Brain Dump #1

Steven H. Rogers, PhD. <>
Sat Feb 8 22:28:08 CET 2003


Mickael Remond wrote:
> ... we should not under estimate the difficulty. Zope is
> mainly successfull as an application. The feature and the huge number of
> applications and components are the key of its success.
> The most sensible argument for running zope is because the application
> you want to use is written for the Zope framework.
Right.  Zope does a lot and providing a comparable level of 
functionality is a non-trivial task.  Zope is also easy to get running 
and if the available applications serve your purposes, it's easy to get 
most of them running as well.  Things are a lot tougher, though, if you 
need to completely new application.

Before getting too far, we'd need some design goals and agreed upon 
priorities.
> 
> Zope is very flexible because it is built around its object database. We
> could think about using a functional approach to that based on use of
> anonymous functions. Basically type, structure and funs to create and
> render the object, depending on their type. These could be configurable
> by the platform administrator.
> We could use Mnesia as a basis for a first prototype.
> 
Why would we only use Mnesia for prototyping?
> 
>>Mitch Kapor is doing something similar to what you're proposing with his 
>>Chandler (Interpersonal Information Management) project: 
>>http://www.osafoundation.org/architecture.htm  He and his group have put 
>>a lot of thought into this.
> 
> 
> Thank you for sharing this link.
> 
You're welcome.

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