[Zope] Newbie: Zope installation and phpBB compatibility

Dieter Maurer dieter at handshake.de
Thu Oct 30 13:19:10 EST 2003

Paulo Jorge de Oliveira Cantante de Matos wrote at 2003-10-30 15:41 +0000:
 > The first time I read about zope was about 20 minutes ago and since then
 > I've been reading some docs. I'm developing a website and I have 2
 > questions. But before that, the facts: I have a server running apache2
 > webserver and I've already installed phpBB to run a forum in my site.
 > Question 1: Is zope compatible with apache2 and phpBB?

Rumours (--> mailing list archives) say that Zope is incompatible
with Apache 2 at the moment (more precisely: there are people
that tried and failed).

Unless you need single sign in, internet applications are very easy
to (loosely) integrate. Thus, you can use Zope and any other
internet application technique together (php, jsp+j2ee, asp, ...)

 > Question 2: I was thinking about developing the website in my laptop and
 > the deploying it to the server through scp, ftp, I don't really know yet
 > (maybe there's an easier way but none I know about). Where should I
 > install zope, on the server or on my laptop? If I put it on the laptop
 > will zope allow me to deploy it to the server? If I install it on the
 > server, can I develop the website on my laptop?

Install Zope both on the server (for production) and on your
laptop (for development).

We try to move as much templates/logic as possible out of Zope's ZODB into
the filesystem. There we the use open source version control "cvs"
to manage and distribute changes.

We use "ZSyncer" (a Zope product) to synchronize configuration and
remaining templates/logic kept in ZODB between development and


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