Zope 2.0.0a1 alpha release

Chris Petrilli petrilli@digicool.com
Sun, 23 May 99 16:02:04 GMT

>From a web paradigm far far away...


Zope is a free, Open Source application server and portal toolkit used
to build, deploy and manage dynamic, high-performance Web sites.  As a
true open source solution, Zope is available free of charge and comes
with comprehensive source code and a powerful array of application
development tools and utilities.  Zope 2.0 measurably improves the
scalability and collaborative features of the original Zope Web
application platform.

Some of the new capabilities released with Zope 2 are:

* ZODB 3, the next generation of the Zope Object Database

* Z Classes, a new mechanism for building Zope applications

* WebDAV support

* ZServer, the integration of Zope and Medusa

Many other sundry significant items that were changed:

* Look and feel improvements,

* Tighter security,

* Simpler creation of Python products.

Unfortunately, there are a number of incompatabilities between Zope and
Python 1.5.2 that have been reported but not yet fixed. Zope 2.0 alpha
2, which will be released the week of May 26, will fix most or all of

Zope 2.0.0 alpha 1, featuring the next generation of the Zope Object
Database, is now available at:


Among other things, this page gives a roadmap for the release of Zope

An updated version of the Zope Object Database UML model is available


In keeping with Python tradition, Zope 2.0.0 alpha 1 is being released
as most of the Digital Creations engineers leave for Linux Expo and will
be away from email for several days.

| Christopher Petrilli                        Digital Creations
| petrilli@digicool.com                 http://www.digicool.com

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