[CentOS-devel] CentOS Forums again

Sun Jun 1 14:49:47 UTC 2008
Tim Verhoeven <tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com>

On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Fabian Arrotin
<fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net> wrote:
> is phpBB the only alternative ? i remember we've already discussed about
> phpBB and it seems not a lot of people were phpBB 'lovers' ... due also to
> the fact that because it's the most known forum, it's more than the others
> subject to php attacks ...

Probably not, but the 3 I mention seemed to be the 3 most popular. I
probably mist some so that why I'm asking it here : -)

> When there was a request to host a forum for the centos french community , a
> decision was taken to use punBB (now call fluxBB - http://www.fluxbb.org)
> and put a portal on top (5 minutes install) .. i don't know punBB more than
> than (i've just installed it once for fr.centos.org) but Guillaume (he's in
> CC) did the hooks on the punBB setup ...

Thanks for the pointer, I've had a look and the fr.centos.org site
looks nice. I've also checked the fluxBB project itself and it look
like the 1.3 version will have hooks that allow you to write some sort
of plugin that allows you to link it with LDAP. So it is a option,
although phpBB has that feature built-in which makes getting support
for it somewhat easier :-)

> Guillaume : do you know if the next release (1.3 iirc) will handle external
> authentication mechanisms, like ldap ?
> On the other hand, having a SSO solution will be easier for everybody,
> including giving rights faster to people in the wiki for example. But on the
> other hand, it will reduce the number of people able/allowed to do
> modifications (see the RPMRepo story using ldap for the wiki ...)

I'm not really following the RPMRepo story, so I'm not aware on what
is going one there. Bu the idea is that FreeIPA will allow us to work
with groups and ACL's so that we control per user what he or she can

Anyway, more feedback, suggestions or comments welcome !


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