Martijn Faassen wrote:
Zope 3 is a bunch of technologies for building (web) applications in the
form of an integrate set of Python libraries.
Let's call those the "Zope Libraries". Because by now we have far more
than just the ones that came from exploding Zope 3 (e.g. all the ones
from the 'z3c' namespace).
There are different web application frameworks that make use of these
Zope 3 technologies:
* Zope 2
* the Zope 3 web application server (which needs another name in my
opinion, as it's too confusing with "Zope 3 the set of libraries")
Why not calling it by the name of the *single* package that implements
it, zope.app.publication. That's where everything that makes Zope 3 is
- traversal semantics, such as the look up of views
- security (by applying security proxies)
- transaction integration
* potentially others
The Zope project aims to develop the underlying technologies and the web
application servers on top of it. When you get "Zope" you get it in one
of the above web application framework flavors.
It's hardly a perfect story. To simply matters for myself, I'm focusing
on marketing Grok, and in strong association with this, the Zope 3
technologies that Grok would be nothing without. The advantage of
calling it something else than "Zope" is that you don't get caught up in
the identity crisis so much.
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