[ZWeb] NZO pre-alpha Announcement and Call for volunteers

Sidnei da Silva sidnei@x3ng.com
Sat, 15 Feb 2003 15:20:46 -0200

Greetings from the warm Brazil!

Im writing today to let everyone be aware that the pre-alpha of NZO is
ready and accessible from http://dev.nzo.zope.org.

 Im calling it pre-alpha because a lot of last-minute problems
appeared when running the last batch of migration, so it isnt ready
enough to call it an alpha.

Heres the actual state:

 - All content migrated, except Trackers and UserFolders.

 - XMLDocuments were migrated to ParsedXML but arent accessible
 because theres isnt a CMF-aware ParsedXML type. 

 - DTML Methods, Page Templates, DTML Documents and Python Methods
 (eek!) arent accessible through the CMF interface for the same

 - Almost all content in the site is in private state. Im running a
 script to publish the content in /Members and fix ownership right
 now. It should take at least another 2 hours to finish.

So, what you can do?

 - You can go to http://dev.nzo.zope.org and log in using your account
 from zope.org

 - If your member folder was already fixed, you can see all your old
 content (and if it wasnt, just wait a few hours and it will be).

 - If you can see your old content, you can add /manage at the end of
 the URL for your member folder and access the ZMI.

 - You can search, create new content, whatever.

And now, how I can use your help?

  - Many pages in Zope.org, including the frontpage are done in DTML. I
  would like to convert a big part of them, if not all to

  - Many links are hardcoded to http://www.zope.org or
  http://dev.zope.org. Where possible, I would like to get this fixed
  either by using relative links or some other approach. Suggestions
  are welcome.

  - We now have workflow! So, I added a transition called 'obsolete'
  which kicks the content into 'obsolete' state, where it is removed
  from the catalog. I would like to have people walking around the
  site and marking obsolete content so on the next run of the
  migration script we can skip those objects.

Those are very simple tasks that dont require any skills. Just a
little patience and a working mouse :P

Another thing: We are using a Plone-based site. I already did some
work on CSS starting from the what Limi did on
http://limi.net:8080/nzo so it doesnt look too much like Plone. I
would like to hear only suggestions and no 'I hate Plone' emails. No
rant should come without a volunteering to fix the issue!

Enough for today... 

Sidnei da Silva (dreamcatcher) <sidnei@x3ng.com.br>
X3ng Web Technology <http://www.x3ng.com.br>
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