Import a Package from a Folder in vRO 7.0.1

vRO 7.0.1 in Design mode contains a new toolbar button in Packages; Import package from folder:

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Previously it was possible to export a vRO package to either a zip file or directly to a folder, but only import back from a zip file.

For example, take the following package com.jm.test, which contains 3 workflows and 1 action:
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Exported to a folder test, we get the following:

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Now in a clean vRO server, I currently do not have those workflows:

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If I select the Import Package from folder button, I can browse to the folder contained the previously exported to a folder package:

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Then the process to import the package is the same as in the previous vRO versions when importing from a zip file:

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and now I can use the workflows and action

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Not only is this very handy, it is potentially significant, because it may make it slightly easier to integrate vRO workflow development with source control systems.