[Zope-Annce] Zope Weekly News for December 6th
ethan mindlace fremen
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 18:30:56 -0500
Welcome to the future: Zope 2.3.1 with the improved catalog,
ParsedXML 1.0, the Content Management Framework 1.0 and
Zope Page Templates 1.0 are unleashed upon the world.
The opinions expressed in Zope News are solely the authors',
and not the opinions of Digital Creations, The Zope Community
at-large, or the Spanish Inquisition.
If you or your company are doing something cool with zope,
"submit it to Zope News",
for possible inclusion.
And Now For Something Completely Different:
The EuroZope crew is organizing a two
day Zope only conference in Berlin on the 12th
and 13th of July.
Those interested in participating should join the
discussion on the "EuroZope mailinglist",
Zope Page Templates
by Evan Simpson
The final release of ZPT 1.0 is ready, two days earlier than
planned! We compensated by changing the name,
from "Zope Presentation Templates".
You can get it "here", http://www.zope.org/Members/4am/ZPT .
ZPT 1.0 contains all of the features described in the
"project Wiki", http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/ZPT
, including error handling. Please try them out, comment, and
suggest changes and new features for the next round of development.
I have used Page Templates, along with WebDAV and DreamWeaver, to
produce both a simple website and a complex ZClass-rich application
without a single DTML Method. I liked it! It's looking like this
is a truly sound design that will provide all of the benefits we
had hoped for.
Many thanks to Guido, Barry, and the other Python Labs folks for a
fantastic job on TAL, and to Todd Coram for shepherding this project
by Brian Lloyd
Zope 2.3.1 "has been released",
Zope 2.3.1 contains fixes for a number of issues that have come up
since 2.3.0, including the fixes for the issues addressed by the 02/23
and 03/08 hotfixes. It also contains a number of changes to address
issues with ZCatalog. New data structures have been introduced to reduce
the number of conflict errors caused by object indexing under some types
of usage, and to reduce the amount of object database bloat that occurs
when indexed objects change frequently.
The changes to ZCatalog have been designed so that newly created
ZCatalog objects will take advantage of the new data structures.
Existing ZCatalog objects will continue to work with the old
data structures, but will not gain any of the benefits of the
new code. It is possible to upgrade an existing ZCatalog object
to use the new data structures by "following the How-To",
Many thanks go to those who helped exercise the new code and
the catalog upgrade process during the beta cycle. Many thanks as
well to Jim Fulton, Chris McDonough and Andreas Jung for their
hard work and the prodigious amount of unit tests produced for
the new (and old) Catalog code!
With the 2.3.1 release we have added a Linux Itanium binary distribution.
Note that the Itanium binary is bundled with Python 2.0 instead of
Python 1.5.2. This release (Zope-2.3.1-linux2-ia64-alpha.tgz) is
named with "alpha" because it is the first for the platform. All unit
tests pass and moderate testing has found no problems (actually, any
problems you find are more likely to be issues with Zope on Python 2.0
rather than issues with the platform).
by Karl Anderson
Parsed XML allows you to use XML objects in the
Zope environment. You can create XML documents in
Zope and leverage Zope to format, query, and
Parsed XML consists of a DOM storage, a builder
that uses PyExpat to parse XML into the DOM, and a
management proxy product that provides Zope
management features for a DOM tree.
ParsedXML for *nix "is availiable",
Windows releases should be availiable soon.
The Content Management Framework
by Tres Seaver
Digital Creations is proud to announce that the 1.0 version of
its Content Management Framework (CMF) "is released",
What is the CMF?
The Zope Content Management Framework provides a set of
services and content objects useful for building highly
dynamic, content-oriented portal sites. As packaged, the
CMF generates a site much like the Zope.org site. The CMF is
intended to be easily customizable, in terms of both the
types of content used and the policies and services it
* The CMF "dogbowl site":http://cmf.zope.org.
* The mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org. List information and
online signup "are available",
You may also "peruse the archives",
by Ethan Fremen
Record Number of Visitors
March has already passed 5M hits. The previous high for
an entire month is January with 4.95M hits. We should
expect another 500k hits for Thur/Fri/Sat to finish March at 5.5M hits.
Progress on the Site
Now that the CMF and ZPT are released, work can begin
in earnest on zope.org. The collaboration enhancement
proposal will be a project by early next week:
we expect to complete LDAP authentication by
the end of next week.
After that, a CMF powered ZEO cluster will be brought
online and we will begin the process of migrating
content to the new site.