[Product-Developers] content_type category portlets

Martin Aspeli optilude+lists at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 09:20:04 UTC 2010

2010/4/15 Enrique Pérez <eperez at yaco.es>:
> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> On 14 April 2010 23:22, Enrique Perez <eperez at yaco.es> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to assign a portlet to a manager with an assignment of
>>> category
>>> content_type. This is with a vanilla plone-4.0b1-1. The only addition to
>>> a
>>> vanilla plone is, in the portlets.xml of the GS profile of CMFPlone,
>>> <assignment name="news" category="content_type" key="Folder"
>>>    manager="plone.rightcolumn" type="portlets.News" visible="True">
>>>  <property name="count">5</property>
>>> </assignment>
>>> and then run the import step. However, after this (and adding a folder
>>> and a
>>> news item), I cannot see the portlet in any Folder object. Inspecting the
>>> portlet manager, I see that:
>>> ipdb> manager = getUtility(IPortletManager, name=u"plone.rightcolumn")
>>> ipdb> manager['content_type']['Folder']
>>> <plone.app.portlets.storage.PortletAssignmentMapping object at
>>> 0x2aaaac9c57d0>
>>> I've got a PortletAssignmentMapping... If I delete it and add a
>>> PortletCategoryMapping instead, like:
>>> ipdb> del manager['content_type']['Folder']
>>> ipdb> manager['content_type']['Folder'] = PortletCategoryMapping()
>>> ipdb> from plone.app.portlets.portlets.news import Assignment
>>> ipdb> manager['content_type'][u'Folder']['news'] = Assignment()
>>> The portlet shows properly in Folders. I'm I missing something, or is
>>> this a
>>> bug?
>> Sounds like it.
>> What's the data structure if you do it TTW (types control panel)?
>> What if you do it TTW and export?
> Thanks for the reply, even though you've managed to throw me back into
> confusion :-)
> If I do it TTW, the portlet shows right away; if I export the configuration,
> I get the exact same xml snippet as above; but if I inspect the manager, I
> see that I have, for the ['content_type']['Folder'] keys, a
> PortletAssignmentMapping and not a PortletCategoryMapping. I'll  keep
> digging into the issue.

It's quite possible that the GS importer is doing something wrong. I'd
look for bugs there.


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