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A paster template for creating derivative themes.

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SnakeSkin allows skin products for Plone 3 to be created easily in a similar way to the ZopeSkel plone3_theme template. The primary difference is that plone3_theme assumes either a blank theme or a customisation of the default, whereas snakeskin allows the user to select the theme he wants to customise.

This is very useful for commercial environments where a generic skin requires small modifications on a client-by-client basis.

An example using an internal teamrubber skin is:

Nimbus:teamrubber.snakeskin matthewwilkes$ paster create -t plone3_snakeskin
Selected and implied templates:
  ZopeSkel#basic_namespace               A project with a namespace package
  teamrubber.snakeskin#plone3_snakeskin  A Theme for Plone 3.1 based on another theme egg.

Enter project name: clienttheme.example
  egg:      clienttheme.example
  package:  clientthemeexample
  project:  clienttheme.example
Enter namespace_package (Namespace package (like clienttheme)) ['clienttheme']: clienttheme
Enter package (The package contained namespace package (like example)) ['example']: example
Enter version (Version) ['1.0']: 1.0
Enter theme_name (The name of this theme) ['Client Skin']: Client Skin
Enter base_theme (The package containing the theme to base on (the name of the egg)) ['plonetheme.example']: plonetheme.example
Enter basename (The name of the Zope skin layer the above theme provides) ['My Theme']: My Theme
Enter description (One-line description of the package) ['A theme based on an existing arbitrary plone 3 theme.']: This is my client customisation of the defaults for plone3_theme.
Enter long_description (Multi-line description (in reST)) ['']: I'm not feeling talkative.
Enter author (Author name) ['']: Matthew Wilkes
Enter author_email (Author email) ['']:
Enter keywords (Space-separated keywords/tags) ['']:
Enter url (URL of homepage) ['']:
Enter license_name (License name) ['GPL']:
Enter zip_safe (True/False: if the package can be distributed as a .zip file) [False]:



Fix skins.xml template precedence.
Simplify options


Initial concept, includes some ideas from OOTB plone themes, but not all

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