[Pkg-zope-developers] plone/plone-site, and doing the obvious
Jürgen A. Erhard
jae+debian at jerhard.org
Wed Apr 5 15:04:46 UTC 2006
[Sorry for the duplicate, Fabio, but I just hit R, so... the list
needs a copy (like a hole in the head, I'm sure ;) ]
On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 09:12:35AM +0200, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 05/04/2006 alle 01.14 +0200, Jürgen A. Erhard ha scritto:
> > (This started as a bug report to plone, but since it's too general, I
> > sent it to the list directly... no idea if it works)
> Hi Jürgen, thanks for your email.
Hi Fabio, and thanks for reading over the inflammatory bits. :)
> > The docs... /usr/share/doc/plone has nothing on either plone-site or
> > how to get Zope running. Ah, yes, it's in zope-common... [...]
> You are right, I'll add a note within /usr/share/doc/plone/README.Debian
> about plone-site package.
I think a short (two lines or so) note in the long description would
be better. Since then people who actually want a plone site don't
install the (then) unneeded plone package. And less frustration too:
install plone, nothing works, finally they find README.Debian and then
have to install *another* package.
BTW, why does plone-site Suggest plone? Wouldn't the other way around
make more sense? Combined with a "if you want a ready-to-work-with
Plone instance, install plone-site" comment in the long description...
Oh, and please don't just point them to plone-site... do that in the
long description, and point them to that and to "how to get Zope
actually running" in plone's README.Debian. So, they can choose
themselves: do the manual Zope setup, or do the easy-peasy apt-get
install plone-site. ;)
> > Hmm, I searched and found a "Debian Zope Policy"... which looks way
> > outdated to me. So, what *is* the policy? Is there one? If so, does
> > it mandate "don't create a default instance on installation"? Or did
> > I miss the announcement that Debian does not enable a server when they
> > are installed anymore.
> No, there is no policy and the one you found is quite outdated. And yes,
> we won't install a zope instance unless the system administrator does it
> manually using dzhandle or installing the zopeX-sandbox packages.
You mention dzhandle in the long description of at least
zope2.8-sandbox, so why not mention it in the main zope2.8 long desc
(Oh, and add a zsh completion script for dzhandle (and one for bash for
good measure), and I'd actually like dzhandle :P )
> > I'd just like Zope to be more accessible. And I don't think the
> > current packaging is really achieving this. You might think it's
> > oh-so-clear... but I think it's pretty obvious it isn't.
> It's a matter of personal opinion, I think it is. :)
The ages-old "what's subjective / what's objective" dilemma. :)
> > + Add a README.Debian to the actual zopeX.Y packages, refering the
> > user (which bear reminding, is not just a user, but root) to the
> > actual documentation.
> Ok, I'll do so.
> > PPS: I'll spare you my pet-peeve rant about "treating users as idiots"
> > [...] On the other hand, it (also) smells of
> > assuming too much on the side of the user, [...]
> eszakisark:~> apt-cache search plone
> plone - content management system based on zope and cmf
> plone-site - preconfigured zope instance containing a plone site
> I suppose this is enough, but if you think I'm wrong let me know and
> I'll do everything is possible to help our users.
When I do that search, I get 33 lines. The plone lines are 4 and 5
(or 5 and 6, two different systems). In other words, hidden in a sea
of other stuff. I give you that aptitude does better here...
But since neither plone nor zope says what a "zope instance" means (I
found the "assuming too much" spot! ;) ). For a Zope veteran, this is
obvious. But don't we want to get non-Zopistas on board? Especially
given the ease of use of Plone (compared to Zope's <elided> ;) )?
I'm not saying Zope *must* create a default instance (Not anymore, I
deleted that paragraph which was right here ;) ). What I mean to say
is that things need to be more obvious, more "in the user's face" if
PS: Installing sarge's Plone/Zope mellowed my mood lots... may be *I*
assumed too much on installing/upgrading unstable Zope, namely,
assuming everything was as it had been in the (distant, was lazy on
updating this box) past, so I might have "ok"'d too many debconf
messages w/o actually paying attention to them. I *still* stand by
the above, about making it obvious what people *get* when they install
Zope packages. *Before* installing them.
PPS: You actually made it down here? Congratulations, you are very
Jürgen A. Erhard
My WebHome: http://jerhard.org
1. Man gewöhnt sich an allem - sogar am Dativ.
2. Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod.
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