[Framework-Team] WebDAV (PLIP 187) thanks and late comments

Graham Perrin G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk
Wed Feb 20 14:52:12 UTC 2008

On 7 Feb 2008, at 02:15, Raphael Ritz wrote:

> Graham Perrin wrote:
>> I'll be more than happy to help with the WebDAV aspect, if required.

> any kind of feedback is welcomeFeel free to provide any feedback  
> you may have on this to the framework team list right away  
> (included in cc).
> Thanks,
>   Raphael
>> In any case I have cc'd myself under <https://dev.plone.org/plone/ 
>> ticket/7732>.

My apologies for being out of the loop. I was on leave for a week or  
so (Zope/Plone day slotted in the middle) with no real head space for  

I realise that the deadline has passed, FWIW my
+1 (though I'm not on the team ;)
and comments are in Trac, around <http://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/ 

7EWebDAV> is the sum total of WebDAV issues reported by me. I'll  
probably revisit the four January tickets after (a) a server upgrade,  
3.0.4 to 3.1 and (b) a laptop Mac OS X upgrade, 10.4.11 to 10.5.2.

On 18 Feb 2008, at 14:42, Sidnei da Silva wrote:

>>> We can incrementally improve on what we have on this PLIP. Going  
>>> from 100% broken to 100% working is not a trivial task that can  
>>> be achieved in one release cycle.
>> Absolutely, and again I'm mostly worried about raising too high  
>> expectations where we aren't fully up to (yet) in order to avoid  
>> unnecessary frustration by those who might expect too much then.
> I think we are already setting too high expectations, as Plone is  
> advertising WebDAV on the front page:
> Plays Well with Others
> LDAP, SQL, SOAP, Web Services (WSDL) and WebDAV — Plone works with  
> them all.

With respect: concerning WebDAV, I _do_ think that Plone's promise is  
not matched by its current delivery.

Ending on positive notes:

1) It's very useful to learn (in this list) what other people expect  
from WebDAV.

2) At <http://www.bud.ca/blog/plone-wishes> Kevin Teague's
'#16: IMPROVE DESKTOP INTEGRATION' was pleasantly thought provoking.
I'll post my thoughts to plone-users via <http://www.nabble.com/ 

Thanks to Sidnei, raphael, tomster, witsch and others involved in  
this PLIP :)


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