May have gleamed the significance of Zope to the Python community. It goes something like one of those tests in highschool: Java and the Apache Java community, but it doesn't seem to be quite the ralling point as CPAN and Zope, and Java is just such a different beast.
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Zope.org runs on hardware costing $1,000 or less at time of purchase. Wonder if Microsoft will ever start such a plan.
"While there are some who have run benchmark tests very few have published them. I have run a ton of tests on Zope trying to figure out what the limits are in terms of Zope, hardware and a SQL database and have been urged by the DC crew to publish them."
Creating XML Applications With Zope
Zope is an open source application server that enables you to rapidly develop applications for the Web. Zope's unique object-oriented flavor make it an interesting choice for developing XML applications: Firstly, it allows you to treat XML content as objects. Then it allows you to write applications by creating methods for your XML objects.
"Zope 2.1.0 beta 2 has been released. This release includes fixes for issues found in beta 1, an updated load_site.py script and Martijn Pieters' patches to implement try/except/else and try/finally constructs in DTML. Unless something major comes up, this will be the final beta before 2.1.0 final."