Zope Weekly News for September 19, 2000

[ Thanks to Ethan
for this posting: ]

In this week’s ZWN, make Zope your career, take Zope classes,
read about security, get Zope 2.2.2, all while tracking HiperDOM,
WikiNG, Sessions, and the continued evolution of Zope.org.

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authors’, and not the opinions of Digital Creations, The Zope
Community at-large, or the Spanish Inquisition.

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And Now For Something Completely Different:

Get Paid for Doing Zope

In the very near future, a Fortune 100 media company will launch
a new web initiative for which Zope is the content management
platform. Digital Creations has been working closely with the
company on the architecture for the project.

With the initial success, the company wants to augment its
internal Zope technical staffing. The job opening is for someone
with strong Zope/Python skills, preferably on Linux. Background in
web design, information architectures, and project management are

The vision for this project is quite exciting indeed. If any of
you are interested in a prime-time Zope position in New York City,
contact Paul and he’ll pass
along your contact information.

More Training & Education Coming

Kaivo, in partnership with Digital Creations, is expanding and
enhancing the training courses availiable for Zope. Get all the
jucy details from the
press release


Chris McDonough has been hard at work on a security chapter for
the product developer’s guide. It will give a comprehensive
overview of Zope’s security features and details the ins and outs
of making your product secure: Currently, it gives and
overview and covers Python Products, with ZClass Products in the

Take a preview
and send him feedback.

Zope Status

by Brian Lloyd


Zope 2.2.2 released, planning for Zope 2.3

Last Week

Last week I worked on weaving in feedback to the draft of the
first deliverable for the “new security assertions” project, the
Zope Security for Developers guide. The window of opportunity for
having your say in this is closing soon, so be sure to
check out the draft

Several spirited discussion have been going on (on both the
zope-dev list and dev.zope.org) regarding the HiperDOM proposal and
the WikiNG proposal. Both of these are still very much in the “big
picture” phase of figuring out what they mean.

The fleshing out of core session tracking (relating
private namespaces to anonymous visitors) is coming along nicely.
Fishbowl suggestions played a key role in design. A complete set of
use cases has been drawn up, and a primordial implementation is in
the works. For more information see the Core
Session Tracking fishbowl project

I also started on the task list for the next “planned feature
release” of Zope. We need to figure out how to best expose the work
for a particular release on dev.zope.org (a project?, a dedicated
“next release” area?)

This week

This week we’ll get the information for the next Zope feature
release up on dev.zope.org. We’ve also made a Zope 2.2.2 release.
This is a minor update, most consisting of fixes to support ZEO
deployment. I also hope to (finally!) finalize the Zope Security
for Developers document (implementing it is currently on the 2.3

Zope Web

by Ethan Fremen

Community Development of Zope.org

Maik Roeder, Rik Hoekstra, and Tom Deprez (all of ZDP fame) have
volunteered to help redevelop the Documentation section of

Tim Cook deserves kudos for his work on categorizing all the
How-To’s for topic oriented access.

ZEO Smells Good

Only a few short weeks in the intense heat of the Zope.org oven,
coupled with the tender ministrations of Jim Fulton, and ZEO is
getting pleasantly baked.

Scaling Zope.org

We’re in the process of preparing some boxes to give Zope.org a
replicated home, where ZEO is in full play and multiple Zope
clients answer requests. The boxen and connection are being
provided by VA Linux Systems, with load balancing and failover
design being provided by baymountain.