cogA simple Forum application
TypeXAR
Developed by

Deniss Borisovs, Edgars Kurpnieks, Jevgenijs Cuvirovs, Kristine Kronberga, Ksenija Krilatiha, Maris Builis

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Installable with the Extension Manager

Description

This application is superseded by the Forum Application.

This is simple Forum application as an alternative to Bulletin Board Application.

Project was done as part of Java Bootcamp School in Summer '2012 and organized by the Riga Delivery Center of Accenture.

Screenshots

Start screen with Categories

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List of Topics

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Posts in Topics

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Technical details

Solution has Categories and Posts as a customized Xwiki objects, and simplified Space layout using WebPreferences page.
In difference with "Bulletin Board Application" this Forum has Views counter, each Post is fully functional Xwiki object (i.e. it actually is customized Xwiki document), therefore it has permalinks to posts, WYSIWYG editor, with (not implemented but) possibility to add attachments for posts and manage security permissions.

Implemented functionality was extensively tested with Selenium IDE scripts, so, it is not buggy, though some usability features could be improved. Initially application design was more ambitious, but due to project time constraints it was "dumbed down", so, it should be considered as a "proof of concept". Due to some design decisions (mainly due to "write on read" for Views counter), with large amount of data performance issues could appear.

Tested on

This extension has been tested with the following configurations.

Extension VersionXWiki FlavorNotes
1.0XWiki Enterprise 4.1

The app can't be installed on 6.0.1

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

Release Notes

v1.0

This is initial Proof of Concept.

Dependencies

Dependencies for this extension (valdisvi:xwikiforum 1.0):

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Created by Valdis Vitolins on 2012/09/12 15:39
    

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