[Phpmyadmin-devel] Plugins

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at CegepSherbrooke.Qc.Ca
Fri Nov 3 14:17:51 CET 2006

Michal Čihař a écrit :
> Hi
> On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 13:02:00 -0500
> Marc Delisle <Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca> wrote:
>> If I have a look at the code proposed for the new designer, I find some 
>> issues we must address:
>> - handling of the needed additions to pmadb
> We don't handle creating of pmadb either (but we should allow this in
> setup).

Yes, but there are other issues like a working control user.

>> - handling of additional configuration parameters for the plugin
> Hook in config.default?
>> - integration of the new messages (to stay easy to translate)
> Messages need to be separate, maybe support for additionally loading
> file from extension/lang/... matching current language?

Hmmm I don't know. Having one file per language for all features 
certainly made things easier.

>> - integration of the new images
> Images are not a problem, but there might be problem with themes...
>> Sorry to ask more questions than offering answers. Also, I'm not sure if 
>> the plugin interface would be popular enough, or would be general enough 
>> to accept other people's code. AFAIK we did not get any contributions 
>> for transformations, export or inport, but maybe a plugin interface can 
>> help improve the structure.
> All those parts now allow only dropping file in place and it will
> work. The only problem is lack of documentation. I started to write
> something about export/import in wiki, but it is far from being
> complete...

I see the plugin interface as long-term. For short-term we have this 
piece of code (designer) and we could benefit from merging it, but it 
obviously was not written in order to respect our future plugin interface :)

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