Placement from child themes

Topics: Customizing Orchard, Writing themes
Jun 30, 2014 at 5:58 AM
I have a custom base theme (uses bootstrap) which defines a set of common rules in its placement.info file.

I noticed today that websites using my sub-themes (themes based on my bootstrap theme) are ignoring the entries in the placement.info from the parent theme. I was sure it used to work (not 100% certain though).

Can you please confirm if a sub-theme's placement.info will augment the placement.info from the parent theme, or does it completely replace it (thus needing to duplicate all the common placement rules from the parent theme)?

If it's the later case, would it be feasible to look at an enhancement such that child themes placement.info rules were in addition to the parent themes?