[development] Incremental filter for the permissions page

Chris Johnson cxjohnson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 04:08:33 UTC 2009

Good point, Daniel.

I develop for a bunch of sites with over 100 modules enabled and lot
of CCK fields.  My permissions page is huge.  While a nicer UI for it
would be nice, having it die because of Javascript overload would be


On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Daniel F. Kudwien
<news at unleashedmind.com> wrote:
>> I've been working on a patch that incrementally filters the
>> permission page - patch at http://drupal.org/node/229193 and
>> demo at http://dmitrizone.com/229193.mov .
>> Dmitri
> Whether or not this thingy degrades, I don't really care.  I wouldn't mind
> if it does not.
> But I care for whether this actually works on a full-blown Drupal site
> having 10-15 roles and countless modules exposing permissions (including CCK
> Field Permissions that adds 3 permissions per fields, f.e. for 125 fields).
> A previous attempt on parsing/filtering the permissions page on such a site
> resulted in a total browser freeze:
> #366442: Admin menu: Collapse modules on permissions page [1]
> It worked flawlessly on a stock Drupal core install.
> This needs to be tested before committing this.
> Thanks,
> Daniel
> [1] http://drupal.org/node/366442

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