Brian, to use a poor analogy, Zope 2.x is the city with lots of signposts
and amenities developed by the community. Zope 3.x is the frontier town, and
most of the basic infrastructure is there but without the bells and whistles
or automated instance installer for Windows :)

For short term solution Zope 2.x + Five is probably the way to go, but in
the longer term Zope 3.x is a more exciting but likely initially frustrating
place to be.

When I started with Zope 3 recently my experience was with Zope 2 and basic
python scripts. I'm sticking primarily with Zope 2 but am spending more time
learning the basics of Zope 3, but don't expect that I will do anything
serious with it for another few months yet. 

Brett Haydon

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Brian Gibson
Sent: Wednesday, 1 March 2006 7:36 AM
Subject: [Zope3-Users] windows installer

I am trying to install 3.2.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 and I am using
the Windows installer named "Zope-3.2.0.win32-py2.4.exe". I installed
ActiveState's Python 2.4.2 first and the Windows Installer found it and
compiled everything then it just said it was done with the post
installation process and gave me a "Finish" button, it didn't ask to
create an instance, create a Windows service, etc.... I was able to find
in the README.TXT of the tgz package how to create an instance and how
to start it but I would think the installer would do all that. The
install doc I am reading is "The Zope Book 2.6" and on page 46 - 47 I am
not seeing the same install dialogs. Is the installer failing at some
point or should I be using a stable install from the 2.x branch instead
of using version 3.2.0?

The download page says that 3.2.0 is the stable version of the 3.x
branch but I did notice in the welcome message for this mailing list it
says "Note that Zope 3 is currently only intended for Python developers"
which I am not......


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