[Plone-UI] Fwd: Re: UI request - integrating p.a.theming editor and file manager

Martin Aspeli optilude+lists at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 11:02:01 UTC 2011


On 12 September 2011 06:13, Nathan Van Gheem <vangheem at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry everyone, forgot to reply all. Trying to use apple mail app and its
> killing me that cmd+r doesn't auto reply all!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Nathan Van Gheem" <vangheem at gmail.com>
> Date: Sep 11, 2011 11:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Plone-UI] UI request - integrating p.a.theming editor and
> file manager
> To: "Martin Aspeli" <optilude+lists at gmail.com>
> > Currently, these two views are separate. When you edit an in-ZODB theme
> in the p.a.theming control panel on the "Manage themes" tab, you have two
> options: "Edit" and "Manage files".
> >
> > I think it would be more natural if these two were part of the same
> screen, but I'm struggling to understand exactly how that would work
> visually. I'd like to retain the idea that you can work on multiple files
> and that you can save all files at once or revert your changes before
> saving.
> Yah, this is a little odd. I think we just have a "manage files" button.
> Then, we just need edit buttons on the manage files screen that open an
> overlay with the ACE editor in it. Also, leave the quick file switching
> functionality available in the ACE editor.

What happens if I delete or rename a file I'm editing in ACE?

Jon sent me some feedback separately, which I just wanted to capture here:

 - He expected the file manager to be the initial view and the editor to
launch from within there (i.e. click on a file, click edit)
 - He expected some kind of multi-upload to e.g. load in multiple images
 - He expected some kind of drag-and-drop to move/copy files
 - He felt the position of the 'home' button was somewhat confusing (I

> Is the use case of simply managing top-level plone resources something we
> want to pursue at all? Seems like this functionality should be exposed even
> if you don't want to put the resource in a theme.
The editor right now works for resource directories (used for themes, but
also for bits of Deco and in the future probably Dexterity). I don't really
want this to scope creep into a replacement for folder_contents just yet.
However, the file manager is really theme agnostic and would work with any
resource directory which we should retain.

> Great work as always Martin. These are killer features.

Are you interested in helping to complete this? I feel like I'm hitting the
limits of my client-side fu.

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