Forum OpenACS Development: Response to Some 4.X questions, and comments, including adding wizards to the package spec and complaints about subsites

As Dan suggested earlier, I think some common patterns will fall out of this eventually and be abstracted into higher APIs that will be easier to learn, implement and maintain.

The eGroups pattern for one (or is that the MCI circles pattern?) would be useful for many sites small and large where you want to let your members create objects (files, mailing lists, databases) readable, writable, etc. by other members or guests from the net.

Anyway, I have great hopes that after the straight port, the community will come up with other ways to encapsulate/view/use the group/parties/people/relations model.