[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News June 14th
ethan mindlace fremen
Wed, 14 Jun 2000 06:14:26 -0600
LinuxTag, the Open Source Convention, Launch of Zope 2.2.0b1,
a Docs Wiki and much Documentation work, PTK gains steam,
Guido's time machine stolen, Improved Products page
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There will be a Zope booth at the "LinuxTag",
in Stuttgart, Germany from June 29th to July 2nd.
In addition to the booth that will be there for the
whole conference, there will be 2 rooms available
for talks and discussions on the business day,
Thursday 29th. There will not be an additional charge
for the two rooms on buisness day.
We are still looking for people who want help
organizing the conference, give some talks and
attend the booth. Generally, it would also be great
to know who is planning to be at the conference.
Please send feedback to "Stephan Richter",
See "Zope at Linuxtag",
for the most up-to-date information.
The Open Source Convention
This "enormous convention",
hosted by O'reilly, is shaping up to be pretty
interesting. Aside from the State of Python,
given by Guido von Rossum, there's also going
to be a "talk on the CERT Advisory",
about cross-site scripting, a web-wide security
issue that the Zope Community was among the first
to begin implementing security policies for: they'll
land with zope 2.2.
Zope is going to be at the conference in force,
- Paul "opening eyes to the Zope-Mozilla initiative",
- Ryan telling the world "you can have web
IMAP and collaboration",
- Christopher, as always, concentrating
on the "edification of the community",
-- by Amos Lattier
* We've released the Docs Wiki
This is your source for information on official
Zope documentation. You can find out about all
our projects including their status and timelines.
You can also see what Amos, Michel and Stephan are
doing each week. Plus, since it's a wiki you can
add your comments.
* The bulk of this week's work will be spent trying to
get the online docs ship shape for Zope 2.2 final. Mike
is finishing up the API docs, Amos is working on the
help system framework and tutorial and Stephan is working
on the management help content.
* Mike is working with O'Reilly this week to clarify the
status of his book. If all goes well we should have a
definitive answer on making it official Zope documentation
by the end of the week.
* Next week will be spent finishing any bits that need finalizing
for Zope 2.2 that we don't finish this week.
* Hopefully next week we can begin making Mike's book public.
-- by Brian Lloyd
We finally beat the todo list and got the 2.2 beta 1 release
"out the door",
(and there was much rejoicing!).
Last week highlights
7 more collector issues were closed last week, and the remaining
items on the todo list for 2.2 beta 1 were knocked out. The needed
hooks for non-invasive virtual hosting support were added, as well
as better Undo handling, several catalog fixes and some long overdue
fixes to the way that HTTP HEAD requests are handled that should
make Zope more friendly to various spidering tools. This week's
o Chris Withers and others for forcing some action on the HEAD
o Toby Dickenson and Butch Landingin contributed fixes for ZCatalog
o tazzzzz sent a patch to un-screw what I screwed up last time
I worked on MailHost :^)
Next week we'll be absorbing feedback on the beta release and planning
for final. More importantly, work will begin in earnest on the "opening
the development process" initiative. I hope to get a basic "Zope core
development"- focused area set up, publish the draft Zope roadmap for
comment and start working out some post-2.2 plans.
This week in the PTK Community
-- by Tres Seaver
* David Brown, author of
agreed to join TeamPTK. Welcome!
* We arrived at protocol for gaining consensus on proposed changes:
- Create a tracker issue embodying the proposal (which then
emails the list).
- Discuss the proposal in email, copying significant arguments to
- Finally, one TeamPTK member accepts the item, makes the changes,
and posts the patch/update.
- After a final "speak now or forever hold your peace" interval,
TeamPTK member checks in changes.
* Bill Anderson found a workaround for the problem of DTML methods
"losing" other methods inside the portal:
* Dan Pierson checked in his patches integrating the PTK with the
* Dan also proposed fixing "Discussable" items such that they *always*
display their discussion:
* Dan Pierson posted a tracker issue describing the difficulty of
customizing the display of PortalContent objects:
* Tres Seaver created a somewhat terse How-To on creating PortalContent
classes as ZClasses:
* Tres also wrapped up the "vision" statement for the PTK-NG:
* Phillip Eby delivered a wonderful "motivation" piece for the
ZPatterns meta-framework he and Ty Sarna have been building
(and which underlies LoginManager):
* Shane Hathaway replied with a nice "file clerk" analogy for the
* Kevin Dangoor released a new Membership product, which packages the
LoginManager in a more "friendly" bundle:
He is asking for testers, with the goal of re-integrating the package
with the PTK after a shakeout.
* A new discussion on refactoring some of the dependencies between
PTKBase and PTKDemo:
yielded two Tracker issues:
* Re-integrate Kevin Dangoor's Membership product
* Land proposed refactoring of concrete PortalContent and of
* Discuss integrating ZPatterns more closely into PortalContent.
PTK Tracker Vitals, WE 2000/06/13
Type / Status New Closed Current
Bug Reports 4 0 19
Requests 1 0 15
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Martijn has stolen Guido's time machine in order to complete
a year long class in a mere two weeks. We cannot recieve
this week's Zope Studio information, lest we be sucked into
a temporal anomaly.
-- by Ethan Fremen
o AlexR's "All howto's" & all tips, both HTML & PDF,
have been integrated into their respective pages.
o While the Members page remains in abeyance, the
Products page recieved a "lot of work",
with descriptions and sorting added, the
"disappearance" of Digital Creations Products
when asking for more Members Products,
with more to come!
o Paul Everitt had some interesting ideas on the future
of the "Documentation section",
How do *you* think it should look?
Weigh in on "email@example.com",
o There's between 10-20 people regularly on #zope
these days! The internet just isn't real without
the "real time interaction",
o The cataloguing bug "was squished",
o All the zope mailing lists had a net gain of 45 members.
o Zope had a lot of churn, with only 5 net (52 gross)
subscribers and 47 unsubscribers.
o Zope-announce is more popular, with a net 13 gain.
o Zope-dev was still proving rough going for many folks,
with a net unsubscription of one.
o Zope-ptk is still in the radar, with a net gain of 7.
o Zope-mozilla held on with a net rise of one subscriber.
o And ZDP was even for the week.
o I'm going to be in Virginia (finally) so the rumblings
of Zope-Web Geddon should begin! Lots of good ideas
coming from the folks in the "Zope Documentation Project",
Like every project, it too has its "own wiki",