[Cubicweb] sprint in Paris 13/14 december 2012

Carlos Balderas carlos.balderas at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 15:54:09 CET 2012

Hi, Nico, I am sorry to answer a little bit late.

About what we talked last night (making cubicweb flexible in the ui part),
I am afraid that we cannot do that without getting into certain "expensive"
complexity =(.

For instance, in the code below:

 def render_menu(self, w):
        ueid = self._cw.user.eid
        req = self._cw
        if self.can_delete:
        w(u'<li class="dropdown">'
          u'<a class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" href="#">'
          u'<span class="caret"></span>'
          u'<ul class="dropdown-menu">' % self._cw._('bookmarks'))

As you'll see, the bootstrap's css classes and extra html attributes need
to be in the very first level of the html.

So trying to tackle down the main point of the implementation of OrbUI with
Cubicweb, getting that "flexibility" seems to be a little complicated right
now .

I am sorry not to come up with any interesting ideas about this topic :S.
But maybe someone in the sprint could have a different idea, hopefully ;)

Best Regards!

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Carlos Balderas
<carlos.balderas at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi!
> I'd like to discuss with cubicweb community if it could be possible to
> find a solution to avoid having an extra component layer in OrbUI, right
> now we are placing the cubicweb web ui components in there, duplicating all
> principals ui components, even the main template.
> We did it that way because we needed to have a different html output for
> the cubicweb components so the bootstrap framework can work with the
> recomendend html code.
> If we could find the way to use cubicweb default components,  it would be
> awesome, because we won't need to give maintenance to these components in
> OrbUI.
> First step (maybe) could be to have all cubicweb components and layout
> standarized to html5, that would be nice and healthy if someone would like
> to use their own css styles instead of cubicweb default css, or also we
> could create several "skins" or "css themes" above default cubicweb ui.
> Going a little further, for OrbUI that doesn't seem to be an easy solution
> due we need the specific html output to use the bootstrap grid, controls,
> etc.
> I think maybe we can separe the html code from the logical code that
> builds the controls, but I am not sure how to do this in a proper and clean
> way. I will be happy to hear any suggestions, ideas, or comments about this
> point, which I consider that could be the way to keep developing both
> projects in a very smooth way.
> Best Regards!
> Carlos Balderas
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 4:16 AM, Nicolas Chauvat <
> nicolas.chauvat at logilab.fr> wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I will be at the sprint this week and intend to focus my work on the
>> user interface:
>> - http://www.cubicweb.org/ticket/1518427
>> - http://www.orbui.com/
>> - http://www.cubicweb.org/blogentry/2356431 (the On The Road To
>>   Bootstrap part)
>> Hope to see you there !
>> --
>> Nicolas Chauvat
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> Carlos Balderas

Carlos Balderas
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