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Re: sysinstall v2

From: Robert Garrett <rg70@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 14:23:02 -0500

Robert Clark wrote:

> I had considered bringing up Zope in the Python context, but I don't
> want to be the person who brings up lots of stuff he hasn't ever done
> anything with. (And no, I don't mean to infer that about anyone else.)
> Zope seems like it would be useful if the scope of the installer began
> to creep into becoming a system management tool. Or then again, maybe
> that is a good reason to avoid using it.
> [RC]
> Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> :At the risk of being flamed...
>> :
>> :If a decision has been made to include a python run-time with
>> :the install, the use of one of python's web/application server kits like
>> :zope ( zope.org ) or twisted ( twistedmatrix.com : currently moving,
>> :google probably has cache ) could replace apache/php & dependencies at a
>> :cost of a a few extra python libraries & scripts( more than a few in the
>> :case of twisted ).
>> :...
>> :
>> :mulc
>>     Hmm.  There are both positive and negative aspects in regards to
>>     Zope.  On the positive side it might be able to replace Apache and
>>     it would leverage the already discussed Python.  On the negative side
>>     it is fairly complex and hefty... 18MB in /usr/local/www/Zope.
>>     The real question in regards to zope is... has anyone on our list
>>     used it and if you have, what is your opinion on using it to write
>>     an installer and/or package manager?  Also, does it have a complete
>>     enough web server to completely replace Apache or would it be better
>>     to run it *under* Apache?
>> -Matt
>> Matthew Dillon
>> <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
For the installer to be truly usefull, it needs to be able to become
a great system management tool.

Robert Garrett

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