Thanks for all the help so far guys...here's another one for the smart engine devs... Let's say I have a MainController in my engine...and it has 4 actions inside there. Now let's say I want to inherit that MainController in my regular application, and override one of the actions... How would I go about doing that? It seems when I place MainController in my application it overrides the one in my engine folder by default. What's the appropriate way to do this? Mixins? Inheritance?
on 2006-01-05 11:56
on 2006-01-05 12:08
(this post is more suitable for engine-users btw - engine-developers is more for patches to the Engines plugin.... but anyway.... :) If you have something like this in your engine: RAILS_ROOT/ vendor/ plugins/ my_engine/ app/ controllers/ main_controller.rb (with the contents:) class MainController < ApplicationController def method1() puts "hello" end def method2() puts "ruby" end def method3() puts "rocketh" end end .... if you just wanted to change the behaviour of, say, MainController#method3, you should only need the following: RAILS_ROOT/ app/ controllers/ main_controller.rb (containing:) class MainController < ApplicationController def method3() puts "like, y'know, totally rules" end end Any methods defined in corresponding controllers of your main /app directory will override those in the engine. Is this what you've done? - james
on 2006-01-05 22:43
Sorry for the off-topic then... What you describe is exactly what I'm trying...well with a little twist. It's not the MainController, its one of my controllers thats a subclass. --- RAILS_ROOT/vendor/plugins/my_engine/app/controllers/admin/orders_controller.rb --- class Admin::OrdersController < Admin::BaseController def index ...do something end def show ... end def ... end end --- RAILS_ROOT/app/controllers/admin/orders_controller.rb --- class Admin::OrdersController < Admin::BaseController def ship_orders ...do something end end What's going on is that when I try to hit the index action defined in my engine, Rails says it doesn't exist. "Unknown action - No action responded to index" Could subclassing my Admin::BaseController be causing the problem? I'm guessing maybe engines aren't setup to deal with this?
on 2006-01-06 12:44
This is a bug - expect a new release of the Engines plugin in a few hours... Thanks! :) - james
on 2006-01-12 13:16
The latest release of the Engines plugin should solve this - is it working for you? - james ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: James A. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Jan 6, 2006 10:44 AM Subject: Re: [Engine-developers] Stupid ruby controller question To: email@example.com This is a bug - expect a new release of the Engines plugin in a few hours... Thanks! :) - james
on 2006-01-13 01:13
James A. wrote: > The latest release of the Engines plugin should solve this - is it > working for you? > > - james Definitely. Just deployed my production app to Dreamhost about an hour ago.
on 2006-01-13 01:20
Excellent. URL us so we can see it! - james
on 2006-01-14 02:18
James A. wrote: > Excellent. URL us so we can see it! > > - james I didn't design it, so I'm not really "proud" of it per say...That and Dreamhost is extremely slow. But I will plug 2 of my other sites that are running on the same engine code at the moment (which I designed from top to bottom) http://games.skunkstudios.com http://www.genselect.com