Stable version 2.0.0 of CMF, the Zope Content Management Framework,
open source web application server, see the
What Is Zope
Recently, the Zope project has been going through
a major rewrite, transitioning from Zope2 to
with the help of
a Zope 2 to 3 transition product.
is one of the major components of Zope.
The CMF (Content Management Framework) adds numerous tools and services to Zope to allow community or organization based content management, complete with a workflow system and a powerful customization framework. The CMF Workflow system uses Zope's built in security architecture. One thing this allows is for the "edit permission" to be taken away from an author who has submitted a document for review and publishing. This ensures that what the reviewer sees cannot change during or after review without the author intentionally taking back the document.
CMF 2.0.0 brings a lot of changes, including:
- The replacement of CMFSetup with GenericSetup-integration.
- A switch to Zope 3 interfaces with backward compatibility to Zope 2.
- Further integration with with Zope 3/Five technologies.
- The folding-in of the previous CMFonFive add-on product.
- Experimental Five-style browser views for CMFDefault and CMFCalendar.
- Changes to the first day of the week preference settings in the CalendarTool.
- New pluggable TypeInformation objects.
- Some new-style Actions.
- Bug fixes and other improvements.
A longer list of new features added in the version 2.0.0 alpha and beta
releases is shown in the CMF 2.0.0
The next release, CMF 2.1, is described in the
, it should be out this summer.
CMF 2.1 will add missing pieces to the Zope 3 integration
effort, feature new local skin customization capabilities,
convert all of the views to the Zope 3 style, complete the transition to
Zope 3 container events and more. In short, this is a major
move toward the Zope 3 technology. For further reading, see the
CMF 2.0.0 is available for download
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