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  • abolshakov
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  • CS-Cart Architects
  • Join Date: 20-Aug 14
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:52 AM #1

Common changes
  • REST API: "HTTP/1.1 204 No Content" status is now returned when DELETE request succeed by all API entities.
  • In development mode, JavaScript errors are now displayed at document body.
  • Smarty plugin array_to_fields was added. It converts given array to HTML hidden fields.
  • Smarty library is now required via Composer.
  • Storage type "statics" was renamed to "assets". However, backward compatibility preserved. The storage type is set in config.local.php.
  • Custom PHP error handlers were implemented. They are being registered at new fn_init_error_handler() initializer function.
  • PHP fatal errors are now being caught — the "Service unavailable" page will appear in case of a fatal error in production mode.
  • PHP non-fatal errors, warnings and notices are being caught and properly formatted now (in development mode only and if xdebug extension is not installed).
Hook changes
-fn_set_hook('create_seo_name_pre', $object_id, $object_type, $object_name, $index, $dispatch, $company_id, $lang_code);
+fn_set_hook('create_seo_name_pre', $object_id, $object_type, $object_name, $index, $dispatch, $company_id, $lang_code, $params);

-fn_set_hook('create_seo_name_post', $_object_name, $object_id, $object_type, $object_name, $index, $dispatch, $company_id, $lang_code);
+fn_set_hook('create_seo_name_post', $_object_name, $object_id, $object_type, $object_name, $index, $dispatch, $company_id, $lang_code, $params);

Core functions
Changed functions
  • fn_create_seo_name(): $params parameter added:
    • (bool) $params['use_generated_paths_cache'] - Whether to cache fn_get_seo_parent_path() calls.
    • -function fn_create_seo_name($object_id, $object_type, $object_name, $index = 0, $dispatch = '', $company_id = '', $lang_code = CART_LANGUAGE, $create_redirect = false, $area = AREA)
      +function fn_create_seo_name($object_id, $object_type, $object_name, $index = 0, $dispatch = '', $company_id = '', $lang_code = CART_LANGUAGE, $create_redirect = false, $area = AREA, $params = array())
  • fn_get_seo_parent_path(): $use_caching parameter added. It indicates whether to cache results of path_function calls.
    • -function fn_get_seo_parent_path($object_id, $object_type, $company_id = 0)
      +function fn_get_seo_parent_path($object_id, $object_type, $company_id = 0, $use_caching = true)
  • fn_generate_seo_url_from_schema(): $company_id parameter added.
    • -function fn_generate_seo_url_from_schema($redirect_data, $full = true, $query_string = array())
      +function fn_generate_seo_url_from_schema($redirect_data, $full = true, $query_string = array(), $company_id = null)
  • fn_exim_parse_data(): $is_option parameter added.
    • -function fn_exim_parse_data($data, $variants_delimiter = ',', $features_delimiter = '///')
      +function fn_exim_parse_data($data, $variants_delimiter = ',', $features_delimiter = '///', $is_option = false)
  • fn_settings_actions_general_secure_storefront(): renamed to fn_settings_actions_security_secure_storefront().
  • fn_settings_actions_general_secure_admin(): renamed to fn_settings_actions_security_secure_admin().
New functions
  • fn_array_column($array, $column_key, $index_key = null): a polyfill for PHP 5.5 array_column function.
  • fn_get_runtime_company_id(): returns runtime company_id in any mode.
  • fn_clear_ob(): clears output buffers' contents.
  • fn_get_supported_image_format_variants(): returns list of supported image formats to be used as setting variants.
  • Tygh\Tools\ImageHelper class added.
    • ImageHelper::calculateTextSize($string, FontInterface $font) - Calculates size for bounding box of text written in given font.
    • ImageHelper::positionLayerOnCanvas(BoxInterface $canvas_size, BoxInterface $layer_size, $horizontal_position, $vertical_position, BoxInterface $padding = null) - Calculates coordinates of top left corner of layer that should be positioned on canvas using given vertical and horizontal positions.
    • ImageHelper::getSupportedFormats() - Returns image formats, supported by current image manipulation driver. The only formats that being checked are jpg, png and gif.
  • fn_init_error_handler(): registers custom error handlers.
  • fn_init_imagine(): registers image manipulation library object at Application container.
Deprecated functions
Deprecated functions are still working, but will be removed in the next major release (CS-Cart 5.*)
  • fn_create_image_from_file()
  • fn_check_gd_formats(): use fn_get_supported_image_format_variants() instead.
  • fn_parse_rgb(): use Imagine\Image\Palette\RGB class instead.
The Imagine library is used in CS-Cart 4.3.2 core for working with images instead of the self written solution. External interfaces for working with images stayed unchangable (fn_resize_image(), for example). But the Imagine class object is available in the Application container and can be used directly, if needed:

/** @var $imagine Imagine\Image\ImagineInterface **/
$imagine = Tygh::$app['image'];

	->thumbnail($size, $mode)

More information about the Imagine library you can find here: http://imagine.readt...org/en/latest/.

The auto variant appeared in the $config['tweaks']['image_resize_lib'] setting. It is used by default. If this variant is set up, the driver used for images manipulation (Imagick/GD) is chosen automatically based on the php-imagick extension availability. In another words, if the php-imagick extension is installed on server, Imagick is used for working with images, in another case - GD will.

The new Tygh\Application functionality appeared in CS-Cart 4.3.2

The Application class object is created when initializing the core in the init.php file. After that it is available from every part of code:

// to get the Application object

If the object is needed to retrieve inside a file with the namespace, the call looks as follows:

// to get the Application object inside a file with the namespace

Its single purpose at the moment is the IoC container that stores objects and factory anonimous functions for creating objects.

IoC container
Earlier the Registry class stored objects. It was also used to store cache and other runtime-data.

// before
$smarty = Registry::get('view');

// now
$smarty = Tygh::$app['view'];

The main difference between the Application container and Registry class is the lazy objects initialization in the Application.
Objects stored in a container are called services. In most cases they are components of larger system that have their own area of responsibility. For example, sending e-mail messages or database connection, etc.

// register an object in a container using an anonymous factory function
Tygh::$app['foo'] = function($app) {
	return new Tygh\Foo();

Tygh::$app['bar'] = function($app) {
	return new Tygh\Bar($app['foo']);

// no object was created by this moment, they will be created on demand

// Application will return the anonymous factory function call result.
// Besides, the Tygh\Bar class constructor will get the result of calling another factory function.
$bar_instance = Tygh::$app['bar'];

// the line above equals the following code:
// $foo_instance = new Tygh\Foo();
// $bar_instance = new Tygh\Bar($foo_instance);

// if getting service from a container again, the same object is returned (a new one is not created).
var_dump($bar_instance === Tygh::$app['bar']); // true

// if we want a NEW object to be returned EACH TIME we get a service,
// we should wrap the anonymous factory function like this when initializing service:
Tygh::$app['cool_service'] = Tygh::$app->factory(function($app) {
	return new Tygh\CoolService();

// these are different objects
$a = Tygh::$app['cool_service'];
$b = Tygh::$app['cool_service'];
$c = Tygh::$app['cool_service'];

// apart from the mentioned methods it is possible to simply put an object to a container,
// it is the behaviour Registry provided
Tygh::$app['my_object'] = new Tygh\MyClass();

Here you can read more about the advanced container usage: http://pimple.sensiolabs.org/.

Backwards compatibility
For the backwards compatibility Registry redirects the api, crypt, view, ajax, and class_loader services calls to a container.
So, the code using Registry::get('view|ajax|crypt|api|class_loader') will function in the same manner without modifications.
Appllication was added to improve system architecture and testing its components.

Alexander Bolshakov
CS-Cart Architect Team