If your instance uses a MySQL database this is possible by having PHP access the database directly. You'll just need to know a bit about the database structure to correctly form your query.
I'm assuming that you want to get these values into another system for some reason, rather than just having them display on a web page somewhere. Is that the case?
tag:img is used as a convenience where possible (although it was added after the fact so there may be possible uses where it isn't).
I guess the right thing to do would be to add the static content prefix as an application context value (set in a property file) that would be inserted into URLs as necessary. This could be done for the audio, images, and resources directories. There are probably 500-600 code modifications to make. :shock:
Mango is developed using Eclipse. The best information on the internal structure of Mango can be found in these discussion boards or in the code itself, but that might not be enough for a very clear understanding. If you have questions, feel free to post them here.
That should work fine. Note that the "$("commentText").select();" line is supposed to select the text such that typing anything would overwrite the previous comment, but it would still be there in case it was useful. That line and the following line (focus) should probably be reversed.
No, the new-version check is automatic - there's no interface feature to disable it. You can have it check for beta, release candidate, or released code, but it will still make a connection to check in any case.
Do you run Mango in a private network? is there a reason why it cannot get to the internet?