3rd meeting Joomla GSoC 2016
Date: 14th Jun 2016
Time: 14:30 (UTC / GMT)
Meeting was attended by: Shubham Rajput, Gunjan Patel, Peter Martin
* Presentation and Review on work done last week
Shubham analyzed the models of /administrator/components/com_content/models/article.php and /administrator/components/com_menus/models/item.php to understand flow through models of the content and menu components.
He did a PR to demonstrate that he understood the database connectivity. However, he made a mistake with that and Gunjan had a Google hangout chat with him and helped him out.
Shubham found out how to connect the article with a menu. One of the method he found was using the controller of com_content to call the model function of com_menus. In order to do that he analyzed the com_content and com_menus folder of administrator part more thoroughly.
He experimented a bit to test how the controller functions calls the model function and how the data is saved in the database. Shubham found out two things:
- Using JLoader::register call the model of com_menus from the controller of content and then save the data
- Another method he used was the addsubmenu function in /administrator/components/com_content/helpers/content.php to show the menu add item part. Its is available in list view. He hopes to make it in the edit view of the com_content part.
* Timeline and tasks
For next time 21 June - Milestone "menu item creation" for article edit in com_content.
* Open Questions
Peter asked about the git workflow of Shubham, and about keeping the repo in sync with the Joomla staging repo. There’s a small configuration error in the Joomla GSoC16 repo for this project https://github.com/joomla-projects/gsoc16_menu-for-article that Gunjan will get corrected. Shubham uses his own fork https://github.com/shubhamnba2009/gsoc16_menu-for-article/ and will create PRs for the main repo. Shubham keeps his own repo in sync with the Joomla staging repo.