[Zope-Annce] ANNOUNCE: Zope 2.5.0 final released

Brian Lloyd brian@zope.com
Sat, 26 Jan 2002 22:50:33 -0500

Hello all,

  Zope 2.5 final has been released - you can download it from


  The 2.5 release contains minor additional fixes for issues
  found during the beta cycle.

  Note that he session tracking product has changed since 
  beta 3, and this creates a database incompatibility when upgrading 
  from an earlier 2.5 beta release. Read the workaround if you are 
  upgrading from a previous 2.5 beta release:


  The binary releases for Zope 2.5.0 contain the Python 2.1.2 final 
  release. Users of the Zope source release should note that Python 
  2.1.2 is now the required platform. Python 2.1.2 includes a fix for
  an issue that could cause Zope to crash in certain circumstances.

  Particular features of interest in Zope 2.5:

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

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



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


Brian Lloyd        brian@zope.com
Software Engineer  540.361.1716              
Zope Corporation   http://www.zope.com