[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News
Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:53:44 -0500 (EST)
Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and interesting
events which have occurred on the zope-announce mailing list and
the Zope.org site.
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* ZEO will go Open Source
ZEO, the commercial Zope scalability option from Digital
Creations, will go Open Source. After a trial period in mid-April,
it will be available to everyone by mid-May.
ZEO (Zope Enterprise Option) turns Zope into a distributed
transactional object system, allowing people to add processors,
machines, and networks to scale their web applications.
More information can be found on the ZEO Product page.
* Oracle 8i Setup file, by Chris Petrilli
Chris has released his Oracle setup file. This file is used to
create the Oracle library. It has been tested internally for a
couple of weeks. See Chris's announcement for a caveat.
* Zope LATEX Math, by Bruno Vernier
On his site, Bruno describes how to use LaTeX notation to render
mathematical expressions directly from Zope.
* Users Group - Ohio
James Orbin <email@example.com> would like to set up (or would
like to participate in) a Zope users group for Ohio. If you are
interested, please write James, or see:
* Software Product: L10NFolder, by "fog"
The author writes, "This is a subclass of the standard folder with
some added bonuses. The L10NFolder support localized properties
and search paths."
* Software Product: XML Document, by Amos Latteier
XML Document has been updated to work with Zope 2.1.6. The latest
release is 1.0a6.
* Software Product: Zope MySQL Database Adapter, by "mordred"
"mordred" has released an update to the MySQL Database Adapter, by
Michel Pelletier (Portland). This release is 1.1.4, and fixes one
- Fixed a bug that caused Zope to fail on selecting aggregate
functions such as 'select max(number) from table'
* Software Product: ZWiki, by "simon"
ZWiki is a Wiki web for Zope. Zope and Wiki are a good
combination. Wiki assumes that, in general, users are
trustworthy. Zope, with it's security and transaction history,
makes it easy to trust users.
ZWiki is a sort of anarchic collaborative authoring system. This
version, 0.5, streamlines the default pages and UI, and disables
the experimental catalog support. This release is intended to be
immediately usable out of the box.
* How-To: Changing Base Classes for a ZClass, by "AlexR"
When you create a ZClass, you are given an opportunity to chose
which classes it will inherit from. Since ZClasses are often used
for rapid prototyping, you will not always select the correct
classes the first time. It is quite a lot of work to create a new
set of classes with the correct bases and to move all the contents
into them from the old classes. Armed with this How-To, you will
be able to change the base classes of a ZClass in-place!
* How-To: Serve PHP/Perl within Zope, by "Mamey"
"As you migrate your site to Zope, you may want to embed a
previously created PHP or Perl directory tree within Zope. Or
perhaps you found a nifty web application that is coded in
PHP/Perl and want to serve it within your Zope site." This is a
bit more advanced than simply rewriting certain URLs to be served
by a different server. This How-To will actually allow you to
embed the external content in dynamic Zope pages.