Zope Weekly News for November 3, 1999


It was a normal week for Zope: many software announcements,
community expansion, and many other exciting developments. Here are
some hilights.

It’s official now, there will be a Zope book from O’Reilly. It
won’t be out for a while. When it is released it will probably be
available under an open content license.

Performance improved on the Zope.org web site thanks to new
hardware and improved cache settings.

Many folks who have submitted Zope bug reports will be happy to
see lots of fixes appearing in CVS. These fixes mark early
preparations for a Zope 2.1 release.

* The performance of the www.zope.org web site was improved this
week due to smarter HTTP and ZODB cache settings and better
hardware. There were a few short down times but it looks like
smooth sailing form here on out. Hooray!


* Mike Pelletier announced that he and Dan York of LinuxCare
will be writing a Zope book for O’Reilly.


* A perennial discussion on the Zope list is porting Zope to
Java. Using Servlets with Zope would be great and JPython makes
this relatively easy, right? Wrong. Philip Eby gives a good
description of why we’re not likely to see JZope for a long


* Edd Dumbill announced SiteSummary 1.1 a Zope product for
managing RSS data.


* OgilvyInteractive is looking for a Chinese speaking Zope


* Stephan Richter announced ZPickle 0.0.1 a Zope Product to
provide pickling services.


* Oleg Broytmann announced a Russian Zope mailing list.


* Jeff Rush announced that he has updated his Zope RPMs.


* Marc Gehling announced a German Zope Yahoo club.


* Ethan Fremen announced a Zope and CSS How-To.


* Luciano Ramalho announced that Brazil On-line has launched a
Zope-based real time news service.


* Petru Paler announced ClickTracker a Zope Product to track
user activity.


* Tom Deprez posted summarized Zope Documentation Project
happening in his “ZDP Weekly NEWS” post to the zdp list.


* Amos Latteier made this slides for his talk “Extending Zope in
Python” available.


* Mike Pelletier released ZDiscussions 0.1.0 This is a Zope
Product for threaded discussions.


See you next week.


Amos Latteier         amos@digicool.com
Digital Creations     http://www.digicool.com

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