[Zope3-dev] Re: Re: Who would use this crazy thing called Zope 3?

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Sat Feb 11 12:27:18 EST 2006

On Feb 11, 2006, at 9:24 AM, Martin Aspeli wrote:
> I'm told that the ZODB is the de-facto way of storing content.  
> Maybe soon the default may be a filesystem. Mmm...

My feelings are that there should be a "classic" Zope 3 release which  
is exactly what exists now (it should make the assumption that ZODB  
is present and the root object of the publication lives there,  
present a management interface, etc.) and there should be a "light"  
Zope 3 release which is really just "BoboNG" which makes no  
assumptions about the publication object.  Jim did some work on this  
last year.  IMO, this would be Zope 3 without anything that currently  
lives in zope.app.

The reason for the "light" version would be to make it easier for  
people who don't necessarily buy in to the ZODB or schema-based  
content or through the web management, etc. to start using Zope  
gradually without needing to bite all of it off at once.

I think the "filesystem-traverser" Shane is referring to might be  
packaged as a plugin to one of these versions or the other.  It would  
just be a package which defines the publication root object as a  
filesystem traverser.  Making it optional and shipping it separately  
from Zope 3 would decouple things appropriately, IMO.

- C

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