We know that many people have been questioning our current development progress.
In order to simplify and speed up our progress we have started to get Github up and running.
With Github initiated everyone can see what's been done and what's left to do, naturally also help out with detecting optimizations and errors in published codes.
As a result of this we will start to shut the V8 site down and move all needed tools to the UK Main site in the development section here.
We have made one important structural change in order to become more efficient.
The role as Lead Developer have been removed as a whole and Christian will be one of our Senior developers instead.
The Management Team will setup milestones of what we want developed to the core and pass the task down to our developers who whishes to help out.
We will try to assign a dedicated developer to each task we agree upon.
The developer responsible for that task will be the current taskīs team leader and have itīs own dedicated thread to follow it through.
These are some of the key milestones we whish to achieve before a PHP-Fusion V8 beta can be released.
Make everything possible to infusions, We need to lift it out of the core but remain as supported by core, (Shipped with pack if you will).
This development step was decided a long time ago, but no list was created, thus causing some confusion.
We do not make a MCS (Mass Content System), we make a CMS. It is time we prove it once and for all and focus our efforts on the core and itīs functions rather than our community plugins.
New, improved and very light core which will be able to handle all sorts of Addons a lot better and easier.
Community plugins are better handled and maintained by the community that requires it, if we receive good mods we will naturally use them.
Here are some examples: Articles, FaQ, Forums, News, Photo Albums, Web links, Polls, Downloads.
Rewrite of setup.php to match the above changes ( Selectable setup of what to include in your installation )
PHP Data Objects (PDO) - Will need to find someone who knows how this works and how to make it work within our current framework.
SEO friendly URL rewriting layer. - Ankur.
A general approach to subcategory structures. - Matthew.
New shiny admin interface. - Halīs project completed and implemented. - Halisson Ricardo
Theme engine improvements. - We will focus on Hienīs core engine.
It is our intentions and hopes that this somewhat altered structure of doing the actual coding will speed up the whole process as such and we hope that after the initial getting used to Github,
you will all be able to contribute to rewrite this CMS to become a major player on the market.
Simple, intuitive, fast and finally, easy to understand and adjustable for our users.
After all, they are the ones we develop for!
For further details, keep an eye open for more details to come.
Regards, PHP-Fusion Management Team