[Zope-CMF] Re: Content types per role

Alexander Limi limi at plone.org
Thu Dec 18 09:50:03 EST 2003

On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:10:09 +0100, Yuppie <schubbe at web.de> wrote:

> There are also 'Add portal topics', 'Add portal folders' and 'Add portal  
> events'. But that doesn't make things much better.

Hehe, no. :)

>> How hard would this be to fix in CMF 1.5 or 1.6?
> Are you talking about site wide or about per folder permissions?
> In March chrisw posted a proposal for site wide permissions  
> <http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-cmf/2003-March/017892.html> but it  
> seems he never found the time to implement it :-(

Ideally I would like to see both, but the site-wide thing is the one that  
should make most sense to implement on the CMF level. It's also the one I  
really miss all the time.

The other one we could add as a functionality of PloneFolder if we need it  
for a project later - but the site-wide permissions really belong in the  

Speaking of wishes, another one that I talked to Seb Bacon and Kapil about  
is skin-binding to particular roles, I believe he made a quick and dirty  
prototype, but it never progressed beyond that because of where the skin  
bindings happen in the traversal part, IIRC. They can probably explain it  

The idea is that when I log in as a user with Manager role, I will get a  
skin set that is different than the ordinary Members get when they log in,  
and Anonymous can have a third skin, if desirable.

The ability to configure a list of three-four skins that are available to  
the Manager but not to anybody else is also a part of this proposal. This  
way, you can easily see how your public site looks like - while still  
managing your content from a CMF or Plone default interface.

We can do this already, but it involves binding the skins via  
virtualhosts, and is less than ideal. I would like to see this as a core  
part of the CMF, I think most people would find it useful.

There's my Christmas wishlist - and I'm willing to pony up some money to  
get it too ;)


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