[Zope] Zope Evaluation
lennart at regebro.nu
Fri Oct 17 09:29:48 EDT 2003
Gabriela LÃ³pez Ruiz wrote:
> The principal characteristics that a platform like what we are looking
> for has to have are:
> • licenses (it has to be open source),
> • if it has a rich set of products,
> • it it has a great users community,
> • if there is many available documentation (in Internet, in
> bookstores, etc),
Check. The Zope Book does the most things. After that it gets worse, the
documentation on the complex things are dispered or non-existent. But
the community is then quick and responsive!
> • the possibility of integration with external databases,
> • if it has a security model (and how strong is that model),
Check. Very flexible, very strong.
> • if it gives the possibility of avoiding the interaction of a web
> master in all deployments,
> • how many languages does it support and which ones,
All and None. :) There are tools for making the websites translatable,
and then it can support any language you want.
> • recommendations concerning the base product to be taken, which of
> these options is better and why: CMF + ZOPE, ZOPE only, CMF + PLONE+ ZOPE,
Since you have limited yourself to Open Source, I think you should use
Zope + CMF + one of the CMF based systems, like Plone or CPS. Is Silva
based on CMF? Plain CMF sucks too much.
> • if it’s easy installing new products and developing applications,
Developing new applications is Zopes forte. That's one of the major
reasons it's so great, development is quick.
> • about Clear Case integration,
I have no idea.
> • and what about stability/performance
Excellent stability, OK perfomance, good scalability.
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