Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and interesting events which have occurred on the various Zope mailing lists and the Zope.org site. It is published each Wednesday evening.
Any opinions contained in the Zope Weekly News are those of the chronicler exclusively.
* XML.com has published another Zope article by Amos Latteier, titled "Advanced XML Applications in Zope"
* Software Product: PMPSurvey, by "sleeper"
This is another survey product. It supports single and multiple answer questions. It may easily be embedded within other web pages, and reportedly sports a nice management interface.
* Software Product: FSSession, by "gaaros"
This product can be used to maintain arbitrary per-visitor data (session data) without burdening your ZODB with excessive transactions. It does this by storing the sessions on your filesystem.
This update, 0.2.3, uses cPickle, which makes it faster and more flexible. There are additional new features.
* Software Product: BannerFolder, by "lalo"
This product randomly displays one of it's contained ads or DTML Methods. There are provisions for tracking click-thrus and for limiting the number of times an ad will display.
The current version is 0.4.
* Software Product: ZRadius, by "Zen"
This is a Radius authenticator. It can be used on it's own, or in Zope as a GenericUserFolder plug-in. This is a bug-fix release, bringing the version to 1.1.
* Zope Documentation Plan, by Amos Latteier
Amos Latteier is soliciting feedback on his Zope Documentation Plan. It describes the initiatives to improve the documentation situation which are underway at DC, their goals, and the assumptions they are based on. If you would like to offer feedback, Amos is available at email@example.com.
* Tip: Using PythonMethods on FreeBSD, by "als"
This tip points out that a module required by PythonMethods (new) is not enabled by default by FreeBSD's python port. It describes the solution.
* All Product Releases, by Martijn Pieters
This page is designed to be used with wget, Go!Zilla, or some other web-sucking tool. It contains links to every Product Release on the Zope site.
* How-To: Wizards Made Easy, by "jspisak"
This document explains a few techniques which make it easy to create simple multiple-page forms, like Windows' Wizards.
-- Mike Pelletier.
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If you plan to attend, please RSVP to me: email@example.com.
Speaker: Scott Cotton
Static Type and Interface Checking for Python General Review and Fundamental Decisions
Abstract ---------- This presentation reviews various possible ways of adding static type checking to python. The problem poses two questions:
1) What sort of static type checking system would be most appropriate for python? 2) By what means may static type checking be made optional?
A decision tree for each question is presented based on a combination of type theory, an understanding of python, and properties that have become apparent in the development of a sample type checking system. Finally, we discuss some overall approaches that would maximize the benefits and/or minimize the drawbacks of adding optional static type checking to python.
Scott will be speaking from 8:00 to 9:00pm. We will have food and introductions starting at 7:30pm. We may also have some time after the talk for Q&A with Guido and Barry on Python and JPython.
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