Help for integrating the Laravel package
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#2277 by Ali Hellani
24 Dec 2015, 21:09
First of all thanks for this great and awesome Laravel Package, it has all the features i want to my project.

i have some questions regarding categories management for a product.

the problem: it gets difficult to filter and associate products to categories especially when we have so much products instead of doing so directly when adding/editing a product

- why the catalog tab in a product item is read only ?
- is it difficult to implement a feature that lets the user manages the categories for a product directly while adding/editing a product for example by multi-select/drop-downs ?

Thanks in advance.
#2281 by aimeos
28 Dec 2015, 13:16
Ali Hellani wrote:- why the catalog tab in a product item is read only ?


This has historical reasons and we've already tried to extend the panel to allow adding or removing categories from a product.

Ali Hellani wrote:- is it difficult to implement a feature that lets the user manages the categories for a product directly while adding/editing a product for example by multi-select/drop-downs ?


The current admin interface is written in ExtJS and it's not the easiest Javascript framework. Only a small group of people really know how to use it effectively.

This lead us to the conclusion that it prevents more people from contributing to Aimeos and that we have to change this. Therefore, we are currently working on a simplified admin interface based on Bootstrap an JQuery. The pool of developers familiar with these frameworks is much bigger. A first version of the simplified interface is expected to be part of the next major version scheduled for January.
#2284 by Ali Hellani
28 Dec 2015, 14:15
Thank you for your reply.

it is nice to know that your are working on a new modern interface for the admin panel, that's awesome. And Fortunately, I wanted to ask you about if there is an alternative admin interface.

And Excuse me for asking so many questions:

is there any plan to convert HTML template files to blade or php files (php syntax coloring problem)?
is there a newsletter subscription to keep us up to date with the latest news, updates and releases ?

Best Regards;
#2286 by aimeos
28 Dec 2015, 14:30
Ali Hellani wrote:it is nice to know that your are working on a new modern interface for the admin panel, that's awesome. And Fortunately, I wanted to ask you about if there is an alternative admin interface.


The Aimeos package is no monolithic block. You can even create your own admin interface that is tailored exactly to your needs resp. to those of your customer. Others have done this in the past as well. The new one will look like this: http://demo.aimeos.org/jqadm/

Ali Hellani wrote:is there any plan to convert HTML template files to blade or php files (php syntax coloring problem)?


Templates have already been converted to PHP files in the dev-master version which will be the next major release in January. We can't use Blade because it's Laravel specific and wouldn't work with the other frameworks. But like for the admin interface, you can also replace the template engine if you want to :-)

Ali Hellani wrote:is there a newsletter subscription to keep us up to date with the latest news, updates and releases ?


We use Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Aimeos) for weekly news about new releases or major changes. If you would like to get daily news of what we did, Twitter (https://twitter.com/aimeos) will be your friend ;-)