[Phpmyadmin-devel] config.inc.php generator: a suggestion

Olivier Mueller om-lists-phpmyadmin at omx.ch
Sat Jan 15 04:32:09 CET 2005

On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 08:23 +0100, Alexander M. Turek wrote:
> > I've tested a few things today, here is a little something
> > to (re-)open the discussion :)
> Unfortunately, the setup script I started a long time ago seems to be
> lost. If you want to take over this RFE, feel free to do so. :-)

well, can you describe a little bit how your script worked? what
was your idea?

> > What about something simple like that? :
> >    http://www.phpmyadmin.net/swix_pma/setup/
> >
> This is a good start, but it's almost as "complicated" as filling out
> the config itself. :-)

yep, that's right, that would be more for "advanced users" than for
starters. The positive things are that you can create your file
directely while watching the docs, and that it doesn't require a lot of
of work on our side.

> A setup script should guide novice users through the configuration step
> by step. It should detect what php / MySQL version the user is running
> and which extensions are available, ask the user what his copy of
> phpMyAdmin is intended for and offer the best configuration variables
> based on that information.

ok, +1  :-) 


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