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2016-12-28 06:50:19 GMT <Sumit> Hi All, What is recommended for digital signature? Any addons like alfresco-esign-cert, rouxemmanuel/DigitalSigning or PDF Toolkit sign feature.
2016-12-28 06:50:58 GMT <Sumit> what's a best option to use?
2016-12-28 10:40:17 GMT *** praisethemoon_ is now known as praisethemoon
2016-12-28 11:04:09 GMT <douglascrp> good morning
2016-12-28 11:04:35 GMT <douglascrp> hey Loftux
2016-12-28 11:04:41 GMT <douglascrp> have you seem my email?
2016-12-28 11:07:05 GMT <Loftux> douglascrp: Yep, thanks for the feedback
2016-12-28 11:07:20 GMT <douglascrp> it was really easy by doing it that way
2016-12-28 11:07:31 GMT <douglascrp> it's weird the add new region didn't work
2016-12-28 11:07:56 GMT <douglascrp> do you fully understand the region-id, source-id and scope concept?
2016-12-28 11:10:06 GMT <Loftux> fully understand is a concept that does not align with Alfresco :/ Once you think you got the hang of it, something turns your understanding upside down
2016-12-28 11:10:22 GMT <douglascrp> Loftux, exactly :D
2016-12-28 11:10:34 GMT <douglascrp> I tried really hard, seriously
2016-12-28 11:10:46 GMT <douglascrp> it might be something really really simple that I'm missing
2016-12-28 11:10:58 GMT <douglascrp> but ok, it's working now
2016-12-28 11:11:05 GMT <douglascrp> thank you again
2016-12-28 11:42:15 GMT <AFaust> douglascrp, Loftux: I'm gonna risk embarrassment and state that I "think" I fully understand region concept
2016-12-28 11:43:18 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, you are "different"
2016-12-28 11:43:19 GMT <douglascrp> :D
2016-12-28 11:43:27 GMT <douglascrp> I don't even consider that :P
2016-12-28 11:44:20 GMT <douglascrp> I cannot imagine how you can process all that information
2016-12-28 11:47:25 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, have you read the thread I posted yesterday?
2016-12-28 11:47:44 GMT <douglascrp> about the extension module for edit-metadata form?
2016-12-28 11:47:49 GMT <AFaust> I just checked the question on community.alfresco.com
2016-12-28 11:48:00 GMT <douglascrp> cool
2016-12-28 11:48:04 GMT <douglascrp> so, problem solved, I guess :D
2016-12-28 11:49:51 GMT <AFaust> Where is the final solution? Maybe add that to the thread
2016-12-28 11:50:35 GMT <douglascrp> the final solution uses the old extension mechanism, copying and changing the files in the web-extension folder
2016-12-28 11:50:59 GMT <douglascrp> I gave up of using the extension module
2016-12-28 11:51:01 GMT <AFaust> So you copied the template-instance XML file
2016-12-28 11:51:05 GMT <douglascrp> yes
2016-12-28 11:51:10 GMT <AFaust> Right
2016-12-28 11:51:26 GMT <AFaust> Want to know the most likely reason it didn't work?
2016-12-28 11:51:28 GMT <douglascrp> copied, included the new component (copied from document-details)
2016-12-28 11:51:34 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, yes, please
2016-12-28 11:51:43 GMT <douglascrp> I wasted almost 2 full days trying to make it work
2016-12-28 11:51:55 GMT <douglascrp> and after that, I gave up
2016-12-28 11:52:12 GMT <AFaust> For a sub-component configuration via an extension module to work, there needs to be a base component already defined in the Surf object
2016-12-28 11:52:28 GMT <AFaust> Otherwise the code to check the extension module will not be called at all
2016-12-28 11:53:07 GMT <douglascrp> but will it work changing it, or is it impossible to achieve what we want using the extension module?
2016-12-28 11:55:29 GMT <douglascrp> is there anyway to add the component in the surf object using the extension-module? and AFTER that, use the other config to add the region?
2016-12-28 11:55:41 GMT <douglascrp> like, playing with the order of the things?
2016-12-28 11:56:25 GMT <AFaust> You can change and add sub-components to an existing component, but the very first, initial region-component binding can (as far as I know and see in the code) only occur in the regular Surf object XML files
2016-12-28 11:56:58 GMT <AFaust> You cannot modify the base Surf object XML file contents via an extension module
2016-12-28 11:57:10 GMT <douglascrp> so, maybe what dave suggested, declaring a new global component, and then use it, could work?
2016-12-28 11:57:27 GMT <douglascrp> or am I understanding it wrong?
2016-12-28 11:58:51 GMT <AFaust> It can work with page / template components as well, you only have to remember how components were defined before they were part of the page or template XML
2016-12-28 11:59:22 GMT <douglascrp> I didn't get that part
2016-12-28 11:59:36 GMT <AFaust> You can define a component for any page / template region by putting a small component XML file in site-data/components/
2016-12-28 11:59:39 GMT <douglascrp> ~seen Bindu
2016-12-28 11:59:39 GMT <alfbot> douglascrp: I have not seen Bindu.
2016-12-28 11:59:59 GMT <AFaust> ~seen binduwavel
2016-12-28 11:59:59 GMT <alfbot> AFaust: I have not seen binduwavel.
2016-12-28 12:00:01 GMT <AFaust> ~seen binduwavell
2016-12-28 12:00:01 GMT <alfbot> AFaust: binduwavell was last seen in #alfresco 7 weeks, 3 days, 16 hours, 39 minutes, and 54 seconds ago: <binduwavell> Anyone know if Jens Goldhammer is around? Or possibly contact info for him on Skype?
2016-12-28 12:00:24 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, where is he when such important topics are being discussed
2016-12-28 12:00:31 GMT <douglascrp> he was really interested in the topic another day
2016-12-28 12:01:10 GMT <AFaust> It is still documented: http://docs.alfresco.com/5.2/references/surf-object-xml-reference-component.html
2016-12-28 12:01:11 GMT <alfbot> Title: Component | Alfresco Documentation (at docs.alfresco.com)
2016-12-28 12:01:35 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, thank you
2016-12-28 12:01:39 GMT <douglascrp> I'm going to read that
2016-12-28 12:02:00 GMT <AFaust> So you only need to provide a "dummy" component XML to initialise the component and can then customize it via an extension module
2016-12-28 12:03:05 GMT <douglascrp> too much "hacky" to a simple thing like that
2016-12-28 12:03:13 GMT <douglascrp> IMHO
2016-12-28 12:03:19 GMT <AFaust> FYI: The stupid issue about Share Admin Tools not being accessible in DEBUG mode is related to this
2016-12-28 12:03:26 GMT <douglascrp> I see
2016-12-28 12:04:42 GMT <AFaust> douglascrp: The main issue is that the extension module feature is just an addon / convenience layer above the core Surf framework (same as the "component in page/template"), but everyone communicates the extension module stuff as "the new standard" when it really is just sugaring...
2016-12-28 12:04:53 GMT <AFaust> So people forget about / neglect the basics...
2016-12-28 12:05:37 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, in my case, is my lack of undestanding on this
2016-12-28 12:05:45 GMT <AFaust> And as always, Alfresco PMs - who define the acceptance criteria - only focus on the 80% use cases
2016-12-28 12:06:12 GMT <AFaust> It could have problably been supported via sub-compoenent quite easily, but no one thought about this use case
2016-12-28 12:06:40 GMT * AFaust is going for a late breakfast before heading off with a friend for the day...
2016-12-28 12:06:46 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, does the Bob answer make sense at all?
2016-12-28 12:07:00 GMT <douglascrp> he proposed a solution, that he says works on 4.2
2016-12-28 12:07:06 GMT <douglascrp> has that changed since that?
2016-12-28 12:07:17 GMT <AFaust> I haven't seen a "Bob answer"
2016-12-28 12:07:18 GMT <douglascrp> AFaust, enjoy it
2016-12-28 12:07:26 GMT <AFaust> I just looked at https://community.alfresco.com/thread/227385-how-to-include-the-web-preview-component-in-the-edit-metadata-form-on-share-51f
2016-12-28 12:07:28 GMT <alfbot> Title: How to include the web-preview component in the... | Alfresco Community (at community.alfresco.com)
2016-12-28 12:07:35 GMT <AFaust> No comments there
2016-12-28 12:07:37 GMT <douglascrp> it in the other thread, in the link I posted in the beginning
2016-12-28 12:08:33 GMT <AFaust> I haven't checked the logs for "the beginning" yet - and don't have time left now, so may do it in the evening when I am back...
2016-12-28 12:08:42 GMT <douglascrp> ok... no worries
2016-12-28 12:08:48 GMT <douglascrp> thank you for the lessons :D
2016-12-28 15:06:56 GMT <douglascrp> angelborroy, hey
2016-12-28 15:06:58 GMT <douglascrp> how are you?
2016-12-28 15:07:21 GMT <angelborroy> hey
2016-12-28 15:07:22 GMT <douglascrp> angelborroy, I have just found this summit session you gave https://summit.alfresco.com/london/sessions/10-enhancements-require-less-10-lines-code
2016-12-28 15:07:23 GMT <alfbot> Title: 10 Enhancements That Require Less Than 10 Lines of Code | Alfresco Summit is becoming Alfresco Days (at summit.alfresco.com)
2016-12-28 15:07:30 GMT <angelborroy> aha
2016-12-28 15:07:40 GMT <douglascrp> do you consider that a "fix" for this? https://issues.alfresco.com/jira/browse/MNT-16328
2016-12-28 15:07:42 GMT <angelborroy> that was in London 2013, right?
2016-12-28 15:07:46 GMT <douglascrp> I'm trying it right now
2016-12-28 15:07:52 GMT <douglascrp> yes
2016-12-28 15:07:57 GMT <douglascrp> the bug is still there
2016-12-28 15:08:05 GMT <angelborroy> small recipes
2016-12-28 15:08:16 GMT <douglascrp> yes, really nice
2016-12-28 15:08:30 GMT <douglascrp> those small recipes are learnt only by experience :D
2016-12-28 15:08:39 GMT <douglascrp> hitting the head agains the wall
2016-12-28 15:08:41 GMT <douglascrp> against
2016-12-28 15:09:03 GMT <angelborroy> so it’s working in 5.0 but it does not work in 5.1?
2016-12-28 15:09:28 GMT <douglascrp> I haven't tested it on 5.0, but by the link I gave you, it seems it's not working on 5.0 too
2016-12-28 15:09:33 GMT <douglascrp> I'm facing this with 5.1
2016-12-28 15:09:41 GMT <douglascrp> so, I guess, the bug was never really fixed
2016-12-28 15:10:08 GMT <douglascrp> I'm testing your code right now.. let's see if it can do the trick, and if that's the case, I'm going to send the link for them
2016-12-28 15:10:19 GMT <angelborroy> luck
2016-12-28 15:11:04 GMT <douglascrp> :D
2016-12-28 15:11:04 GMT <douglascrp> tks
2016-12-28 15:11:26 GMT <douglascrp> this issue process is sad
2016-12-28 15:11:36 GMT <douglascrp> really, it has to be improved
2016-12-28 15:11:50 GMT <douglascrp> I understand the "luck" meaning :D
2016-12-28 15:11:58 GMT <angelborroy> ;-)
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