[TYPO3-core] Dispatch extbase extension without registering it as module.

Helmut Hummel helmut.hummel at typo3.org
Sun Oct 6 11:54:22 CEST 2013


On 04.10.13 21:30, Christian Kuhn wrote:
> On 10/04/2013 06:48 PM, Philipp Gampe wrote:

>> I do not think that registering "hidden" modules is the right approach,

Why do you think so?

> +1. This is imho an extbase bootrap issue.

I don't think so.

There is the need to have functionality that does not have it's own 
entry script, this centrally dispatched, but does not show up in the 
module menu. An example for that are wizards or click menu items.

We even have an (not Extbase related) API for that[1].

The issue here is that this (core) API is far from obvious and module 
registration adds "arbitrary" data to a global array which then 
magically results in menu entry (or not).

So if anything, we should make the core API easier and more straightforward.

For this very issue:

The registerModule method from Extbase was somehow hacked into the 
current API. So we have two options now:

1. Add the missing functionality to this "hack" (like Fabien suggested)
2. Rework the core API to be cleaner and more straightforward.

Since we are close to feature freeze and have more important things 
tackle, I would rather go for 1. because 2. has the potential to break a 

For the sake of consistency, I would use "hideInMenu" as configuration 
option which is used in Neos as well.

Kind regards,


Helmut Hummel
Release Manager TYPO3 6.0
TYPO3 Core Developer, TYPO3 Security Team Member

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