[ZWeb] Zope 2 web site

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Fri Mar 3 16:41:31 EST 2006

Lennart Regebro <regebro <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On 3/3/06, Chris Withers <chris <at> simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> > Yup, but one that is much much simpler that any framework. It doesn't
> > need to be complicated and it doesn't need 90% of the features that
> > things like Plone or CPS add to the mix...
> Does anybody have a feeling for if it is feasible to run the
> PloneProducts or whatever the name was, on pure CMF?
> The combination CMF + that product + maybe CPSSkins could be all that
> is needed for a new products.zope.org.

You mean PloneSoftwareCenter?

As the name implies, it's Plone-centric, built on Archetypes, and it would
probably take quite some time to get it to work on plain CMF. But honestly, I
don't see how that would make anything any easier. It's very simple to configure
a minimal Plone instance that has only the PSC, a PAS-backed authentication
source and very little else.

Yes, Plone is a product (in the traditional sense, not the Zope sense) that is
built with a lot of components. That doesn't mean that to *use* that product,
you need to understand, configure or deal with all those components.
mkzopeinstance, tar xzf Plone-2.1.3.tar.gz, tar xzf PloneSoftwareCenter.tar.gz,
bin/zopctl start, add PSC, add a Software Center, turn off the content types you
don't want... it's like 30 minutes of work with a coffee break.


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