[Zope-Annce] zope_messages alpha version released!
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:13:22 -0500
I'm glad to announce the release of zope_messages version 0.1.0 to the community!
What is zope_messages?
zope_messages is a messaing client for Zope. (Actually, it could be
used without Zope in the future - but that's a different story.)
Its architecture is intended to support many (every?) kind of
message; nntp, imap, jabber, icq and so on. (How good web
interfaces are for all those messages is a different subject.)
iMeme╣ needed a new webmail client, and Thingamy▓ too. Hey presto!
New project up and running before you could say "chicken pie with
raw potatoes." The mailing list is at http://lists.imeme.net/ -
please feel to join, the more the merrier.
Since this is an alpha release, I haven't added a distribution of
the sources on zope.org or any similar place, yet. I expect there
will be loads of comments and bugfixes and when I've integrated
those (and added a couple of more nice features I'd like to get in
there) I'll be publishing the sources.
If you are interested in getting them now, just send me an email and
I'll tarball it up for you. :-)
Check out the demo
At http://www.thingamy.com:11000/zope-messages there is an instance
up and running just begging to be tested to death. Go on, try it...
I know you want to...
Look up the URL. Click "New message" and fill out whatever you
like (please do not abuse this - you can send to whom you'd like
and the recipient would stand as myself. Any abuse and the demo
goes right down - I'm adding a BCC header to each message sent
Notice that you can use Noa Harvey's Spellchecker product to
spellcheck the messages before you ship them off.
To the top right-hand corner of your browser window, you should
have a dropdown box. Select "Virtual message container" and press
"View". Press "IMAP account at thingamy.com"... you should now
see the messages. Cool, huh?
I used Morten Petersen's WarpFramework (pick up your copy at
http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/warp-framework) to have a lot of
nitty gritty stuff done for me, and this has made the development of
the product easier.
The layout comes from the WarpFramework, and is created by Alan
Runyan, Alexander Limi and Vidar Andersen. Kudos!
Oh, and I thought I'd mention this: this message was sent using
zope_messages; if you check out the demo, it's right there in the
▓ http://www.thingamy.com, http://www.thingamy.net and http://www.thingamy.org