Embedded Media Field Roadmap for Version 2

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FYI, Alex UA and I are planning a version 2 of Embedded Media Field, in part to prepare for the transition to the Media module for Drupal 7.

Here's the road map, mostly for my reference:

I also plan to investigate the following options during the process:

  • Require and leverage PHP 5's simplexml for data retrieval
  • Integrate the module with the Embed module
  • Create a centralized storage for field stream data, adopting the stream://uri format in d7
  • Find general UI improvements
  • Improve the emfield API, making it more generic, flexible, extensible, and robust
  • Ultimately migrate to the Media module in part or entirely (in d7, and for d6 when it's backported)

Anything else to put on the wishlist here?

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It's official!

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Started version 2 of Embedded Media Field! Only bug fixes for version 1. And remember that the Drupal 5 version will not be supported after the release of Drupal 7.

Aaron Winborn
Drupal Multimedia (my book, available now!)
AaronWinborn.com
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emfield + vertical tabs and more...

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Emfield version 2 is coming along well. It requires PHP 5.2, but this is a Good Thing™, as it allows us to retrieve our remote data using simplexml rather than the hacked-up version I'd hobbled together to allow PHP 4. Also, cleaned up the admin menus some, separating the video/image/etc modules into separate tabs and integrating with Vertical Tabs.

Note that all the providers will be moving out into new modules. For instance, this has already happened with Media: Flickr and Media: Archive. Those modules will silently override the old version of emfield. If you don't have one of the required modules on an update, when logged in as an admin, you'll get a warning message (that you can turn off).

Coming up next: AJAX previews of your remote media!

Aaron Winborn
Drupal Multimedia (my book, available now!)
AaronWinborn.com
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