Quixote 0.3 released

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 11:58:16 -0400

Version 0.3 of the Quixote Web development toolkit is now available.
Quixote uses a Python package to store all the code and HTML for a
Web-based application.  PTL, Python Template Language, is used to mix
HTML with Python code; the basic syntax looks just like Python, but
expressions are converted to strings and appended to the output.

Notable changes in this version are: 

	* Now supports Python 2.1.

	* Names of the form __*__ are reserved for Python, and 2.1 is
	  beginning to enforce this rule.  Accordingly the Quixote special
	  methods have been renamed:
	      __access__     -> _q_access
	      __exports__    -> _q_exports
	      __getname__    -> _q_getname
	      index          -> _q_index
	* Massive changes to quixote.publisher and quixote.config, to make
	  the publishing loop more flexible and more easily changed by
	  applications.  For example, it's now possible to catch the
	  ZODB's ConflictErrors and retry an operation.
	* quixote.publish can now gzip-compress its output if the browser
	  claims to support it.  Only the 'gzip' and 'x-gzip' content
	  encodings are supported; 'deflate' isn't because we couldn't get
	  it to work reliably.  Compression can be enabled by setting the
	  'compress_pages' config option to true.

As usual, some of these changes are incompatible with the previous

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The code can be downloaded from:

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