Tres Seaver wrote:

Worse, an import is potentially destructive.  I am now of the opinion
that content import / export should be treated as a separate
application, not built into the profile.


From a design perspective, I'd tend to agree. I've always felt that the 'structure' import step sat a bit awkwardly with the rest of GS.

That said, there are grey bits. For example, I'm working on a Plone enhancement to make it possible to manage portlet setup (assignment) via GenericSetup. That's easy enough for "global" portlets, but some portlets may be assigned to specific folders. Both export and import are tricky here.

Martin

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Author of `Professional Plone Development`, a book for developers who
want to work with Plone. See http://martinaspeli.net/plone-book

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