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Best way to extend existing Share component?

Question asked by toml on May 19, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2009 by mikeh

We are extending existing Share components (e.g. dashlets) to make small changes to them. Yet, we have 2 questions about best practice (and upgradeability) here.

1) If we make a small change to one of the files (e.g. only the .js or the .ftl), seems we have to copy all files (.xml, .ftl, .js, …) to the web-extension folder. Is this correct?
In our opinion, that would cause issues when upgrading.

2) Some components (e.g. dashlets) also refer to a .css which can be found under /share/components/dashlets (and not under /share/WEB-INF/classes/Alfresco/… How can we extend these files? Where should they be put?