[Zope-Annce] Ordered Folder 0.3.0 released

Stephan Richter srichter@cbu.edu
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 05:10:29 -0500

Hello everyone,

I am proud to be able to release Ordered Folder 0.3.0. I completely rewrote 
the internals, so that it now does not copy anything from the original 
ObjectManager. This way I do not have to adjust the OrderedFolder every 
time a new Zope release appears. The new implementation does a couple more 
operations, but it is in Python, so you will not notice it...

In fact, the OrderedFolder does now much more then just ordering the items. 
The only reason I left the name is for compatibility, since I use it at 
many places already ;-). But here the core functionality:

1. Order your objects without any changes in the regular API! This is 
especially nice, if you want to have an order without any computer-logical 
way of finding it. If you want to display the objects inside the folder, 
you need no special order attribute in your objects anymore and simply sort 
them right away in the folder...

2. If you have Transparent Folder installed, you are able to turn on and 
off the transparency of the Ordered Folder. This feature was added since I 
sometimes need ordering and transparency at the same time, but I did not 
want to create yet another Folder!

3. You can select which other objects can be added via Zope (Management 
Interface and DTML). It uses a similar mechanism to the folderish ZClass 
behavior. This was added to clean up the List of available objects a little 
bit, and define some structure in the tree.

Download URL: http://www.zope.org/Members/srichter/Products/OrderedFolder


Stephan Richter
CBU - Physics and Chemistry Student
Web2k - Web Design/Development & Technical Project Management