[TYPO3-core] Gridelements in the core?

JoH asenau info at cybercraft.de
Wed May 2 13:02:26 CEST 2012

Am 02.05.2012 08:42, schrieb Tolleiv Nietsch:
> Hi,
> I'd prefer not to move it into the Core with the existing code quality.
>  From my point of view both PHP files and JavaScript files carry code in
> a quality which would never be able to pass the review.

Well - on the other hand we have a lot of code that passed the review 
due to better code "quality", but has lots of performance issues, bugs 
or sometimes just does not work at all.

So if it's just about code beautification, that should not be the point 
of this discussion, since it is about whether the funcitonality should 
be implemented in the core or not.

> Besides that this would also mean that TemplaVoila would conflict with
> the TYPO3 Core - I guess some people might get upset.

This is why the concept of grid elements was to make it an extension 
instead of implementing the code into the core. So you could easily 
disable it to still be able to install TV or other conflicting extensions.

And actually this is one of the reasons why the code currently is a bit 
bloated, since we did our very best to have it work with existing hooks 
and no XCLASSes or core patches. So the core could stay the same with or 
without grid elements to avoid conflicts with other extensions.

BTW: Grid elements has been developed for the core on demand. I have 
been asked by the community manager if I would be able to provide the 
"next logical step" for the backend layouts developed at T3UXW09. Since 
there already was a sponsor willing to pay for it, we just agreed on 
putting it up as an official 4.7 project.

Since we didn't finish it before feature freeze, it has not been part of 
the latest release, but could be easily moved to 6.0.

So I think the question is not, if it should be in the core or not, 
since it actually already has been developed for the core. It should be: 
How to get (especially the non conflicting) parts of the functionality 
into the core and how to improve the rest of it to be available as a sysext.

Hope this clarifies the intentions a bit



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