Episode Duration: 1:15:34
On This Episode: Douglas Bell (webmacster87) and David Lewis (Highway of Life)
David and Douglas played catch-up on this episode of phpBB Weekly, covering all of the big phpBB news from the month of April and the first half of May in one fell swoop.
We quickly touch on phpBB’s new warp drive and its new Styles Team Leader, as well as the release of UMIL 1.0.2 and AutoMOD 1.0.0-RC4. We do spend a bit more time discussing the new MODX Creator, an awesome new tool that automatically generates MODX install files by running a diff between two different versions of phpBB files, making it much easier for MOD authors to generate install files for their MODs.
Then in the curmudgeon category, David and Douglas spend some time discussing and exploring the new Bug Tracker and the new Development Wiki, both powered by Atlassian JIRA. David expresses a significant amount of disdain for both of these new tools and how they were implemented, and Douglas and the members of our chat room generally agree with him.
Finally, we take an extensive look at the release of Titania, phpBB.com’s new MODs/Styles Customization Database. David shares a bit of the history behind the project, and then we take a tour through the new features of Titania, particularly looking at the new individualized forums for each MOD and Style.
Be sure to join us this Saturday for our sesquicentennial (150th) episode, including some big announcements!