Zope Weekly News for December 6th 2000
Dec 06, 2000, 23:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ethan Fremen)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 18:12:14 -0500
From: ethan mindlace fremen firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Zope Weekly News for December 6th
Planning for 2.3, give me wiki now, Python Scripts,
Documentation Processes, Zope 3 bedtime stories, Interface
documentation, and Zope.org bug stomping.
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And Now For Something Completely Different:
by Brian Lloyd
Gearing up for 2.3
Last week we released Zope 2.2.4 which took care of quite a
few bugs - now its time to start thinking about all new bugs, er,
features for Zope 2.3.
I have updated the "Zope 2.3 plan on dev.zope.org", http://dev.zope.org/Resources/zope_230_plan.html
It now details the planned release milestones for 2.3 and what
features will be in each milestone. 2.3 will be important from a
usability perspective: alpha 1 will include Evan's "Python Scripts"
that will allow people to implement logic in a language meant for
logic (not DTML!) and the way that user bootstrapping occurs at
install time will be changed. Superuser will no longer
exist unless you explicitly need and create it - the user created
at install time will simply be a bootstrap manager. That means that
newbies won't immediately run into "SuperCannotOwn" errors because
they forgot to create an initial manager and re-login (which was a
pretty brain-dead expectation anyway!)
In the fishbowl, Michel is working with Amos to finish
describing the "Zope documenation process", http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/DocumentationProcess
Ken Manheimer is working on the "Wiki For Now", http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/WikiForNow
project (or "Wiki Aspirin" as Jim calls it) that aims to provide
solutions for some of the more painful shortcomings of Wikis as
they are used for running development projects. This one will
probably be completed by the week of the 13th.
Next Monday (the 13th) I expect to release 2.3 alpha 1. After
seeing how that goes and looking at resource availability we'll be
working to set a date for the next milestone (a2).
by Michel Pelletier
This week Amos is still working on the "Zope 3 Story" with the
Virginia crew and finishing off the Documentation process. He and I
will be creating some new projects that track the book, and some
other documentation artifacts, so Watch Out! We'll send out some
general announcements when we have something substantial.
This week I'm working on "Python Interfaces":http://www.zope.org/Wikis/Interfaces,
Python Script online help system documentation, and the rather
mundane task of converting every mention of "Python Method" in "the
"Python Script". I tried to train my monkey to do it but he
resented the new name that was chosen; having preferred *Python
Snake Thingy* like many of you did.
The internal technical reviewers at O'Reilly still haven't
gotten back to us about the book yet, so we have nothing new for
the community reviewers to do. We know your anxious, and we hope
you're still with us when the book comes back! Till next
-- by Ethan Fremen
New Things Have Bugs
Well, Zope.org has had a few problems, in that feedback and
signing up for membership were both broken. They should be fixed
now. I am still working on the "not authenticated on dev.zope.org"
Working on Description
I am working on a description of the cluster, and should have at
least a bare bones outline (that will get fleshed in with lots of
details) on the site by the end of the week.