This morning, I checked my queues and found a pointer to a new entity based forum, Brain Forum. I haven't had a chance to test it out, yet, so I'm only going by the description. According to that, it's already functional, and there's plans for future expansion. Basically, bfr beat me to it. My first thought was, "Now what do I do?" I'm sure people are going to ask why I'm bothering with Artesian Forum that's barely started when Brain Forum is already working?
If you don't frequent the webmaster's issue queue on drupal.org you likely aren't aware of the debate that has been going on over the guidelines for Planet Drupal. If you are reading this post, you are most likely a reader of the Planet feed and this issue concerns you. So hop on over to drupal.org and join in the discussion.
Starting with the 2.x branch, Advanced Forum supports the Nodecomment module (branch 2.x of that as well). Using Nodecomment is and will remain optional but using it makes available many more options by making all forum posts, whether they start the topic or reply to it, equal.
I've always loved the default MyBB theme. Personally, I think it looks much better than PHPBB's default theme. Since MyBB is GPL, I've often thought about porting it over for use with Advanced Forum 2.x. Last night, I spent a couple hours and got pretty far. It still has some rough edges but it's not bad. I can't really spend any more time on it right now so I decided to put what I have up here in my blog both to show what I have so far and share it in case someone wants to finish it off.
This is a quick and dirty tutorial for calling a CTools/Panels 3 custom handler from code. It works for handlers for the system pages, such as the user page override. Calling custom/panels pages from code is different. Make sure you replace all instances of MODULE_NAME with your module's name.
Step 1: Create a file named MODULE_NAME.delegator_default.inc and put it somewhere in your module's directory.
Step 2: Paste in the following code.
Note: The CTools / Panels UI has changed drastically since this article was written, so much of it doesn't apply anymore.
This article is for folks used to making Panels pages in Panels 2 feeling bewildered by Panels 3. I wrote it quickly while my son had lunch and it's not polished at all but it may help some folks until there are better docs. I'm assuming you have bleeding edge Panels 3 and CTools installed for this.
Update: Feb 17, 2010 This article was written nearly a year ago when CTools was still in alpha. I don't know how much of it applies anymore but I've been told there's an up to date plugin example that ships with CTools now so you'll want to look to that as an example.
Note: This article requires the current Panels 3 / CTools development snapshots (or the beta when it comes out) as the alphas do not contain the recent changes to content types.
Early this morning, just past midnight my time, I put out 1.0 releases of Advanced Forum, Advanced Profile Kit, and Author Pane in both D5 and D6 with the exception of APK D6 which still needs a lot of work. I was trying for a 4/1 release just for fun but they're showing up as 3/31 for me (though one person reported it says 4/1 for them). If you've been using the RCs, there's not much change.
Earlier today, someone created an account just to attack me. I was in the lobby of the YMCA when it was pointed out to me on IRC. For a while I was in shock, fighting back the tears so I didn't look silly crying there in public about something on the computer. I've been having a rough time with Drupal lately, feeling overwhelmed by all the people looking to me for help, not getting paid for a big chunk of my very limited freelancing, frustrations with trying to get my main site to Drupal 6.