plone.app.toolbar final report!

Learned lessons from last week. Screencasting software on linux sucks. I will never ever be happy with what I record. Plus, if you do decide to record a screencast, don't do it drunk.

I actually released plone.app.toolbar a week ago with good intention to record a screencast. But after of week of working on it I gave up and I'm announcing release without a screencast.

Before releasing it to public I gave my contributors a chance to help me test plone.app.toolbar and plone.app.widgets and many bugs were fixed before releasing and some are assigned for next release. I can not stress how important this is for me - as a developer - to get feedback on my work, especially in shape of bug reports. Things can only get fixed if you report them.

Instead of listing what is working I'll list what is not working:

  • Search criteria widget in Collection content type is not yet working, but expect it to work in next release.
  • Related items widget is also not working, but work started on it already. Hopefully will also be part of next release.
  • Site Setup pages are not opening in overlay, since this is planned for later release.

At this point I would like to invite you to give plone.app.toolbar a try and report back to issue tracker. Here is example buildout to get plone.app.toolbar running locally with latest Plone release.:

[buildout]
extends = http://dist.plone.org/release/4.3rc1/versions.cfg
versions = versions
parts = instance

[instance]
recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
user = admin:admin
http-address = 7000
eggs =
    Pillow
    Plone
    plone.app.widgets[archetypes]
    plone.app.toolbar
zcml =
    plone.app.toolbar

[versions]
plone.app.jquery = 1.8.3
plone.app.widgets = 0.2
plone.app.toolbar = 1.2

I already started with work for next release and I hope to release it after Plone Open Garden sprint which at the beginning of April (next month). In case you'll be also there and want to work on plone.app.toolbar let me know.

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