[Zope] Q: Verifying the poll numbers
Mon, 21 May 2001 12:58:49 +0100
On 21/5/01 12:22 pm, "Paul Everitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Howdy folks. AndyM is running a poll over at ZopeZen:
> (Look at the bottom of the left margin)
> OK, on to the discussion. Are those numbers *really* accurate? I gotta
> admit, though I've had a soft spot in my heart for the Zope Studio
> thing, I'm stunned that it would be in front. Much less so *far* in
> front. Are these results an accurate reading of the sentiments -- that
> given the list of choices Andy presented, a Zope Studio is so much more
> popular than those choices!?!
Well, if you look at the other choices;
More kick ass RDMS adapters - more or less covered
Storage abstraction layer - deep voodoo, not many folks will
understand this one
An IDE (Zope Studio) -
Easier installation of Zope and products - happens quite rarely
Conversion of more data types - seems like another db issue
Nothing, its perfect - :)
Not that I'm slagging Andy off - it's a *good* thing to solicit feedback,
just that out of those choices, most people are going to go for the
> Wow. Let's try a different tack. Pretend there was a for-free Zope
> Studio and a for-fee Zope Studio. Let's say the difference was either
> like ActiveState's difference (personal use vs. professional use), or
> say the difference was in "Professional" capabilities.
> Does anyone think there would be any moderate-sized market for a for-fee
> version? How many of you would pay a few hundred bucks for a
> high-quality dev/authoring/admin environment for Zope?
One thing for me - it *must* be cross-platform. One reason I'm so into Zope
is the non-M$oft flavour of it all, I can use it from my Mac runnning MacOS
X (and *run* Zope on it), on PCs in our department, or most other things we
come across as long as they run a browser.
I won't use a PC to edit my Zope pages.
There's no downloads for a MacOS version of Python from the ActiveState
pages so this proposal doesn't thrill me that much. I'd prefer to see the
web interface cleaned up and XML integration boosted.
I *would* pay money for a high-quality environment, with the caveats above.
Dr Tony McDonald, Assistant Director, FMCC, http://www.fmcc.org.uk/
The Medical School, Newcastle University Tel: +44 191 243 6140
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