I think it would be quite straightforward to add the functionality in
files. If I understand Sean's design correctly, I think his intention
was that extension authors could make their custom models play with
the FileSystem extension by adding modules such as (using SnS as an
These modules would be added to the SnS extension itself, rather than
in the FileSystem extension. If you had SnS installed without
FileSystem extension these modules would do nothing, but if you had
both extensions installed, then FS would pick up the extra
functionality provided by those modules in the SnS extension. (It
might be necessary to specify the load order of file_system extension
before the others)
The only thing extra you would need to do is to test for the existence
of the FileSystemExtension and then add your models to its list:
Then the extension will pick up those models, add the basic
functionality and attempt to add their specialized modules as well.
The extension is very helpful when you are working on a big site, or one
that you want to manipulate significantly offline. I'd call the support
for Pages shaky at best, and I'd still recommend manipulating those in
the regular interface. However, the other models -- snippets, layouts
-- are very simple and easy to manipulate in the filesystem.
Thanks, Drew, for offering to maintain this extension!
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