PHP Applications Tools Channel

As noted on the PAT blog, they are now using the PEAR_Server (soon to be Chiara_PEAR_Server) and Crtx_PEAR_Channel_Frontend.

You can see the Frontend in action here, and I just wanted to say that this is exactly what I had hoped would happen. Because of the way I wrote Crtx_PEAR_Channel_Frontend, they were able to completely customize the look of the frontend to match their site. Great job guys! :)

In addition to the design changes they made, they could also do the following:

  • Change the Welcome Message to a custom one (just replace the call to the function with plain text :)
  • Create a custom menu instead of using the getMenu() method (or whatever its called, its at home I’m at work!)
  • Hide the Latest Releases (or move it elsewhere)

Basically, I wrote everything seperately to make it possible for anybody to show any data available through it from anywhere. I just also included a convenient “one file” solution if you can’t be bothered.

– Davey