[Evangelism] 8 Really Cool Things About Plone 4

Scott Paley scott at abstractedge.com
Wed Apr 14 15:47:45 UTC 2010


Plone 4: It's the Little Things

:)

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Ken Wasetis [Contextual Corp.] <
ken.wasetis at contextualcorp.com> wrote:

> Plone 4:  The 'Stealthy Bliss Release' ?
>
>
> I see it being akin to the updated Facebook iPhone App that finally
> respects ones 'block' settings, so one doesn't have to read through
> everyone's Farmville and Mafia updates ;)
>
> Sometimes it's the little things that really matter to people.  Apple is
> king of marketing/emphasizing these.  I think the best way to highlight this
> is going to be through screencasts that we market, have a prominent link to
> from the plone.org home page, etc., so let them begin...
>
> -Ken
>
>
> Steve McMahon wrote:
>
>> Scott asks a particular question; let me raise the general one:
>>
>> Plone 4.0 is really a "sucks less" release. To me, it's awesome because I
>> know that all the many "sucks less" improvements (not as slow, not as much
>> memory use, more mainstream visual editor, no silly small/large folder
>> distinction ...) will make huge improvements for integrators, developers and
>> users. But, it's a marketing challenge to convey that to those outside our
>> circle. "Plone 4: It's better at everything that matters"?
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Scott Paley <scott at abstractedge.com<mailto:
>> scott at abstractedge.com>> wrote:
>>
>>    "New default visual editor: TinyMCE"
>>
>>    But why is that a benefit? What was wrong with the old editor?
>>    What problem is the new editor solving?
>>
>>    Without explaining the benefit of TinyMCE, I'm not sure it's a
>>    selling point.
>>
>>    On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Steve McMahon <steve at dcn.org
>>    <mailto:steve at dcn.org>> wrote:
>>
>>        A few of my favorites:
>>
>>        Dramatic speed improvements -- see Hanno's charts. Both for
>>        page rendering and initial load.
>>        http://blog.hannosch.eu/2010/01/plone-4-how-much-faster-is-it.html
>>
>> http://jstahl.org/archives/2010/01/19/plone-4-three-times-faster-than-drupal-joomla-or-wordpress/
>>
>>        Python 2.6's improved memory management will decrease overall
>>        memory footprint
>>
>>        New default visual editor: TinyMCE
>>
>>        Images and binary blobs automatically stored in file system
>>        rather than ZODB, prevent database bloat.
>>
>>        New default theme, Sunburst, provides a modern, minimalist,
>>        grid-based theme that's a better starting point for modern themes.
>>
>>        Support for login by e-mail address
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>        On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Roberto Allende
>>        <rover at menttes.com <mailto:rover at menttes.com>> wrote:
>>
>>            Hello
>>
>>            Two years and a half ago, Jon Stahl wrote a great post
>>            blog named "8 Really Cool Things About Plone 3"[1]. There
>>            he wrote about new features coming with Plone 3.
>>
>>            Considering there are just two weeks for World Plone Day
>>            2010 and Plone 4 is going to be the star of the event, i
>>            would like to ask you what are the features or things you
>>            would add in the "8 Really Cool things about Plone 4" list.
>>
>>            You answer will help a lot making the great Plone 4 talk,
>>            every host *must* have :)
>>
>>            Kind Regards
>>            r.
>>
>>            1.
>>
>> http://jstahl.org/archives/2007/07/16/8-really-cool-things-about-plone-3/
>>
>>            --             http://worldploneday.org
>>
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