I'm trying to get the login/user engine combo up and working and am having difficulties. I got the login engine up and running fine, no problems. Now, on to the user engine. After fixing the needed stuff in the bootstrap task so it loads I'm able to login as the default admin ok. BUT none of the views/controllers that are in login/user_controller are being overridden by the user/user_controller, infact, the user_engine controller doesn't seem to be getting called at all! If I try to do a /user/list it tries to show the right view, but complains the the @content_columns are null, because the action method never got called. I put a simple puts("%%%%%%%%") in the user/user_controller, but nothing ever got spit out. If I put a list method in the login/user_controller and print something out, it shows. Some magic isn't working right it seems. Any ideas on this? Thanks for the help! -Nick p.s. And yes, I'm starting the user engine after the login engine, as stated by the readme, and everything else was done according to that.
on 2006-01-11 21:13
on 2006-01-11 21:41
Some more info: As I said before, none of the user_engine stuff is really getting used, but if I put my own views/controller in they are called just fine. Replacing them seems to work, but its not working with the defaults...hmmm.. I just installed the engines today, so I dont know if anything has changed in SVN recently but at the moment this combo doesn't appear to be working as intended. -Nick
on 2006-01-11 22:02
Nick S. wrote: > Some more info: > > As I said before, none of the user_engine stuff is really getting > used, but if I put my own views/controller in they are called just > fine. Replacing them seems to work, but its not working with the > defaults...hmmm.. > > I just installed the engines today, so I dont know if anything has > changed in SVN recently but at the moment this combo doesn't appear to > be working as intended. > > -Nick Not sure if this addresses the issue, but I posted a wiki entry at: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowToUseUserEngine describing my experiences. Feel free to edit at will.
on 2006-01-11 22:41
Thats a good write Ross, and great for understanding the idea behind the engines, but it doesn't help much with getting them up and running correctly. =\ I managed to get the list view working by copying the user_controller.rb from user_engine to my app/controllers dir, but now the edit action doesn't work. Gets stuck in an infinite loop. Something in the class loading isn't working right with the engines it appears and as such is causing me problems. -Nick
on 2006-01-11 22:50
Nick S. wrote: > Thats a good write Ross, and great for understanding the idea behind > the engines, but it doesn't help much with getting them up and running > correctly. =\ > > I managed to get the list view working by copying the > user_controller.rb from user_engine to my app/controllers dir, but now > the edit action doesn't work. Gets stuck in an infinite loop. > > Something in the class loading isn't working right with the engines it > appears and as such is causing me problems. > > -Nick I would suggest you create a toy app from scratch and pop the engines into it. Create a toy model/controller/view (I know it's supposed to be model/view/controller :), edit your environment.rb file, then use: before_filter :login_required, :only => [:foo] or whatever you want to protect. Now, you should be able to go to: localhost:3000/myapp/user If that works, then try overriding the list view. If that works, try overriding one of the controller methods (perhaps 'home') Compare your results with what's in your app.
on 2006-01-11 23:03
Heh, thats actually what I did. This app doesn't have anything BUT these two engines. :( And overriding the views and controller methods work, just not the originals in user_engine.
on 2006-01-11 23:09
People seem to be having issues here - I'm looking into it now... - james
on 2006-01-11 23:22
Cool James thanks! I think engines could be a great addition to a project I want to start, and knowing they work the way you've described them to would be great! :) Like I said, almost everything is working, just not one engine over-riding another. Great work none the less! I think the ability to pile engines on top of each other in order to add or subtract functionality is a great idea and a lot closer to the 'ideal' plugin system in my mind. -Nick
on 2006-01-12 00:12
James A. wrote: > People seem to be having issues here - I'm looking into it now... > > - james James, For what it is worth, I'm using both the login and user engines with no problems. However, I have not yet updated my 'engines' plugin to the new version you just released. If there is a problem, it probably resides there. _Kevin
on 2006-01-12 00:28
You're spot on Kevin - it's my module handling patch. In the meantime, anyone who needs a fix NOW and isn't developing an engine with controllers in modules can use the original non-module version: http://opensvn.csie.org/rails_engines/engines/tags/rel_1.0.1 - james
on 2006-01-12 01:38
Glad to hear you've found the trouble maker. At the moment I don't 'need' this drastically at the moment, so I can wait. :)
on 2006-01-12 04:34
Thanks James I was having the same problem and pulling my hair out all day. Older rev works fine! On Jan 11, 2006, at 2:25 PM, James A. wrote: >>> People seem to be having issues here - I'm looking into it now... >> > Rails mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails > - Bill
on 2006-01-12 05:22
Bill P. wrote: > Thanks James I was having the same problem and pulling my hair out > all day. Older rev works fine! > > On Jan 11, 2006, at 2:25 PM, James A. wrote: > >>>> People seem to be having issues here - I'm looking into it now... >>> >> Rails mailing list >> firstname.lastname@example.org >> http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails >> > > > > - Bill ME TOO!!!! Thanks for looking at this - I was thinking I must be losing it! Keith
on 2006-01-12 13:07
This bug *should* be fixed in the latest release of the engines plugin (rel_1.0.4), available at: http://opensvn.csie.org/rails_engines/engines/tags/rel_1.0.4 http://opensvn.csie.org/rails_engines/plugins/engines I'm keen to avoid creating off-topic noise on the main Rails list with issues like this particular one (although general discussion of engines in the larger context of Rails would still seem appropriate here), so I'd strongly urge people to subscribe to the engine-users/engine-developers lists at rails-engines.org, or use the forum gateway at www.ruby-forum.com. Apologies! - james
on 2006-01-12 15:10
I did a fresh check out of the engines plugin and its still acting the same way. The list method in the user_engine controller isn't getting display, but the view is being called resulting in a nil value for the content columns. :( -Nick p.s. going to join the engines list and move the discussion over there to avoid creating more traffic....