First of all, I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I would like to extend a big Thank You to our entire community, you guys are the reason StarTrekGuide has grown so much over the last few years and continues to grow ever stronger. A special Thanks to the Staff of StarTrekGuide
, thank you guys for everything you do to keep STG running smoothly, from Moderation to Support and Development of STG projects. I cannot thank you guys enough.
It?s been five months since we sent out our last newsletter, since then I?ve heard it from many of you wishing to see the Newsletter again, and well... here it is (obviously), sorry it took so long for us to get our act together to send this thing out again. So much has happened over the summer, it?s difficult to summarise into a single post. After our March Newsletter, we had the big Deck 15 Invasion, as I?m sure many of you heard... or saw rather, as you become assimilated by the Borg from entering Deck 15. We?ve had requests to bring Deck 15 back and I can tell you now, that is going to happen again, but at an undisclosed date. We also had that very interesting episode with the Bertie Presidential Election
, won by Albertie Einstein
In this newsletter, we?ll highlight details about the STG MOD Development Manager, the phpBB Wiki, the Junior MOD validators, and... yes, a new phpBB release: phpBB 3.0.3, which includes some features discussed from Londonvasion.
There have been several big announcements with the phpBB project recently, ChrisRLG was promoted to Business Manager, wGEric the new Operations Manager, and of course eviL<3 to Modifications Team Leader. The phpBB Wiki has been released and currently holds quite a bit of extremely useful information for MOD and Style Authors. MODX 1.2 has been released which employs quite a few new features and functionality. A phpBB Events and Meetings forum was created to facilitate local usergroup meetings and discussions regarding future Londonvasion type phpBB Events. The Junior Validators group has been created to assist the phpBB Modifications Team in validating MODs. That group is proving to be a major success, MODs are validated at a rate faster than any time in the past that I have been a part of phpBB.
For information on all of this and more, visit the Announcements and News
forum.MOD Development Manager and MODX Generator
StarTrekGuide itself has undergone some changes since March. We?ve been working on the MOD Development Manager, which is now in it?s second version preview (0.2.0), for all you MOD Authors out there, it has a nice MODX script generator that you can play with to automatically create your own MODX files. No more manually messing around with the XML language.New STG Development Team Leader
Just last month, one of STG?s administrators and STG Development Team Leader, Igor (eviL<3) became the new phpBB.com Modifications Team Leader
, succeeding wGEric who moved on to become the Operations Manager
for the phpBB project.
In Igor?s place, the STG Administrators decided to promote Michael (mtotheikle, formerly known as xhotshotx) to the position of STG Development Team Leader
. Mike has been extremely active with the development of the STG MOD Development Manager, as well as a secret project that we?re working on. We felt that he would make an excellent candidate to move STG development ahead for the phpBB and STG Community.
That?s all for now, enjoy the read. If you have any suggestions for future Newsletters, please reply to this post.
Until next time, see you all on the boards!!