Zope (was Re: [oclug] Free/open-source replacements for MS FrontPage as an *editing* environment?)
dyork at e-smith.com
Thu Apr 26 12:09:35 EDT 2001
> > above... at the time (and possibly still) editing files in Zope was not
> > for the novice.
> Can you provide some further details as to your issues with zope and version
> and products you installed at the time as this is an area where zope excels
> in from my understanding and use of the product.
Well, I actually like Zope a lot and would use it if I could. But last time
I worked with Zope (about 9 months ago), all the editing of the files was
through their (web-based) user interface using their DTML markup language
along with standard HTML. It was fine for me, but, I mean, I'm also the guy
doing all our (e-smith) documentation using vim and DocBook SGML!
Now you *can* use editors that support WebDAV against a Zope server, which was
fine for publishing HTML pages and such... but if you want to do things like
common headers and footers, you need to use Zope's DTML, and I wasn't able to
do this with the editors I was using. Things have no doubt improved since
that time... but to use the features I needed I had to do all the file editing
via Zope's interface, which worked well for me, but not for other users.
> Now the one I have been struggling with for years is an MS Project
> replacement.. After spending almost two years on putting bits and pieces
Yes, that would indeed be a good one... and I haven't seen anything that
comes close, either.
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