[Zope-CMF] CMF for intranets?
Fri, 29 Jun 2001 09:27:49 +0100
It depends on what you want out of an intranet. I think for document
management and knowledge-sharing it's great. For example, I created a
CMF type based on MSWordDocument, which automatically indexes and
htmlifies word docs, which is useful in a mixed environment where not
everyone has word. I posted a scriptlet a while ago which makes it
easy to bookmark a webpage on the extranet, which is also useful for
sharing information. Combined with metatdata and topics, you end up
with useful views on your files. Add webdav and you've got a very
rich fileserver with a searchable web interface. the great thing is,
the cmf does most of these things out of the box - in fact IMO it's
*more* suited to this kind of thing than website management.
* Dunigan, Craig <firstname.lastname@example.org> [010628 21:12]:
> Perhaps my reservations are due to lack of knowledge of the product. It
> seems to me that it's ideal for creating portals and "news" sites, but
> things like "Topics" and "News Items" seem only marginally relevant to this
> task. Maybe I just don't understand how they're used yet. Since I see that
> at least two people say they are using it successfully for the same job, I
> won't give up on it just yet. But if anyone wants to shorten my learning
> curve with some examples, I'd be delighted!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Puster [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 2:43 PM
> > To: 'Dunigan, Craig'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> > Subject: RE: [Zope-CMF] CMF for intranets?
> > I'm currently developing/maintaining my company's intranet
> > with CMF (and a
> > few other non-CMF Zope products). So far, it's worked very well. I
> > probably wouldn't recommend it to a gargantuan company with
> > lots of clueless
> > users, but I think it's perfect for small to medium sized
> > companies, and
> > it's improving every day.
> > What are your reservations in using CMF?
> > -john
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dunigan, Craig [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 2:28 PM
> > > To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> > > Subject: [Zope-CMF] CMF for intranets?
> > >
> > >
> > > Can anyone give some advice on the suitability of CMF for a company
> > > intranet? I'd been considering giving it a try, but now that
> > > I've actually
> > > taken some time to look at it, I'm not so sure it's right
> > for us. Has
> > > anyone actually built an intranet with CMF?
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