[Phpmyadmin-devel] about PMA_THEME_VERSION

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Wed Aug 2 15:19:47 CEST 2006

Marc Delisle schrieb:
> Michal Čihař a écrit :
>> Hi all
>> I think this should go to -devel so I post it here :-).
>> On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 08:23:31 -0400
>> Marc Delisle <Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca> wrote:
>>> I discussed with Sebastian and I would like your opinion, since 
>>> Sebastian and I disagree.
>>> In the doc we say
>>> "Themes within same generation should be backwards compatible
>>> - theme with version 2 should work in phpMyAdmin requiring version 1.
>>> Themes with different generation are incompatible."
>>> In Config.class.php, Sebastian marked deprecated PMA_THEME_VERSION and 
>>> In Theme.class.php, there is a checkVersion() function that
>>> 1. uses version_compare(), which would not give the level of 
>>> verification we need, and
>>> 2. is never used :)
>>> Sebastian says that a user should see all the installed themes and be 
>>> able to choose them, even if they are not compatible; he says that a 
>>> user should be able to notice by himself that a theme is outdated.
>> I think showing all themes is sensible way to go. Otherwise if user
>> installs old theme, it is hard to find out what's going on. And I saw
>> such problem several times.
>> However user might not be able to notice this himself, so I'd put
>> warning on bottom of main.php if theme is outdated (saying that some
>> parts might be displayed wrongly due to too old theme).
> Yes, or add something like "outdated" in the dropdown next to an 
> outdated theme?
>> The only problem is how to check whether theme is compatiblem.
>> I thought generation/version will be best solution when I wrote that
>> code, because I expected theme changes don't have to be with each
>> version...
> It's possible to split the new $theme_full_version in 2 parts and do a 
> check similar to what was in 2.7.0.

i would prefer using version_compare() and a single version number (2.3)
and not splitted up in two variables

but of course we could make the theme version independent of phpMyAdmin

Sebastian Mendel


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