[phpMyAdmin Developers] Removing plugins
madhura.cj at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 03:06:27 CET 2015
On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com> wrote:
> Dne Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:26:07 -0400
> Isaac Bennetch <bennetch at gmail.com> napsal(a):
> > As you may recall from the last IRC meeting, I'm working on testing and
> > documentation around issue #6137  by removing some
> > features/plugins/libraries and testing/documenting my success.
> > So far I've had good luck with removing some things (for instance
> > tcpdf), but I've discovered two noteworthy problems.
> > 1) When js/jqplot/ is removed, "Status -> Query statistics" does not
> > fail gracefully, it instead offers to submit a report to the error
> > reporting server.
> > 2) when libraries/gis/ is removed, "Visulize GIS data" does not fail
> > gravefully, instead it gets stuck on saying "Loading..."
> > In comparison, something that degrades very well is the removal of
> > tcpdf; if the pdf library is missing the export dialog simply doesn't
> > show PDF as an export type.
> For the PDF I've implemented it to allow optional dependency on TCPDF
> on Debian (full TCPDF is quite big pulling in several fonts as well in
> total bringing 13 MB), see
> > So my question is what you think we should do about this -- this is
> > clearly beyond the scope of what is normally expected; it's not normal
> > for a user to remove libraries and code, but in order for this feature
> > request to be improved I think the code should handle this better.
> > Should we spend time on this?
> I think we should document what is currently safe to remove (at
> don't think it's worth to implement it for tiny libs (eg. GIS
> stuff has 160 KB).
> However, the JS part (OpenLayers library) is couple of Megabytes. I've
changes the code to function without it if removed.
Thanks and Regards,
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