Zope from Interwoven

mxlplx mxlplx2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 2 17:40:45 CEST 2003

Thanks for the info.  I knew this was going to be ugly!

Van Gale <news at exultants.org> wrote in message news:<pan.2003. at exultants.org>...
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 07:20:47 -0700, mxlplx wrote:
> > I'm currently working on a project to convert an Interwoven-based site
> > to use Zope instead.  Has anyone attempted this before and if so, were
> > you able to do it with Zope?  Could you use the XML files produced by
> > Interwoven?  Any ideas would be appreciated.
> I can't think of a single thing the 2 systems have in common really, so it
> won't be an easy task.
> The conversion to Zope should mostly be possible, and is probably worth it
> considering the cost of the conversion will probably be less than
> licensing costs... but you'll have to develop custom tools to convert any
> data that can be converted and the rest will have to be developed from
> scratch.
> Some bits, such as workflow XML/perl templates probably cannot be
> converted at all and you'll need to redesign workflows in the Zope way.
> If your pages are ASP or PHP you'll have to convert them to Zope's DTML or
> TAL.
> If you use metadata you'll need to design objects with attributes to
> match.
> The XML from Teamsite templates would also be replaced by python objects,
> which means processing the teamsite XML to create a new object, merging
> the metadata, and then getting that object into Zope's object storage.
> You might get a better answer on the Zope mailing list, but I bet it'll be
> the same general "Ugh!" :)
> Van

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