[ZWeb] ratings product

Paul Everitt paul@zope.com
Sun, 10 Mar 2002 08:57:15 -0500

I believe new.zope.org might have a ratings product, but it is likely to 
be less competitive with what you are doing.  First, I think it is only 
for rating products, and not generic (though this would likely be easy 
to change).  Second, I don't think it tried as hard as your 
implementation to be a good ZODB/ZEO citizen (e.g. conflict resolution).

Third, and most important, it won't be actively developed.  If you can 
answer questions, fix problems, and even actively (somewhat) support 
yours, then we'll switch to it.


Kapil Thangavelu wrote:
> simple ratings product, might be useful for
> new.zope.org
> http://www.zope.org/Members/k_vertigo/Products/Ratings
> i plan on working on a cmf-tool style version, the
> version above depends on having a Ratings object
> instance stored local to the content. the content is
> expected to call the ratings object on display to get
> a ratings widget. it utilizes BTree Length objects for
> storage to try and avoid conflicts.additionally it
> tries to manage securities by directly callning the
> security manager and redirecting with voting info in
> place to a login url if the user is not logged in.
> this functionality should probably get removed. one
> recent change i've made to a local copy is to have
> cookie crumbler export all form vars, which are
> displayed as hidden inputs on the login form. so when
> the user auths and is returned to whence they came, 
> their original form vars, are intact, which in the
> case of the Ratings object means their original vote
> is accepted. this makes for a more seamless user
> experience.
> cheers
> kapil
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