On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 07:57:10PM +1000, John Maddison wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've just started playing around with using z3c.layer to create
> applications that don't use the ZMI at all.  Everything is pretty
> simple so far, except for one fairly important step: creating my
> initial application object in the ZODB.  What methods do people use to
> create their application root objects (aside from the ZMI)?
>
> Off the top of my head, I can think of a few ways:
> * Special BrowserPage (named, e.g. 'install-app') that creates the
> application object and puts it in /
> * Listening for the ZODB open event and creating/inserting the
> application object from the handler

This is the most common way I've seen (schooltool, zope3).

> * weird ZODB root object adapter

There's also another one:

* Have the publisher create an object for each request and serve that object 
  as the root object.

>
> Is there a "right" or intended way to do this, or is it much of a muchness?
>
> Thanks for your thoughts!
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Brian Sutherland
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