[Zope-CMF] CMFActionIcons vs. new-style actions

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Thu Sep 18 03:52:51 EDT 2008

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On Sep 13, 2008, at 15:28 , Jens Vagelpohl wrote:

> Question: Wouldn't it make sense to enable the new action icons
> functionality in the various templates to show icons if an expression
> for an icon is provided, and completely retire the CMFActionIcons
> product?

This has now landed, in several chunks because it turned out to be  
more work and a larger change set than expected, on the CMF trunk.  
Silly me thinking most of my work was done when Yuppie thoughtfully  
added a icon URL expression property to the new-style actions ;-)

Additional work included...

  - extend the "old-style" actions, those you see e.g. on a type  
information "Actions" tab in the ZMI, to also have a field for an icon  
URL expression

  - extend the DCWorkflow Transition and Worklist classes, which store  
the information for their own action directly on the class, to have an  
icon URL expression field

  - add a portal setting, also available through the "Reconfigure  
portal" CMF screen, to switch the icons on or off globally.

  - change the basic main_template in CMFDefault/skins/zpt_generic to  
look for the global icon flag and icon data from the actions

  - fix up some existing CMFActionIcons icons and search for a whole  
bunch of additional icons

I'm not the greatest artist in the world, if anyone dislikes a  
particular icon please feel free to replace it with something that  
makes sense to a normal user. Just make sure it has a transparent  


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