On Jan 20, 2007, at 3:07 PM, Chris Withers wrote:
Jim Fulton wrote:
That depends on what you mean by Zope 3. If you define "Zope 3"
as zope.app.server.main, or zope.app.twisted.main, then yes, it
is. I wouldn't define it that way, although I can see how others
...mean that Zope 3 is currently hard-coded to need a ZODB?
Well, for me, a Zope 3 instance is what you get when you run
mkzopeinstance. If there's other alternatives to that, I'd be
interested in exploring them :-)
I think mkzopeinstance if fine, as far as it goes. I don't plan to
use it in the future, even for setting up the existing main programs,
which generally do meet my needs. (I have no interest in running Zope
w/o ZODB myself.)
You would need to write a different main program that did
If so, how should we go about making this optional?
Has anyone else attempted this?
As I have said over and over. Yes.
Does grok have one of these?
I suspect so,.
You would need to understand how the publisher framework worked
and plug in an alternate publication that traversed to non-ZODB
I touched on this with my reply to Philip, but surely the
publication type should just be operating on objects that implement
It seems odd, at least to me, that I'd need to rewrite publications
that know about things like http, ftp and webdav just because the
object I want to publish come from a file system or relational
database rather than a zodb...
The publisher knows nothing about the application. The publication
object is the object responsible for providing this integration. It
is not a very complicated interface to implement. Depending on your
needs, you can likely subclass the existing piblication if you wish.
(I am willing to put the work in to make this happen if people
give me some hints...)
Other people have already made this happen. I don't know if any of
their code is public or if they have written up what they've done.
This is a bit cryptic... are you saying there is an "alternative
zope 3" that already has alternatives to zope.app.server.main or
zope.app.twisted.main? If so, where are they to be found?
Alan Runyan and Sidnei Da Silva created one of the earliest Zope 3
applications using SQL Objects. I don't remember the name of their
application or what it's status is. Maybe they'll chime in or you
can ask them. Launchpad is a Zope 3 application that doesn't use
ZODB. I don't think that code is available.
I'll note, and this will be, hopefully, the last comment on this
thread, that a Zope 3 application based on relational databases is
likely to look a lot different than a traditional Zope application.
In particular, I wouldn't expect such an application to use an object
filing system model, which is difficult to achieve with an RDBMS. I
expect that such an application would simply expose pages in some URL
space that isn't derived from data structures and that these pages
would simply call into databases as necessary. I expect that such an
application would look a lot like applications built with other web
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