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VIF (virtual discussion forum) is a forum application. VIF is intended for a structured discussion, starting from a high level problem that is refined in subsequent steps until a granularity is reached that allows the questions to be answered. VIF offers a publication workflow with integrated peer review system to ensure the quality of all contributions. Thus, this application is especially suited to discuss complex and controversial questions.

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Recent releases

  •  07 Dec 2009 17:55

    Release Notes: This release adds rating of cooperation behavior between contributor and reviewer. It adds export of content of a discussion group into an document. It adds an administration task to send administrative email to members (by the forum administration) or to participants (by the group administration). It adds extension points for partletsMenus and pluggableTasks, i.e. empty menus where tasks can be plugged in.

    •  23 Jan 2009 18:58

      Release Notes: This release is a big step towards readiness for production. The new VIF application builds on the OSGi component model. The whole application is assembled from different components. Thus, the VIF application is easily extensible and adaptable: bundles and the functionality provided therein can be added or replaced. The application is available in two versions: an out-of-the-box version useful for testing purposes that contains both a database and a Web server, and a production version that needs a MySQL database and a Tomcat servlet engine to be run.

      •  02 Oct 2007 13:19

        Release Notes: This release adds the possibility to use existing authentication infrastructure (LDAP or an external database) for member authentication. Thus, this release is a big step forward to seamless integration of the forum application into an organization's infrastructure. In addition, the project's documentation has been redesigned, and its content has been greatly improved.

        •  02 Jun 2006 17:55

          Release Notes: This release implements a feature to suspend participation in the discussion groups in which the participant is registered during a specified time span. The ability to store Lucene search indexes in the database has been added (a new table tblLuceneIndex). The path to the menu in the change password and save personal data tasks has been fixed. A typo in permission table that prevented management of subscriptions has been fixed. In the VIF framework, Java2 connection pooling, JNDI resource access, and storing and retrieving of binary data to the persistence layer have been added.

          •  31 Jan 2006 14:05

            Release Notes: The application was fixed to work with Tomcat 5. A bug in the link sent to a reviewer was fixed. A bug in "forum\shared\groups\bodyReview.xsl" and "bodyUnpublished.xsl" that caused improper display of menu frames was fixed. Framework was fixed to work with Tomcat 5.


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