I've been working on improving commenting in Plone. I'm not 100% sure
we'll stay with CMFDefault's idea of Discussion Items forever, but for
now there are a couple of low-risk things that would make them a lot
1) Fire an IObjectAddedEvent when a Discussion Item is created
2) Fire an IObjectRemovedEvent when a Discussion Item deleted
3) Do not hardcode the review_state of a Discuss Item. This allows
discussion items to participate in workflow.
4) Create discussion items based on an IFactory utility rather than
hardcoding the class.
I've implemented 1-3, along with a simple review workflow and indexers
that index the number of comments and the people who've commented on a
content item (to make it easier to find items the current user has
commented on, and to show the number of comments an item has received in
a content listing), in a new Plone product, collective.discussionplus.
There's a file of simple monkey patches to CMFDefault here:
Would it be useful to push this down into CMF itself? I can't promise I
have time to do that (with tests) in the short term, but I'm happy to
help anyone who wants to do it. I may find time later, of course.
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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