Christian Heimes wrote:
> First of all CMF 1.5.2 has to be backwards compatible to CMF 1.5.0 and
> 1.5.1, so reverting that change is no option.
That is understandable from your point of view but I don't agree with
This is not a decision, I'm not the project owner. This is my opinion.
The new ordered PortalFolder has deep impacts on software
that exists for years and depend on PortalFolder to be a subclass of
Folder w/o order support. This includes BTreeFolder2, Archetypes and all
Archetypes based products. Archetypes distinguishes explictly between
BaseFolder and OrderedBaseFolder.
I'm proposing to change PortalFolder in the following way:
* Revert PortalFolder to be subclassed from Folder
* Create an OrederedPortalFolder as subclass from OrderedFolder
* Subclass all classes in CMF from OrderedPortalFolder instead of
All third party software that was working with CMF 1.4 and older would
work as expected and all CMF core software would still use the ordered
PortalFolder is not just a base class, it's *the* folder class used in
CMFDefault. Subclasses can mix in OrderSupport, but that has no effect
on PortalFolder instances.
The downside is that software written for CMF 1.5 has to be
altered. But it is much easier to alter a few lines in some products
than trying to get rid of the ordered stuff in PortalFolder.
That's not fair. You are free to ignore CMF development for years, but
you can't make other people pay for that. Upgrading from 1.5.x to the
latest 1.5 version has to work without *any* trouble.
> I propose to override manage_renameObject in PortalFolder with code
> that works for OrderedFolder *and* CMFBTreeFolder.
That's not enough. Existing software like Archetypes depends on
PortalFolder to be an ordinary folder, too.
Second you have to make sure that CMFBTreeFolder doesn't implemement to
ordered interface. As you probably know BTreeFolders aren't orderable
per se. The patching of PortalFolder won't solve these issues.
manage_renameObject is the only method that overrides Folder behavior.
Defunct IOrderedContainer methods should not be a big problem. After all
we are still in Zope 2 land with tons of inherited useless methods.
I'm open for any proposal that adds a *new* base class for CMF folders.
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