[Zope] Re: ZOPE IN WINDOWS, ANY WARNINGS I SHOULD KNOW? .RE: [Zope] crystal reports

Edward Muller edwardam@interlix.com
25 Jun 2003 10:30:28 -0500

On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 08:04, Ramon Linan wrote:
> thank you Edward, what you say make a lot of sense, although, I will try to do that, I am sure is going to take me some time because I am just starting with zope.
> I have another question, I have found some people and books who don't advice at all to use Zope on windows system, especially with mysql for windows, is there any problem? I would like to know a real reason for not to (especially if I am going to be using crystal report).

wrt to crystal reports and mysql/zope ... I dunno ...

Last time I ran zope on windows it was at or near version 2.1
something.... It crashed a lot ... that was all I remember...

So I can't speak about how well current versions run.

> Also, I have read in a couple of books that the database that comes with Zope it is not very strong, I want to do a "project" to share pictures with my family (on the other side of the Atlantic), is there any reason for not using the DB that comes with zope.

Zope's database is an Object Database ... Not a Relational database ...
For something like pictures,where pictures (objects) are organized in
logical groups (folders ... another object that can contain other
objects) ZODB is fine. Although for ease of use you may want to store
the pictures on the local file system.

> Thank you very much for making this learning experience lot quicker.
> Rezuma
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edward Muller [mailto:edwardam@interlix.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:26 AM
> To: Ramon Linan
> Cc: zope@zope.org
> Subject: Re: [Zope] crystal reports
> The following is complete conjecture based on working with
> python/windows/zope...
> If you were to run the zope server on windows and install the complete
> python-win32 utilities you could connect python to Crystal Reports via
> COM/ActiveX and make calls to the Crystal Reports API. If you could then
> get the Crystal Reports COM/ActiveX control to spit out HTML you could
> then capture that and  use it as you need it.
> The above would require at least writing some of your own external
> methods or a product. Plus you would have to understand COM programming
> under python-win32 (which isn't really that hard).
> A few years ago I made an Outlook/Exchange <-python -> XMLRPC gateway.
> It used python-win32's COM support and the DMAPI/MAPI (whatever they are
> called) APIs of Outlook/Exchange and exposed it via XMLRPC. It was neat.
> On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 15:26, Ramon Linan wrote:
> > Hi, anyone knows if there is a product that allow you to use already created crystal reports?
> > 
> > Is also welcome advice about reporting tools to use with ODBC database connection.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > 
> > (very new at this)
> > 
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