[Zope-CMF] Re: Major action exhancements

Tres Seaver tseaver at zope.com
Mon Mar 8 13:31:33 EST 2004

Andy McKay wrote:
> Tres Seaver wrote:
>> I still haven't quite wrapped my head around that notion.  
> Essentially the loading of Actions from two locations. First all the 
> actions are read off the file system in some format, say XML. This 
> allows us to be able to just ship a whole bunch of actions with Plone in 
> CVS. When we change them we'll just change them in CVS.
> But a user needs to be able to customise them, so they can do this by 
> clicking a customise button and the action gets created in the tool 
> (just like now). When you iterate through the actions it will look on 
> first for the ones in the tool and then on the filesystem.
> This will allow;
> - easy deployment of actions for multiple sites
> - local customisation of actions
> [snip]
>> I *think* this set of featurs covers the use case you and Andy 
>> describe, but I am not certain.
> Yes I think so. We could write a bunch of actions in that snapshot on 
> the FS and then when we distribute a new Plone release and do an upgrade 
> we'd:
> - diff the snapshot (whats in the ZODB) with the dump
> - if there are any differences do a conflict resolution (not sure how)
> - load the dump into the ZODB
> And we should be up and running. That will be very useful.

Great!  I was afraid you were going for the "load from the filesystem on 
restart" semantics which FSObjects have;  such a notion isn't in scope 
for the tool (although it would be possible to layer such a thing on top 
of it).

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