[Zope-Annce] New version of ZCGI

Adrian Hungate adrian@haqa.co.uk
Mon, 4 Feb 2002 23:25:08 -0000

Version 1.1.0 of ZCGI is now available.

ZCGI is designed to bridge the gap between traditional web design, and Zope.
In a traditional web environment, if you want server-side processing, you
write/buy/borrow a CGI-BIN script, put it in a folder that supports the
CGI-BIN protocol, and then call it from a link or form on one of your HTML

ZCGI was originally designed to do just this, and allow people to slowly
move from CGI-BIN to Zope External Methods, Python Scripts, or Python
Products, but as the project has progressed, and especially after I released
1.0.0 I realized that there are a LOT of excellant CGI-BIN products out
there, and it is simply not feasable to have users or authors transition to
fully Zope execution (http://cvs.zope.org and uses an excellant CGI-BIN
called viewcvs).

So, instead of simply making the transition to Zope easier, I have now
focused on making as many (Often badly written, or only marginally
conformant) CGI-BIN scripts as possible able to run directly under Zope.

This release gets MUCH closer with the addition of reliable handling of
PATH_INFO and redirects among many other changes.

Many thanks for valuable assistance bug hunting and squashing go to Marc
Lindahl - http://www.zope.org/Members/bowerymarc who helped me immensely
throughout this development cycle.

The new version is available from http://www.zope.org/Members/haqa and now,
for the first time (And thanks to ZCGI) from
http://cvs.haqa.co.uk/viewcvs/ZCGI !!


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