Talk:New Admin Panel
nice --Olajide 21:28, 10 July 2006 (PDT)
not sure about installation
I tried out the new admin panel, but I clearly have missed something somewhere.
First, I tried just using the files fromt he package as a replacement of admin/www -- -- and I found that a whole bunch of tools/links were just plain missing (from the naviagation column on the left)
Next I tried combining the files from the package into my existing admin/www -- and I found no improvement.
Some more installation instructions would probably be helpful.
It looks very nice though, and making it skinnable is pretty cool. The addition of the directory browser is nice, but could be laid out better (not centered, more info with less clicks).
I wish the new version would have gotten rid of the little javascrip up/down arrows -- I really can't stand those things and think that messing around with the standard browser interface is not generally a good idea. This is an excellent project and xhtml/css tricks are just a diversion with no added value.
Olajide: Some more installation instructions would probably be helpful.
You should delete all files in "/home/admin/www/" and place New AP files.
Olajide: I found that a whole bunch of tools/links were just plain missing.
I joined Select Theme, Select Language and Security Settings and changed their category. You can change these settings by using Panel->Settings. I added "PHP Information" and "Apache Information". I haven't decided to keep "Apache Information" or not; because "PHP Information" includes these information. I know that AP 2.0 has more tools than New AP; but I don't have time to convert old tools for New AP and it's hard too. Now I am just spending time for New AP's core.
I disabled Updater; because it does not fit with updated core. I will update Updater asap. Core update still needs some improvments. It is very buggy.
Olajide: The addition of the directory browser is nice, but could be laid out better...
It is not my first priority. I had to move it to another directory; because I was mixing "navigation.php" and "navigator.php" up. I made little changes in Navigator when I was moving it. I will add more functions like move, copy, rename, bookmark etc.
Do you want default browser scrollers or something else?
The new core update:
I started to build a class. That class will help us to handle Admin Panel's options. It is like PHP's mysqli class. This class will help us to write/read settings and other little functions like learning disk that AP works on etc.
Calling the class: $a=new [classname]([AP Path]); Ex: $a=new usmain("/home/admin/www/");
I made 2 functions: $a->writesetting([Setting],[Value],[File],[File Type]); $a->readsetting([Setting],[File],[File Type]);
I will add more functions and instructions asap. Just wait a little ;)