Zope Weekly News

Mike Pelletier mike@digicool.com
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
    chronicler exclusively.


  * 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.


New Products

  * 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.


Zope.org items

  * 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.


Mike Pelletier.