[Grok-dev] Re: Grok and Ajax : KSS ?

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Thu Aug 2 16:53:39 EDT 2007

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>>> Anyway, Grok already has somewhat rudimentary Ajax support in the form 
>>> of JSON views. I've done a very very simple KSS integration that I'll 
>>> be happy to share. I'll see if I can check it into my Sandbox on 
>>> svn.zope.org later today.
>> It turns out, kss.core no longer works on Zope 3 because of some code 
>> the KSS developers introduced. It seems they don't actually do any 
>> testing on Zope 3.
>> I've already addressed the issue on the KSS list.
> Has any progress been made on this since then?

I suspect the KSS developers are being spanked a lot from the Plone camp 
so that we can iron out the last issues for 3.0 final.

I know Balazs and Godefroid (and I!) care a lot about making KSS have a 
wider audience, and I think it's a good fit.

At least, the KSS approach fits my brain. I'm not 100% I'd use it if I 
really wanted to build Flickr or something ridiculously AJAX-driven 
where it was more "a JS app with some HTML presentation" than "an HTML 
app with some JS polish and UI improvements". Maybe I would, but then 
writing JS more directly may help. For a lot of the CMS-y type 
applications people build with Zope technologies, though, I've found KSS 
to be a very good and well-structured approach. It's also easy to work 
with and pretty easy to learn.


Acquisition is a jealous mistress

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