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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Skin plugin
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:17:33 GMT
On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 17:32 -0500, Brian M Dube wrote:
> Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-04-23 at 07:17 -0500, Brian M Dube wrote:
> >> David Crossley wrote:
> >>> I am not yet clear about your main aim. Is it to move
> >>> the existing functionality out of the core and leave it
> >>> at that (a legacy system)? Or is it to create a framework
> >>> as described above which would enable future development
> >>> of skins functionality as well as dispatcher.
> >> If community support of skins is questionable, then a flexible framework 
> >> seems to me the way to go.
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > I do not see the need nor the work force to have to different
> > skinning/theming frameworks.
> > 
> > I see the dispatcher as successor of skins which should be moved to a
> > plugin, but not 2 different frameworks. 
> 
> With skins moved to plugin(s) there will still be the choice of 
> frameworks, but I don't see the need for a parent framework to manage 
> this choice. You could simply add the required plugins for the rendering 
> method you want. And this could even be a new method in addition to 
> skins and dispatcher.

Kind of "Where to put my own (reusabel) theme" approach?

> > 
> > I can help a wee bit but my time is limited ATM since my 2 girls are 3
> > days old. 
> 
> Congratulations.
> 
> Brian

Cheers. :)

salu2
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Thorsten Scherler                                 thorsten.at.apache.org
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