In this part of the documentation, you can find how to try Plone and how to choose an installation method if you want to develop in Plone.
Choose an installation method#
The Plone 6 container images are compliant with the Open Container Initiative (OCI). They should work with any OCI-compliant container engine for developing, managing, and running Plone 6 images. Two popular options include podman and Docker.
The Plone 6 images have all the system requirements, pre-requisites, and Plone 6 already installed, except those requirements needed for running the container engine itself.
This option is the quickest method to install and develop for Plone 6 and its packages.
There may be some cases where using a Plone 6 image and containers is not practical or desired.
You use an SQL database that is not PostgreSQL.
You develop custom applications, themes, and add-ons for Plone.
You use a deployment workflow that has specific requirements.
For these situations, Plone 6 may be installed from its packages.
It might be a challenge if you bump up against system requirements, or need to resolve conflicts between required packages.
This method takes longer than using containers.