As usual, the vast quantity of Zope activity this week is a bit
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.
* Python God Andrew M. Kuchling started a discussion about
implementing XML-RPC Methods for Zope.
* O’Reilly Editor-in-Chief Frank Willison announced that he has
nothing to say about any rumored Zope book 😉
* Butch Landingin released Squishdot 0.3.2 which is a bugfix
* 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.
* Ross Lazarus announced an updated LDAP adapter Product. It
acts like an acl_users folder but allows authentication from an
* Anthony Baxter released SQL Session v.0.1.1 which provides
persistent session objects which are stored in a SQL database.
* Ken Manheimer announced a How-To entitled “Debugging Zope
Python Code” which, while incomplete, is full of juicy tips for
* Garth Kidd released a How-To and an example Zope Product which
illustrates extending Zope in Python.
* Speaking of examples of Zope Products in Python, Jeff Rush
also posted an example Python Product.
* 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
* Jonothan Farr released a Local File System Product. This
allows you to create objects which provide controlled access to the
* Alexandre Ratti wrote a How-To which describes custom date
* Michel Pelletier announced a preliminary Portal Tool Kit model
on the zope-dev list. The PTK may not be complete vaporware after
* Oleg Broytmann posted a patch to load_site.py which allows you
to create more Zopish DTML Documents from imported HTML files.
* 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/
* Tim Wilson started a discussion of Zope and RDF which soon
expanded to include syndication and RSS.
* Despite the Perl conspiracy 😉 Zope showed up on several
times and in a positive light on another Slashdot thread.
* Amos Latteier posted to the ZDP list concerning a possible
future turning over of the Zope Guides to the Zope community.
Until next week.