[Evangelism] Re: "Top 15 Questions..." Final Draft
chris at txbarnes.com
Wed Apr 15 18:15:50 UTC 2009
Calvin Hendryx-Parker wrote:
> What constitutes up and running for you? The default install will
> leave you with a site you can place up live behind a proxy.
A decent looking website for the public to see, w/ a separate interface
for the non-html-versed content managers to update information. This is
NOT what one gets after the 'default install'.
Instead, one is left with a page that is available for the maintainers,
but with nothing pointing to a site for the general public.
Proxy? I'm not sure I am exactly sure what a proxy is, or why I would
want to use one.
> Why does deploying a Plone site mean you need to learn Python? There
> are many people out there creating great looking sites and they don't
> know a lick of Python to to it. They are using a combination of third
> party add-ons (which are easy to install with buildout) and a theme
> product that you can generate from ZopeSkel.
Maybe it doesn't and I just don't understand then. Maybe what I need to
learn is zope? (which, btw, is still beyond my pro-bono time constraints).
Having themes which can be imported in sounds good. I have not heard of
ZopeSkel before - is it a part of the default install that runs
automatically? If it's a 3rd party add-on, that may be nice - but it
would seem to be misleading (at the least) to say that the product is
"ready out of the box".
> What part of our install story is lacking in your mind so we an
> address it. I think it would be helpful feedback to get from you.
Having worked in a computer support for 12 years prior to being a system
admin, I often found it useful - make that *essential* - to stand back
and WATCH as someone else attempts to install/use a system.
The fact is, I don't know what I don't know. All I do know is that I
sat in front of the screen after installing Plone and wondered "what
now?". I'm just a frustrated user. I have neither a vested interest
in "making plone #1" nor "pushing something else". I simply want to
find a product that fits my needs. If it's Plone - and I was lead to
believe it was - then great. If it's not, then my search to find out
what will fit my needs continues.
Chris Barnes AOL IM: CNBarnes
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