[Zope-DB] instant DB access

Michael Teter mteter@1scom.net
24 Jul 2003 14:03:38 -0500


Warning, this may sound whiny.

Zope seems like a great, well thought-out product.  But why, after it
existing so long, is it still a chore to figure out and setup database
access for it?

For example, I want Zope to run on Linux and access my existing
PostgreSQL database.  From what I've read, to make that happen I'll have
to download the source version of PostgreSQL, in addition to some 3rd
party tools or libraries.

Considering how polished Zope seems to be, this roll-your-own database
access seems rather raw, unfinished.  It would be nice to be able to
download and install a plugin (or whatever it's called in Zope) that
would give me instant database interoperability with Postgres (as well
as plugins for other DBs).

I'll get my hands dirty if I have to, but it seems like a big shift in
level of detail compared to the simplicity and completeness of Zope