Assetic coming to XOOPS 2.6.0
  • 2014/2/25 23:59

  • Mamba

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Richard keeps enhancing XOOPS 2.6.0 in a way that will be very beneficial to our users and our developers!

Those of you who don't follow XOOPS 2.6.0 development on GitHub, you have probably missed the recent commit from Richard, but since it is significant for us, I just wanted to make you aware of it:


This is the start of integrating Assetic into XOOPS 2.6.0:

Begin roll out of asset management using Assetic. This includes:

- providing a PHP based filter set for the most common use cases
- Smarty block plugin to integrate asset management into templates
- Conversion of debugbar module to directly reference composer installed assets from vendor directory

Richard is working on some documentation for it, so you can see in more details the XOOPS implementation.

Why is Assetic important?

With Assetic, you can manipulate your assets such CSS, JavaScript and image files however you want (or load them from anywhere) before serving them. This means you can:

- Minify and combine all of your CSS and JS files
- Run all (or just some) of your CSS or JS files through some sort of compiler, such as LESS, SASS or CoffeeScript
- Run image optimizations on your images

The possibilities are enormous for us...

There is plenty of information on the Web about Assetic, so check it out to learn more about it. A good start is the presentation "Introducing Assetic: Asset Management for PHP 5.3"

And soon we'll have a Richard's presentation talking about the XOOPS integration!
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Re: Assetic coming to XOOPS 2.6.0
  • 2014/2/26 1:46

  • pacho

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This is a step to the right direction.

Re: Assetic coming to XOOPS 2.6.0
  • 2014/2/26 5:35

  • mojtabajml

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Greate work, thanks

Re: Assetic coming to XOOPS 2.6.0
  • 2014/2/26 13:01

  • Mamba

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I knew that you would like that!

Please help us by doing following:

a) subscribe to GitHub

b) Go to XOOPS Core Development on GitHub

c) click on "watch" button, so you'll get notifications about new development

d) click on "Star" button to show that you like it (of course, only if you like XOOPS )

e) click on the "Fork" button to fork the "XOOPS 2.6.0" to your GitHub Account

f) then download it from your account, install and test it.

g) provide us with feedback, improvements suggestions

h) if you have a new or improved code that you would like to add to Core, update your forked version on GitHub and create a "Pull Request" from your account. The Core Team will test it and include it in the Core, or will tell you why it couldn't be done.

The key is that you guys test it and provide feedback early! The worst thing is ALWAYS when we don't hear anything during Alpha, Beta, and RC releases, and only AFTER we release the Final version, that we hear from people about something being wrong, or that they would like to something added.

We want XOOPS 2.6.0 to be the best ever, but we need your help to get there!

And yes, there will be more cool things coming

If anybody is not familiar how GitHub version control works, please let us know. But there are tons of tutorials on the Internet, so you should be able to figure that out quickly.
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Re: Assetic coming to XOOPS 2.6.0

Yes, there are some very cool things coming to Xoops...

This and the Service Manager are big upgrades. The addition of the Service manager has me rethinking some of my projects because they just became much simpler.

Attending College working towards Bachelors in Software Engineering and Network Security.

Re: Assetic coming to XOOPS 2.6.0
  • 2014/2/26 16:47

  • Mamba

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This and the Service Manager are big upgrades.

Yes, Service Manager is also a big thing, but there will be a separate news about it

Yes, XOOPS is getting better and better!
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