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Removing the bundle from AppBundle in Symfony

dev-master / 1.0.x-dev 2015-05-05 14:19 UTC

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This is a very simple proof of concept. This package basically provides a bundle class which can be used to create "virtual" bundles. Virtual bundles only exists for the Symfony kernel, but for you it's just a package which uses bundle conventions (like automatic mapping for Entity/).

This can be used to remove the "bundle" from AppBundle. Let me tell you how to get this working for your application.


This is pretty simple (if you're using Composer):

$ composer require wouterj/bundleless:1.*@dev


Use the new WouterJ\Bundleless\AppFocusedKernel as parent of your AppBundle:

// app/AppKernel.php

use WouterJ\Bundleless\AppFocusedKernel;

// ...
class AppKernel extends AppFocusedKernel

Then, remove that ugly AppBundle register line from your AppKernel. Bundeless will take care of it now.

// app/AppKernel.php

// ...
public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        // comment or remove
        // new AppBundle\AppBundle();


You're already ready! You should move your application code outside of the AppBundle by removing the namespace and putting it in src/ directly. For instance:

// src/Controller/StaticController.php
namespace App\Controller;

use Sensio\Bundle\FrameworkExtraBundle\Configuration\Route;
use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\Controller;

class StaticController extends Controller
     * @Route("/")
    public function homepageAction()
        return $this->render('static/homepage.html.twig');
# app/config/routing.yml
    resource: "@App/Controller"
    type: annotation

That's it. Apart from the template file, you now have a working homepage!


The AppBundle is created using the Kernel#getAppBundle() method. Override this method in your AppKernel to customize it.


This project is released under the MIT license, it's just 2 files anyway.