Zope X3 3.0.0 beta 3 released
The Zope 3 development team is proud to announce the third beta release of Zope X3 3.0.0.
Zope X3 is the next major Zope release and has been written from scratch based on the latest software design patterns and the experiences of Zope 2. The "X" in the name stands for "experimental", since this release does not try to provide any backward-compatibility to Zope 2.
Installation instructions for both Windows and Un*x/Linux are now available in the top level README.txt of the distribution. The binary installer is recommended for Windows.
Changes since beta 2
- Updated to use ZODB 3.3b2.
- Reviewed security and fixed many outstanding open issues. This required some rearranging and writing of security-related code.
- Removed several uses of 'removeAllProxies()' as this is considered a bad coding practice.
- Added 'zope.security.proxy.removeSecurityProxy()' function to replace 'zope.security.proxy.trustedRemoveSecurityProxy()'.
- Implemented rdb:gadflyRoot directive. You are now able to specifically point to a directory that should contain the gadfly databases.
- When browsing the source code via the API doc tool's Class Browser, ZCML files are now shown as well. When viewed, a marked up version of the ZCML code is shown with links to other parts of the documentation.
- Resolved or otherwise dealt with issues 112, 122, 130, 133, 139, 162, 190, 194, 202, 203, 211, 212, 219, 220, 221, 225, 228, 231, 234, 235, 238, 239, 245, 247, 249, 251, 252, 253, 255.
- Fixed various bugs in the API doc tool.
- Factory IDs have to be real IDs now, i.e. either a dotted name or a URI.
- Cleaned up much of the source code. Now every module should have a module doc string with a title and 'id' tag in it.
The API is frozen for X3.0.0. We would like to ask all people to test this release and report any bugs or mis-behaviors! This might be the last beta release!
The entire beta period will likely last for about 2 months. During this time we will try to complete the following tasks:
- Fix outstanding bugs.
- Optimize critical components to speed up the system.
- Write and update documentation.
- Add and complete translations.
- Remove as many XXX comments as possible.
Though much progress has been made since the second beta, there are still tasks to be completed! Even if you are not a programmer, you can help!
Please send any bug reports and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you very much in advance for your help!
Jim Fulton, Fred Drake, Dmitry Vasiliev, Philipp von Weitershausen, Stephan Richter, Garrett Smith, Tim Peters.
Thanks to everyone!