[RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

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Re: [RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

Post by MichaelC » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:30 pm

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Re: [RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

Post by imkingdavid » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:46 pm

With the creation of the Custom BBCodes contribution type (click), it might be a good idea to add support for installing directly from the database there as well. We could just modify the contribution creation thing to automatically create a composer.json for the custom bbcodes that are submitted. Anyway, it's just a thought.
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Re: [RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

Post by MichaelC » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:53 pm

imkingdavid wrote:With the creation of the Custom BBCodes contribution type (click), it might be a good idea to add support for installing directly from the database there as well. We could just modify the contribution creation thing to automatically create a composer.json for the custom bbcodes that are submitted. Anyway, it's just a thought.
I'll have a look at this but only after I've done the main contribution types (Styles, Language Packs, Extensions). Bear in mind that what your suggesting means making a downloadable zip with three files inside which would contain the three items (html replacement, bbcode usage and helpline), then a way to get information from files and create the custom bbcode after somehow notifying the db that it got downloaded so it can then add the bbcode. Then updating it would be even more difficult. And the having [REQ] bbcodes and [ALT] bbcodes makes it almost impossible.
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Re: [RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:44 pm

I wouldn't bother integrating them. We can come up with something else instead of trying to jam them in as an extension.
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Re: [RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

Post by MichaelC » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:32 pm

DavidIQ wrote:I wouldn't bother integrating them. We can come up with something else instead of trying to jam them in as an extension.
Actually that is kind of clever. Extensions being able to support custom BBcodes. An option file called bbcodes.json which when loaded adds custom bbcodes specified within it.
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Re: [RFC] Extension Managment using Composer

Post by Pony99CA » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:34 am

imkingdavid wrote:With the creation of the Custom BBCodes contribution type (click), it might be a good idea to add support for installing directly from the database there as well. We could just modify the contribution creation thing to automatically create a composer.json for the custom bbcodes that are submitted. Anyway, it's just a thought.
I don't know about using Composer, but I suggested a Custom BBCode import facility a couple of months ago, so I'm in favor of something like this.

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Better Extensions administration

Post by Kamahl19 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:06 pm

Right now, admin has to download Ext package and upload it to FTP manually. There could be another 2 options.

1. Search for package in your PC and upload it via ACP
2. Search for Extensions which are in phpbb.com Extensions DB. For example admin wants a chat extension, so he search for "chat" and it displays all Extensions with "chat" in name or description. Then he selects the Ext he wants and click Install. It will download the package automatically to his FTP and enables it.

There could be some more features in ACP:
1. list of all Extensions created by phpbb.com Ext team
2. featured extensions - extensions created by community but featured by phpbb.com team
3. most popular extensions - list of most downloaded extensions

Edit: I posted this in wrong forum, please move it to RFCs

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Re: Better Extensions administration

Post by Meis2M » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:13 pm

very lovely suggestion. +1

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Re: Better Extensions administration

Post by Jessica. » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:21 am

I've always liked the ease of uploading mods with Automod, so installing extensions should be similar

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Re: Better Extensions administration

Post by Master_Cylinder » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:43 am

Very much like how wordpress does it, if you work with styles in a similar manner, you have a winner.

I'd skip the bloated list, most downloaded, etc and stick to search. They can go to the phpBB site for the extras.
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