[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News

Mike Pelletier mike@digicool.com
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 18:39:24 -0500


    Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and interesting
    events which have occurred on the various Zope mailing lists and the
    Zope.org site.  It is published each Wednesday evening.

    Somewhat quiet this week, as much of the Zope community struggles
    to deal with turkey overload.

New Products and Announcements

  * "gaaros" released a new product called FSSession.  It allows you
    to store per-session information on the filesystem.



  * "anthony" updated his SQLSessions product.  SQLSessions uses SQL
    databases to store information on a per-session basis.


  * "MikeP" updated the ZDiscussions product.  This release adds a
    preview function and makes customisation at the instance level
    much easier.


Zope.org items

  * Paul Everitt has published a page with Zope logos and a ZIP file
    containing EPS versions.


  * "TheJester" has posted a How-to on getting the SybaseDA working on
    FreeBSD, with patches.


  * "hippy" has submitted a How-to explaining the use of the
    GenericUserFolder product to store authentication information in
    an SQL database.


  * "Amos" wrote a How-to about using ZPublisher and ZServer to
    publish arbitrary Python modules.  If you remember Bobo, this will
    be familiar.


Notable Discussions

  * Paul Everitt put out a call for Zope Solution Providers to
    participate in a referral program.


  * "FR Chalaoux" <chalaoux@cybercable.fr> announced the creation of
    Zope France to provide a place for Francophone Zope users to
    meet.  Please send email for more information.


  * Scott Robertson <sroberts@codeit.com> of CodeIt Computing has put
    out a call for full-time developers.  CodeIt is located in
    southern California.


  * Arjan Scherpenisse put out feelers for non-web based Zope
    management clients.  Stephen Pitts offers a lead.


  * The high volume of the Zope lists has become a topic again.
    Suggestions have been made to start a Zope newsgroup, but many
    believe that would only aggravate the problem by inviting more
    off-topic, spammy and flammable posts.  Some have suggested a
    private (as in open but not part of USENET), gatewayed server.  So
    far, no one has stepped up to the plate by producing one.


Mike Pelletier.