[Zope-Annce] Silva initial public release

Martijn Faassen faassen@vet.uu.nl
Thu, 11 Jul 2002 16:56:39 +0200

Hi there,

Infrae is proud to release Silva. Silva is a through-the-web 
authoring system for structured content (and a lot more, see features). 
Silva is open source.

See here for more information and download:



Features (version 0.8)


    * Through-the-web (browser based) structured document editor.

    * Editor produces structured XML which can then be displayed as
      HTML in a web page, or exported (i.e. for publication on paper
      as PDF or import into MS Word). This also future proofs the

    * Infinitely nested hierarchy of publications and folders to
      structure content.

    * Metadata per content object.

  User Interface

    * Has its own through-the-web user interface with easy access to
      all features.

    * Also possible to descend to Zope user interface for fine-grained

  Workflow and versioning
    * Publication workflow; approval by (chief)editor is needed in
      order to publish content. Content can be published as well as
      expired automatically at a set time.

    * Versioning of content. Authors can work on new versions of
      documents while a previous version remains published.

    * Editor can manage publication status of large quantities of
      documents in one screen.

   User management

    * Separation of responsibilities between author, editor and chief
      editor roles.

    * Delegation of responsibilities. Editors can create authors,
      chief editors can assign editors. No one-person bottleneck
      holding up publication.

    * LDAP connection is possible using LDAPUserFolder. Search
      interface for people in LDAP, scaling to large quantities of


    * Open source & Free Software (BSD license).

    * Integrates with Zope Page Templates, DTML and Python Scripts.

    * Extensible Model/View/Controller architecture for both the
      editor and user interface.

    * Cross platform; known to work on Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS
      X and SGI.