Zope Weekly News - Wed, 27 Oct 1999
Wed, 27 Oct 99 14:30:01 GMT
As usual, the vast quantity of Zope activity this week is a bit
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
* 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
* 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.
Amos Latteier mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Creations http://www.digicool.com
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