eZ Publish 4.2 to include Star Rating module

Prior to this years eZ conference I was approached by eZ systems to allow for my Star Rating module to be included in the eZ Publish distribution. All and all it was a pretty painless process that simply required the signing of the Contributor Licence Agreement (CLA).

The CLA is an interesting legal document as it doesn't specify the particular piece of software that it refers to. I was informed that this is by design as it's intended to be a general agreement where specifics are communicated seperately.

eZ Systems have created a new project for eZ Star Rating on the eZ Projects site where a number of improvments have been made, including:
  • Given it the eZ treatment, better comments, cleaned up code formatting
  • Removed references for full 4.x compatability
  • Changed from xajax to ezjscore + yui3 for ajax calls
  • Merged rating code from ezcore / ezyui
  • Code cleanup (cs & phpdoc and code name conventions)
  • Added fetch operators
  • Added postgresql support
  • Added internationalisation
The upshot is that the Star Rating module will remain under the GPL, I retain copyright of the original work and it's now installed as part of eZ Flow in eZ publish 4.2 (of cource it can still be used on it's own). You can check it out in eZ Publish 4.2.0alpha1.

The eZ Projects site states
NOTE: THIS IS TEMPORARY PROJECT. WILL BE MERGE WITH http://projects.ez.no/starrating
I haven't had any communication with eZ Systems regarding this matter and I can't see the point in doing a merge. I don't intend to make any further changes to the original so from eZ Publish 4.2 onwards (there appears to be a reliance on core changes that are in eZ publish 4.2) use the eZ publish version.

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