[typo] Gallery support

Piers Cawley pdcawley at bofh.org.uk
Mon Aug 21 17:15:01 EDT 2006

Matt Rose <mattrose at folkwolf.net> writes:

> On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, John Wang wrote:
>> Is there a way to make the gallery a pluggable option so it's easy to load
>> for people that want it but not installed by default? Right now, a growing
>> number of sidebar plugins ship with Typo and, from what I've seen, the vast
>> majority of Typo installs don't use most of them. It seems that Typo needs a
>> way to have pluggable modules that don't ship with Typo. This type of
>> architecture would make the bloat argument a non-issue and possibly even
>> reduce the code by moving sidebars out of the core distribution.
> I think this is what the aim is in 4.1  All of the sidebars are in the 
> vendor hierarchy, which would make installing new ones simple, 
> theoretically.  I haven't looked into the sidebar code itself, to see what 
> kind of database tie-ins exist, and how they work, but I think this is one 
> of the goals.
>> Seems like making the gallery an optional add-on to Typo would satisfy both
>> camps: (a) those that want a gallery feature in Typo and (b) those that want
>> a Typo w/o the gallery. Is there an good way to do this?
> That's the goal of a plug-in architecture.  Hopefully, this can be 
> achieved, without re-writing my sidebars too many more times ;)

I *think* the current bleading edge API's going to be pretty constant
for a while. And porting (the core) sidebars was a fairly painless
process. I couldn't work out how to do it programmatically, but apart
from that it was fine.

Piers Cawley <pdcawley at bofh.org.uk>

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