[Zope-Annce] Zope 2.5.0 alpha 2 announcment

Matthew T. Kromer matt@zope.com
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 12:12:02 -0500

  Zope 2.5.0 alpha 2 has been released - you can download it from Zope.org:


Zope 2.5.0 alpha 2 is a preview of things to come in Zope 2.5. While not 
feature complete (CoreSessionTracking is not in this release) this 
provides a good view of some of the change work which has taken place in 
the Zope trunk.

Zope 2.5.0 alpha 2 corrects an error in Zope 2.5.0 alpha 1 which caused 
the security machinery to generate an error. The distribution is 
otherwise identical to 2.5.0 alpha 1 -- you can download and apply the 
following file lib/python/App/Management.py from 
if you wish to apply the fix to Zope 2.5.0 alpha 1.

Particular features of interest in 2.5 alpha 2

    * Preview field in Image objects
    * Editable File objects under 64K for text files
    * New User management API
    * User folder password encryption
    * Path indexes on objects
    * Security machinery accelerations
    * Document template rendering accelerations
    * Page Templates, an alternate page markup
    * Distutils infrastructure support for addons

For more information on what is new in this release, see the CHANGES.txt 
and HISTORY.txt files for the release:

    * http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/2.5.0a2/CHANGES.txt
    * http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/2.5.0a2/HISTORY.txt

For more information on the available Zope releases, guidance for 
selecting the right distribution and installation instructions, please see: