jmarti at theinit.com
Tue Apr 24 00:18:29 CEST 2012
Hi all !!
I used opencms 6.2 in the past, and now I'm hooking back to opencms 8.
There are lots of improvements, congratulations!
I'm trying to implement a property that is based on database backed data
I've checked there is a CategoryWidget that reads from /_categories/
folder, and shows categories.
I'm thinking of two options:
(1) - Use CategoryWidget and synchronize "_categories" folder when
database changes occur, through CMS API.
=> About addressing it this way, main question is => If I have
different categories (for example "customer type", or "Region"), how can
I do that the widget only shows one category or the other depending on
the element? I see there is no parameter to define the category I want
to use. I could extend CategoryWidget to accept a new configuration
parameter that would say which directory inside "_categories" I want to
start on. Should it be done like that?
=> Another question would be how to handle the synchronization => I
see that opencms still lacks a RESTful API, doesn't it? Are there any
plans to do them? Until then, should I do a JSP to send category changes
to the CMS repository, so it would write them as folders under
(2) Implement my own CategoryWidget that makes database queries. => I
think this second one is far more complex than I thought (looking at the
CategoryWidget source code). Isn't there any code that already does
this? For example, with a configuration parameter that would say the
database query to do? (i'm asking too much...) xDDD
On the other side, one more question if I may: any plans on Spanish
localization for opencms 8? How long would it take to start translating
it myself? (more or less). Is anybody already doing it? (not to do it
Too many questions :) I must say that I miss some documentation on the
new stuff of opencms8. The new ".content" folder or sitemap
configuration is very new for me, and I can't find documentation about
that. Neither about the new containerpages... I'm checking the template8
examples, but I miss the documentation modules that opencms 6 had. Any
idea on how I could easily learn the new ways of doing things in
opencms8 ? :))
Thanks everybody !!
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