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  1. Calendar view (day, week, or month)

    It would be great to be able to have a calendar view of events. Being able to choose either view by day, week, or month.

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    • Automatically set end date when setting start date.

      When setting an event start date and time, automatically set the end date/time to an hour later.

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      • Have a help menu

        I was just thinking: there is no "help menu" from within plone.

        Could this be a sane idea ?
        1) A product that adds a "how to" action (in portal siteactions")
        2) This "drags in the how tos from some webpage or wiki

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        • Become more modular.

          Be able to build a Plone site instead of having to alter the existing Plone site. The initial Plone site would be a blank foundation and I could drag a login module to the left or right. Or anywhere my page template allows me to based on tags within the template.

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          • road map for collective.xdv

            It would be very helpful to have a road map of sorts for collective.xdv and rules-based theming generally. Plone 3 theming has been so complex that many of us are now investing time and resources in investigating and implementing rules based theming on our production sites. Collective.xdv has proved the most user-friendly solution for getting started and there is some fantastic development going on for which we're very grateful. However there seems to be no official place to log feature requests or bugs in collective.xdv and therefore no real indication of what will or won't be supported or what we…

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            • Use webdriver to build fonctionnal tests

              Fonctionnal tests are done in doctests, so without javascript support.

              Selenium has lots of limits (can't upload a file for example)
              Webdriver is on os, so no limits.

              Cons: Webdriver has no python binding to IE atm, but i m sure it can be done.

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                Work on this began at the post-conference sprints in 2010. plone.app.testing (included in 4.1) has a webdriver layer. Other packages have already begun building tests against this.

              • Add new content from authorised email

                Add new document/content from email addresses. Authorised email addresses can create content with attachments and metadata (body of email?) to a channel (set in subject or preset by email address).

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                • Inform website owner if security hotfixes are not installed

                  Add big red bar with some text to Plone Control Panel if security hotfixes are not installed.

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                  • Through the web content types and templates

                    Most modern CMS' allow new content types and their templates to be built and managed through the web, putting the ability to create forms-based types and build organisation-specific "micro applications in the hands of power users. Plone should be no different.

                    Of course, we still want to ensure there can be a good interface between such power users and developers building more advanced functionality, and a way to get information out of the ZODB to be managed appropriately, when required.

                    The content type side of this is one of the aims of the Dexterity project.

                    41 votes
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                    • Include a calendar that supports repeating events.

                      It's very limiting to think that all events are one-time only. Calendar systems are used for booking rooms and equipment as well as to advertise weekly and monthly meetings. Plone should come equipped with a calendar that has a nice user-interface for repeating events.

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                      • Option for save on filesystem

                        It should be possible to enable saving of large files (like audio, video, images etc. outside the catalog with default plone setup (from the control panel). One option for images could be to save images larger than (PIL) max size outside the catalog (= all pil sizes are saved in the cartaog, while the 12Mb image the user uploaded is kept outside....)

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