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

Jon Stahl jonstahl at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 17:31:45 UTC 2011

I would expect that it will only work for Diazo themes.


On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 7:06 AM, Espen Moe-Nilssen <espen at medialog.no> wrote:
> I am trying to "join in here"
> Can anyone confirm if things the ACE control panel is not working when then
> another theme is selected (like plone classic theme)
> espen
> Den 12. sep. 2011 kl. 13.02 skrev Martin Aspeli:
> Hi,
> 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
> agree)
>> 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.
> Martin
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