[Grok-dev] Re: [grok-br] Grok 1.0 and beyond

percious chris at percious.com
Thu Feb 14 13:34:52 EST 2008

Hey guys,

I wanted to mention that I got Toscawidgets to work in Grok, but I had
to make some changes to Toscawidgets to get it to work.  I believe
these are changes to an area which up until now had not been used in
TW.  Once Alberto makes the changes I can give you a description on
how to do it.

In sort:
Set up Grok with WSGI
Modify the Grok.ini to add TW as a filter.

Also, I plan on re-writing the TW Ajax Widgets in a wsgi-middleware
supported way.  So, better "looking" widgets are on their way.

As for the formlib argument.  Please check out dbsprockets.  I think
it is a reasonable alternative.


On Jan 9, 10:15 am, "Christopher Perkins" <ch... at percious.com> wrote:
> I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the positive feedback.
> I am happy to support anyone willing to get dbsprockets running under
> Zope/Grok, just send me a note if you get stuck.  I really need beta
> testers.
> Here is a link to the google discussion group.http://groups.google.com/group/dbsprockets
> Feel free to check-in from time to time.  I actually released the first
> beta version in a few weeks last night.
> cheers.
> -chris
> >>> You can see some additional information on how things are supposed
> >>> to work here.
> >>>http://code.google.com/p/dbsprockets/wiki/DBSprocketsAPI
> >> That's, that's interesting!
> > Wow, I second that.  Awesome work Chris!  I am so glad to hear there
> > is a CRUD interface for SQLAlchemy, yes!  One of my personal agendas
> > is to get more Python Web GUI's built for things that PHP does.  If
> > Python is truly such a great Web Development language then we need to
> > have things that inspect databases, control databases, control unix
> > services, etc.
> > On a somewhat related note, Chris McDonough, and I are thinking of
> > trying to get some ZODB/SQLAlchemy/WSGI pipelines working between
> > compatible WSGI products and frameworks, like Grok/Plone/Zope/
> > Turbogears/Pylons.  It does seem like getting some communication
> > channels going at least could be pretty productive, as WSGI is what
> > excites me.  I think it is really cool to potentially be able to throw
> > up a Plone 3 site, get 95 % of what you want for free, then write a
> > SQLAlchemy database that talks to Plone 3 and say Turbogears and Grok,
> > and then have Transaction Management handle database interactions
> > across all the webapps.  That is almost science fiction, but I like
> > science fiction.  In the end, having the ability to bring up a GUI to
> > check things out, is nice.
> > Also, Turbogears has some interesting ideas unrelated to just
> > Databases.  TheToscawidgetsidea is really cool.  I think it would
> > really interesting to have an the equivalent of XCode/Interface
> > Builder for Javascript Libraries in Python.  Who wants to keep writing
> > the same old crappy Javascript over and over.  Maybe you just drag and
> > drop code from a showcase of widgets that work on any web framework.
> > Ok, enough ranting :)
> >> Regards,
> >> Martijn
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