2.9 Neo portal is temporarily hardwired to a skin in portal for development. Provide a set of example skins analogous to the ones in the standard portal for the Neo Portal. Then the Neo portal can be modified to participate in skin selection.
The neo portal will add a prefix to the site skin of "neo-" - so the too.css URL when the neo portal is in effect will be
If you make a site skin "engineering" the path under neo will be
And if you go back to the old portal the URL will be:
This way, if you install 2.9 and set the portal back to the old templates, you do not have to move your skins at all. If you want to use neo, you need new skins with the "neo-" prefix for each skin.
There is also a new property (yay) to allow you to change the prefix that is added to the skin name to be something other than "neo-":
As an example, you might want to put all the neo skins in a subfolder - so you would change the prefix to be