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Philosophy in itegration (J1.5 idea)
Hi to all of you i reached this forum only yesterday and i'd like to propose you the idea i'm foing around to. I'd like to integrate a forum component into joomla 1.5 stable, but the one i tried (fireboard) have no private groups, very slow development and no community sense. In my mind i'vr got this grat idea: integrate Vanilla into Joomla, natively. How? Simple. ;) (no, i really don't think is simple) The idea is to enable a configuration flag (ex. CMS Integration) that when is set to True let vanilla search user credential trough other way (an external global variable?). To let evrything work i thinked about a J1.5 plugin that can sync users (maybe adding a column to user table like CMS_id). In this way the develop of Vanilla will be the same (only the login part should be changed and maybe the initial page filename) and will be compatible like other extension: that's a strange kind of bridge (i think). This kind of work will give Vanilla a lot more visibility, i think, and potentially let vanilla usable on every CMS that can run some kind of plugin. Let me know what do you think of this idea, and let me know if the Dev team should be interested in. My php skills arent so good, but i think that i can help you with the J1.5 plugin. Ah, sorry my English, but believe me: is better than my Italian........ :D Thank you for reading. Francesco
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