[MODDB]MOD Version Check 1.0.2

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[MODDB]MOD Version Check 1.0.2

Postby Handyman » 23 Sep 2007, 14:04

Classification: Admin Tools
phpBB Part: ACP

MOD Name: MOD Version Check
MOD Version: 1.0.2
Author: Handyman
MOD Description: Adds a version check to your board to keep up to date on all your mods

Works with:
  • phpBB 3.0.0 RC5

Features:
  • Allows MOD Authors to add their mod version files for the webmasters to keep up to date with all their installed mods
  • No File Edits needed to install

Language: English

Licence: GNU General Public License v2

Screenshots: http://myskitch.com/handyman/check_for_ ... 153407.jpg

Installation Level: Easy
Installation Time: ~2 Minutes
Format: MODX
Download File: https://files.bountysource.com/file/dow ... _check.zip

Updated to 1.0.1.
Now provides php4 support

Updated to 1.0.2
Fixed issue where & in the XML causes trouble. (now your XML doesn't have to be valid to work ;) oh, wait :rant: )
Changed functions to be lighter on the server.

Stats: 1.0.1 Downloaded 61 times
Last edited by Handyman on 18 Dec 2009, 17:03, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: MOD has been released in the phpBB MOD DB
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.0

Postby Sniper_E » 23 Sep 2007, 15:27

The install went smooth.
But I got a blank page on my site when I clicked on the link.

It took me here:
adm/index.php?sid=e7fe7ae3029645e6eb100e83e7d06bf6&i=version_check&mode=version_check

I'll wait for some more comments....
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.0

Postby Handyman » 23 Sep 2007, 15:31

Sniper_E wrote:The install went smooth.
But I got a blank page on my site when I clicked on the link.

It took me here:
adm/index.php?sid=e7fe7ae3029645e6eb100e83e7d06bf6&i=version_check&mode=version_check

I'll wait for some more comments....

do you have debug and debug_extra turned on?
If not, turn those on and see if you get an error.

If you turn on your IM, I'll work through it with you so I can update it? since I submitted it to the MODDB.
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.0

Postby Sniper_E » 23 Sep 2007, 15:41

Yes, those are turned on and my IM is not setup on my new computer yet.

I'll PM you. Will someone else install this real quick for a second test.
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.1

Postby Handyman » 23 Sep 2007, 18:13

Updated to 1.0.1.

Now works with php4. :blackeye:
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.1

Postby Highway of Life » 23 Sep 2007, 21:13

This is AWESOME Handyman!!

Can you add the ability for the Administrator to enter the username or user_id of someone on phpBB.com, and it would automatically grab information on all of that users MODs?
You could scrape the page, or I can setup an XML on the phpBB.com MOD DB that you can pull from, I would just need to discuss it with the team. I think it would be very beneficial to everyone, keeping MODs updated, and especially if there is a security issue with any of the MODs, it would be good for us to be able to have that in there so that users could easily update without manually checking all of their MODs.
After grabbing the MOD information from each user, you can cache it for a certain amount of time so that it won't repeatedly query phpBB.com for updates whenever the page is loaded. Caching it for 1 week oughta do the trick.
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.1

Postby eviL3 » 24 Sep 2007, 00:36

You could *bazooka* the page

Really :shock:

Looks great, handyman ;)
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.1

Postby Highway of Life » 24 Sep 2007, 01:59

Yes, oh, boy could you ever scrap it up. Have you never seen someone scrap a webpage?
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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.1

Postby IPB_Refugee » 24 Sep 2007, 03:03

That's a great MOD idea, handyman!

I hope that as many MOD authors as possible will use this feature. Just a short question: As far as I understand this MOD connects to the servers of the MOD authors to see if a new version of his/her MOD is available. Are there any security risks? And what happens when some of these servers are down? (BTW: phpBB.com which checks for new versions of phpBB in ACP has already solved this problem.)

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Re: [MODDB Queue]MOD Version Check 1.0.1

Postby Handyman » 24 Sep 2007, 08:59

IPB_Refugee wrote:That's a great MOD idea, handyman!

I hope that as many MOD authors as possible will use this feature. Just a short question: As far as I understand this MOD connects to the servers of the MOD authors to see if a new version of his/her MOD is available. Are there any security risks? And what happens when some of these servers are down? (BTW: phpBB.com which checks for new versions of phpBB in ACP has already solved this problem.)

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When the servers are down, it says "no information available".
As far as the security risk goes, I'll have to see if there is any issues with file_get_contents? but I don't believe there is a security risk, since the function open the file and gets the contents? then has a funk if it's not XML.
It doesn't actually parse anything, so javascript would show up as just code? not something able to run.
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