Asterisell Code Development

These notes are interesting only if you want to extend the Asterisell application source code.

How Installing the Symfony DEV Container

Read notes inside scripts/dockerfiles/symfony_dev.

How Changing the Database Schema

Change the file config/schema.yml.

Inside the Symfony DEV Container execute

cd scripts ./

The new SQL model is generated inside data/sql/lib.model.schema.sql.

Test the application.

Add upgrade jobs extending the database also in already production instances. TODO complete this

How Generating UI Web Modules

Inside the Symfony DEV Container:

php symfony propel:generate-admin asterisell ArReportScheduler --module=report_scheduling

: if you add a new class, update also init database scripts, and deletion related.

  • generate module normally
  • in generator.yml change generator.class to sfPropelAdminGenerator
  • in actions.class.php: * remove the initial require once of lib files * consider using the option for sorting pagination also on ID
  • remove in lib of module the two configuration files
  • in apps/asterisell/config/routing.yml remove the initial code
  • in config, add security settings for admin access
  • add the module into the Asterisell Menu

From ``config/routing.yml `` remove code like:

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArRole
    module:               role
    prefix_path:          /role
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArUser
    module:               user
    prefix_path:          /user
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArExtensionHasCode
    module:               extension_code
    prefix_path:          /extension_code
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArOrganizationUnit
    module:               organization_unit
    prefix_path:          /organization_unit
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

Use code like this:

  class: sfPropelAdminGenerator
    model_class:           ArExtensionHasCode
    theme:                 admin
    non_verbose_templates: true
    with_show:             false
    singular:              ArExtensionHasCode
    plural:                ArExtensionHasCodes
    route_prefix:          ar_extension_has_code
    with_propel_route:     1
    actions_base_class:    sfActions

      ar_extension_id: { name: Extension }
      ar_extension: { name: Extension }
      code: { name: Code, help: "An extension can have one or more code (telephone numbers) that are valid alias of them." }

      title: Extension Codes (alias telephone numbers associated to an Extension)

      display: [ar_extension, =code]
      filters: [ar_extension_id, code]
      sort: [code, asc]

      title: Extension Codes (alias telephone numbers associated to an Extension)
      display: [ar_extension, code]

Code Gist

Adding LOG message

Inside an action

$this->logMessage('help me!', 'info');

Outside an action


Inside a template if the error must be viewed on the web toolbar

echo log_message(...);

Project Administration

How Publishing a New Release

  • Update VERSION file.
  • Update manual.
  • Git commit.
  • git tag -a vX.YY -m "Version X.YY"
  • Git push.
  • Rsync the website.