[Phpmyadmin-devel] Re: Registration / Installationstatisitics
michal at cihar.com
Thu Oct 13 06:47:13 CEST 2005
On Thu 13. 10. 2005 12:24, Sebastian Mendel wrote:
> how about add an 'Registration' in main.php which leads to local
> registration form
People don't like registrations, I'm not sure whether effort invested
into this will return in any positive value.
> this form could collect, of course after explaining and asking for
> - number of servers/databases/tables handled with this installation
number of servers is configuration, however rest are dynamic values
changing quite a lot over time
> - currently installed versions of PHP, PMA, MySQL
> - used extension mysql, mysqli
> - changed configuration (different from default)
> - used theme
this is per user settings, doesn't make much sense to collect it
> - registration information (email, name, company, ... )
> - hash of installation path (as unique id for installation)
> - hash of server connection string (as unique id for servers)
> - a free textfield for additional comments
> this can be stored local, or at least a hash over all, to recognize
> changes and update registration
stored where? in pmadb? this is currently only place where you can save
anything, but it is not enabled on most installations
> and of course in the phpMyAdmin project database
This would mean dropping demo ... hmm I'd rather host this database than
demo, so maybe it could be solved.
> so we can
> - make most used settings to default
Yes, this would be helpful.
> - send security alerts on specific versions
You can't handle this as vendors often backport security patches, so you
don't know whether version user has installed is really vulnerable.
> - statistics on used versions
> - and much more ...
Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com
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