[Mageia-sysadm] [forums-discuss] Re: updating sysadmin privileges in forum config

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Sun Mar 25 16:50:39 CEST 2012

Op zondag 25 maart 2012 08:24:31 schreef Wolfgang Bornath:
> 2012/3/24 Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org>:

I do agree with misc that software used by mageia shouldn't be different from 
what we package.

I also agree that having nice plugins is alot better than patching code, this 
makes for a nice and stable and tested upgrade path.

i'm not against phpBB or php in general, i kinda like php, it has it's good 

but nothing prevents people to implement a proper and documented API, in any 
reasonable language.

take for example squirrelmail. it has alot of plugins and they don't require 
patching (except, some do, and that goes to show that the API could have been 

another example is drupal, etc...

of course, i can understand it if no sysadmin wants to keep a patched software 
up2date where mageia doesn't have a package...

if there had been a package, a packager could have been doing upgrades instead 
of only a sysadmin. and a sysadmin would've happily done the upgrade of a 
well-tested application.

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