[ZWeb] Moving /custom back into the repository

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Tue Aug 24 17:05:50 EDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 10:37:29PM +0200, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> Chris Withers wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >Would anyone have any objections to me moving the changes that are 
> >currently in portal_skins/custom back into the skin layer on disk?
> >
> changes made in custom folder are changes to files that come with 
> product distribution.
> if you add the changes to the filesystem skins and you ever want to 
> update a product all changes will be lost - except you port the changes 
> made to zope.org back to the original products.

Not if you make a new FSDV.
> >That seems like a much better place to make changes and would let us 
> >more easily see who made what changes and why.
> >
> >I'd also propose a policy of deleting the "custom" layer to prevent it 
> Deleting the custom folder or any (atm not existing) other TTW defined 
> folders under portal_skins is against CMF philosophy of customization.

I don't really agree with that...
> Possible solution: collect all files under 'custom' into a new 
> CustomSkin product or add them to the NZO skin.

I believe that's what Chris intended.
> Anyway, access to the skins will then need a signed NDA agreement, maybe 
> ssh access and some knowledge with svn.

Considering that mucking with skins can thoroughly bork the site,
that seems entirely appropriate to me.

Paul Winkler

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