[TYPO3-core] Development Report: File Abstraction Layer

Georg Ringer mail at ringerge.org
Tue Feb 28 17:30:54 CET 2012

Hi Steffen,

thanks for this posting!

Am 28.02.2012 17:02, schrieb Steffen Ritter:
> The current state of the project is a stable file abstraction layer API
> which is used in the dedicated Incubator branch already. During
> collaborative reviewing of these base components at the TYPO3 Snowboard
> Tour 2012 new challenges with "special case scenarios" like full
> workspace integration, or combining FAL with the existing media handling
> came to light.

I have to disagree here as I spend already quite a few hours testing the 
whole FAL thing during T3BOARD and I really can't imagine that this 
state is stable. Many things don't work on windows, uncaught exceptions 
are presented all the time and I really haven't started testing advanced 

Just giving some examples:
- Inserting more than 1 image from element browser doesn't work 
- Saving one element doesn't work, msg "Attempt to insert record on page 
root bla" ..(don't find the issue right now)
- Trying to open an empty storage in filelist module will show you an 
exception (http://forge.typo3.org/issues/34389)
- ...

I must admit that I don't know how fast those things and the others can 
be fixed.

> Since a fundamental principle of the TYPO3 Core is to be completely
> stable and reliable the Release Team decided to postpone the delivery of
> FAL to the next major release.


> As this project - like every TYPO3 project - is a community development,
> we need you to help to make it happen.

TRUE but at the same time it needs to be ensured that those who know the 
insights are still available to decide how something needs to be fixed.

> As we don't want to stall development on FAL, 4.7 will be branched
> directly after the release. This means that master as of tonight will be
> dedicated to the next major release.

What does that mean for the bugfixing cycle? Do we then need to send 
bugs to master,4-7,4-6,4-5 and 4-4 is completly dropped?

> The File Abstraction
> Layer API itself is really awesome and fun to use. It would be fantastic
> if you could test some "real life scenarios" like your company or a
> customer web site.

Please provide some manuals how to use it, some examples, ... if this is 
part of one of the most challenging things in TYPO3 since a long time, 
this should be available ASAP

PS:  next time maybe publish those news better here before at twitter?

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