Gregory Dudek wrote:
A key factor is that from the zope.org web site it is not clear if the
community is healthy or not, and the general impression is that the
project is stalled since so many links are dead and defunct (and in fact
I am not so sure of the zope community health myself any longer, despite
the ongoing zope postings here). In my opinion, making zope.org look
healthy and be usable is the MOST important obstacle for the Zope
community. I believe this is both a symptom and a cause of disarray in
the Zope user/developer community.
Zope was always a bit hairy to get into, without saying anything about
Plone development or Zope 3, I just want to point out that without a
clear simple up-to-date main web site, things are looking really bad. I
introduced some zope-based material in an introductory computer science
course a few years ago with moderate success, but am starting to doubt
it would be appropriate any longer.
I am not criticizing the people on this list or the other Zope
developers: I have enormous appreciation for what has been built, I just
would hate to see is dwindle in vitality and use.
Gregory, thanks for bringing this up. Please be assured that we're aware
of this problem just as well. With the Zope Foundation in place, we can
now tackle tasks like zope.org much better. But it takes time to get
settled and we need volunteers. We've made some progress already, but
we're not there yet. There's a committee which is actively planning on
improving zope.org in the near future.
As far as zope.org's focus is concerned, it has shifted, as many already
pointed out. We're no longer trying to make it a site with member
accounts. Software is best released through the Python CheeseShop (aka
PyPI) these days and bug collectors can be found on Launchpad.
Outsourcing high-maintenance factors like these will allow us to focus
on zope.org's actual message: promoting Zope.
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