Zope X3 3.0.0 beta 3 released

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Sun Aug 15 20:48:29 CEST 2004

The Zope 3 development team is proud to announce the third
beta release of Zope X3 3.0.0.

Zope X3 is the next major Zope release and has been written
from scratch based on the latest software design patterns and
the experiences of Zope 2. The "X" in the name stands for
"experimental", since this release does not try to provide
any backward-compatibility to Zope 2.



  Installation instructions for both Windows and Un*x/Linux
  are now available in the top level README.txt of the
  distribution.  The binary installer is recommended for Windows.

Changes since beta 2

  - Updated to use ZODB 3.3b2.

  - Reviewed security and fixed many outstanding open issues. This 
    required some rearranging and writing of security-related code.

  - Removed several uses of 'removeAllProxies()' as this is considered
    a bad coding practice.

  - Added 'zope.security.proxy.removeSecurityProxy()' function to
    replace 'zope.security.proxy.trustedRemoveSecurityProxy()'.

  - Implemented rdb:gadflyRoot directive. You are now able to 
    specifically point to a directory that should contain the gadfly 

  - When browsing the source code via the API doc tool's Class Browser, 
    ZCML files are now shown as well. When viewed, a marked up version 
    of the ZCML code is shown with links to other parts of the 

  - Resolved or otherwise dealt with issues 112, 122, 130, 133, 139, 
    162, 190, 194, 202, 203, 211, 212, 219, 220, 221, 225, 228, 231, 
    234, 235, 238, 239, 245, 247, 249, 251, 252, 253, 255.

  - Fixed various bugs in the API doc tool.

  - Factory IDs have to be real IDs now, i.e. either a dotted
    name or a URI.

  - Cleaned up much of the source code. Now every module should have 
    a module doc string with a title and 'id' tag in it. 


  The API is frozen for X3.0.0. We would like to ask all people to test
  this release and report any bugs or mis-behaviors! This might be the
  last beta release!

  The entire beta period will likely last for about 2 months. During
  this time we will try to complete the following tasks:

    - Fix outstanding bugs.

    - Optimize critical components to speed up the system.

    - Write and update documentation.

    - Add and complete translations.

    - Remove as many XXX comments as possible.

  Though much progress has been made since the second beta, there are still
  tasks to be completed!  Even if you are not a programmer, you can help!

  Please send any bug reports and comments to zope3-dev at zope.org! Thank you
  very much in advance for your help!


  Jim Fulton, Fred Drake, Dmitry Vasiliev, Philipp von Weitershausen,
  Stephan Richter, Garrett Smith, Tim Peters.

  Thanks to everyone!

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