As usual, the vast quantity of Zope activity this week is a bit overwhelming.
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 release.
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 LDAP server.
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 Zope hackers.
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 November 1.
Jonothan Farr released a Local File System Product. This allows you to create objects which provide controlled access to the local filesystem
Alexandre Ratti wrote a How-To which describes custom date formats.
Michel Pelletier announced a preliminary Portal Tool Kit model on the zope-dev list. The PTK may not be complete vaporware after all ;-)
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.
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