Zope Weekly News
Wed, 22 Mar 2000 10:06:03 -0500 (EST)
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 before Noon.
Any opinions contained in the Zope Weekly News are those of the
* Two new Zope revisions were released this week. 2.1.5 filled in
security holes which affected sites which allow untrusted users to
create DTML documents. Ironically, a bug-fix which was included
in 2.1.5 broke code which depended on the bug. This was fixed in
the second release, 2.1.6.
* Thanks to Eduardo Fernandez Corrales, the Zope Weekly News is now
available in Spanish! He is publishing translations at Zope
Hispano, a portal for Spanish-speaking Zope developers and users.
* Healtheon | WebMD is hiring in Atlanta, GA
Healtheon | WebMD is looking for Software Engineers with
experience in Python and/or Zope to work in our Global News Center
located in Midtown Atlanta, GA. You must be willing to relocate.
* The Portal Toolkit has been packaged into a snapshot release for
use by those who do not have access to CVS. The PTK is targeted
at community-oriented portals, but is also appropriate for any
site which wants to give members a personalised view of content.
The snapshot release is 0.7.1.
* Software Product: load_site.py with additional features, by Itamar
Itamar has updated his powered-up 'load_site.py' again. The
present release is 1.3.1. This update adds a GUI, built with
wxPython. 'load_site' is a utility for dumping content from a
file system into the ZODB.
* Software Product: ZopeEDIT, by "jimbag"
The latest release of this product, 0.0.5, adds limited RPC
support which is used to create and delete folders. ZopeEDIT is a
tool which enables any text editor to edit content on a live Zope
server. It does not need to run on the same machine as the Zope
* Software Product: LocalFS, by Jonothan Farr
Version 0.1.6, the Ides of March release, fixes several bugs, is
more robust about determining file types, and creates XMLDocuments
and StructuredDocuments automatically, where appropriate. LocalFS
is a product which allows Zope to serve files out of a local
* Software Product: SiteAccess, by Evan Simpson
Evan has release version 1.0.1 of SiteAccess. This version fixes
a bug which interfered with FTP access to Zope. The SiteAccess
product allows Zope to serve different content depending on the
hostname the site was accessed by.
* How-To: VersionFTPServer, by "htrd"
This How-To describes modifications to Zope which allow you to
work within a Version through FTP. Versions allow you to stage
changes to a Zope site by effectively forking the database.
Changes that you make in a Version are not publicly visible until
you ask them to be.
* How-To: How To: Use GenericUserFolder with an SQL database Version
1.1, by "hippy"
This How-To shows how to customise GenericUserFolder(GUF) to use
an SQL database as its repository for usernames, passwords, roles
and anything else you want to store about a user. The update adds
information from Dennis Baker to help get things going with MySQL.