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O’Reilly: Zope’s New Roadmap




“John Udell once described Digital Creations’ Zope as
Python’s killer app, the application that was going to have
everyone scrambling to learn Python. It hasn’t proved to be
much of a killer though. Web designers looking for
solutions to their documentation management problems
routinely dismiss it as overkill, developers as underkill, or
too hobbling. …”

“… Among general promises that Zope will become, like Python, a simple, easy to learn, rapid
development tool, the Roadmap also provides details on how the architecture will change. A
few of these address Kuchling’s concerns. They will phase out DTML in favor of Python and
Perl scripting to handle logic and XHTML to handle presentation. They will use a CVS-like
revision control system to manage site development.
…”

Among general promises that Zope will become, like Python, a simple, easy to learn, rapid
development tool, the Roadmap also provides details on how the architecture will change. A
few of these address Kuchling’s concerns. They will phase out DTML in favor of Python and
Perl scripting to handle logic and XHTML to handle presentation. They will use a CVS-like
revision control system to manage site development.

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