[Zope-Annce] [ANN] Zope 2.8.0 released

Andreas Jung lists at andreas-jung.com
Sat Jun 11 02:51:01 EDT 2005

Hi all,

on behalf of Zope Corporation and the Zope community I am pleased to 
announce the release of Zope 2.8.0.  You can download Zope 2.8.0 from


Some new features of Zope 2.8:

   - ZODB 3.4 with MVCC (multi version concurrency control) support.
     MVCC solves nearly every problem with ZODB read-conflict errors
     which is very important for high-traffic Zope sites.

   - Extension Classes were rewritten as Python new-style classes making
     all features of Python new-style classes available in Zope
     objects. This includes support for cyclic garbage collection.

   - Integration of Zope 3 technologies through Five (see 

For more information on what is new in this release, see the
CHANGES.txt files for the release:


See also:


Due to the major changes in Extension Classes and ZODB there is a risk that 
some things are broken or do not work as they should. Backup your Data.fs 
**before** trying 2.8.0b2.

Please bring all the bugs you have found to the Zope bugtracker:


For more information on the available Zope releases, guidance for selecting
the right distribution and installation instructions, please see:


Thanks to everyone having contributed to this release (hopefully I did not 
miss any names):

 Jim Fulton, Christian Theune, Tim Peters, Fred Drake Jr., Marc Hammond, 
Sidnei da Silva, Tres Seaver, Stefan Holek, Chris McDonough,

Andreas Jung    (andreas at zopyx dot com)

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