[Zope-CMF] Making GenericSetup property import less strict
wichert at wiggy.net
Tue Feb 16 05:37:18 EST 2010
I am running into an interesting problem: it appears to be impossible to
write a FTI that works in both CMF 2.1 and 2.2. The problem are content
icons: CMF 2.1 requires a content_icon property in the FTI to configure
the icon, while CMF 2.2 requires icon_expr. Unfortunately you can not
have both in your FTI since GenericSetup will abort when it encounters
an unknown property. The only two possible solutions are to have
separate FTIs for CMF 2.1 an CMF 2.2, or to not use icons at all.
I would like to propose a simpler alternative: modify GenericSetup to
only log a warning when it encounters an unknown property instead of
aborting. That way we get automatic backward and forward compatibility
support, while not breaking anything.
Unless there are any objections I intend to make this change in svn
later this week.
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