[Zope3-Users] zalchemy integration

Roger Ineichen dev at projekt01.ch
Sun Aug 13 05:23:25 EDT 2006

Hi Jeff

> With the ZMI, I end up asking "is this the UI I want to 
> deliver to my customer?" And the answer is rarely "yes!" I 
> feel like I have to arm wrestle a lot more to turn off and 
> hide features. I still don't really understand how the 'Add' 
> menu works.

Did you see the layer package I commited to the z3c repos the 
last days?
There is now a minimal layer which allows you to build 
very easy a own administration interface.

> This isn't a criticism of the ZMI skin. It just hasn't been a 
> fit for any of our customers or applications, which makes it 
> very hard to support. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to do 
> away with. But it also feels very hard to migrate away from 
> if that's where ones initial work is.

We really should use the Boston skin which offers much more
flexibility for such customized ZMI's because of it's
viewlet/manager concept and drop the Rotterdam skin.

> Having developed on and for Zope for nearly ten years now, I 
> can say that there is no such thing as "traditional zope 
> development" :).
> There are a lot of ways to get things done.


Roger Ineichen
Projekt01 GmbH
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