[Zope-PTK] PTK - Putting it all together (2nd try -
Sat, 22 Apr 2000 16:56:21 -0500
[I posted the stuff below several days ago and received one "that's a great
question and besides..." answer and then an answer to the "besides..."
part. But I still don't have my answer. Feel free to pick answers from this
list, or make up your own:
- Your question is too stupid too answer
- You'll never understand. Retire and move to Florida
- The steps are ...
- You should hire <name> to help you
- You can only make demo portals, not real ones
- Nobody has figured it out yet
As you can tell, I really need help. I know you (we) are all very busy, but
I'll certainly appreciate any help that you can provide.]
I need help understanding how to make this leap:
1. I can successfully install the PTK (ie, the
installed products PTKBase and PTKDemo plus
the [no adjective] product DemoPortal) and
make a portal with them. No problem.
2. Although the PTK seems to do much of what
I want, I'm going to have to make several
mods/additions. It is completely beyond me
(at the moment) how it is intended that I
take the PTK pieces and make a portal look
and act the way that I want.
What I think I know:
o I should NOT be customizing DemoPortal [per
mailing list message from Mike to Philipp Dunkel
on 26 Feb 2000]
o I should make my own equivalent of DemoPortal
that uses PTKBase (and PTKDemo?) to do what
I need. But how? I see that PTKDemo has
DemoPortal stuff wired into it. Am I supposed
to make an equivalent of PTKDemo too?
I've looked at everything I can find (documents, HowTo's, mailing list
archives) but there is something missing for me. Maybe I could write a
HowTo if I could only figure out how PTK is intended to be used.
Note: This is not a question about understanding the smaller pieces such as
Python, HTML, OO, etc. Rather, it is about a larger understanding. I guess
my question could be restated as:
Given that I can successfully install
and run Zope/PTK/ZServer, how do I take
the PTK and make *my* site from it?
Still Dazed and Wandering,