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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [proposal] Distributing themes
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2006 00:31:43 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
>>David Crossley wrote:
>>
>>>Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>
>>>>David Crossley wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>It is also creating a maintenance problem for the
>>>>>Forrest project. Synchronising and updating those is hell.
>>>>
>>>>Can you expand on the problems?
>>>
>>>If we make a change to the forrest.properties e.g.
>>>add a new parameter. The main example is at
>>>main/fresh-site/forrest.properties but the changes
>>>need to be replicated to every plugin. Same with
>>>skinconf.xml
>>
>>Put the new config in default.forrest.properties (or 
>>default.forrest.properties.xml if we adopt the new system). You only 
>>need to add it to other themes/plugins/sites if you want to use 
>>something other than the default.
>>
>>Since it is a new property and therefore the theme/plugin/site knows 
>>nothing about what it does it is highly unlikely it will want anything 
>>other than the default.
> 
> 
> Yes i realize that we can do that. However at the moment
> the pluginTemplate and all current plugins have full
> copies of all the full configuration stuff. We need to
> rationalise that prior to 0.8 release.

I'm proposing using the plugin download mechanism for themese, not using 
the plugin template for themes.

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. I would imagine a different template for 
themes.

Ross

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