Tuesday 08 July 2014 4:37:06 pm
Today, we are happy to open the PlatformUIBundle git repository on Github. To be honest, it’s also a great personal achievement for me since it’s the result of exactly one year of work!
As its name suggests, this bundle provides the user interfaces which will replace the good old legacy admin interface. It actually provides the Platform UI Application which is divided into two different parts
The Platform UI is build around some key concepts and goals:
As written before, the PlatformUIBundle provides an application which is executed by the browser and is divided into two different parts with two different strategies in the way they build the pages:
You can login in the application, browse the content through the content tree, display and edit content (depending on its field types), and, in the admin interface, access a system info page, the list of sections and their details. Most of those features are presented in the following screencast:
As you can see a lots of features are missing, like displaying sub-items, a complete version management UI, almost everything in the admin part, and some blanks need to be filled there and there ;-) At a lower level, we need to think and to implement a proper l10n/i18n system, the handling of the user’s policy, the extensibility points, ...
So this public opening is a great milestone but it’s only a small steps in a long journey. As usual, your feedback is more than highly welcome, be it as a comment here, issues in JIRA or as code through a pull request!