[Zope-Annce] June 17th Zope Weekly News
ethan mindlace fremen
Sun, 17 Jun 2001 04:23:54 -0400
Metadata, Developer's Guide update, new Zope.org progress,
Lots of Page Template Proposals, and more in this week's news.
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Zope Developer's Guide
by Michel Pelletier
I'm happy to announce a new release of the Zope Developer's Guide,
"available in HTML format",
The new guide contains many improvements and elaborations over the
previous HTML release, and has benefited from the review and contributions
from many community members including well-known object-orienteers Jim
Fulton, Guido van Rossum and Bruce Eckel.
This will be the last "preview" release of the Dev guide before we release
the first edition alongside the release of Zope 2.4.
As usual, any problems suggestions should be noted in the
by Seb and Jon
Traffic on zope-cmf was a little calmer this week, and the majority of it
to come from people noticing that the CMFDecor product doesn't work.
removing the CMF Decor folder for now. In the mean time, don't worry -
an essential part of the CMF.
It's not always clear how to apply Zope's Security machinery to
his ideas for implementing Workgroups in CMF. Shane
you might accomplish a similar thing using his cutting-edge DCWorkflow.
The discussion continued in a slightly different direction following
on subjects/metadata. Will CMF become the "weapon of choice" for
Metadata - The Next Generation
The use and application of Dublin Core Metadata has come under scrutiny
some useful background information on the uses of Dublin Core in the
"World Outside CMF" (tm) - to which Tres
with more details of DC's perspective on the DC.
Subclassing the DublinCore each time you want to extend it can be a bit
a new implementation; Tres turns fashion-guru and introduces
- every well dressed content-object will be carrying one this summer.
Lesser mortals reach for their
Seb released a
of his Mailin Product. We're one step closer to updating from the
Chris W leaked the news that Swishdot will incorporate this
giving a mailinglist/weblog cross - genetic-engineering at its best!
from Jeff on how to get CMFWiki working from CVS...
DC's thinking on the future of this product. In short, you can use it,
not 'supported' officially.
"Zopefish":http://zopefish.weblogs.com/2001/06/08 dives into CMF.
Onlookers drool at the prospect of Zopefish/CMF integration! Has
anyone told "Dave Winer":http://www.scripting.com?
Marc's Colour-Guide undergoes
courtesy of Dr Grifter.
Are you thinking of running several CMFs in the same Zope instance?
Want to share common skins? So does
The "CMF Dogbowl Calendar":http://cmf.zope.org/calendar/calendar is up
running. One to watch for forthcoming Zope-related events.
(last week's figures in brackets)::
159 messages (350)
42 people posted (50)
55% were by 12% of people (70%:40%)
8 bugs were resolved (?)
3 were submitted (?)
Page Templates are already quite useful, but there's been a lot
of activity lately on "proposed changes",
* Replace Inner Text -- editors tend to be a touch indiscriminant
about how they mark up code: your attribute markup can have
font tags and other markup inserted inside it. What should happen then?
* Variable Expansion in Paths -- it would be nice if the path could
include components that are actually variables.
* Disappearing tags -- it would be nice if some marked up tags went
away after they are done doing their dynamic thing. A new tal attribute
and a block tag have been proposed as solutions.
* Search And Replace -- somewhat related to the prior issue, having some
way of specifying placeholders that indicate items to be replaced
* Commenting -- A tal:comment directive?
There's more! Go to the page templates project and join in the discussion.
by Ethan Fremen
Skin Madness ...Page Templates are a lot of fun. At the end of this
be able to view_source on the zope.org site and get loads of good ZPT
has received a lot of work, thanks to Jens Vagelpohl. Work on a
redirector to support
the migration machinery is also near completion, thanks to Andreas Jung.