[Zope3-dev] Re: Zope 3 web root

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Tue Feb 21 12:01:02 EST 2006

Gary Poster wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2006, at 3:08 AM, Shane Hathaway wrote:
>> In my last project, reusing the ZMI seemed like a good idea.  Maybe  
>> that was a bad choice.  Do you start with an empty site.zcml?  I  
>> haven't dared yet. :-)
> We started mostly from scratch, with various successes and failures  as 
> we tried to reuse large-scale UI/framework.  I'd say that we've  
> generally been happier and more successful reusing lots of small  
> components and small-scale UI bits, versus large "framework" things  
> like the ZMI (others with whom I work, feel free to disagree ;-).  I  
> regard the "smaller zope 3" and "eliminate zope.app" movements as  signs 
> that this is a shared feeling.

Ah-ha, that's a real nugget of wisdom.  The ZMI as a whole isn't ready 
to be reused, then.  In fact, the ZMI may not make sense at all for a 
lot of projects.  I'll keep that in mind.


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