[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News

Mike Pelletier mike@digicool.com
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 18:14:15 -0500 (EST)


    Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and interesting
    events which have occurred in the Zope universe.  It is published
    each Wednesday evening.

    Any opinions contained in the Zope Weekly News are those of the
    chronicler exclusively.

New Products

  * "faassen" released ZFormulator 0.1:

      "ZFormulator is a product that can assist with the creation of
      HTML forms, their validation and processing. The Zope user can
      construct forms from within the Zope management interface."

      "Neat feature: eats its own dogfood (ZFormulator is built with


  * "vladap" released MySQL User Folder.  It allows you to store user
    information in a MySQL database.


  * "phd" has submitted an early development release of
    mod_pcgi2(0.0.1).  Presumably, this moves the wafer-thin C stub
    PCGI employs into Apache's process, eliminating the so-called fork tax.



  * Digital Creations has partnered with Fast Engines to add support
    for their FastServ product.  FastServ provides advanced
    load-balancing (even within a heterogenous server environment) and
    works with industry standard web servers.


  * Digital Creations has announced that an early 2000 Zope release
    will include support for two open protocols heavily supported by
    Microsoft: the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web
    Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) protocol.


  * Another press release from DC: Jon Udell will be delivering a
    keynote at the Zope Track of the 8th International Python


  * "TWilson" announced a special interest group on the subject of
    Zope and educators.  The group is still in it's formative period,
    so get involved now to help plan it's future.


  * Tom Deprez <tom.deprez@uz.kuleuven.ac.be> reported on the state of
    the Zope Documentation Project.


  * Eduardo Fernandez Corrales <efernandez@sistelnet.es> has a Spanish
    Zope portal and mailing list.


  * Paul Everitt sent out a reminder that it's time to register for
    the Zope Track at the 8th International Python Conference.



  * Zope 2.1.0 final has been released!  This release includes many
    bug fixes, speed improvements and new features.


    A log of everything that has changed is also available.


Zope.org items

  * Zope Resources is changing slightly.  Zope Hosting Providers is
    being replaced with a more general page, Zope Solution Providers.


  * "Zen" submitted a pair of tips about Zope's little-known
    'manage_debug' method, which can provide profiling information and
    information useful for debugging connection problems.


  * "tseaver" reported a LinuxPlanet review of Zope.  Kevin Reichard
    (the reviewer) brings with him a fresh perspective as someone
    coming from outside the "Zope community".  He gives Zope an
    overall 4/5 rating and raises a number of concerns, some valid,
    some perhaps less so.  Kevin represents a demographic destined to
    become the majority of Zope users (namely, those who view Zope as
    a tool rather than as a way of life.  ;-) ) and so his review
    deserves careful consideration.


Notable Discussions

  * Rodrigo <rdeleonp@yahoo.com> posted a query about using Zope with
    SSL.  The common solution is to use Zope with Apache, IIS or
    Netscape Server to provide a secure connection.  David Kankiewicz
    <kankie@thegrid.net> cited an old post about a product which gives
    ZServer the ability to establish SSL connections!


Mike Pelletier.