[geeklog-devel] GL1.3.x and Smarty

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Fri Feb 21 11:45:04 EST 2003

I don't think there is any interest in doing any template engine changes 
in 1.3.x.  My guess is that it would break current themes and, even if 
not, we don't get very many complaints with the current engine.  Besides, 
just the regression testing alone makes me cringe

For GL2 we have been looking at PEAR::HTML_Template_ITX which you can read 
about here: http://pear.php.net/package-info.php?pacid=108.  This is still 
up for debate but, in general, we are looking to use PEAR when at all 


 On Fri, 21 
Feb 2003, LIMBURG, Mark wrote:

> Howdy,
> I've been writing a web app for my work, which used Smarty as the template
> engine.  I am seriously amazed at what and how this template tool works ..
> precompiled templates and real logic control inside the template itself
> provides SO much power, it makes me giddy. As such, I've been toying with
> the idea of implementing Smarty into a version of GL to see how it handles
> it ... and last night, I altered the main page and some of lib-common.php to
> use it.  It looks very very good.
> If there's interest, I'd commit myself to make a full conversion and
> release.  This would include moving the GL code over to the manipulation of
> arrays/variables, and simply pass them over to the Smarty template .. which
> would then handle the control and placement of the data.  Additional options
> in Smarty include template cache and PHP inside templates.  I'd look at
> moving XSilver and SmoothBlue over first, then the rest of the standard
> themes.  The GL version I'd use would be the current CVS, and as I'm
> working, I'd add whatever individual changes done to CVS to my variation.
> Comments?
> Regards,
> Mark Limburg
> Alpha Geek, Unix Operations, Information Systems
> PO Box 1068, Salisbury
> South Australia,  5108
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