[Zope-Annce] Five release fest: Five 1.2.5, 1.3.6, 1.4 and 1.5c released!

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Mon May 29 18:17:28 EDT 2006

The Five team is happy to announce the release of two Five bugfix
releases, 1.2.5 and 1.3.6, a Five 1.4 final release and another Five
1.5c beta release today.

What is Five

Five is a Zope 2 product that allows you to integrate Zope 3
technologies into Zope 2, today.  Among others, it allows you to use
Zope 3 interfaces, ZCML-based configuration, adapters, browser pages
(including skins, layers, and resources), automated add and edit forms
based on schemas, object events, as well as Zope 3-style i18n message

We've tried to keep the Five experience as close to Zope 3 as
possible, so this means that what you learn while using Five should
also be applicable to Zope 3, and viceversa.

More information about Five can be found on our website,

About Five 1.4 and 1.5

Five 1.4 and 1.5 are feature releases.  They are basically equivalent
except that Five 1.4 works with Zope 2.9/3.2 (only) and 1.5 works with
Zope 2.10/3.3 (only). Five 1.5 will be included in Zope 2.10.

Most important features are:

* Added viewlet and content provider support.  A big thanks to Alec
  Mitchell and his helpers at the Archipelago sprint for making this

* Add zope.formlib support.  Please see ``doc/formlib.txt`` for more
  information.  A big thanks to Jan-Wijbrand Kolman for this.

* Port zope.testbrowser to Zope 2.  You can now use
  Products.Five.testbrowser.Browser in functional tests.  Much thanks
  to Brian Sutherland.

* Add python-packages-as-zope-products support which basically allows
  for using any python package as a zope product without it having to
  live in Products/.  Much thanks to Rocky Burt for this.

Zope 2.10 and Five 1.5 are also a big milestone in the convergence of
Zope 2 and Zope 3, for it is no longer necessary to mark classes with
five:traversable and five:defaultViewable to enable Zope 3 view lookup
functionality.  A big thanks goes to Lennart Regebro and Michael
Kerrin for making this possible!

Changes in Five 1.2.5, 1.3.6, 1.4 (vs. 1.4c), 1.5c (vs. 1.5b)

* Fixed an issue where <browser:page> based views that didn't have
  template or attribute defined weren't getting BrowserView mixed in.

* Fixed an issue where new-style classes could not be used for
  view components with <browser:page>.

* Five.testbrowser does not swallow cookies anymore, based on patch by
  Daniel Nouri.

* Five.testbrowser capitalizes headers in the same way as the Zope2
  HTTPResponse. i.e. content-length -> Content-Length.

About the Zope 3 Base

Five is part of the *Zope 3 Base* project, which aims to offer an
approachable area for developers of Zope 3 related software. More
about the Zope 3 base and its projects can be found on the project
website, http://codespeak.net/z3/.

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