beta one should be out *very* soon. This week saw a lot of screw
tightening in preparation for the beta release. The public CVS
archive is temporarily frozen due to some re-organization but will
open up again when the beta release comes out.
Most of the traffic on the Zope lists was devoted to Zope
community members helping each other solve their various real world
One of the most notable discussions this week started with a
comparison between Zope and other web development platforms with
respect to xml facilities. Folks at DC weighed in with their 2
cents on the subject which includes the imminent release of a Zope
product which will allow access to xml objects in Zopish ways.
Interestingly many community members have similar ideas of what
Zope needs in terms of xml support. It will be exciting to see how
Digital Creations and community members collaborate on XML
* Chris Petrilli announced an new Zope mailing list,
zope-announce. If you’re overwhelmed with the volume of the
currently Zope lists, this one could be for you.
* Amos Latteier posted a roadmap details some plans for XML
development in Zope. Digital Creations will release an alpha XML
Zope product in the next couple days.
* One of the best IT magazines on the German market, iX
Magazine, has a Zope article available in the August 1999 issue by
* Andreas Kostyrka announced Navigate 0-0-4. This product allows
you to control which objects are displayed.
* Arpad Kiss announced a simple Zope chart drawing tool.
* Andy Dustman announced a new Python interface for MySQL,
MySQLdb-0.0.3. This package includes a patch to use it with Zope’s
MySQL database adapter.
* Hurrah Internet now offers Zope hosting.
* Chris Petrilli posted a note about BLOBs and Zope database
adapters on the zope-dev list.
See you next week.