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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Note taking plugin
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2005 10:36:41 GMT
Cool stuff Ross, I just had a quick glance (especially @
forrest.properties.xml). ;-)

I will try to use that as well in v2 and jump on the properties
train. ;-)

Will have a closer look later.

Thx

salu2

El mié, 23-11-2005 a las 00:29 +0000, Ross Gardler escribió:
> I just committed the skeleton of a new note-taking plugin. This uses the 
> latest and greatest features of Forrest, even ones that will not 
> "officially" be in the 0.8 release - now that's cutting edge :-)
> 
> It uses Views 2 to expose a contract that creates a form into which a 
> user can enter notes relating to the current page.
> 
> ...and...
> 
> It uses my new prototyped configuration system (forrest.properties.xml)
> 
> It will (one day) use the new wiring capabilities of Cocoon to hook the 
> note taker to the HTMLEdit plugin. So, if the HTMLEdit plugin is present 
> it will use it, if not it will fall back to a basic HTML form.
> 
> NOTE
> ----
> 
> This plugin is *not* the start of a Forrest based CMS. If you want a CMS 
> you should use the Daisy plugin so that you can leverage the Daisy CMS 
> (or build a Lenya plugin based on the Daisy one and use Lenya, or 
> whatever other CMS you prefer).
> 
> The goal of this note-taking plugin is only to take notes on a specific 
> page. I am building it to enhance training materials with not taking 
> capabilities, nothing more.
> 
> A secondary goal is to be a test case for many of the new cutting edge 
> features of Forrest. Come join the party in this plugin - but please do 
> not rely on it in production work ;-)
> 
> TODO
> ----
> 
> Lots, but the two key things are:
> 
> When a note is saved we do not show a sensible result page.
> 
> Expose the contract to an external project. At the moment it only works 
> with the documentation for the plugin. I've not tested it yet, but I 
> don't think contracts provided by plugins are exposed via the 
> locationmap yet - this is a compelling reason to have a defined naming 
> convention for plugin contracts. I'll think about this and make a 
> proposal soon.
> 
> Ross
-- 
thorsten

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