XOOPS 2.5.0release is a major redesign of the System Module which has been AJAX-ed with jQuery done mainly by Nicolas Andricq (ForMusS), Cointin Maxime (kraven_30), and Grégory Mage (Mage). Other major contributors include Trabis, Voltan, and Kris_fr. Some of the new features are truly amazing, like the visual placement of blocks, and we're sure that the users will love them
Other major improvements/additions include:
- Added: Help System for Admin and modules (see PM module) - Added: MySQL Dump in Maintenance - Added: New Redirect messaging - Added: Column sorting in tables - Added: smarty plugin for icon pack - Added: smarty plugin for breadcrumb navigation - Added: jQuery plugins for display popup or manage drag & drop - Added: File Manager (Plugin) - Added: Maintenance with Cache Clean-up, and Tables Maintenance - Added: Visual module ordering with drag & drop - Added: Visual block placement with drag & drop - Added: Refactor all PHP code for use XOOPS API - Added: Use template in the same way that front user, admin side for module can call a main template define in xoops_version.php - Added: Allow override of template in admin theme like frontend if we set template in ADMIN_THEME - Added: New variable 'system_menu' in xoops_version.php of each module, this variable generate a tab menu for module admin side if set to 1, this feature is for give one unique tab menu for all menu (eg: module PM for). - Added: add jquery plugin in xoops_lib - Added: change install for install admin template and admin setting - Added: manage editor for blocks, comments and for all module if module developper want to use it activate or deactivate system section - Added: choose number of line for admin section - Added: display or hide tips
Avatar: - activate/deactivate avatar with ajax Banners: - jquery popup for display banners Block admin: - drag n drop block for manage position and weight - jquery popup for preview Comments: - multiple selection for deletion - purge Groups: - number of user per group - new disposition Images: - lightbox preview + thumbs Modulea Admin: - jquery popup for display info Preferences: - system settings Smilies: - activate/deactivate smilies with ajax Templates: - manage overide of all template online - generated file come from database User Rank: - activate/deactivate userrank with ajax Users: - advanced user management - new disposition - simple and advance search