Multiple Instances of Resource Manager

#21

Alfa1

Well-known member
#22
This is not only a valuable suggestion for the RM, but also greatly affects addons. This suggestions has come up as a vital suggestion for various addons. It would also make addon developers life's easier if XF has such functionality.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#25
This is not only a valuable suggestion for the RM, but also greatly affects addons. This suggestions has come up as a vital suggestion for various addons. It would also make addon developers life's easier if XF has such functionality.
There is really absolutely nothing here that would be generalizable. If someone wanted to implement this with the implication of the original suggestion (which is literally multiple copies, different tables, etc), they're going to need to build every part of the add-on from the ground up for it and do a lot of weird stuff. If anything, you probably need an add-on that dynamically builds the entire add-on, replacing bits as necessary (including table names, template names, phrase names, add-on names, class names, etc...)

So I can say for a fact that will not happen. But should I say this is not planned? Hard to say. There are comments in the first post that won't happen on the basis of what I've said, but if people want more separation between RM (or even forum) "sections", maybe there's a possibility of something like that happening. (Which is why I have generally left this here.)
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
#26
if people want more separation between RM (or even forum) "sections", maybe there's a possibility of something like that happening.
There are multiple roads to Rome. The main thought behind suggestions like this is that people want to have sections that look separated, so that the same functionality can be reused. As I illustrated in this suggestion.

This need comes up for many of the larger addons, including the RM. But also for forums itself. For example for language forums. It's essentially the same need of showing separated sections.

So a way to set more separation between sections would satisfy this need.
 
#27
If someone wanted to implement this with the implication of the original suggestion (which is literally multiple copies, different tables, etc), they're going to need to build every part of the add-on from the ground up for it and do a lot of weird stuff.

but if people want more separation between RM (or even forum) "sections", maybe there's a possibility of something like that happening
ExpressionEngine's Forum module allows multiple, different instances of forums. Each separate forum has its own search engine, URL, settings, i.e. styles, attachment/topics/post preferences, etc. By looking at its database, I'm sure it's not replicating or have different tables.

Maybe something like that can be done in RM too :)
 

Kintaro

Well-known member
#28
So I can say for a fact that will not happen. But should I say this is not planned? Hard to say. There are comments in the first post that won't happen on the basis of what I've said, but if people want more separation between RM (or even forum) "sections", maybe there's a possibility of something like that happening. (Which is why I have generally left this here.)
I think that more separation between RM (and forum) sections can be a very good compromise, can you make some examples about what do you mean with that?
 
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