[Framework-Team] Re: [Plone-developers] The new Plone 4.0

Ricardo Alves rsa at eurotux.com
Mon May 11 10:48:08 UTC 2009

Alexander Limi wrote:
> On Tue, 05 May 2009 15:56:36 -0700, Ricardo Alves <rsa at eurotux.com> 
> wrote:
>> Steve McMahon wrote:
>>> My only concern about calling Hanno's incremental change list 4.0 is
>>> that we don't suffer from big-number expectation syndrome.
>> This is the biggest risk I guess, a major release with just a minor 
>> set of visible (UI) improvements, will bring bad publicity.
> I agree — this is the biggest risk in terms of calling it 4.0 instead 
> of 3.5. The consensus to call the 2009 release 4.0 makes sense to me — 
> so +1 on that decision.
> One way to mitigate this — and make Plone seem a bit more modern along 
> the way — could be to apply the new typography/theme that I'm 
> currently applying to trunk. This is essentially the typography from 
> the plone.org redesign along with a color-neutral design for the 
> navigation and other UI elements. The goal is to make something that 
> you can put the company logo on, and it looks relatively decent, no 
> matter what your company colors are.

+1. A refreshed visual theme plus several new features, like blob 
support or commenting improvements, have the potential to make 4.0 an 
appealing release.


Ricardo Alves <rsa at eurotux.com>
Eurotux <http://www.eurotux.com> 

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