[Zope-CMF] CMF 1.4 release blockers (was: Re: [dev] some CMF 1.4beta1 issues)

seb bacon seb@jamkit.com
12 May 2003 18:08:38 +0100

On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 16:03, Chris Withers wrote:
> Tres Seaver wrote:
> > [1] Alex Limi has Seb Bacon on the hook for a feature he calls
> >     "role-based skin switching", which Plone 1.1 needs.  
> Where's this described?


> What code is being added? I do something which sounds similar to this and I 
> haven't had to change CMF source, so I'm kinda interested ;-)

It's something I promised Alex I'd do, but haven't had time yet.  It's
the ability to give different default skins depending on role, as a
site-wide policy.  (e.g. "managers" get the "manager" skin, etc)  It
would take the form of a tab on the skins tool, probably, offering the
ability to map roles to skins.  It could even be generalised to an
expression / guard instead of a role but I suspect YAGNI.

I foresee no compatibility problems as undefined mappings would fall
back to the current 'default skin' value.

At any rate there's no way I have time to do it this week, so it's
unlikely to make it to 1.4.