Leverage CakePHP for web UI

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carbenium
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Leverage CakePHP for web UI

Post by carbenium » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:43 pm

Currently the web UI is driven by a custom PHP "framework" and shares functionality wise probably quite a bit with the API.
I'd suggest to merge/rewrite the UI by leveraging the already existing API project.

Couple of thoughts:
* less maintenance burden since lots of things (routing, ORM, ...) are implemented by CakePHP
* views can use the template engine
* skins can be implemented using CakePHP themes

Any thoughts from the maintainers if this is something that can be explored?

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Re: Leverage CakePHP for web UI

Post by iconnor » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:18 pm

The maintainer(me) doesn't really like cakephp and can't be bothered.

If you want to do it, be my guest! I'll try to support in any way that I can.

Also, feel free to do it in python or whatever else tickles your fancy.

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Re: Leverage CakePHP for web UI

Post by carbenium » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:17 pm

Thanks for the supporting words!

I must admit CakePHP isn't my favourite as well. I just didn't want to present too extreme ideas as a first-time contributor.
I'll try to come up with some ideas in the next weeks.

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