The Road to custome fields [was 2.18]

Luis Villa louie at
Mon Mar 8 21:22:44 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 12:23 -0800, Joel Peshkin wrote:
> 3) Perhaps we can back off of some of the challanges of custom fields by 
> not requring it to happen entirely through the web interface and 
> assuming that anyone who wants to use them will be willing to make a few 
> changes to some files, run checksetup, and even hack some templates.  If 
> we can keep users of customfields from having to understand the whole 
> schema and,  we have helped 90% of the users. 

I was actually totally shocked to see that the patch attempts to have
the whole thing web configurable. That's ambitious, and in my mind
totally optional- just having it doable from a text editor + a shell
script is much more important right now to get it out and get it tested
than getting a web UI totally right. 

Just two cents from a part-time admin-

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