Zope X3 3.0.0 final released

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Sun Nov 7 17:16:54 CET 2004

Dear Python Community,

The Zope 3 development team is proud to announce Zope X3 3.0.0 final. After
almost three years of development it has finally arrived!

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.

Zope is an open source web application server primarily written in the Python
programming language. It features a transactional object database which can
store not only content and custom data, but also dynamic HTML templates,
scripts, a search engine, and relational database (RDBMS) connections and
code. It features a strong through-the-web development model, allowing you to
update your web site from anywhere in the world. To allow for this, Zope also
features a tightly integrated security model. Built around the concept of 
"safe delegation of control", Zope's security architecture also allows you to 
turn control over parts of a web site to other organizations or individuals.

Zope users include Viacom, Boston.com, Lufthansa, SGI, AARP, Bell Atlantic 
Mobile (now Verizon Wireless), Red Hat, NASA, the US Navy, ishophere.com, 
i-Gift, IDG (Brazil), GE, Digital Garage, Verio, www.HireTechs.com, Park City 
Ski Area, and Storm Linux.



  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.

  Add-on packages will also be available at



  There are several documentation sources for learning Zope 3.

  - "Zope 3 Developers Book":http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/Zope3Book. This book 
    will be published later this year by Sams Publishing.

  - "Zope 3 Programmer Tutorial":http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/ProgrammerTutorial

  - The "API Doc Tool" is available as part of the Zope 3 online help. Once 
    you started Zope 3, you can reach it via 

  - "Zope 3 Developer Info":http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/Zope3DeveloperInfo

  - "Web Component Development with Zope 3" is a second Zope 3 book that will 
    be out in January 2005 by Springer Verlag.


  - "Zope 3 Development Web Site":http://dev.zope.org/Zope3

  - "Zope 3 Dev Mailing List":http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope3-dev

  - IRC Channel: #zope3-dev at irc.freenode.net


  - On Windows, you must uninstall any previous installation of Zope X3 before
    installing the new release.

  - Zope X3 depends on 'zlib', which is usually compiled into Python by 
    default, but if your system does not have the 'zlib' library installed, it
    will skip to build the 'zlib' module.

  - When creating the Zope 3 installation using the 'configure'/'make' 
    process, a few tests will sometimes fail, if you specify a relative 
    'prefix' path. If this happens to you, just use the absolute path.


  Thanks goes to everyone that contributed.

  Albertas Agejevas, Steve Alexander, Don Baarda, Volker Bachschneider, 
  Anthony Baxter, Michael Bernstein, Stuart Bishop, R. Sean Bowman, Axel 
  Bringenberg, Tom Cameron, Godefroid Chapelle, Fred Drake, Phillip Eby, 
  Ulrich Eck, Bruce Eckel, Suresh Babu Eddals, Paul Everitt, Martijn Faassen,
  David Fregon, Jim Fulton, Marius Gedminas, Shane Hathaway, Christian 
  Heimes, Eckart Hertzler, Any Hird, Michael Howitz, Dominik Huber, Jeremy 
  Hylton, Roger Ineichen, Richard Jones, Andreas Jung, Alexander Limi, Kevin
  Littlejohn, Chris McDonough, Mark McEahern, R. David Murray, Gustavo 
  Niemeyer, Scott Pascoe, Tim Peters, Gary Poster, Kiki Pruvot, Sathya 
  Rangaswami, Stephan Richter, Paul Roe, Guido van Rossum, Alan Runyan, Tres 
  Seaver, Sidnei da Silva, Peter Simmons, Garret Smith, Jan Smith, Adam 
  Summers, Kapil Thangavelu, Christian Theune, Bjorn Tillenius, Dimitry 
  Vasiliev, Richard Volpato, Barry Warsaw, Gregoire Weber, Philipp von 
  Weitershausen, Paul Winkler, Chris Withers, Nathan Yergler, Rob Zaar, 
  Viktorija Zaksiene


The Zope 3 Development Team

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