[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News

Mike Pelletier mike@digicool.com
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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    Any opinions contained in the Zope Weekly News are those of the
    chronicler exclusively.


  * 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 <jorbin33@hotmail.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:


New Products

  * 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.


Zope.org items

  * 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.


Mike Pelletier.