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

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Thu Sep 18 03:56:03 EDT 2008

Previously Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
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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  
> background.

Are they png images? If not, can we please make them png so we can
easily customize them using alpha channels?


Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>    It is simple to make things.
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