(SKYRiX Object Publishing System)
This page does not remplace the main documentation
page of SOPE. This allows me to give you some feedback during my use of
SOPE is interesting because:
- the application server (NGObjWeb) is written with WebObjects
compatibility in mind. So you can reuse most of Apple's documentation
on that topic.
4.5.1 is the last version which is supposed to be compatible
to SOPE (it was written also in ObjC).
Note that starting with WebObject 5.0 the application
server was rewritten from scratch in Java. The current version of WebObject is 5.3.
One drawback using SOPE is that sope-gdl1 is only roughly
compatible with the EOF framework which was provided
with WebObject 2.0 (EOF 1.1). For compatibility with a recent
ObjC/EOF version, one can check out GDL 2.
- The latest version of SOPE (4.5) implements support for Apple CoreData
objects (as implemented in Mac OS 10.4). This allows to use the code
developped in ObjC to create both desktop and web applications. Your
are then of course restricting the use of SOPE on the Macintosh (SOPE
may be used on Linux when using EOF clone).
- The project is under LPGL and runs on both Mac OS X and Linux.
- With SOPEX, you can build self hosting web application (AppKit
application using WebKit to display their content generated by SOPE).
I have written a first document describing how to build SOPE from scratch on Mac OS X 10.4.5.
You can find a second document describing how to configure Apache to serve SOPE application on Mac OS X 10.4.5.