There are often situations, when more specific functionality is needed from
phpMyEdit. You will surely agree, that it will be really strange to hardcode all
these particular requirements into the core phpMyEdit class. For this reason the
extension mechanism is provided.
Extensions are phpMyEdit_<something> classes, where <something> is an
appropriate extension name. They not only extend base phpMyEdit class, but they
also add new functionality. But they may not only add new things. It is
possible also to disable such features, simply to get the desirable behaviour.
In addition to common phpMyEdit configuration options, extension configuration is
usually provided by
$opts['ext'] associative array.
Possible keys are described on particular extension pages in this manual.
Please refer to them to get more information.
Extensions are currently not part of phpMyEdit distribution. They are only in
repository, because they are still under development and they are changing
a lot. This manual chapter is provided for letting phpMyEdit users know, that
something like this exists. The only way how to get extension files is to
fetch them from CVS. All extensions need to be placed under the extensions/ subdirectory below the phpMyEdit core class
Several new extensions are planned to create or handle more or less specific
tasks, especially those which are not appropriate for the phpMyEdit core class.
You can feel absolutely free to improve existing extensions, suggest new
improvements for them, or create new extensions to fit your own needs. We will
be happy to add them to repository.