[Maintain-dev] [JIRA] Created: (MNT-1416) Core Modules (not
Frederic Wenzel (JIRA)
jira at osuosl.org
Mon Feb 20 17:34:28 PST 2006
Core Modules (not uninstallable)
Reporter: Frederic Wenzel
Assigned to: Frederic Wenzel
The current module system allows installing and uninstalling every single module.
However, since more and more Maintain functionality is being implemented as a "module", some of this functionality will be vital to maintain working correctly. As useful as the module system is for writing a truly extensible piece of software, as bad the drawback would be if an admin uninstalled core Maintain functionality.
People can always break stuff willingly, but "standard ways" like "modules.php -u" should not let them do that.
Therefore, a new class Core_module, extending Module, with no additional methods will be implemented. Module uninstalling and disabling scripts will check if the triggered module is in fact a core module rather than a regular one and refuse removing it.
By that, Maintain will not provide this means to break itself anymore "out of the box".
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