[Framework-Team] Final decision on PLIP 9327 (Unified interface for lists of content)

Ross Patterson me at rpatterson.net
Fri Jan 21 17:54:13 UTC 2011

Alec Mitchell <alecpm at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Geir Bækholt <plone at baekholt.com> wrote:
>> On 20-01-2011 16:57, Eric Steele wrote:
>>> I'd like to get a final consensus on whether or not PLIP 9327 will be
>>> included in 4.1. From discussion last week, several of you wanted to hold
>>> out until we knew whether collections and search results would be in. At
>>> this point, it looks like those two will be pushed off for 4.2.
>>> With 5 of 8 votes in, it stands at a +4 for inclusion. Are there any
>>> objections to my considering it approved?
>> I was told to prioritise documentation, but i'll be happy to convert default
>> listing templates or portlets to use it.
>> One of the more important cases with contentlisting is to make it easier to
>> start using it as an integrator and that addons can depend on it. For that
>> is important that it is included, not an addon.
> That sounds like framework proliferation to me.  If an addon wants to
> use this API then they can add it as a dependency; that's not a huge
> burden after all.  If either the search improvements or the
> collections were ready, then we'd at least be providing some examples
> of how to use the library in Plone and some indication that it was a
> recommended API.  As it is, it just seems to add further confusion to
> Plone's developer/integrator story.


> The PLIP had explicitly removed conversion of the templates as a goal.
>  Also, it's not entirely clear whether such a conversion would be
> appropriate for a 4.x release, since such changes could break
> customizations which rely on the macros, etc. from the current
> implementation.

Also, agreed.

Thanks for saving me the typing, :-)

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