Trejder, on 29 November 2010 - 09:29 AM, said:
Am I missing something or extension author assumed that everyone will be putting 'giix-components' and 'giix-core' folders directly under 'protected/extensions' folder, which is rather bad idea. Any attempt to put this extension to a separate subfolder like 'protected/extensions/giix' fails, even if one update correctly configuration file, according to INSTALL file instructions - Gii will fail when trying to access Giix* elements of it, saying that specified alias is invalid.
An ability to put this extension to an separate folder is especially essential since it contains files like INSTALL or LICENSEE in root folder, which could run into conflict with similar files from other extension that also does not allow users to put them into separate folder. This should be fixed IMHO.
Yes, the directories must be put inside 'protected/extensions'.
There is currently no plan to change this, but if you think it is important, you can open a ticket at Google Code for this enhancement. With enough support (and time) this can be changed.
And the text files aren't needed in the live project directory, you just need the two directories.