we are using workflow when the authors uploads original files for images and text to be used in final galley preparation after the paper has been accepted for publication. For this purpose we "abuse" the supplementary files, as was discussed before: http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7441
. Before publication of an issue, we delete these "fake" supplementary files, but we have to be careful to keep the true supplementary files.
In order to simplify the process, or make it safer (the deleting step is always scary to me) I would like to add an option to HIDE the supplementary file for public viewing, in addition to EDIT and DELETE actions for supplementary files. The HIDE option would label the supplementary file so that it won't be publicly displayed when the paper is published.
The place where this setting can be stored might be the "type" column in the `article_supplementary_files` table in the database, so that type can be eg. "Source files". The HIDE action would set the type to "Source files" and the author could already set the type to "Source files" when submitting a supplementary file. When displaying supplementary files when viewing article, these labeled with "Source files" would not be displayed.
I'll try to see if I could implement this, but first I'd like to receive some comments if that would be an acceptable workflow for authors and editors, and if that is possible to implement codewise.