Evaluating cyn.in at the academy of fine arts vienna
Hello, every 01!
I am Georg Gogo. BERNHARD. I've been playing with plone since i saw it being presentet 2002 at the EuroPython in Charleroi, Belgium. Now I am working at the ]a[ academy of fine arts vienna. I tweeted about our recent ambitions to test cyn.in and @viraf asked me to share our experiences at the #cynapse community pages.
First I thought that there would be a lot to say about which problems we had and how we solved them, but it fact the whole procedure was pretty easy. We already have a ZEO-Cluster setup for the homepage (http://www.akbild.ac.at) and we re-used the infrastructure for cyn.in.
web01 proxy01 lvs01 webXX zeo01 | .... | +------+ +--------+ +-------+ +------+ > zope < +-----+ | | | | | | / |------| \ | | <---> apache <---> squid <---> ipvs <---> zope <---> zeo | | | | | | | \ |------| / | | +--------+ +-------+ +------+ > zope < +-----+ +------+ | .... | Virtualhost Cache Balancer Servers Storage
Our Team tested the cyn.in Desktop and WebDAV, everything works pretty well. On Apple Computers we have to use Cyberduck for WebDAV, though; the Operating Systems implementation (Finder) does not work well. We also decided not to "roll out" the Desktop and WebDAV now, because we think it is too complicated for people to actually use it since they "see too many things" in their respective clients - it might be confusing for regular users. In our opinion downstripping is still key.
Language integration for German is not finished and we don't have the resources to complete it ourselves.
When we finally presented cyn.in as a solution for collaboration we had excellent responses. People found it confusing at first sight [sic!] but then realized that it is easy to use since you'd only use some of its functions. We will definitively use it for two pilot projects now, one is a construction project for one of our buildings, the other project is internal communication in a department.
To sum things up: cyn.in seems to be the solution we were looking for.