[Zope-Annce] October 25th Zope Weekly News
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:49:18 -0400
Thanks to community reviewers of the Zope Book, Zope has a
Process, Replicating ZEO Servers, XHTML comingles with HiperDOM,
and silly cloak and daggers stuff, all in this week's ZWN.
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by Michel Pelletier
No time really to write a comprehensive report, we're in the final
I would however like to take a moment to recognize our official
o Tom Deprez
o Dwayne Morrison
o Kathy Hester
o Michael Bernstein
o Bill Anderson
o Tom Deprez
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to become an O'Reilly reviewer. We
we could have picked you all; everyone was very qualified.
Screenshots are one their way!
by Brian Lloyd
Projects and Process
Last week saw some new active projects added to dev.zope.org.
Jeffrey Shell's "Write Locking" project will add some missing
infrastructure to support DAV-aware Web tools that require DAV
locking support on the server.
Jim Fulton added the "ZEO Storage Replication" project, which
will allow "distributed commit" and prevent ZEO storage servers
from being a single point of failure. If you enjoy playing in the
deep end of the pool, check this project out! :^)
The project formerly known as "XHTMLTemplates" has now been changed
to "HiperDom Templates" in the active projects area - Hiperlogica
will be taking the lead on this and we at DC will be working closely
with them to put this project on the fast track. Zopistas interested
in this project to add XMLC-like templating to Zope should visit the
new HiperDom development home and get their licks in now while the
requirements are being formalized.
Though I talked about this last week, Michel has released alpha one
of the "upcoming Zope book",
Now is the time to get him your feedback. Documentation has been an
albatross for Zope for a long time and this book is a huge opportunity
to rectify that - please do your part in making it the best it can be
by taking an early look and contributing your thoughts or concerns!
I have a todo list for a 2.2.3 release (expect that in the next
few weeks). Work will also be proceeding on several of the items
on the Zope 2.3 plan (which is available on dev.zope.org).
We have also recently done an internal review of how things have
been going on dev.zope.org and identified some general problems
that we want to fix. A big one is the difficulty of finding out
what is going on and what the status of various things are "at a
glance". Lisa Reushling who recently joined the DC team will be
working on streamlining the site and the process on dev.zope.org.
-- by Ethan Fremen
Mission Quite Improbable
I am deeply engaged in a stealth mission. I could tell
you more, but then I'd have to kill you.