[Phpmyadmin-news] Roadmap to phpMyAdmin 4.0

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Fri Feb 10 14:08:55 CET 2012


During the recent team meeting (February 5, 2012), we discussed about
the long term development effort for the phpMyAdmin project. Here are
the conclusions.

Removal of frames

Frames won't be used anymore (they separated the navigation panel from
the main panel). Instead, a single page will be presented, with various
parts dynamically reloaded with AJAX. This will require JavaScript to be
enabled in the browser.

Code base refactoring

The code base will be cleaned up using refactoring. The goal is to
remove the mix of HTML and PHP and produce code easier to maintain. Some
parts will move to OOP, but we decided against switching to a framework.

New features

We currently do not plan any major new functionality for this version.

Browser requirement

Looking back, version number was bumped to 3.0 when new system
requirements (PHP 5.2, MySQL 5.0) were introduced. Therefore, version
number will go to 4.0 to accentuate the new browser requirement of
having JavaScript active.

The team

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