[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoC student, implement request

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Wed Apr 17 18:45:52 CEST 2013

Benjamin Talic a écrit :
> Hi,
> I am interested in applying for Google Summer of Code as a student. I would
> like to work on one of the phpMyAdim projects.
> As suggested I wanted to provide a "fix" as part of my application.
> This http://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/785/?page=0 is
> the request I would like to implement.
> Before I go on with it I wanted to get opinions about my approach.
> The idea is:
> -add another table to the mysql database, table: user_additional_info. I
> think this would be much better then adding columns to the original user
> table if for no other reason to prevent any issues people might get if they
> try to apply this fix.

why the "mysql" database? I am not in favor of this approach. Let's not 
mess with a database that does not belong to our sphere of influence.

The phpMyAdmin configuration storage is the place to go.

> -add additional fields to the create user html
> -add a separate function to the code base, where this info would be saved
> to the new table, also add a new function for displaying this data.
> So basically I would try to add this feature without interfering
> with regular phpMyAdmin code except for those function calls. I would try
> and make the function calls executed only if certain parameters are met, in
> this approach it would probably be checking if the user_additional_info
> table exists.
> Does this sound like a good approach?
> I communicated with Isaac about this and the biggest question so far is
> whether the first step (adding a new table) is appropriate.
> Any suggestions are more than welcome.
> Best,
> Ben

Marc Delisle

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