There are some good guides out there explaining how to work with events and the ways to attach them to your components, but none (that I know) explain the following way to configure your events with CAction classes on your controllers the following way.
I was playing around with another PHP framework which I didn't really liked anyway but it had simple and nice integration for PHP built in web server so I decided to write one for Yii (since this is my primary PHP framework)
There are scenarios when you work with DVCS (like Mercurial or Git) and CDbMessageSource. To my experience keeping the development database and production database in sync can be very time consuming. Plus, when working in a team, you never know when the database was updated.
In a nutshell, the task at hand is to mark (or render) a model attribute in the typical "_form.php" view file with the 'required' red asterisk while this attribute is not marked as required in the model's rule() method.
If you're interested only in the solution, jump ahead to the 'solution' section below.
I assume you are familiar with accessControl standard filter. It allows you to separate privileges to run some action from action code itself. There is however one problem with most common usage - you cannot use bizRules, at least based on some parameters passed to 'checkAccess' just because it is hard to pass them in accessRules() result.