[Phpmyadmin-devel] Registration / Installationstatisitics

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Thu Oct 13 08:06:29 CEST 2005

Marc Delisle wrote:
> Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> how about add an 'Registration' in main.php which leads to local 
>> registration form
>> this form could collect, of course after explaining and asking for 
>> permission:
>>  - number of servers/databases/tables handled with this installation
>>  - currently installed versions of PHP, PMA, MySQL
>>  - used extension mysql, mysqli
>>  - changed configuration (different from default)
>>  - used theme
>>  - 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
>> and of course in the phpMyAdmin project database
>> so we can
>>  - make most used settings to default
>>  - send security alerts on specific versions
>>  - statistics on used versions
>>  - and much more ...
> Hi Sebastian,
> I guess that if we implement this, the registration form should be 
> displayed only to a super-user.


> But I'm not sure I like the idea, for those reasons:
> - I would not like to have to handle all this data
> - I think that users would have a negative perception, seeing 
> "registration"

than let us call it "help for improvement" ;-)

> - if we use the project database for this, we would have to remove our 
> demo (believe me, for security reasons)
> - the whole user settings system should migrate to db-based user 
> preferences, and/or an installation GUI
> - about the alerts, we already send them, with indications on the 
> affected versions

i mean to registered users email addresses, who are registered with the
affected version

> I think that download stats about themes indicate correctly the 
> popularity. Besides, each user of a multi-user installation can choose 
> his theme, so you want each user to participate in the registration?

no, not really - only a 'installation'-registration

Sebastian Mendel

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