[Zope-Annce] May 26th Zope Weekly News
ethan mindlace fremen
Sat, 26 May 2001 00:20:25 -0400
Follow-up last week's threads, Page Templates is
at 1.3.1, yet another way to talk to your zope,
2.4 alpha early next week, and no html mail in this
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Page Templates -- by Evan Simpson
Page Templates are now at version 1.3.1, and should be used with
TAL 1.3 and ZTUtils 1.0. They are compatible with Zope 2.3.x and
can also use the Restricted Python machinery that will be introduced
in Zope 2.4.
Based on a survey of ZPT mailing list subscribers, a number of minor
changes were made to expression syntax. There is now a
PageTemplateFile class, and it is used to implement the Page
Template add and edit pages. Python expressions can use path
expressions (and other expression types) through builtin functions
named after each type, as in "python:path('x/y | a/b') + 1".
There aren't any changes on the drawing board at the moment, so it's
time to buckle down and write some more documentation.
101 ways to talk to your Zope
Last week, I talked about different ways to talk to your zope.
I forgot to mention
, a shell like utility that acts as a unix cli to
manipulate your zope.
Biggest vs. Longest
There's been some discussion of which zope has been up the longest on the
Zope list as well as ZopeZen. Looks like the current record is
Tim Cook has zope running on an "IBM S/390":http://22.214.171.124:8080/
his Free Practice Management solution for doctors, which, until I hear
is the biggest hardware running Zope.
As a side note, you really don't want to be there when PythonLabs folks
start comparing dicts...
by Brian Lloyd
On the brink of 2.4 alpha
We were planning for a Zope 2.4 alpha the week of May 21, but
as of this writing it looks like it will actually be early
next week (the week of the 28th), as there are still a few
loose ends to follow up. You can look at
the 2.4 plan to "follow the status of the 2.4 track",
The "Zope CVS Migration",
has unfortunately not gotten the attention that it needs this
week - I hope to rectify that next week.
Biggest & Longest
Tim Cook, not willing to settle for having Zope on the biggest
hardware, had to have the longest running zope, as well -
182 days as of May 23. Congrats, Tim!
by Ethan Fremen
I've done a lot of work on the use cases, so if you want to see how
you would use the new zope.org, come take a look!
Kill HTML Mail
Everyone, by a 6:1 margin, wants html mail to be rejected.
I will spend some time working on making mail that has HTML
attachments be either refused with a message to the sender
indicating the lists don't accept html mail, or have
the html part stripped off. The former is more likely.