--On 19. Oktober 2006 15:03:43 -0300 Sidnei da Silva <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 01:43:22PM -0400, Tres Seaver wrote: | Most of the active Zope developers do *not* run Zope on Windows, which | is why there are no Windows binaries for recent Zope versions. We do | have plenty of "real world" experience with running Zope on Linux, Mac, | and other Unixoid systems. That's does *not* mean that *no one* runs Zope on Windows. At Enfold Systems we run several different versions of Zope on Windows on a daily basis. It would be more correct to say that no one runs *in development* versions of Zope on Windows, as opposed to binary builds. That's mainly because one needs MSVC to compile the extensions and few people have access to MSVC and knowledge to do that. And to top it, we have "real world" experience with running Zope on Windows and using several key components of the Windows platform to enhance Zope, like Active Directory, NTLM, IFilter, ADO and a couple more. I really hope to fix this image that Zope is a second/third-class citizen when it comes to Windows. That is certainly not the case these days, but yet it's common to see people making it look like.
The company I am mainly working for uses Zope as platform for desktop products. This means every customer has a running Zope server on Windows. We are talking of more 100k client-side installations so there are likely much more Zope users on Windows than on Linux :-)
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