2018-07-31 13:47:11 UTC
are any objections, voice them quickly.
The forum-v2 branch implements a "forum" capability. Here is a quick summary:
* Messages are organized into threads. The initial post of a thread
contains a title. All subsequent posts omit the title, but have an
* Passers-by can post anonymously, or (depending on the
configuration) they can create a new account on-the-spot and post
using their new account. The "self-register" feature has been in
Fossil for ages out of mind. I forget who contributed it. (It did
not come from me.) Self-registration has been seldom used before now,
as far as I know.
* Messages can be edited, either by the user who originally posted
the message, or by an administrator.
* Each message is an artifact, using a new artifact class called
"Forum". See https://www.fossil-scm.org/fossil/doc/forum-v2/www/fileformat.wiki#forum
for a description. There are three new cards: G, H, and I.
* Because each message is an artifact, forum content syncs just like
* Forum message from untrusted users (ex: anonymous) can be held for
moderation. Such messages are not synced nor may they be replied too,
until they are approved by a moderator.
* Email notification is available for new forum posts. Currently,
the alert emails contain a very brief synopsis of the post -
essentially just the title. This can be enhanced later to provide the
complete text of the post, if that is seen as desirable.
* Each forum message has a mimetype. Currently supported mimetypes
are text/plain, text/markdown, and text/x-fossil-wiki. New mimetypes
can be added later
The intent is to replace this mailing list, as well as various other
mailing lists (fossil-users, sqlite-users, sqlite-dev,
sqlite-announce) with the new forum feature. I hope to shut down the
mailing lists and bring the forums all live within about a week. So
if you have concerns, voice them soon.
This message was originally posted on a test-forum at
https://fossil-scm.org/forumtest1/forumpost/10fe5ccbc8 - please
consider posting follow-ups there, as a test of the new forum system.
If you encounter problems, reply to this legacy mailing list, or
directly to me via private email.
D. Richard Hipp
D. Richard Hipp