Sorting and reparenting patch

I’m within a week of deploying a major website release for a client
using Radiant. I’ve worked hard to not modify any of the Radiant core
directly (made a few plugin behaviors, etc.) so that I could keep on-
track with future updates.

However, I really could use manual page sorting and the ability to
move pages around in the tree.

After a bit of looking around I see this patch:

http://dev.radiantcms.org/radiant/ticket/179

Can someone give me a hint as to how I would apply this patch or
other patches (I’m currently installed from gem with --unpack)
without forever fouling my current radiant install?

Or if that is exactly what it would do, when is a new official
release likely that might include this functionality?

I appreciate all the help. I’m a RoR, Radiant and SVN nuby (it’s been
a busy few weeks).

Thanks,

Loren J.
[email protected]

On 10/18/06, Loren J. [email protected] wrote:

After a bit of looking around I see this patch:

I appreciate all the help. I’m a RoR, Radiant and SVN nuby (it’s been a busy
few weeks).

The patch is waiting for someone to clean it up to the point where it
can be accepted. I tried my hand at it but while I can get it to
apply cleanly to trunk, I don’t know squat about Rails internals and
for all I know it’s an ugly hack.

I did locally apply the re-ordering portion of the patch and it’s been
working fine, however I wouldn’t recommend this unless you want to
deal with upgrading a patched tree or don’t plan on upgrading at all.

-Tom

Tom von Schwerdtner wrote:

On 10/18/06, Loren J. [email protected] wrote:

After a bit of looking around I see this patch:

I appreciate all the help. I’m a RoR, Radiant and SVN nuby (it’s been a busy
few weeks).

The patch is waiting for someone to clean it up to the point where it
can be accepted. I tried my hand at it but while I can get it to
apply cleanly to trunk, I don’t know squat about Rails internals and
for all I know it’s an ugly hack.

I did locally apply the re-ordering portion of the patch and it’s been
working fine, however I wouldn’t recommend this unless you want to
deal with upgrading a patched tree or don’t plan on upgrading at all.

-Tom

For the record, and I don’t have time to explore why this was happening
properly, but somehow magically (in the bad way) this patch seemed to
break the automatic (javascript) populating of the Slug and Breadcrumbs
from the Title on a new article. I started over from a fresh 0.5.2
install and everything started working again.

Other than that the patch looked to be working great. Yes, the icons are
ugly and the labels for moving and reparenting were far less than
intuitive, but all the functionality was there.

I’d sure love to see this cleaned-up and into a release but don’t quiet
feel qualified yet to do that work. Maybe in a month or two I’ll come
back around to it if nobody else does.

Loren

That was my work. To be honest I have not checked see if it applies to
the current version. I doubt it does. You would also need the full src
tree in your app as it was not based on the plug in version.

I need to get back to it as I would like to update some of my current
sites that are using it. It is probably something that needs to be in
the core. I have not looked at the new plug system but since it changes
the ‘Pages’ tab some I don’t think that it would.

The changes is makes fairly minor.
It adds a sort value
It changes the default value to the new sort value used by the sort
method.
It adds a set of methods for changing the sort value
It adds methods to reparent up and down.

John if I make a new version of this can it be considered for the Core?

Erik B. Ordway wrote:

John if I make a new version of this can it be considered for the Core?

I will definitely consider it for the core, but it should be polished
and ready to go.


John L.
http://wiseheartdesign.com

That was a merging of bodhi sort order work and my re-parenting
code. His sort stuff is great but the interface does not working
IE. It is based on removing the table based layout and replacing it
with a list + css based one. It is much nicer. I’ll try to get
around to updating one or the other in the next week. If some one
could come up with better icons that would be great. We hired a new
CSS geek as of late and I might be able to get him to make the list +
css layout working in IE.

I ended up using more of this code instead:
http://dev.radiantcms.org/radiant/ticket/199

It seems a lot cleaner now just using drag-and-drop for sorting and
re-parenting. It isnt accesible for screen-readers, but that is usually
not
an issue. It works great if you have a mouse.

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