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CakePHP Composer Plugin

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the dependent libraries your project needs and it will install them in your project for you.

This is a CakePHP plugin to use Composer conveniently with your CakePHP project.

There is no need to pre-install Composer. This plugin will automatically download the latest version if Composer is not installed at your system.


CakePHP v2.x

How to use

  1. Download the plugin and place it at APP/Plugin/Composer.

    cd APP/Plugin
    git clone git:// Composer
  2. Load the plugin by adding this line to the bottom of your app's Config/bootstrap.php:

    CakePlugin::load('Composer', array('bootstrap' => true));
  3. That's all! Composer is ready for use.

    composer.json is located at APP/composer.json. It is automatically created if it is not found. Packages are installed to APP/Vendor as per CakePHP convention. Invoke Composer from command line with Console/cake composer.c.

    For example, to install opauth/opauth using Composer's require command.

    cd APP
    Console/cake composer.c require opauth/opauth:0.*

    To install packages defined at composer.json

    Console/cake composer.c install
  4. This plugin also makes use of Composer's autoloader. Start using a Composer-loaded classes right away without needing require(), include() or App::import().

    For example, to instantiate a new Opauth object, simply instantiate Opauth from anywhere in your CakePHP application:

    $Opauth = new Opauth();

Extra Options

To run the plugin non-interactively, especially to automatically install composer.phar (see #8), you can include --yes or -y option, eg. Console/cake composer.c install -y.

Issues & questions

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