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by Martin Aspeli last modified Mar 02, 2009 05:23 AM

It's the friendly workflow tool with the funny name

I've just released version 1.0b5 of, the CSV-and-more workflow tool. Once installed, this package lets you:

  • Define your custom workflows and install them as part of your GenericSetup extension profile using spreadsheet-friendly CSV rather than the verbose DCWorkflow XML format.
  • Sanity check your workflows for Plone conventions and best practice.
  • Export any workflow to CSV on the fly, for easy inspection

This is basically the only way I do workflows these days. It's been used successfully on at least a couple of projects, and is pretty well tested.

New in this version:

  • A few bug fixes
  • Much improved documentation. Check out the PyPI page.
  • Better support for scripts. You can now set a before/after transition script (so long as it's an External Method, which all your scripts should be) with a single line, avoiding the need for a separate [Script] section unless you want to share one script among multiple transitions
  • Includes some utility functions, intended for use from before/after transition scripts, that can trigger automatic transitions on the current object, or on the parent of the current object. These are adapted form Products.ReactiveWorkflow by Laurence Rowe.
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