Fredericksburg ZPUG February 15: ZODB Blob support, Zope 3 C2 certification, Twisted book review

Gary Poster gary at
Thu Feb 9 19:12:12 CET 2006

Please join us February 15, 7:30-9:00 PM, for the eighth meeting of  
the Fredericksburg, VA Zope and Python User Group ("ZPUG"). Topics  
are ZODB Blob support, Zope 3 C2 certification, and a Twisted book  

This meeting is moved from the usual date (second Wednesday) to  
accommodate the visit of Christian Theune, an active member of the  
Zope community who will be visiting from Europe.

More detail on topics:

     * Christian Theune  is leading an effort to get Zope 3 Common  
Criteria certified.  The Common Criteria is an international security  
evaluation program for software, based on US, Canadian, and European  
standards (more information at the bottom of this email).  Christian  
will talk about this process and ask for feedback and ideas about the  
C2 certification of Zope 3.

     * Christian is also working with one of our ZPUG attendees,  
Chris McDonough, to add blob support to the Zope Object Database  
(ZODB), which essentially makes working with large blobs in the ZODB  
more efficient.  He will talk about progress and approach for this  

     * Benji York will review the O'Reilly book about the Twisted  
network programming framework, with Zac Bir and Gary Poster chiming  
in occasionally.

     * We will serve delicious food and soft drinks.

Next meeting, March 8, will have Brian Lloyd talk about IronPython (a  
Microsoft-sponsored implementation of Python on .Net); and Gary  
Poster talk about zasync 2, an in-development tool based on Twisted  
and Zope 3; and possibly other topics.  The following meeting, April  
12, will have Zac Bir talk about a Twisted-based application on Mac  
OS X; and other topics.

We've had a nice group for all the meetings. Please come and bring  

General ZPUG information

When: second Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9:00.

Where: Zope Corporation offices. 513 Prince Edward Street;  
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (tinyurl for map is

Parking: Zope Corporation parking lot; entrance on Prince Edward Street.

Topics: As desired (and offered) by participants, within the  
constraints of having to do with Python or Zope.

Contact: Gary Poster (gary at

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