Forum OpenACS Development: Categorization

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Posted by Lars Pind on
We're considering porting bug-tracker to use content repository. That would (a) be the right thing to do, and (b) allow us to use cr_keywords for things like priority, severity, and bug type.

Has anybody used cr_keywords recently? Any recommendations?

It used to be (and the documentation still says) that the 'content_keyword' content type was derived from 'content_item', but I see that this is no longer the case, it's derived from 'acs_object'.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas?


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Posted by Dave Bauer on
cr_keywords works fine. Ideally I would like a system that could categorize any acs_object. If you are using the CR then it is a good solution. Currently there isn't any user interface to cr_keywords except CMS.
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Posted by Don Baccus on
I echo Dave's feelings that the cr_keyword stuff would actually be nice to have generalized to any object rather than just content.  Perhaps cr_keyword could be subtyped from an object categorization type in order to hook nicely to the CR's ability to automagically output a revision+template, perhaps that's not necessary, perhaps eventually the same capability exists for all objects, I don't know ...

Nor am I thinking you should implement this while migrating bug tracker to the CR, I'm just thinking ...

Remember that the CR/CMS used to be standalone.  I would assume that cr_item was the base object type in that system and that this is why cr_keyword was originally derived from it.  I suspect it got switched to derive from acs_object when the CR/CMS was stitched into ACS 4.0.

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Posted by Jeff Davis on
I played some with the keyword stuff in cms and I found
the UI unpleasant as usual.  It did work though.  What's the story with the Munich categorization stuff?  Wouldn't it be
the best starting point (cf ).
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Posted by Don Baccus on
I'd forgotten about the Munich stuff.  Yes, if it's good and easy to incorporate it would certainly be better to start with it.
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Posted by Deds Castillo on
I believe the classified ads package that Roberto is polishing uses cr_keywords for categorization.  Would be good to create a general categorization package though that can be used independently by all modules.  Extending cr_keywords maybe?