[TYPO3-typo3org] TER2 - Save your private extensions...
typo3-remove at kagru.info
Thu Jan 5 10:14:30 CET 2006
reading your post on typo3.org
perhaps this helps to please developers:
Setting up and using a private repository
With the new file-based approach, it is also possible to set up a private
extension repository, e.g. for usage within a company or for sharing yet
unfinished extensions with beta testers.
Setting up a private repository is even easier than setting up a supporting
mirror. You just have to create the file structure on one of your webservers
and fill it with extensions. Uploading extensions must be done manually, a
script for automatically generating the extensions.xml file will be
available. You may protect your repository by authentication via .htaccess
and .htpasswd files.
Downloading extensions from a private repository is easy as well. The
Extension Manager allows you to manually define a list of private
repositories including optional username and password for HTTP
authentication. You just connect and download from your private repository
as you would to the official mirrors.
Things which are not possible with a private repository:
*MD5 integrity check against a trusted server
*browsing through the repository by using a frontend plugin like on
*uploading to the repository via the Extension Manager (although this could
be done via FTP maybe)
The feature for creating private repositories is meant for sharing
extensions within a small group of people, it is not meant to replace or
duplicate the official repository on typo3.org which should always stay the
main resource for extensions. This is important as it is the only way to
achieve some degree of quality assurance by the review process and avoid
scattering of TYPO3 resources in general.
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