[ZWeb] Zope.org and New zope.org status
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 13:53:53 +0100
This is my first reply through gmane.org, so let's see what happens...
Are both Jeffrey and Sidnei going to work on the migration throughout
2003? I expect the launch date to be just the beginning of a bunch of
content-related and software-related work.
Stated differently, how many dedicated manhours are there after the
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Here are Zope Corporation's status reports from zope.org and the "new
> zope.org" effort. We haven't been keeping the community up to date
> very frequently regarding our efforts to improve these sites, for
> which our apologies. From now on we'll try to do better. Apologies
> for the cross-posting; please direct followups to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> First the zope.org status report. The big news here is that we now
> have a (part-time) paid webmaster, Jeffrey Shell. (Some of you may
> already have noticed this, but AFAICT it was never officially
> announced.) Jeffrey has calmly and quietly been gardening the
> zope.org website, adding a link here, cleaning up a page there. To
> reach Jeffrey, send email to email@example.com.
> Next, the new zope.org effort. When we last reported on this, we had
> hired Sidnei da Silva to convert the old site to a more recent version
> of Zope and CMF. The site will also get a new look (based on the
> contest winner (similar to www.zope.ch). We're glad to report that
> Sidnei has been very active, and we expect he'll be ready to go live
> with the new site next month, despite having spent three weeks in the
> hospital with pneumonia.
> Here's a more detailed status report from Sidnei:
> Milestone Three:
> - Update ZWiki to latest version -- This was already
> done before I went to the hospital. Of course ZWiki
> development continued, and I updated it again this
> monday to get all fixes. There is still some work
> regarding UI to be done (converting backlinks, history
> and subscribe pages to ZPT).
> Milestone Four:
> - Create custom replacements, based on CMFDefault for
> UseCases, ZSP, etc. -- Not done yet.
> - CMFPackage -- Its working and funcional. Still needs
> UI work (integrating a mockup that was done by Olivier
> (?) with the Software Package view).
> Milestone Five:
> - Replace Software Product -> CMFPackage -- Migration
> script is working very nicely with this. Some manual work
> will be required for organizing /Products/Zope, which has
> a folder for each version released plus a folder for each hotfix.
> - Replace Tracker -> CMFCollector -- I feel like we need
> to discuss this one a bit. Reason: there is now a new and
> improved collector, CMFCollectorNG, which was developed
> by Andreas Jung based on CMFCollector. It looks worth
> using and contains great improvements
> - Replace UseCases/ZSP -> Custom CMF-Aware types -- Not
> done yet.
> - Consolidate ZCatalogs -- Based on some preliminar
> tests, I feel that we may need a better approach to
> this. Seems like theres no *big* speed improvement in using
> ZCTextIndex when used together with slower indexes, at
> least with the out of the box CMF search script and
> having *all* the content indexed at
> 'portal_catalog'. However, the search results seem to be
> a lot more meaningful. So, this item 'just works', but
> may need optimization.
> Milestone Six
> - UI work. Make a "Useable" skin that will be replaced
> later -- Im working on this right now, specially on
> CMFPackage and CMFBackTalk. I already adapted the
> template to be automagically shared between ZPT and DTML
> skins, and thats a great improvement cause it will allow
> us to reuse a lot of things from the old site without big
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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