Also called the Composer Web Installer, and introduced in Tiki18, this feature is for the installation and management of external software packages using Composer.Composer is used in the Tiki code development process to import and manage external software such as jQuery and Bootstrap. But some software cannot be packaged with Tiki due to an incompatible license, or shouldn't necessarily be packaged with Tiki by default because of the software's specialized nature or niche application. So it is a natural step for Tiki site administrators to be able to use Composer to install and manage external software specifically for their site after the site is installed.
tiki-admin.php?page=packagespage. The Packages admin page has four sections, displayed in tabs — Packages Installed, Install Other Packages, Packages Bundled, and Diagnose. These sections are described below:
The status column shows a success icon () if the package is installed, or a warning icon () if it is missing. If the package is missing, you can click the "Fix Missing Packages" button that is displayed and Tiki will try to install the package again.
Some examples include:
Normally, Composer will be found and run, and so some information will be shown here.
https://packagist.org/, but later this feature is intended to be expanded to include importing themes, libraries formerly hosted at mods.tiki.org, language files, and more.
- See also https://dev.tiki.org/Composer-Web-Installer
- “Packaging” Composer packages
- About Tiki Packages in Tiki 18.0 LTS and why I support this project. And mods.tiki.org can now be scheduled for retirement (Marc Laporte).