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* Name:  Mahana Messaging Library for CodeIgniter
* Author: Jeff Madsen
*		  jrmadsen67@gmail.com
*       http://www.codebyjeff.com
* Location: - git@github.com:jrmadsen67/Mahana-Messaging-library-for-CodeIgniter.git
* Description:  CI library for linking to application's existing user table and creating basis of an internal messaging system
*           No views or controllers included - DO CHECK the README.txt for setup instructions and notes

Welcome to the Mahana Messaging Library for CodeIgniter

This library is intended as a starting off point for building an internal messaging system for your CodeIgniter application. It does NOT include any controllers or views. To use this library:

1) download from github at the above url

2) there are 5 files (not including this README):

	- mahana.sql  -- run this sql script in your database. Note that these tables are all InnoDB - Mahana uses transactions
	- config/mahana.php -- you will need to set up your existing users table information here, following the sample data style

	- language/english/mahana_lang.php -- all error and success messages can be changed here, or multilingual support can be added
	-- models/mahana_model.php -- the database model

	-- libraries/Mahana_messaging -- the main library file

3) from your controller, load the library as either:

	$msg = $this->mahana_messaging->get_message($msg_id, $sender_id);


        $mahana = new Mahana_messaging();
	$msg = $mahana->get_message($msg_id, $sender_id);

4) All functions return the array:

	$status['err']		1= error, 0 = no error
	$status['code']		a specific code for that return value, found in config/mahana.php
	$status['msg']		a configurable message, found in language/english/mahana_lang.php
	$status['retval']	(optional) returned array of data

5) Features

	Mahana Messaging has a couple of small features you should be aware of:

	1) using the config/mahana.php constants USER_TABLE_TABLENAME, USER_TABLE_ID, USER_TABLE_USERNAME you may quickly and easily integrate the messaging library with your exisiting user table

	2) all return messages are configurable and can be made multi-lingual

	3) return array $status makes for easy conversion to json format for ajax-based systems

	4) get_full_thread() and get_all_threads() have a unique parameter - $full_thread. If set to true, a newly added participant to a thread can see all messages dating BEFORE he was added, allowing him to "catch up" on the conversation. Ideal for adding a manager or a new salesperson to a conversation.

Thank you for using Mahana Messaging! Please be sure to leave the author's credits in the library file.