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task #8424: Submission of Larus Board

Submitted by:  -Deleted Account- <saturas>
Submitted on:  Wed 23 Jul 2008 07:34:28 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Tue 22 Jul 2008 10:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 01 Aug 2008 10:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sat 18 Oct 2008 07:34:51 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I've approved your project--welcome on board! :-)

You'll receive a mail notification with further instructions shortly.

Happy hacking!

Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>In charge of this item.
Sat 18 Oct 2008 07:06:25 PM UTC, comment #3: 


I know what you mean. Sometimes the day should have 48 hours :)

Well, I replaced the old copyright notices by a modified version of the gpl template from gnu.org. Hope it´s okay now.

Images, language files, templates and documentation are now licensed under cc-by-sa. Basically any "non-sources" like PHP or JS. All neccessary folders now include a license.txt with information.

(file #16695)

-Deleted Account- <saturas>
Mon 13 Oct 2008 08:06:33 PM UTC, comment #2: 


sorry for delay.

Project review is done by volunteers and we are very short of time. :-/

There's a few issues with your project:

1. Most of your files are missing proper copyright and license notices.  Please add them at the top of every source file.

2. Your package is missing a file with the license text.  Please put it in at the top of the package in a file conveniently named `COPYING'.

3. GNU FDL is recommended for documentation on Savannah.  Do you really intend to use modified BSD for documentation too?

4. Using BSD license for media files like images might be problematic too, due to the following clause:

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

It might be more appropriate to use Creative Commons Attribution or Attribution Share-Alike license for these files.

If you are willing to make these changes please provide us with an updated version of your package for further review.


Alexander Shulgin <alexshulgin>In charge of this item.
Sun 12 Oct 2008 11:56:20 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This package has become pretty nice during the last three months (yes, LB is alive) and I just wonder why the submission has not been touched for three months? Having a look on the task list tells me, I am not alone... :)

Is there any hard work going on not mentioned in the news delaying the submission queue?

-Deleted Account- <saturas>
Wed 23 Jul 2008 07:34:28 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: Larus Board
  • System Name:  larusboard
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: Modified BSD License


LB is a light-weight discussion board written in PHP. At least 5.2.0 is required as OOP became pretty stable here. Storage Backend uses PDO for abstraction and supports MySQL and Postgres (preferred) at the moment. The UI uses Unicode, AJAX, XHTML/CSS and is rendered by Smarty (PHP Template Engine). Instead of being bloated it has a minimal featureset and uses tags set by users on any posting instead of fixed categories. Any topic can be fetched by RSS. Edited postings have a history to view the differences. It is designed to have a public part accessible from the web and a private part which can be anywhere.

Other Software Required:

overlib (Artistic)

SHA1 in JS (BSD)

Smarty Template Engine (LGPL)

Text_Diff from PEAR (LGPL)

xajax (BSD)

Other Comments:

All dependent libs are included in tarball. Currently it is in alpha phase, but beta is near. At least on my platform it runs quite well. The copyright headers have not a correct url at the moment. This will be fixed before the first release. In /docs is an index.html which contents will be incorporated to project site (Description, ToDo-List, History, License and so on). A separated license file will also be included. I just put alltogether in the index file first.

Tarball URL:


-Deleted Account- <saturas>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #16695:  larus_board-0.8.36.tbz added by saturas (394KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-10-18 alexshulgin StatusWait reply => Done
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2008-10-18 saturas Attached File- => Added larus_board-0.8.36.tbz, #16695
    2008-10-13 alexshulgin StatusNone => Wait reply
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