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Feature Requests? Downloads Block for XenPorta?

Jaxel

Well-known member
#1
With the next version of XenPorta, it now has reach across all of XenForo... as can be seen here:
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenporta-v1-4-5-beta-test.20312/

With this, it is now possible for there to be a "Downloads" block. I am going to be making this block. However, unlike XenPorta, this block will not be free. It will be the first "premium" block.

So I'm asking, what sort of features do you guys want to see in this block?
 

RobParker

Well-known member
#3
With the next version of XenPorta, it now has reach across all of XenForo... as can be seen here:
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenporta-v1-4-5-beta-test.20312/

With this, it is now possible for there to be a "Downloads" block. I am going to be making this block. However, unlike XenPorta, this block will not be free. It will be the first "premium" block.

So I'm asking, what sort of features do you guys want to see in this block?
Maybe a terminology thing but by block do you mean just one that sits at the side of the portal or an entire downloads system?

I don't quite see how a Downloads block would work as there's no downloads system for it to tie into.
 

Jaxel

Well-known member
#4
Maybe a terminology thing but by block do you mean just one that sits at the side of the portal or an entire downloads system?

I don't quite see how a Downloads block would work as there's no downloads system for it to tie into.
There is already a downloads system built into XenForo... its called attachments. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, you can simply extend it. By block, I mean one that sits at the side of the THREAD.
 

RobParker

Well-known member
#5
From a technical point of view I see what you mean about extending the attachment system but from a use point of view I'd see them as quite different, at least to the end user.

For example, with a downloads system you'd need to upload into categories, rather than uploading into threads. Now the category might just be a fancy thread, styled differently, etc which is I assume along the lines your thinking?
 

masterchief

Well-known member
#8
So I'm asking, what sort of features do you guys want to see in this block?
categories for file downloads, ability to specify multiple file storage locations
multiple tagging
access control, with ability for subscription level access
how about file transfer progress bar for each file transferred...

..thats it for now, just off top of my head.

thanx again jaxel.. sign me up good buddy. I want the premium download block for sure.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#9

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#11