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  • DsX
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    about Modules and the extensions section. Link to this post

    I have now been using Silverstripe for a while, and have been able to complete a number of sites using it,
    and I find that along side the frameworks ability to add custom capabilities quickly, the module feature is among the most important.
    Unfortunately the module listing under the extensions section of the site is in many cases out of date, and only even lists a portion of the modules available (if you really search around).

    I know of projects at githhub, google code, and from developers own svn's . It would be a GREAT BENEFIT to the project to have an integrated listing of 'all' these resources, whether or not they are hosted by silverstripe.org, officially supported etc..

    maybe there is space for a 3rd party site to make this a feature??

    just my 2 cents.

  • Willr
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    Re: about Modules and the extensions section. Link to this post

    The modules section allows users to submit modules from their own svn repositories and you can include github projects on the modules section. For example my Facebook Connect module which is on github is also on the modules section using svn.github.com (http://www.silverstripe.org/facebook-connect-module/).

    We encourage developers to submit their modules to the extensions section but in the end it is really up to them. If you find a module which is not on the listing you should encourage them to submit it! We're trying to be quicker about reviewing.

    I would like something like a jquery ui downloader so you can select what modules, what core and download it as 1 package. I think that would be helpful!

  • DusX
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    Re: about Modules and the extensions section. Link to this post

    right you are.. I looked right past a number of those features..
    I have noticed in the past little while that the listing has seemed to improve somewhat.. perhaps its getting updated as you mention?
    Other than contacting developers and asking them to list their mods... is there anything I can do to help with the effort?
    Maybe some additional testers would be helpful.
    What type of review process is there?

  • Willr
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    Re: about Modules and the extensions section. Link to this post

    I have noticed in the past little while that the listing has seemed to improve somewhat.. perhaps its getting updated as you mention?

    We're constantly publishing new modules to the extensions area. Backlog at any one time is at least 2 or 3 waiting to be approved.

    What type of review process is there?

    The review process involves someone taking a quick look at the module and then approving it. We no longer do full code reviews (who would want too). The reviewer may install the module just to check but being the code police is not something I want to do. However module maintainers are encouraged to following the guidelines.

    http://doc.silverstripe.org/coding-conventions

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