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Posted by david on 29 September 2012 at 7:20 am

I've pushed a lot of Roles/Privileges related updates to the Clay repo this past week. I'll have to dig through my TODO list, but I think adding the ability to assign Roles to Users is the only thing left in that department. There are some enhancements I want to do later, such as some informative content features that explain privileges and what they are for. The User manager still needs a little work, but I'll probably deal with most of that while I'm working on the Role assignment features.

I've also been pushing some updates to this theme (simplestyle_4), such as a fancier table styling and some improvements to the way the dashboard looks. The dashboard will get a big upgrade when Blocks and Hooks are implemented, so I'm not changing it too much right now. I also added a pseudo table style for using divs/spans in a table layout. It looks exactly like a regular table, but it allows you to wrap cells in links and things like that.

That's all I've done lately, but I'm really happy with the way the Role/Privileges stuff has turned out. The only thing I have not been really happy with is the ability to debug ajax forms. I've wasted a lot of time, because a simple error some where isn't getting through and I don't know what is broken. I'm trying to figure out a better way to debug, not just ajax forms, but overall. I think sometime soon I will need to take a break from new features and work on a console or something that gives me a little more flexibility for debugging.

I have a few application Privileges I need to write classes for. I have the Users stuff to finish. Then I will start again on Blocks and some content based applications. I have a few shell applications to work on. I also want to build an application that uses the GitHub API, so I can start displaying some project information here. There's still stuff to do. Hopefully I'll be able to update Clay here soon, enable user registration, and make this a 2-way conversation again.

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