Derek Richardson wrote:
I want to add a viewlet to the rotterdam skin. I don't want to create my
own skin. is there an accepted way of doing this? I'm surprised that the
left sidebar in rotterdam doesn't appear to have a viewlet manager. I
have been unable to find any declarations in zcml (grepped for
viewletManager through the entire zope source, didn't see anything
It looks like rotterdam makes do with macros, instead of using viewlets.
Is there a reason for this? Seems like the left sidebar is perfect for a
manager, with a viewlet for navigation and another for the add menu.
I am writing a syndication (web feeds: Atom, RSS, etc) package for zope
and want to plug my viewlet for accessing feed links directly into
rotterdam. Perhaps this isn't the way to do it, but it seems to me that
a package like mine that provides general functionality shouldn't define
its own skin, but should be usable in other skins. Am I wrong?
Quite frankly yes :).
Like others mentioned, Rotterdam predates viewlets. But even then... who
the @#$()&%*^ cares about Rotterdam. It's ugly, barely functional and
If you're writing a syndication package for Zope, the best thing this
package can do is provide a nice and clear API to the syndication data.
Then people can make use of this API in their own views, viewlets or
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