[Zope-Annce] Zope X3 3.0.0 alpha 2 released

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Fri May 28 10:59:48 EDT 2004

Dear Zope community,

The Zope 3 development team is proud to announce the second alpha release of
Zope X3 3.0.0. 

Zope X3 is the next major Zope release and has been written from scratch based
on the latest software design patterns and the experiences of Zope 2. The "X"
in the name stands for "experimental", since this release does not try to
provide any backward-compatibility to Zope 2.   



  Installation instructions for both Windows and Un*x/Linux are now available
  in the top level README.txt of the distribution.

Changes since alpha 1

  - Several packages were included in the first alpha since other code had
    several dependencies on their interfaces. This code has been refactored
    into sub-packages which are no longer part of the release. As a result,
    this distribution has fewer packages than alpha 1. Excluded packages
    include the indexing and fssync. 

  - Some bugs were fixed that were reported by testers. This includes problems
    with the installation of a distribution.


  While the first alpha release concentrated on testing our packaging tool and
  putting a process for releases into place, we would like to ask anyone
  to test this release a thoroughly as possible. The next release will be the
  first beta (probably next week) at which time the API freezes! Even if you
  are not interested in Zope you should test the building process of the
  distribution, since the packaging tool might be of great interest to the
  entire Python community. 

  Please send any bug reports and comments to zope3-dev at zope.org! Thank you
  very much in advance for your help!


  Jim Fulton, Marius Gedminas, Fred Drake, Philipp von Weitershausen,
  Stephan Richter, Dmitry Vasiliev, Eckart Hertzler

  Thanks to everyone!

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