[Zope-Annce] Five project (Zope 3 in Zope 2) now fully underway

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Wed Jun 16 11:53:47 EDT 2004

Hi everybody,

I am very happy to announce the Five project, a Zope 2 product that
allows you to integrate Zope 3 technologies into Zope 2, today.

What is Five?

Five is a Zope 2 product that integrates Zope 3 functionality into Zope
2. Five right now allows you to use the following Zope 3 technologies in
Zope 2:

   * Zope 3 interfaces

   * adapters

   * pages (views), including skins and layers.

   * ZCML

It is possible to add Zope 3 style views to your own Zope 2 objects, or
to existing ones, even normal Folders!

Five works with a straight Zope 2.7 installation, as long as Zope 3 has
been installed. See Five's INSTALL.txt for more information on how to
set it up.

We're in the process of evaluating lots more Zope 3 technologies for
integration into Zope 2. This is the right moment for interested Zope 2
and Zope 3 developers to jump in. We're looking for cooperation between
different Zope 2 projects so that this can be a foundational system for
us all.

Where to find it?

Five is kindly hosted on codespeak.net, and is part of the larger "Zope
3 Base" project that offers an approachable area for developers of Zope
3 related software.

Five has a mailing list:


Five is hosted in a subversion repository on codespeak.net. You can
browse this on the web here:


You can check out Five using the following subversion command:

svn co http://codespeak.net/svn/z3/Five/trunk Five

There's also a checkins mailing list for the Z3 project, here:


If you want checkin access, please join the z3-five mailing list and ask
us there.

We hope to hear from you!

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