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).
Thanks. [originally posted on jforum.net by Anonymous]
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).
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? [originally posted on jforum.net by shadowfox]
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?
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.
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 ? [originally posted on jforum.net by Stanislav Mores]