[Zope-Annce] CMF 1.4beta1 Released

Tres Seaver tseaver@zope.com
28 Apr 2003 15:24:37 -0400

Zope Corporation is pleased to announce the first beta release of
version 1.4 of the Zope Content Management Framework (CMF).   This
release contains a number of new features, as well as significant bug 

What is the CMF?

    The Zope Content Management Framework provides a set of
    services and content objects useful for building highly
    dynamic, content-oriented portal sites.  As packaged, the
    CMF generates a site much like the Zope.org site.  The CMF is
    intended to be easily customizable, in terms of both the
    types of content used and the policies and services it

Where do I get it?

    Download it from "cmf.zope.org",

Points of interest:

    - "Windows ZIP file",

    - "Unix tar/gzip archive",
       http://cmf.zope.org/download/CMF-1.4beta1/CMF-1.4beta1.tar.gz .

    - "Release notes",

    - "Change history",

    - "Installation instructions",

Where do I go to learn more?

    The "CMF mailing list":mailto:zope-cmf@zope.org has many
    participants who are active in supporting the CMF.

...to report bugs?

    The "CMF Collector", http://collector.zope.org/CMF is ths place
    to report bugs (please search for existing reports of your
    issue first!)

New Features in 1.4beta1

    - ZPT skins have been internationalized (thanks to Gitte Wange and
      Yvo Schubbe for their hard work).

    - New FSFile skin objects for CSS, Javascript, Flash, etc.

    - Location of member folders is now customizable.

    - Type information objects now use TALES to specify actions,

    - Metadata for filesystem-based skin objects is now consolidated
      into a single '.metadata' file.

    - Selected skin can now be changed via scripting.

    - Improved integration of filesystem skin methods with standard
      cache managers.

Tres Seaver                                tseaver@zope.com
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