[typo] Sidebars

Piers Cawley pdcawley at bofh.org.uk
Mon Mar 20 19:32:50 EST 2006

"Scott Laird" <scott at sigkill.org> writes:

> I'd really, *really* like to find a way to keep the sidebar code and views
> bundled together in the same directory structure.  From what I can see here,
> you're breaking the two apart as a sort of natural consequence of dropping
> components.  Can we please find a way to stick them back together?

Ah... now I was deliberately trying to reflect the same structure as
the rest of rails; there's nothing to stop us having a structure like:


ie, just have 'em sat side by side. It's all in how you implement

Hmm... I think this might be the way to go, that way we can sling
extra sidebars around as simple tarballs that can go pretty much
anywhere in the include path. I can imagine a day when complex
sidebars get their own gem installation and you either include them
with environment.rb or do 

   ./script/generate sidebar foo

which copies the appropriate files from the gem directory and dumps
'em in your vendor/plugins/pluggable_sidebars/sidebars directory where
they'll get picked up by init.rb

Of course, YAGNI applies, so I'll not actually implement that until
someone demonstrates a need for it, but it does give us a potential
route to letting people distribute sidebars rather neatly.

Another possible layout for the sidebar's directory gos something like this:


Especially handy if we can write a test_sidebars task that will run those

In other words, it's all up in the air, I haven't implemented anything
yet, so now's a good time to think about what the API is going to be

Piers Cawley <pdcawley at bofh.org.uk>

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