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Email gatewaying <-> JForum?

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Are there plans to support gatewaying mailing lists to/from JForum? That would be very helpful - even if just for one-way archival purposes (though I have seen others that can do bi-directional participation- requires some custom aliases on the MTA).

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Hm, looks interesting. Personally I never thought about this ( and that's the good part of open-souce: someone else come and "thinks for you" ).

Can you list some tools / systems who does that? Any suggestions about how should it work?

Rafael
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Different programs have different ways of supporting this - some rather messy, like FUDforum. There is a beta plugin for phpBB that claims to do this.

I'll try to find something more specific.

For single-directional archiving, you'd need an MTA alias that pipes the message to a script, which in turn processes this into the JForum database (hopefully preserving the original timestamp and sender address).

For bi-directional participation, that may be more complex, since you'd need to either support special aliases for the JForum users (so the input script can identify who is who) -- or it may be restricted to those that have an account on the system (not a useful idea).

I'll have to think on that one, too.

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I know that "time", from http://www.jcvs.org migrated from a mainling-list to jforum, but I don't know what he used to to the job. I"ll send an email to him.

Rafael
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Rafael, you were asking about tools to use out there?

An integration between Apache James (an MTA) and JForum maybe useful. I am designing a system that allows project managers to manage collaboration. Both email and forum have their places in a project, but the key is an integration between them.

For example, let's say I've been discussing about a problem with Susie Developer in a forum thread, an inspiration comes along that leads me to Joe Senior Developer who promptly gave me an answer that helped both Susie and myself *via email*. Now, instead of cutting and pasting the email into the forum, I'd like to be able to forward this email to the forum engine and specify which thread this message should now belong to.

In this scenario, I've used the best features of both email and forum. Email is the tool for targeted bidirectional communication, forum is excellent for recording discussions.

For this to happen, Jforum needs to be able to allow posting via email. Which if you consider Apache James, should not be too difficult to implement.

What do you think?
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Looks an interesting feature to have. Like in your example, some users may consider it useful.

Are you interested in contributing with it?

Rafael
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Rafael Steil wrote:Looks an interesting feature to have. Like in your example, some users may consider it useful.

Are you interested in contributing with it?

Rafael


Is there a way right now in JForum to submit postings programatically?
I am thinking about a set of Java API to submit and remove postings (requiring a proper identification, of course).

Also would be useful, a set of API to manage users and permissions. Although in this case it's not a biggie since Apache James provides an API to manage users, I can have my users to register once in JForum and transparently create user accounts in James.


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Any progress on this feature?

I am coming back to work on jforum

Rafael Steil wrote:Looks an interesting feature to have. Like in your example, some users may consider it useful.

Are you interested in contributing with it?

Rafael

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No progress so far. :roll:

Rafael
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That's rather the same idea I have in my mind for the current project !

I want to merge the forum functionality with the mailing list functionality,
so that a group of users can discuss the topic using email and
the forum shall be used to track and archive the discussion.

So, what is the current state ?
I am willing to participate in implementation.

Stm.
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Current state is: staled.

Would you like to help us?

Rafael
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Rafael Steil wrote:Current state is: staled.

Would you like to help us?

Rafael


Yes. Do you have an idea where to start ?

However, the JForum is missing one important feature - tree view.
It shall be possible to see the chains of related reply/response messages.
Do you have any plans to provide the tree view feature ?
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This is requested at http://www.jforum.net/jira , but we don't have yet a relaese date for it.

Should not be hard to implement, anyway.

Rafael
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Sorry to partialy hijack this thread but I'd also like an API for posting messages. My interest is in creating something that would read a feed (email, RSS, etc) and add posts.

I'd take this on if no one is working on it. Rafael - is this JF-423?
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Kinda.

But JF-423 will be a parte of JForum 3.0, oficially.

If you would like to help it, just let me know.

Rafael
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