[Zope-CMF] Re: CMFSetup and workflows

Anahide Tchertchian anahide.tchertchian at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 08:36:41 EDT 2005


yuppie wrote:
> Please note that all other tool handlers use utils.*ConfiguratorBase. I 
> didn't convert workflow.py because it is the biggest handler and it 
> works for me as it is. But it uses deprecated patterns, so if you plan 
> to improve it it might be worth to refactor it using *ConfiguratorBase.

Yes, that's what I intended to do.

>> - turn import methods in CMFSetup/workflow.py into configurator class
>> methods so that they're easier to override when subclassing
>> (_extract*Nodes and _initDCWorkflow* methods)
> Sounds fine if you don't want to do the big refactoring.

Yes I'd like to, but as I am new to this code I thought these methods 
were necessary (is it?) and I just wanted to make them class methods. 
Maybe it's not the case with ConfiguratorBase, I just have to have a 
closer look at it.

>> - get rid of DCWorkflow specifics, and use the workflow factory and
>> API methods to import a workflow (no need to import
>> DCWorkflowDefinition, State, Transition classes anymore, for instance)
> I didn't have a look at the details. But I'm afraid we would loose some 
> flexibility. Other import handlers allow fine-grained changes to 
> existing setups.

I'm not sure I understand why we could lose some flexibility.
For instance, instead of doing:

from Products.DCWorkflow.States import StateDefinition
s = StateDefinition(id)
workflow.states._setObject(id, s)

I'd like to do:

Since workflows handled are supposed to be quite similar to DCWorkflow 
workflows, I thought that if it's too different, a new configurator will 
have to be coded anyway. This is just to handle DCWorkflow subclasses, 
like CPSWorkflow classes.

>> - do not list workflows that are not supported when exporting (not
>> supported workflows are listed but not exported at the moment)
> You mean workflows without CMFSetup supported? i.e. CMFDefault 
> DefaultWorkflow? Why shouldn't they be listed?

Currently, on export, if a workflow is not a DCWorkflowDefinition 
instance, its name is listed in workflows.xml but there is no other file 
containing the worklow definition, so I'm not sure there is a point to 
list it.



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