[Zope-Annce] [ANNOUNCE] Zope 2.1.6 released...
Mon, 20 Mar 2000 16:19:37 -0500
Zope 2.1.6 has been released - you can download it from
This release fixes a few issues with Friday's 2.1.5 security
o Some bits from the currently development branch got into
the 2.1.x release branch, causing problems for folks using
certain database adapters - this has been fixed.
o A fix to Acquisition that happened in 2.1.5 caused a problem
with ZClasses, since some of the code in Factory.py previously
worked around the problem and now no longer needed to. This has
been fixed in 2.1.6.
Users of the SiteAccess product should note that the security
changes in 2.1.5 necessarily require a change to the SiteAccess
product - as he noted in a previous email to the zope list, Evan
will be releasing an updated SiteAccess shortly.
Also, the XMLDocument product has a buglet that was made effective
by a fix to a bug in Acquisition. Prior to 2.1.5, there were cases
where acquisition-wrapped objects sometimes didn't have their full
acquisition context. This was fixed in 2.1.5. Unfortunately,
some applications may depend on the old incomplete wrapping. :(
Currently, when you add an XML document, you will get a
WrongDocumentException. This can be fixed by changing:
if document and ownerDocument and document != ownerDocument:
if (document and ownerDocument and
getattr(document, 'aq_base', document) is not
getattr(ownerDocument, 'aq_base', ownerDocument)
in the appendChild method in class Node in file Node.py. A new
rev of XMLDocument containing this fix will be available soon.
Note that we have also posted "diff" updates as .tgz files
that will let you easily upgrade an existing 2.1.x site.
These updates are available for those currently using the
2.1.x source release or the 2.1.x binary releases for either
solaris or linux.
To apply a differential update to your site:
o download the appropriate .tgz file from zope.org
o shutdown your Zope process
o copy the .tgz to your Zope directory and extract it
o run w_pcgi or wo_pcgi *if you are not using a binary release*
o restart your process
Brian Lloyd email@example.com
Software Engineer 540.371.6909
Digital Creations http://www.digicool.com