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Lack of Interest support for 3rd party multi-step installs

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Adam Howard, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    This is not the first time I have heard someone say this (not just poor @Rigel Kentaurus but I'll use his quote as an example).

    I think we could see some really cool things developed for XenForo if this was possible.
     
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  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Not only will this improve development... It may also improve compatibility / resources usage on larger installs
     
  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    XenForo is highly dependent upon addons. But big boards have issues with installing bigger addons causing chaos. Especially when rebuilding caches includes a very large amount of data.
     
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  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Big boards should install addons at 03:00 (am) only :)

    I wonder if Xenforo could guess how long an addon will take based on database size, etc.
    I'm not talking exact. I'm talking : 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, 1 hour.

    If a Big Board admin knew the addon could take 15-45 minutes .... they might wait til 3am :)
     
  5. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    That doesn't work for big board with an international audience.
     
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  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'm just trying to avoid the situation where a big board admin thinks an addon install will be a 2 minute thing.
    And then it takes 45 minutes.

    Harm reduction ! - at least let them know

    (Everyone knows the heroin addict should quit :) )
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    or some warning notice.

    "You have a big board, this addon involves style changes, it could take xx minutes for this addon to install".
     
  8. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe add a php_execution_time check as well.
     
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    This request is not just about large forums. It is about larger or more complicated add-ons as well.
     
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  10. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, or a combination of it.
     
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