[Web-SIG] [ANNOUNCE] SnakeSkin 1.0

Michael C. Neel neel at mediapulse.com
Thu Oct 28 22:41:31 CEST 2004

We are proud to announce the release of version 1.0 of SnakeSkin, a
python application toolkit released under an Open Source BSD-Style
license, available at http://snakeskin.pseudocode.net/  Along with this
release, we have updated the CGI Demo to be easier to install and

Both of these releases can be found at (along with more information
including change logs):

Support for SnakeSkin is handled though SourceForge.Net.  The project
information page is at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/snakeskin-tools
There you will find the bug tracking system, a feature request system, and
the main method of support, the SnakeSkin mailing list.

About SnakeSkin

In SnakeSkin, developers can customize the framework to the application,
unlike in traditional frameworks, such as PHP. For example, adding 
custom tags to the templating system is quick and easy. The goal of the 
project is to have a framework that scales down as well as up--a 
"Zope-lite" framework. SnakeSkin can scale down to be useful in a simple 
form-to-email or just to apply a clean-cut design skin. The toolkit can 
just as easily scale up to handle complex content managment systems, B2B 
extranets, and full-fledged e-commerce engines.  We do it all the time.

SnakeSkin, based upon the existing Albatross project maintained by 
Object Craft, runs under several webservers, including CGI based, 
Apache, FastCGI, and its own included webserver (used mainly for 

SnakeSkin has several built in capabilities:

* Dynamic Macro Features (think server-side includes on steroids)
* SQL support in both the application and the template
* Support for Apache 2.0 Filters

... and includes Albatross features ...

* Clean separation of logic and design
* A simple-yet-robust templating system that is Web Designer-friendly 
(Plays nice with Dreamweaver)
* Secure Session Management in hidden fields, server-side data-stores, 
or through a session server

The SnakeSkin team.

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