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Zope Weekly News for October 25, 2000

Oct 27, 2000, 07:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ethan Fremen)

October 25th Zope Weekly News

Thanks to community reviewers of the Zope Book, Zope has a Process, Replicating ZEO Servers, XHTML comingles with HiperDOM, and silly cloak and daggers stuff, all in this week's ZWN.

The opinions expressed in Zope Weekly news are solely the authors', and not the opinions of Digital Creations, The Zope Community at-large, or the Spanish Inquisition.

If you or your company are doing something cool with zope, submit it to the Zope Weekly News for possible inclusion.

And Now For Something Completely Different:


by Michel Pelletier

No time really to write a comprehensive report, we're in the final crunch! I would however like to take a moment to recognize our official community technical reviewers:

  • Tom Deprez

  • Dwayne Morrison

  • Kathy Hester

  • Michael Bernstein

  • Bill Anderson

  • Tom Deprez

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to become an O'Reilly reviewer. We wish we could have picked you all; everyone was very qualified. Screenshots are one their way!

Zope Status

by Brian Lloyd


Projects and Process

Recent News

Last week saw some new active projects added to dev.zope.org. Jeffrey Shell's "Write Locking" project will add some missing infrastructure to support DAV-aware Web tools that require DAV locking support on the server.

Jim Fulton added the "ZEO Storage Replication" project, which will allow "distributed commit" and prevent ZEO storage servers from being a single point of failure. If you enjoy playing in the deep end of the pool, check this project out! :^)

The project formerly known as "XHTMLTemplates" has now been changed to "HiperDom Templates" in the active projects area - Hiperlogica will be taking the lead on this and we at DC will be working closely with them to put this project on the fast track. Zopistas interested in this project to add XMLC-like templating to Zope should visit the new HiperDom development home and get their licks in now while the requirements are being formalized.

Though I talked about this last week, Michel has released alpha one of the upcoming Zope book

Now is the time to get him your feedback. Documentation has been an albatross for Zope for a long time and this book is a huge opportunity to rectify that - please do your part in making it the best it can be by taking an early look and contributing your thoughts or concerns!

Near Future

I have a todo list for a 2.2.3 release (expect that in the next few weeks). Work will also be proceeding on several of the items on the Zope 2.3 plan (which is available on dev.zope.org).

We have also recently done an internal review of how things have been going on dev.zope.org and identified some general problems that we want to fix. A big one is the difficulty of finding out what is going on and what the status of various things are "at a glance". Lisa Reushling who recently joined the DC team will be working on streamlining the site and the process on dev.zope.org.

Zope Web

by Ethan Fremen