PHP7 and MySQL compatibility take up a lot of our time this month, but we still fit in some interesting development and user functionality along with a new advanced menu system and some bug fixes.
Lightning Design System Menu
As we start to follow LDS directives and apply them in different parts of the application we decide to implement a full menu editor extension and use LDS to power the new menu.
The enhanced menu system permits you to add hierarchical submenús with different types of entries like direct URLs or separators so you can configure and adapt the menu to your specific needs and it even looks wonderful.
Product/Service Divisible Selling validation
Inventory modules validation that forces Product and Service to be sold in indivisible packs.
There is a new field in the Product and Service that indicates if it can be sold divided or not and a module validation script enforces the setting.
An important side effect of this development, which was contributed by Luke, is that we now have all the information of the product lines in the validation infrastructure.
Global Variables Definitions
A very useful documentation project appears this month where we add a translatable language file for global variables that describe each one, giving information of their status, their default value and what they are for.
This documentation is directly accessible on the list, detail and edit views.
Warnings prosecution starts
It will still be a few more weeks before we completely release a full PHP7 compatible coreBOS but all the hard work is done and we start another project to eliminate all the warnings that are present in the code.
Our goal is to be able to execute the application with PHP error reporting set to E_ALL
At this point in time, there are modules that you cannot even access in this mode. As of the moment I am writing this article, I can say that you could now run the application in E_ALL mode even in production. Obviously, this is not recommended, but it can be done.
This project will consume a LOT on our time during the next months
Thanks for reading.