It's been another busy week in the Zope community. Lot of people announced contributions, and Zope 2 alpha continues to progress. Many folks seem to be using Zope 2.0, but beware, it is still alpha software.
Probably the biggest news this week is that UserLand (makers of the Frontier commercial web development environment) are taking a big interest in Zope. UserLand's Eric Kidd orchestrated support for Frontier's XML-RPC in Zope. It will be exciting to see how the Zope community and the Frontier community come together.
Brian Lloyd announced that Zope 1.10.3 final was released. This is the current stable release.
Jim Fulton announced the release of Zope 2.0.0a3. This release fixes more bugs and introduces XML-RPC support. This release is a source only alpha release.
Anthony Pfrunder announced his win32 version of Zope 2.0.0a3.
Andrew Kuchling announced a new version of mod_pcgi. It actually seems to work now ;-)
There was some talk this week about Zope performance. Different people offered different benchmark figures. Some people think that Zope is too slow, or requires too much in the way of system resources, while others suggest that benchmarking is inherently subjective and that Zope performs quite well for most purposes.
Eric Kidd announced that Zope now supports XML-RPC. Eric has been working with Jim Fulton of Digital Creations and Python god Fredrik Lundh to put all the pieces together. The upshot is that Frontier can communicate better with Zope now. It looks like Zope is going to figure prominently in UserLand's Unix strategy.
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Michael Bernstein posted a nice summary of where to find Zope apps.
Amos Latteier announced a new version of the Z Classes Tutorial.
Long time Zope user Phillip Eby announced his ZScript DTML extension. He also released the Let tag, another DTML extension which will probably make it into the Zope distribution.
There was some discussion of making Zope international. Ideas were proposed, but it appears that making Zope adaptable to many languages is a large task.
Scott Robertson announced a new version of LDAP Connect Object for Zope. This Zope extension builds on work done by Anthony Baxter.
Jeff Rush announced the availability of RPMs for Zope 1.10.2
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