> Just read your article (http://www.pault.com/zope.html)  and really 
> enjoyed it (besides comparing Java to Macs... yikes!). I agree that 
> DC needs to really work with Zope Product Developers and help them as 
> much as possible.

Have you looked at the Zope Directions document recently 
posted on dev.zope.org?


Dramatically lowering the bar for developers to create quality 
components is our number one priority going forward. It will 
be evolutionary and not happen all at once, but it will be 

> DC should encourage and then force developers to be a bit better 
> about documentation. I have seen product developers put up a  new 
> product with the full amount of documentation about it being "here it 
> is... have fun." This certainly does not help all of those people who 
> want to install and use Zope products. DC can encourage better 
> product development and documentation by doing simple things such as 
> T-shirt contest for best product documentation, tip, how-to and all 
> the rest.

One idea we've kicked around is to make the eventual 
"components area" on zope.org such that component users 
can provide some +1 -1 type feedback that is incorporated 
into the way that components are listed on the site. This 
would let the most popular / best components appear at 
the top of listings etc.

Brian Lloyd        [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Software Engineer  540.371.6909              
Digital Creations  http://www.digicool.com 

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