Zope isn't really a server. It's got some server elements but it's core is around the storage and retrieval of data in a controlled manner. Plone is just a big bunch of well written scripts and templates and images that is written inside Zope. Not too different from how pgMyAdmin is a packaged solution on top of PHP. The reason Plone refers to itself as a server is that some people (like people who download the msi installer) don't understand and don't need to understand the various layers of the end product. I think it's good what Plone has done but, as your email proves, sometimes people can get confused.
On 9/8/05, akonsu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello, > > i have been reading about zope and plone for a few days now, and i > have a question that i could not find an answer to. > > i understand zope is a server, that is, it is a process in OS. from > what i could gather from the documentation, plone is a cms built on > top of zope. why then when i install plone for windows from an msi, it > appears that plone is also a server that runs alongside zope server > just on a different http port? in addition, why the plone > documentation keeps referring to plone as a server, and is using terms > such as "start plone" and "stop plone"? so, is it a CMS that runs on > top of zope or is it aan its own server? i am totally confused... > > i hope this is the right list to post this kind of plone questions. if > not, i apologise, and i would appreciate if you could redirect me... > > thanks for any clarifications in advance. > _______________________________________________ > Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org > http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope > ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** > (Related lists - > http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce > http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ) > -- Peter Bengtsson, work www.fry-it.com home www.peterbe.com hobby www.issuetrackerproduct.com _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )