Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 17:20:56 -0500 (EST) From: Mike Pelletier <email@example.com> To: Zope News Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Subject: Zope Weekly News G'day, Zope Weekly News is a digest of some of the useful and interesting events which have occurred on the various Zope mailing lists and the Zope.org site. It is published each Wednesday evening. Any opinions contained in the Zope Weekly News are those of the chronicler exclusively (but I'm willing to share). Announcements * The latest versions of the Zope Content Managers Guide, Z SQL Method User's Guide and DTML Reference Guides is available in postscript(ps) format. With luck, the technical problems of the previous versions have been fixed. http://www.zope.org/Members/Pam/PSversion * Check out the new Zope Documentation Projects page that lists current Zope documentation projects and their status. http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Projects/Projects * Martijn Faassen <firstname.lastname@example.org> has established a Zope-XML mailing list. The intent is to discuss Zope's XML infrastructure. http://www.egroups.com/group/zope-xml/info.html New Products * Software Product: iTrack Issue Tracker Product, by "shalabh" iTrack allows a team of people to keep track of various issues about a project. Currently this is in development stage (Version 0.2.0) but usable, as long as you follow the instructions. http://www.zope.org/Members/shalabh/iTrack/ * Software Product: ZGDChart Product, by "teyc" ZGDChart uses gdchart to draw charts. This product comes with Windows binaries and source for non-Windows platforms. This initial development release is 0.3. http://www.zope.org/Members/teyc/ZGDChart * Software Product: DTMLTemplate, by "halazar" DTML Templates are documents that allow blocks of text to be named and made available to other documents. The basic building block of templates is the DTML block tag, which can also be used with other DTML document types. Templates export their blocks. Another new tag, the suppress tag, allows block definition without rendering. http://www.zope.org/Members/halazar/Products/DTMLTemplate Updates * Software Product: jcNTUserFolder, by Jephte CLAIN This product authenticates Zope users against an NT domain controller. All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version, 0.0.3. Unfortunately, the upgrade is incompatible. You will lose any role settings. http://www.zope.org/Members/jephte/jcNTUserFolder Zope.org items * How-To: The Debugger Is Your Friend, by Michel Pelletier This HowTo is an invaluable resource for those days where if I get one more mysterious traceback, just one more and I swear I'll crack. It explains how to step through Zope code line-by-line with the python debugger. http://www.zope.org/Members/michel/HowTos/TheDebuggerIsYourFriend * How-To: How to test your products without (re)starting Zope, by "teyc" This HowTo describes testing Zope products within a python interpreter without starting the Zope server. This rather speeds up the code-test-curse-code cycle, because it allows you to quickly reload your Product with each change. http://www.zope.org/Members/teyc/howtoProductTesting -- Mike Pelletier.