The "export as files" paradigm is something we'd really like to see soon in
Zope. We'd like it to be possible for objects to be asked for a "filesystem
representation" of themselves and serialize their structures out to disk.
This filesystem representation should be simple enough to edit naturally for
all kinds of files, and it should play nicely with tools like CVS. I have a
proposal up somewhere about this, which basically claims that objects should
decide on their own representations of themselves, and that two-way "sync"
should be accomplishable. I'd be interested in seeing your proposal too.
The best place for these sorts of things are at http://dev.zope.org (the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Wilson Horch" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 5:57 PM
Subject: [Zope-dev] FTP interface being worked on?
> Hi folks,
> Is anyone working on the FTP support in Zope? For our project, we'd
> like to improve the FTP interface to Zope.
> I noticed that ZServer/README.txt in Zope 2.3.1b1 states
> Properties and FTP: The next step
> The next phase of FTP support will allow you to edit properties of
> all Zope objects. Probably properties will be exposed via special
> files which will contain an XML representation of the object's
> properties. You could then download the file, edit the XML and
> upload it to change the object's properties.
> We do not currently have a target date for FTP property support.
> I have a proposal written up, if anyone is interested in providing
> feedback to me before I start work on it.
> Along these lines, I also have a proposal to add an export / import
> feature that would dump objects in the ZODB to separate files in a
> directory tree. (Currently the XML export seems to create one big XML
> file.) The goal is to allow objects to be managed as flat files so you
> can edit them more easily and use CVS to track revisions.
> Also, it sure is confusing to try to figure out where you accept
> patches. Is the Collector still the best place to send them?
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