What are your problems when working with extensions?

Dear Extension-Developers and Users,

while working with extensions I stumbled upon different problems and I would like to know which problems you have when it comes to extensions.

Best regards,


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As a developer, I’d like to have more events to hook on. Sometimes I need to copy whole methods from the framework code to include new functionality. See my extension DbUrlManager for an example.

This causes trouble to keep the code updated.

As a user, the feature I miss more is an API-based installer. Using it, I could build an application installer and that would be the only installer needed. I have opened an issue for Rights asking for that, at http://code.google.com/p/yii-rights/issues/detail?id=43.

Thanks for your insights, please take a look at http://code.google.com/p/yii-rights/issues/detail?id=43 and let me know what do you think about using db migrations for this.

That’s a good solution and will work very well for me. Thanks!

I hope Chris integrates that code into his extension, too.