[reportlab-users] Zope and Reportlab?

Dave Rogers reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:51:35 -0500

Hi Marc,

As an alternative to Zope, I use reportlab in conjunction with Webware.  Webware is a Web Application Server for Python, but it has a much more natural integration with the python language.  It supports servelets and Python server pages.

I generate PDF's on demand through web URL's and have them appear in a new window.  The data originates from a database that has seamless object to RDB table mapping using a Webware add-on called MiddleKit.  It works very well and was rather easy to setup (even if it sounds fancy).

I find Zope to be one of the strangest pieces of software I have ever seen.

If you are curious this page provides some insights into those who point out zope's flaws: http://zope-is-evil-666.idyll.org/

Webware is open source and at http://webware.sourceforge.net/

Best Regards,

Dirk Datzert wrote:

> Hi Marc,
> Zope is a OpenSource Python based Web Application Server. More at
> http://www.zope.org
> You can plugin Products into Zope to improve the functionality of the
> server.
> One plugin is called (Zope)RenderPM. More at
> http://www.zope.org/Members/Dirk.Datzert/RenderPM . I'm currently
> looking for a new name
> since it is confused by reportlabs _renderPM modul - the bitmap renderer
> for reportlab graphics toolkit.
> I started this product to improve Zope with the functionality of
> reportlab to create graphics from SQL-Querys on the fly for our
> intranet.
> Regards,
> Dirk
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Dave Rogers