Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: question about static pages

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Tammy, to answer the simplest question first for now, "What does having all my content in a package do for me?"

Per-se, not necessarily all that much. For example, you automatically get permissions on the package instance, which may or may not be useful to you (in the past it has been useful for me). But more importantly, packages are the standard way to organize anything in OpenACS, so unless you have a good reason not to, IMO you should always put all your own custom stuff into a package. At the very least, I've never seen putting custom stuff into a package be a drawback, so the easier question to answer is "Why not put it into a package?" Usually the answer is there is no reason why not, so you might as well do it.

Posted by tammy m on
Hey Andrew,

Thanks for the explanation on packaging stuff.

I don't know if it was the "simplest" question, maybe just the most abstract.
Anyway, sometimes I ask so many questions I drive myself crazy!