[Zope-Annce] Zope X3 3.0.0 alpha 2 released
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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