[Baypiggies] Python Application Servers
jennyw at dangerousideas.com
Sat Dec 3 02:01:37 CET 2005
Sebastian Jayaraj wrote:
>We have had very good success with Plone. Relatively simple to set up
>and easy to teach users. Also check out its inbuilt site search
>capability that index documents like PDF, word, etc.
I don't think you could get Plone to run with mod_python -- it's a Zope
application. It's also not the lightest-weight CMS out there. That
said, it works great when you use it appropriately (I've set it up for a
pretty heavily visited Web site), and it puts most things that call
themselves CMSes to shame.
However ... it's only a breeze to setup and teach users if you accept
the defaults or need only simple changes. They've done a great job with
the UI, so for an intranet you might well be satisfied with changes you
can make in CSS or through settings in the ZMI. However, if you need to
do something more significant, you'll have a pretty steep learning curve
(unless you're already familiar with Zope). If you find yourself in
that situation, I'd suggest buying one of the books on Plone (I like
Andy McKay's book; I have a colleague who J. Cameron Cooper's book).
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