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Zope Weekly News for October 27, 1999

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 02:50:01 -0400
From: Amos Latteier <[email protected]>
To: “‘[email protected]'” <[email protected]>
Subject: FYI: Zope Weekly News

Hi,

As usual, the vast quantity of Zope activity this week is a bit
overwhelming.

One notable trend is the blossoming of not only community
contributed Zope software, but community contributed Zope
documentation. For example, there are currently 75 How-Tos on
Zope.org! In addition, this week also saw several announcements for
documentation on writing Python Products.

* Jon Udell wrote an article entitled “XML-RPC Programming with
Zope” for Zope for byte.com.

http://www.byte.com/column/BYT19991021S0014

* Python God Andrew M. Kuchling started a discussion about
implementing XML-RPC Methods for Zope.

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/1999-October/001949.html

* O’Reilly Editor-in-Chief Frank Willison announced that he has
nothing to say about any rumored Zope book 😉

http://www.oreilly.com/frank/

* Butch Landingin released Squishdot 0.3.2 which is a bugfix
release.

http://squishdot.org/Download/Squishdot

* Scott Roberts announced preliminary support for FastCGI. This
package extends ZServer to allow it to speak to web servers that
support FastCGI. This is similar to PCGI but more efficient.

http://www.zope.org/Members/sroberts/fastcgi-support

* Ross Lazarus announced an updated LDAP adapter Product. It
acts like an acl_users folder but allows authentication from an
LDAP server.

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope/1999-October/012662.html

* Anthony Baxter released SQL Session v.0.1.1 which provides
persistent session objects which are stored in a SQL database.

http://www.zope.org/Members/anthony/software/SQLSession

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope/1999-October/012642.html

* Ken Manheimer announced a How-To entitled “Debugging Zope
Python Code” which, while incomplete, is full of juicy tips for
Zope hackers.

http://www.zope.org/Members/klm/debuggingzope

* Garth Kidd released a How-To and an example Zope Product which
illustrates extending Zope in Python.

http://www.zope.org/Members/gtk/Boring/HowTo-Boring

* Speaking of examples of Zope Products in Python, Jeff Rush
also posted an example Python Product.

http://starship.python.net/crew/jrush/Zope/

* Rounding out this week’s Python Product announcements, Amos
Latteier will give a talk on “Extending Zope in Python” at the
Portland, Oregon Python Interest Group (PORPIGgies) meeting on
November 1.

http://www.egroups.com/group/porpig/4.html

* Jonothan Farr released a Local File System Product. This
allows you to create objects which provide controlled access to the
local filesystem

http://www.zope.org/Members/jfarr/LocalFS

* Alexandre Ratti wrote a How-To which describes custom date
formats.

http://www.zope.org/Members/AlexR/CustomDateFormats

* Michel Pelletier announced a preliminary Portal Tool Kit model
on the zope-dev list. The PTK may not be complete vaporware after
all 😉

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/1999-October/001908.html

* Oleg Broytmann posted a patch to load_site.py which allows you
to create more Zopish DTML Documents from imported HTML files.

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/1999-October/001935.html

* A.M. Kuchling released ODP 0.03 This is a Zope product which
allows browsing of the Open Directory Project’s RDF dumps. The ODP
is the information which powers the search engine at http://dmoz.org/

http://starship.python.net/crew/amk/zope/ODP.html

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope/1999-October/012622.html

* Tim Wilson started a discussion of Zope and RDF which soon
expanded to include syndication and RSS.

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zope/1999-October/012721.html

* Despite the Perl conspiracy 😉 Zope showed up on several
times and in a positive light on another Slashdot thread.

http://slashdot.org/askslashdot/99/10/16/166256.shtml

* Amos Latteier posted to the ZDP list concerning a possible
future turning over of the Zope Guides to the Zope community.

http://www.zope.org/pipermail/zdp/1999-October/000919.html

Until next week.

-Amos


Amos Latteier [email protected]
Digital Creations http://www.digicool.com