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Don’t use local.xml for layout changes

Up until a short while ago I was still using local.xml for modifications to a project-specific theme, even though 1.9 introduced the theme.xml file. The scenario I encountered which forced me to ditch local.xml is pretty interesting and made me understand the need for the theme.xml layout updates.

Basically, I was working on a website that now wanted to expand in a different country. The new store looked similar, but would have slightly different templates. Usually - in a similar situation - I would use a different theme under the same package (to make use of the “natural” theme fallback to “default”).

I couldn't use a different theme in this case because I was already using themes for certain pages that looked slightly different as a way to easily override template files without having to write any XML. (I was changing the theme in an observer event for specific pages.)

Then I tried using a new package. But that …

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Severalnines News & Tools: New DevOps Guide Webinar, Load Balancing for MySQL Replay and More..

February 4, 2015 By Severalnines Check Out Our Latest Technical Resources for MySQL, MariaDB & MongoDB Clusters


Like every month, we have created new content and tools for you; here is a summary of what we’ve published. Please do check it out and let us know if you have any comments or feedback.


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A DevOps Guide to Database Infrastructure Automation for eCommerce

Tuesday, February 17th


Infrastructure automation isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either, says Riaan Nolan. Automation is a worthwhile investment for retailers serious about eCommerce, but deciding on which …

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451 CAOS Links 2010.12.17

CPTN Holdings unmasked. Oracle updates MySQL. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Florian Mueller reported that the Novell patent acquiring CPTN Holdings is Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle.

# The VAR Guy told the (previously) untold story of Novell’s sale to Attachmate.

# Attachmate committed to support the existing roadmaps and release schedules for Novell and SUSE products.

# Oracle …

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451 CAOS Links 2009.10.27

Red Hat invests in EnterpriseDB. The White House goes open source. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

In other news…

# EnterpriseDB confirmed Red Hat investment, partnership.

# migrated to Drupal, as well as …

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