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Here is a listing of some bugs in JForum 2.0.2 that we think needs attention. Some may have already been reported, and even fixed, but I list them all here anyway, just to be sure.

Do you want me to add them to your Jira system, or do you prefer to do it yourself?

General:

:arrow: Preferably, there should be only one way to log in. Two ways confuse the user. Currently, there are two ways: the button at the top, and the box at the bottom. If the bottom login box is kept (now named "Enter"), then it should be renamed "Login" (same as the button at the top), and its button should have the label "Log in".

:arrow: The generated email 'activate forum account' uses the URL specified as 'Forum URL' on the admin panel 'configuration'. The same URL is also used for the 'back to home page' link on JForum's main page. So setting this URL to another URL than to JForum causes the link in the email to fail. So, the URL in the email should not be configurable, but
calculated/extracted from the applet container.

Admin Control Panel:

:arrow: Administration frame does not go away when the admin logs out.

Frames are tricky stuff, and often surprisingly hard to get right. (It would also be nice if the 'Administration' frame has a button or menu item titled 'Close', that closes the frame.)

:arrow: What's the difference between the 'Admin Index' and the 'Forum Index'? I can't see any obvious difference.

Forum Admin:

The 'Group Permission Control' and 'User Permission control' pages have several problems.

:arrow: The Group/User should be shown at the top of the page. The admin wants to know which group or user he is currently modifying.

:arrow: If any of the "Set Users' Role to follow the Group" checkboxes is checked on the 'Group Permission Control' page, then an exception page is shown with the text:

java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException: Syntax error or access violation message from server: "You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'jforum_roles FROM jforum_roles r, jforum_user_groups ug WHERE ug.user_id = r.use' at line 1"

:arrow: Groups > 'Click to edit' on a sub-group: The 'parent group' box shows the group itself (or some other wrong value). It should of course show be filled in with the *current* parent group.

:arrow: SOMETIMES the graphic layout of a selection box gets scrambled, e.g. 'Users > Groups':



The bad layout goes away if another window is placed over the browser window and then the browser window is re-exposed (so that the selection box is redrawn). Before that, it looks terribly confusing.

Hope this helps!
Per

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Let's go:

per wrote:

General:

:arrow: Preferably, there should be only one way to log in. Two ways confuse the user. Currently, there are two ways: the button at the top, and the box at the bottom. If the bottom login box is kept (now named "Enter"), then it should be renamed "Login" (same as the button at the top), and its button should have the label "Log in".


I'll keep both, but will set the button's names as you said.

per wrote:
:arrow: The generated email 'activate forum account' uses the URL specified as 'Forum URL' on the admin panel 'configuration'. The same URL is also used for the 'back to home page' link on JForum's main page. So setting this URL to another URL than to JForum causes the link in the email to fail. So, the URL in the email should not be configurable, but
calculated/extracted from the applet container.


The development version has a property named "Site Link", which is used in links like "back to home page". So now we have "forum link" and "site link". This solves the problem.


per wrote:

:arrow: Administration frame does not go away when the admin logs out.

Frames are tricky stuff, and often surprisingly hard to get right. (It would also be nice if the 'Administration' frame has a button or menu item titled 'Close', that closes the frame.)


The development version does not have this bug.

per wrote:
:arrow: What's the difference between the 'Admin Index' and the 'Forum Index'? I can't see any obvious difference.


Also, the development version only have "Forum Index".

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per wrote:

The 'Group Permission Control' and 'User Permission control' pages have several problems.

:arrow: The Group/User should be shown at the top of the page. The admin wants to know which group or user he is currently modifying.


Already done

per wrote:
:arrow: If any of the "Set Users' Role to follow the Group" checkboxes is checked on the 'Group Permission Control' page, then an exception page is shown with the text:

java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException: Syntax error or access violation message from server: "You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'jforum_roles FROM jforum_roles r, jforum_user_groups ug WHERE ug.user_id = r.use' at line 1"


Already fixed.

per wrote:
:arrow: Groups > 'Click to edit' on a sub-group: The 'parent group' box shows the group itself (or some other wrong value). It should of course show be filled in with the *current* parent group.


Also, already fixed.

per wrote:
:arrow: SOMETIMES the graphic layout of a selection box gets scrambled, e.g. 'Users > Groups':



The bad layout goes away if another window is placed over the browser window and then the browser window is re-exposed (so that the selection box is redrawn). Before that, it looks terribly confusing.


I can't reproduce it.

per wrote:
Hope this helps!
Per


Sure it did. Thanks a lot for the time and workd you had to list all these JForum issues. Most of them are already fixed or improved in the development version, which I plan to release until march.

Rafael
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Rafael Steil wrote:
...This solves the problem.
...The development version does not have this bug.
...Also, the development version only have "Forum Index".
...Already done
...Already fixed.
...Also, already fixed.

Bravo! Excellent!

per wrote:
:arrow: SOMETIMES the graphic layout of a selection box gets scrambled, e.g. 'Users > Groups':



The bad layout goes away if another window is placed over the browser window and then the browser window is re-exposed (so that the selection box is redrawn). Before that, it looks terribly confusing.

Rafael Steil wrote:
I can't reproduce it.

Perhaps we are running on different platforms? The problem shows up in MS IE 6.0 on WinXP, but not in Firefox. Can anyone else see this problem?

Cheers,
Per

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I tried with IE6 on my XP box and it works fine. It looks like some issue with the video card. You only get this problem in jforum? maybe it is related to the size of the window.. well, I don't know exactly..

Rafael
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Rafael Steil wrote:I tried with IE6 on my XP box and it works fine. It looks like some issue with the video card. You only get this problem in jforum? maybe it is related to the size of the window.. well, I don't know exactly..

Rafael


I agree with Rafael, maybe is a videocard issues
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