[Plone-UI] [Plone-developers] Should we integrate ACE into p.a.theming?

Martin Aspeli optilude+lists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 22:43:36 UTC 2011


On 6 September 2011 23:34, Alex Clark <aclark at aclark.net> wrote:

>
> Indeed. I tried to do this with the "Diazo theming sprint" a few months
> back. And several folks followed the "mentioning the zip file first"
> pattern. E.g.
>
> - http://plone.org/products/**plonetheme.earthlingtwo<http://plone.org/products/plonetheme.earthlingtwo>
>
> But the controversial part was: I put the zips inside a Python package
> because that struck me as the most logical thing to do. It struck other
> folks as the opposite. The logic was based almost entirely on one thing:
> easy distribution. If I create a zip inside a Python package, I can use
> existing tools to publish it (i.e. mkrelease). If not, I'd have to upload
> TTW (which I ended up doing anyway to quell complaints).
>
> Anyway, in the real world, with elro's resource directory feature in
> p.r.zope2instance, I suspect *just zips* has at least a fighting chance to
> catch on. It would stand a better chance if we built a new place to upload
> them (e.g. an overhauled PSC perhaps integrated with thememanager[1])
>

First of all, we could make tools (or you could ;-) to make it a one-command
thing to upload a theme to plone.org.

Secondly, this wouldn't have felt natural to you if you weren't a developer
used to creating eggs and uploading them to PyPI.

Martin
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