Zope Weekly News for January 12, 2000

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 20:20:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Mike Pelletier [email protected]
To: [email protected]


Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and
interesting events which have occurred on the various Zope mailing
lists and the Zope.org site. It is published each Wednesday

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* Hadar Pedhazur announced on the Zope mailing list that Digital
Creations and Zope will have a presence at the Linux WorldExpo in
February. This is thanks to Tucows.com graciously sharing their


* Andrew M. Kuchling announced the release of version 0.05 of
the Oedipus package. Oedipus is a Python package for creating and
maintaining hierarchical trees of Web links. A prototype Zope
product is included in the package that allows browsing through an
Oedipus database.


* “tseaver” noticed an updated review of Zope by Linux Planet
and passed along the link. This is the review that appeared about
two weeks ago, with the same ultimate conclusions but with some
reporting errors corrected and the “Response from Digital


New Products

* “johanc” submitted “XMLRPC Client for Internet Explorer 5”. It
has been released as a part of the Zope Internet Explorer project,
which aims to build a rich interface to Zope around Internet
Explorer 5.



* “rossl” updated the LDAPAdapter Product. This product allows
you to authenticate user against data stored on an LDAP server. The
current version is 0.95.


Zope.org items

* “Bill” wrote a How-To, titled “Conditional SQL How-To
available” which describes how to construct a ZSQLMethod with a
dynamic query.


* “anthony” has composed a very good How-To, “Choosing to store
data in SQL vs ZODB”, which discusses the relative merits and
drawbacks of using Zope’s native database and using an external SQL
database to store data.


* “gwachob” has contributed a beginner level How-To about DTML
scripting, “Making Folder Directory Listings”. In it, he describes
the DTML needed to generate a dynamic list of certain kinds of
objects in a folder.


Notable Discussions

* Nico Grubert is looking for ideas for fairly substantial
(20-40 pages) tutorials. Suggestions so far: News site app with
workflow, a shopping cart app, and methods for handling file


* Steve Jibson developed a large ZClass, and then needed to
change the ZClass’s base classes. Not wanting to have to rebuild
his ZClass from scratch, he asked the list for alternatives.
Several are offered.


Mike Pelletier.