I'd personally stay from Worldpilot since AFIAK its not open source.
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From: "tav" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Smith Ray" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 4:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Zope] [Newbie] Can Zope ...
> >>>>> SR == "Smith Ray" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> SR> Are there any "Intranet" type packages which have
> SR> functionality to what I have quickly described?
> there aren't any intranet packages per se, but there is a
> wonderful zope product called worldpilot which you should take
> a look at. its available at
> it has a very nice web based mail client / calendar / todo /
> address book features. that fulfils half of your requirements
> in an intranet. for the other half, go out and create something
> based on other zope tools, e.g. zwiki / squishdot / ptk
> the drawback is in integrating worldpilot with whatever you
> create. the code is definitely not the most manageable,
> however, the source is there - so you can do whatever you want
> SR> If I had to build something like this myself would
> SR> Zope be the tool of choice? (I'm assuming it would
> SR> be since I'm on a Zope list!)
> zope is without doubt one of the best ways to do this. most
> important for me is the ability to extend the product in a
> rapid and easy manner
> at esp (company i work for), we desperately looked around for
> good intranet solutions and ended up making our own 'xnet'
> product based on zope. it does pretty much anything you would
> want from an intranet, and using zope was definitely the best
> decision we made about it.
> i would offer you this product, however, its been made
> primarily for internal use, but with a few days work, i guess
> it could be be made non-esp centric. pop onto irc
> (irc.espnow.com / #esp) if you want to talk about it.
> SR> How long (rough estimate) would something like
> SR> this take to develop for a Zope newbie?
> if you dedicate yourself to this, then about two months. zope
> has a steep learning curve. but once you get to a certain
> level, everything becomes much clearer... that is, until you
> want to rise to the next level of zope meisters
> best regards, tav
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