[Zope-Annce] Zwiki 0.46 released, Zwiki world news

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Sun Oct 2 06:43:00 EDT 2005

Zwiki is a powerful, easy-to-use GPL wiki engine for Zope. It works in 
both standard Zope and CMF/Plone. You can find out all about it at 
http://zwiki.org .


A productive month. Outside the product release notes, here's what I 
remember off the top of my head -

The zwiki.org discussion setup has been simplified; the mail lists have 
been retired, and the main discussion page is called GeneralDiscussion 
again. http://zwiki.org/AboutZwikiDiscussion explains all.

I'm offering free experimental zwiki hosting at http://zwiki.org/ZwikiFarm .

plone.zwiki.org has moved to http://plone.demo.zwiki.org . Old urls 
should still work.

http://notes.demo.zwiki.org demonstrates a zwiki configured as a 
personal notes wiki/outliner.

http://wikimatrix.joyful.com (and http://squeak.joyful.com/Packages) 
demonstrate a simple matrix/database app using structured wiki data.

http://zwiki.org/FrontPage has a new layout and demonstrates blog-style 
display of recent pages, inspired by Michael Haubenwallner and others.

http://joyful.com lists all wikis on this server.

I've been updating the blog at http://joyfulsystems.blogspot.com .

We now have a wikipedia entry, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwiki

A nicer darcs web interface has been installed, see zwiki-org -> darcs 
or http://joyful.com/darcs . There were 106 darcs commits this month, 
probably a new record.

    Zwiki 0.46.0 2005/10/01


Per-user mailout policy, skins reorganization, plugin architecture 
enhancements, support for boring pages, wicked link syntax, favicons and 
separate create form, better logging, many code cleanups & bugfixes.

      Upgrade notes

To make your rss feeds and zwiki.org-style blog listings less junky, do 
SomePage/setupCatalog to add the new isBoring index.

An mailout_policy folder property with value "edits" overrides the 
per-user policy (see below), but this may be dropped in a future release.



    * fix __implements__ attribute error when CMF is not installed
      (#1149, Warren)
    * make Zwiki startup more robust with strange locales/strange
      pythons (#1158)
    * make zmi add wiki form use a btreefolder
    * don't break when adding a wiki with id home (#591)
    * drop unnecessary loading plugins message at startup
    * don't log a warning at startup when the system locale is None
    * clarify missing PTS warning at startup
    * make fit import failure warning at startup less troubling
    * fix a case where a page upgrade wouldn't get logged
    * don't break when displaying a page whose page type has been


    * wiki subscriber mail-out, rss feeds and blog listings will ignore
      boring pages TestPage, SandBox and their offspring, by default.
      You can configure different pages in a boring_pages lines folder
      property, one per line. An isBoring index has been added to the
      standard catalog fields, run /setupCatalog to add it.
    * set a true use_double_parenthesis_links property to enable
      Wicked-style double parenthesis syntax for freeform wiki links.
      This is for world users who can't easily type [].
    * rename and delete no longer check for a username in addition to
      the permissions (though the skin may still hide them without a


    * the /changes_rss feed now shows the edit diff
    * misc_/* image paths are now relative to be more robust with
      vhosting (#689)


    * be sure to create our own recycle_bin even if the parent folder
      has one
    * purple numbers now disabled by default
    * allow create to be called directly by page management form


    * add "all edits" checkboxes to subscribeform. Zwiki can now send
      comments to some, edits to others.
    * reparent now also sends a mailout
    * remove (new), add (edit) in mailout subjects for clarity
    * just say "links updated" in rename mailout subject

        Issue tracking

    * use more consistent (property change) in issue mailouts, and don't
      say it if no property changed
    * /issuebrowser was showing filter issues form

        General - skins

    * big skins reorganization to reduce duplication
    * use a separate createform skin template for creating pages if present
    * hide most of the wiki action links by default in standard skin
    * tweak page management form layout in standard skin
    * drop unnecessary extra text from page management form in cmf/plone
    * remove old _ and = access keys from /showAccessKeys
    * register just the zwiki_standard skin with FilesystemSiteDirectory
      when installed
    * italicise log notes in recent changes
    * if a |favicon| object is present, set it as the page icon in the
      standard skin
    * don't let recentchanges break when a page type has been uninstalled
    * use the word "page" instead of "subtopic" in the page management form
    * don't let non-template objects with the same id hide our skin
      templates; improve bad template error
    * remove the h2 bottom border style
    * remove stray commas in page templates causing log warnings
    * drop uploaded and wikinav_portlet templates from plone skin


    * split content/ into wikis/ and scripts/
    * strip html tags in the page summary, and add renderedSummary which
      does formatting and linking
    * rename all pagetypes' renderXIn methods to format
    * plugins can now be packages or files
    * plugins can now override any method in the product core
    * add support for emacs-style "hooks" for customization by plugins


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