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Zope Weekly News for March 29, 2000

Mar 30, 2000, 00:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Pelletier)

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:53:44 -0500 (EST)
From: Mike Pelletier mike@digicool.com
To: editors@linuxtoday.com
Subject: Zope Weekly News


Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and interesting events which have occurred on the zope-announce mailing list and the Zope.org site.

The ZWN is changing days! The next ZWN will be published on Tuesday.

Any opinions contained in the Zope Weekly News are those of the chronicler exclusively.


* ZEO will go Open Source

ZEO, the commercial Zope scalability option from Digital Creations, will go Open Source. After a trial period in mid-April, it will be available to everyone by mid-May.

ZEO (Zope Enterprise Option) turns Zope into a distributed transactional object system, allowing people to add processors, machines, and networks to scale their web applications.

More information can be found on the ZEO Product page.


* Oracle 8i Setup file, by Chris Petrilli

Chris has released his Oracle setup file. This file is used to create the Oracle library. It has been tested internally for a couple of weeks. See Chris's announcement for a caveat.


* Zope LATEX Math, by Bruno Vernier

On his site, Bruno describes how to use LaTeX notation to render mathematical expressions directly from Zope.


* Users Group - Ohio

James Orbin would like to set up (or would like to participate in) a Zope users group for Ohio. If you are interested, please write James, or see:


New Products

* Software Product: L10NFolder, by "fog"

The author writes, "This is a subclass of the standard folder with some added bonuses. The L10NFolder support localized properties and search paths."



* Software Product: XML Document, by Amos Latteier

XML Document has been updated to work with Zope 2.1.6. The latest release is 1.0a6.


* Software Product: Zope MySQL Database Adapter, by "mordred"

"mordred" has released an update to the MySQL Database Adapter, by Michel Pelletier (Portland). This release is 1.1.4, and fixes one bug:

- Fixed a bug that caused Zope to fail on selecting aggregate functions such as 'select max(number) from table'

* Software Product: ZWiki, by "simon"

ZWiki is a Wiki web for Zope. Zope and Wiki are a good combination. Wiki assumes that, in general, users are trustworthy. Zope, with it's security and transaction history, makes it easy to trust users.

ZWiki is a sort of anarchic collaborative authoring system. This version, 0.5, streamlines the default pages and UI, and disables the experimental catalog support. This release is intended to be immediately usable out of the box.


Zope.org items

* How-To: Changing Base Classes for a ZClass, by "AlexR"

When you create a ZClass, you are given an opportunity to chose which classes it will inherit from. Since ZClasses are often used for rapid prototyping, you will not always select the correct classes the first time. It is quite a lot of work to create a new set of classes with the correct bases and to move all the contents into them from the old classes. Armed with this How-To, you will be able to change the base classes of a ZClass in-place!


* How-To: Serve PHP/Perl within Zope, by "Mamey"

"As you migrate your site to Zope, you may want to embed a previously created PHP or Perl directory tree within Zope. Or perhaps you found a nifty web application that is coded in PHP/Perl and want to serve it within your Zope site." This is a bit more advanced than simply rewriting certain URLs to be served by a different server. This How-To will actually allow you to embed the external content in dynamic Zope pages.


Mike Pelletier.