[ReleaseInfo] mx_chatbox module for MX-System (1.2.2)
 
 
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mx_chatbox module for MX-System
Current version: mx_chatbox 1.2.2
Download: http://www.phpmix.org/projects/mxbb


Description:
  • Chat based on PHP and JavaScript.
  • This module is still based on Wooly Spud ChatBox MOD 3.0.1, which is based on Smartor ChatBox MOD 1.19a.
  • As from version 1.1.0 started to change too many things, ...so I will never get back to Wooly's code. Please, do not ask him nor Smartor for support. I'll try to do my best.
  • Please, check out version history below.

Features:
  • ChatBox front as a block, allows user to join the chat session.
  • Who's Online block with Chat information already in place.
  • Chat is opened in a separate resizable window.
  • User can set the text color (color picker tool).
  • User color made permanent using cookies. (new in v.1.2.1).
  • Ability to send URLs.
  • Buttons: Refresh, FAQ, About and Exit.
  • Smilies enabled.
  • Commands (only available to admins):
    • /clear remove all chat messages.
    • /kick user closes the user's chat window.
    Also available through handy command buttons.
  • User names in chatters list link to their profiles.
  • AdminCP menu option for Chat Settings.


Installation:
  • Requirements: MX-System v.2.7+ (recommended v.2.705+).

  • Remove possible old installation:
    In the Administration Panel -> Module Administration, delete previous instance of this module.
    Delete all module files within /modules/mx_chatbox.

  • Copy and upload new files:
    Unzip the distributed files into your portal modules directory: /modules/mx_chatbox.

  • Import the module definition file:
    In the Administration Panel -> Module Administration, import Module Pack for this module.

  • Configure Module Settings:
    In the Administration Panel, select the new module options.

  • Add module blocks ChatBox Online and/or ChatBox Front to any Portal page:
    In the Administration Panel -> Block Administration (or Page Administration).

Upgrading?
  • Simply upload new files to mxroot/modules/mx_chatbox.


Known issues/bugs:
Wish list, TODO (in no particular order):
Screenshots:
  • These are the Chat front and Who's Online blocks:





  • This is the Chat window:


    Note: The /CLEAR and /KICK buttons are only available to admins.

  • This is the Color Picker:


    Note: Colors in this image are not correct due to GIF palette conversion while saving the image.

  • This is the Admin Control Panel for mx_chatbox:



New in mx_chatbox Version 1.2.2:
  • Small changes to db_install for MX 2.71 compatibility.
  • Added new icon for chatbox blocks.
  • Updated PAK/common/about to reflect correct module version.

New in mx_chatbox Version 1.2.1:
  • User color settings made permanent using cookies.
  • Fixed title in ChatBox Front/Online blocks.

New in mx_chatbox Version 1.2.0:
New in mx_chatbox Version 1.1.1:
  • Added Who's Online block with Chat information already in place.

New in mx_chatbox Version 1.1.0:
  • Fixed various HTML/JavaScript errors.
  • Fixed logged out issue.
  • Added new AdminCP menu option for mx_chatbox settings.
  • Reprogramming part of the code with an Object Oriented approach.
  • Started to use templates (not finished, though).
  • Added links to user profiles.

New in mx_chatbox Version 1.0.0:
  • It is, simply, ChatBox v.3.0.1 ported to MX-System module.
  • Well, I also tried to solve various known issues.

 
 
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