[Evangelism] demo.plone.org

David Sapiro - Pilot Systems david at pilotsystems.net
Tue Oct 14 08:30:15 UTC 2008

Hi Nate,

We created already 17.000 sites on objectis.org, 5.000 are still  
active Plone sites.

Objectis is used to create demo sites by people. Because it's limited  
in many ways :

1. total site size (10 Mb)
2. max size of one size is 1 Mb
3. no file system access
4. limited list of products

Right now, you need to explain your need on http:// 
myplone.objectis.org/ and is the demand is accepted, then you get a  
validation code that is valid to create from 1 to n sites on  

If you think we can work something out of this existing architecture,  
this will be cool.



PS : we're working on the EC2 to see if this can save us cost, it  
will double or triple or infrastructure cost to move to EC2, so we're  
not doing it at the moment. All the Objectis infra is paravirtualized  
using Xen on 64 bits Intel Debian.

PPS : I think cross-posting is bad, Nate :)

Le 14 oct. 08 à 01:53, Nate Aune a écrit :

> I'd like to explore the idea of creating a demo.plone.org site that
> hosts the current released version of Plone, and would serve as a
> place folks could go to try out Plone *before* downloading it. While
> the installers make it very easy to try out Plone, some folks are
> hesitant to install new software on their computer, and some IT depts
> forbid it.
> The demo.plone.org site would have logins for a standard unprivileged
> user, a reviewer and an admin user. It would get cleared out every
> night with a fresh Data.fs. This could be done with a simple script
> that's executed on a scheduled basis using cron. We could use
> something like Amberjack [1] or Flowgram [2] to create an interactive
> guided tour to "hold the hand" of new users through the process of
> creating new content, reviewing content, administering a Plone site,
> etc.
> what do folks think about this idea? I think it would be nice to have
> this available to coincide with the launch of the newly redesigned
> plone.org website.
> Nate
> [1] http://amberjack.org/
> [2] http://www.flowgram.com/
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