[Zope-Annce] Silva 1.5 beta 1 released

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Thu Jan 19 12:50:06 EST 2006

Silva 1.5 beta 1 released

19 january 2005 – Infrae has just released version 1.5 beta of the Silva 
content management system.

This is a beta release for public testing. Please let us know about any 

Silva 1.5 is the first Silva release that really starts using Zope 3 
technology in the core, and is the first step in a longer evolution. It 
does not have a lot of externally visible feature changes, but focuses 
on making Silva work with Zope 2.8 and Five 1.2.

Some of the changes:

* Silva now uses Zope 3 interfaces. SilvaLayout (to be released) does
   not have to create Zope 3 marker interfaces anymore.

* Silva now uses the Five/Zope 3 i18n architecture.
   PlacelessTranslationService is not in use anymore.

* Use Zope 2.8 style ZODB transactions.

* Some view code has been converted to be based on Zope 3 views.

* Some adapters have been converted to be true Zope 3 adapters.

See doc/developer_changes.txt in the Silva core package for more details 
about these changes. And of course a lot of bugs have been squashed: see 
HISTORY.txt in the package for complete details.

What is Silva?

Silva is an enterprise-class CMS for managing content for the web, 
print, and other media. Content is stored in clean and future-proof XML, 
independent of layout and presentation. Features include a multi-version 
workflow system, XSLT rendering support, integral WYSIWYG editor (Kupu), 
content reuse in multiple publications, sophisticated access management, 
extensive import/export facilities, fine-grained templating, and hi-res 
image storage and manipulation. Silva is entirely open source.

For more complete information, see the Silva Product Pages at 


The package can be downloaded from http://www.infrae.com/download/Silva/.

Links to developer mailing lists, the issue tracker, and info about CVS 
access can be found on the Silva Product pages.


FMI contact Martijn Faassen, faassen at infrae com, +31 10 243 7051.

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