September 19th Zope Weekly News
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 01:58:34 -0400
In this week's ZWN, make Zope your career, take Zope classes, read about security,
get Zope 2.2.2, all while tracking HiperDOM, WikiNG, Sessions,
and the continued evolution of Zope.org.
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And Now For Something Completely Different:
Get Paid for Doing Zope
In the very near future, a Fortune 100 media company will launch a new
web initiative for which Zope is the content management platform.
Digital Creations has been working closely with the company on the
architecture for the project.
With the initial success, the company wants to augment its internal Zope
technical staffing. The job opening is for someone with strong
Zope/Python skills, preferably on Linux. Background in web design,
information architectures, and project management are beneficial.
The vision for this project is quite exciting indeed. If any of you are
interested in a prime-time Zope position in New York City, "contact Paul",
and he'll pass along your contact information.
More Training & Education Coming
Kaivo, in partnership with Digital Creations, is expanding
and enhancing the training courses availiable for Zope.
Get all the jucy details from "the press release",
Chris McDonough has been hard at work on a security chapter
for the product developer's guide. It will give a comprehensive
overview of Zope's security features and details the ins
and outs of making *your* product secure: Currently,
it gives and overview and covers Python Products, with
ZClass Products in the works.
Take "a preview look",
and send him feedback.
-- by Brian Lloyd
Zope 2.2.2 released, planning for Zope 2.3
Last week I worked on weaving in feedback to the draft of the
first deliverable for the "new security assertions" project, the
Zope Security for Developers guide. The window of opportunity for
having your say in this is closing soon, so be sure to "check out
Several spirited discussion have been going on (on both the zope-dev
list and dev.zope.org) regarding the HiperDOM proposal and the WikiNG
proposal. Both of these are still very much in the "big picture" phase
of figuring out what they mean.
The fleshing out of 'core' session tracking (relating private
namespaces to anonymous visitors) is coming along nicely. Fishbowl
suggestions played a key role in design. A complete set of use cases has been
drawn up, and a primordial implementation is in the works. For more
information see the "Core Session Tracking fishbowl project",
I also started on the task list for the next "planned feature release"
of Zope. We need to figure out how to best expose the work for a
particular release on dev.zope.org (a project?, a dedicated "next
This week we'll get the information for the next Zope feature release
up on dev.zope.org. We've also made a Zope 2.2.2 release. This
is a minor update, most consisting of fixes to support ZEO
deployment. I also hope to (finally!) finalize the Zope Security for
Developers document (implementing it is currently on the 2.3 list).
-- by Ethan Fremen
Community Development of Zope.org
Maik Roeder, Rik Hoekstra, and Tom Deprez (all of ZDP fame)
have volunteered to help redevelop the Documentation
section of Zope.org!
Tim Cook deserves kudos for his work on
categorizing all the How-To's for topic oriented access.
ZEO Smells Good
Only a few short weeks in the intense heat of the Zope.org
oven, coupled with the tender ministrations of Jim Fulton,
and ZEO is getting pleasantly baked.
We're in the process of preparing some boxes to give Zope.org
a replicated home, where ZEO is in full play and multiple
Zope clients answer requests. The boxen and connection are
being provided by VA Linux Systems, with load balancing and
failover design being provided by baymountain.