[opencms-dev] Question/Problem related to the Administration Menu Locales

Sebastian Himberger sebastian.himberger at gmx.de
Fri Nov 18 13:01:51 CET 2005

Hi Devs,

i've packaged a new admin tool into a module with a different name than 
the package of the dialog classes. E.g. Module name 
"com.foo.opencms.commons" and package name 
"com.foo.opencms.tools.manager". The i18n-property files reside in 

In the Administration-Menu (left frame) and the start page of the 
Administration view the navigation text was not properly translated from 
the property value. Instead of "Manager" it showed the locale key e.g. 
GUI_MANAGER_ADMIN_TOOL_NAME_0. Once i clicked on the tool the breadcrumb 
displayed the correct value ("Manager"). Now i created a module 
"com.foo.opencms.tools.manager" (package name) without any content and 
the menu and start page showed the correct value.

Is this correct behaviour? How is the module name related to the 
Administration-Menu? why must there be a dedicated module for every tool 
(at least it seems to me, that this is the case) ?

Any hints would be greatly appreciated

best regards

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