[development] We need an outliner (was Time to remove poll module from core)

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Thu May 4 00:21:59 UTC 2006

On 5/4/06, Robert Douglass <r.douglass at onlinehome.de> wrote:
> we need an outliner to rule them all: forums, book module, blogs...
> they're all just containers for (CCK) node types.
> Sorry I haven't evaluated the Category module outliner... it might
> really be in the direction I'm thinking of.

The category_outliner module just mimicks the functionality of the
'outline view' feature in the book module (i.e. a view of the node
hierarchy as an admin page). Perhaps category_transform is more what
you had in mind? Category_transform mimicks the 'add to outline'
feature of the book module (i.e. it 'transforms' a node of another
type into a category or container).

I'm currently working on changing the category module to the event
module's model, of allowing any node type to also 'be' a category or
container type (this work is being sponsored). When this is ready, it
will essentially make the category module ready for the plans that you
have in mind.

Jeremy Epstein
GreenAsh Services

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