On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 09:24:58AM -0400, Casey Duncan wrote: > > I am going to experiment with ExternalEditor to see if I can dynamically > patch manage_main reliably rather than replacing it outright. If I work > out a reliable scheme, I'll write a how-to on it. Then maybe other > products can then use the same technique. Couldn't there be a plugin mechanism for the management interface ?
I can see three sort of plugins : Top plugin : * will be displayed once at the top of the ZMI (below tabs) e.g. ZShell Line plugin : * will be displayed once for each object (on each line) e.g. ExternalEditor Bottom plugin : * will be displayed once on the buttons line e.g. Your_product_of_choice Then every product would just have to register itself as a ZMITopPlugin, ZMILinePlugin, or ZMIBottomPlugin, or both. then the ZMI (main.dtml in fact) would just have to loop for each list of registered plugins whenever its needed : once at the top, once for each line listing objects, and once for the bottom. and if ZMILinePlugins could set a filter to be called only for some metatypes this would be really cool ! Any comment ? BTW Casey and others, if you need some help then I'd be pleased to do whatever I can, with a small amount of free time though... > The problem is somewhat easier to solve for methods since you can detect > whether they have already been replaced (with func_globals) and you can > do the old "run my code and call the old one" trick. agreed, unfortunately... bye, Jerome Alet _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )