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Re: [Phpgroupware-users] Customization VS updates

From: Chris Weiss
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-users] Customization VS updates
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 16:30:41 -0500

php5 compat and printing sound like things that could be submited
upstream so they will already be in the next release.

with custom logic, if you thought of it chances are someone else will
find it usefull.  maybe not the exact logic, but the ability to stick
extra logic in a certain spot.  In this case, you can make a hook and
submit a patch to add the hook.  With hooks, if the hook file isn't
there the code just runs as default, but if it is there you get your
custom logic.  for example hooks, check the accounts class in the
add/edit/changepass functions, they are actualy pretty simple.

this takes a little longer to develop, but greatly increases the
chance of a clean merge when upgrading, and even opens up the
possibilty that you won't have to do anything even for the next major

On 8/4/05, Charles Martin <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all !
>     I'm just inquiring here about "best practices" around the
> PhpGroupware package. How do you guys deal with all the updates/security
> fixes when you're running a customized install ? I know in theory I
> should have just built a theme and tweaked some conf files but the
> reality is much different. I had to modify most
> files for some reasons (php5 compat, php printing some html code, custom
> logic etc.) so it would be a giant mess to track all these changes and
> put them all back into a more up to date version of phpgw. Are you all
> "courageous" enough to go through the merge process every once in a
> while or are the installs mostly static once they're up and running?
> Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
> BTW : For now, we're using SVN to track our local changes here if it is
> of any help
> --
> Charles Martin  Programmeur analyste
> 819.378.4242    *acolyte*
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