Preliminary Review database

Ignaz Kellerer
Sun, 11 Jun 2000 13:08:03 +0100

Am 11-Jun-00 schrieb Tril:
>  - Go here
> Frequently asked questions:
> It is using Zope ( and PostgreSQL (

Zope does have several big disadvantages:

- it cannot be used offline efficiently.
  Staying online while editing anything is EXPENSIVE in most

- it does not support CSCW concepts in a reasonable way.
  Whenever two or more people are trying to edit a text at the same
  time, Zope discards the changes of anyone but one.

- it is far from errorproof.
  Whenever a connection gets broken when trying to send the contents
  back, the missing part of the contents is clipped and cannot be
  recovered by itself. (it happened to me)

I suggest we use CVS instead of Zope.
CVS can be used offline; work is not lost even when more than one
people are working on the same document at the same time; CVS is
errorproof; and things can be automated with CVS, on server-side as
well as on client-side.

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