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Re: [Debian-sf-devel] Future functionality questions...

From: Grant Bowman
Subject: Re: [Debian-sf-devel] Future functionality questions...
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 13:31:24 -0800
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* Eric D Nielsen <address@hidden> [011227 12:29]:
> [...] 
> The debian-sf folks so far have done a wonderful job of packaging a SF
> solution that works pretty much out of the box and doesn't truely require
> a SQL hacker there is minimal need of even a php coder if all the install
> wants is simple name customization.  In the future I would hope that people 
> like you and I who are building on their work make more and more of the 
> customizations possible from within the SF environment so that not even
> that minimal php knowledge is needed.  A result of this philosophy drives me
> away from any solution that requires an installer to have to play with 
> manually adding tables to the database as any table added requires both SQL 
> and PHP knowledge to make the site interact with it.
> [...] 

I imagine that "the right way" and/or super-idealistic solution would be
to rewrite all the database calls as a consolidated PHP library and then
modify all the pages to use them.

I don't have the horse-power to do this myself, just looking for
opinions on what would be the ideal approach.

-- Grant Bowman                                   <address@hidden>

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