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  • RvR added a new discussion topic Elgg on Telegram
    Join to just created channel https://t.me/elggnews Any ideas and thoughts are welcome :)
  • Jerome Bakker replied on the discussion topic Elgg Community Major Security Flaw
    I have included community.elgg.org in our Let's Encrypt certificate and the issue should now be solved view reply
  • Schema diff 2.3 to master. view reply
  • Elgg 3.0 will indeed include some schema changes. They are related to denormalizing metadata/annotations (the table metastring will dissapear) site_guid column will dissapear for entities config and datalist tables will be merged removal... view reply
  • Hi, I know that Elgg 3.0 is set to include a "database schema overhaul".  I'm looking for documentation on the new schema. Also, are there any changes to the database when upgrading from 1.12 to the latest stable version...
    • Elgg 3.0 will indeed include some schema changes. They are related to

      • denormalizing metadata/annotations (the table metastring will dissapear)
      • site_guid column will dissapear for entities
      • config and datalist tables will be merged
      • removal of entity type specific tables (not yet finished)

      Elgg will provide migration scripts to move all the data around. If you have no multisite installation, no customizations on the tables and are using the Elgg API for accessing the data, it should cause not that many problems. Nonetheless going from Elgg 2.x to 3.0 will be an update that requires attention.

  • Not directly connected with Elgg at all. I just thought to mention it as it cost me 2 days to figure out why usage of set_time_limit() suddenly results in fatal errors within my test environment (when used within Elgg code but strangely not when...
  • iionly replied on the discussion topic Elgg Community Major Security Flaw
    @Steve I think there are still a lot of links with "community" subdomain in old discussions, replies and on plugin pages. I don't know if it's possible to update them all without spending much time on it. There's even still an... view reply
  • Steve Clay replied on the discussion topic Elgg Community Major Security Flaw
    @lionheart, where online do you see a link to community.elgg.org? We need to change them. view reply
  • Steve Clay replied on the discussion topic Elgg Community Major Security Flaw
    Report all security issues to security@elgg.org. Thankfully this is not one. view reply
  • rahul replied on the discussion topic Elgg Community Major Security Flaw
    It is not unsafe but there is a little problem in implementation of certificate. You can visit the unsafe pages by:- click on unsafe URL and remove s from https, it would become like http://community.elgg.org instead of https and then visit the... view reply
  • lionheart added a new discussion topic Elgg Community Major Security Flaw
    Why is https://community.elgg.org using a self-signed certificate? This opens all accounts to a "man in the middle attack." Cloudflare and Letsencrypt issues free, unlimited certificates signed by legitimate Certificate Authorities. Even...
    • @lionheart, where online do you see a link to community.elgg.org? We need to change them.

    • @Steve I think there are still a lot of links with "community" subdomain in old discussions, replies and on plugin pages. I don't know if it's possible to update them all without spending much time on it. There's even still an open issue about this (https://github.com/Elgg/Elgg/issues/9818).

      If I'm not mistaken the cause of the problem with the "community"subdomain is simply that it's not considered in the Let's encrypt certificate config (the "learn" subdomain seem to be and there's no issue with learn.elgg.org). I think I already suggested to fix the problem by considering the "community" subdomain in the certicate handling/config (maybe to Juho back then). But it seems to have been forgotten all the time...

    • I have included community.elgg.org in our Let's Encrypt certificate and the issue should now be solved

  • RvR replied on the discussion topic Proposing Community site changes
    Focus discussions. ... Group widgets are deleted...Please, do it for Group and User pages and bookmarks also. view reply
  • therealphu added a new discussion topic Go Enterprise
    Hi All, I can't reply to any of the post so I'm this creating this post.  I've been catching up on the elgg community. I tried elgg a long time ago and saw potential usage for my company, but decided against it. I...
  • iionly replied on the discussion topic Proposing Community site changes
    Accounts are for participants / Friends phased out Main use (or maybe even only use as you can send PM to non-friends by now, too) I see of friending is the (email) notification on new plugin releases, i.e. less "friending" and... view reply
  • Steve Clay added a new discussion topic Proposing Community site changes
    Besides plugins, and occasionally helpful support threads, the community is mostly hosting spam profiles, and in general has too many features. I'm in favor of the following changes: Accounts are for participants. Don't create an...
    • Accounts are for participants / Friends phased out

      Main use (or maybe even only use as you can send PM to non-friends by now, too) I see of friending is the (email) notification on new plugin releases, i.e. less "friending" and more "following". I would miss these notifications if friending would no longer be enabled.

      Agree with removal of spam accounts. "No activity at all after X days after registering" could be one deciding factor to remove possible spam accounts (NOT counting spamming as activity!).

      But someone could have asked for help via PM or is just interested in email notifications on new plugin releases - no visible public activity in this case. So, I'm not sure if removal of seemingly inactive "spam" accounts won't result in deleting also perfectly valid accounts.

      Maybe phasing out twitter account sign-in / stopping registering with Twitter credentials would also help to reduce spam / spam account creation.

      Personal pages phased out.

      Not sure how many contain spam. Or the other way round: how many contain useful info. Read only and possibly clean up spam pages might be enough instead of deleting them all.

      Focus discussions. 

      Does that include language specific support groups? I'm active in the German support group and we have activity there. It would be annoying for some to no longer be able to ask for support in their native language. If closing the language specific groups would then result in an increase in non-English postings in the main support groups it wouldn't be any better either. Though I think a limitation to group disussions only would be sufficient (group blog don't work anyway for anyone else but admins...).

      Site notifications go away.

      Okay with that.

      Activity stream focused.

      Fully okay with that.

    • Focus discussions. ... Group widgets are deleted...

      Please, do it for Group and User pages and bookmarks also.

  • Steve Clay replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    Let's not explore the idea of a license change here. Perhaps in another thread you could explain the mechanisms that would save Elgg after the license becomes commercial (and the impacted businesses immediately fork it). view reply
  • Steve Clay replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    the difference between a strong future for elgg vs. the near or total end of elgg False dichotomy. view reply
  • ura soul replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    why is that steve? even if it means the difference between a strong future for elgg vs. the near or total end of elgg? view reply
  • Steve Clay replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    Most of the copyright holders would not agree to change the license including me. view reply
  • ura soul replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    in fact, it is not just commercial groups that are involved in this - i think possibly also government groups do too. view reply
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