user folder extension (was [ZWeb] NZO progress update)

robert rottermann
Thu, 23 Jan 2003 20:28:40 +0100

I sugest to use the NZO user folder with Groups!


Am Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2003 18.46 schrieb Guido van Rossum:
> A quick update on the progress with the new project.  As we
> all know, Sidnei da Silva (dreamcatcher) has been contracted by Zope
> Corp to finish's transition to a more recent version of Zope
> and CMF.  I've recently spent two hours with Sidnei on IRC reviewing
> his work.
> The work is moving along nicely; we're hoping to open an alpha for
> public inspection around February 13.  (Earlier dates have been
> floated, but Sidnei's going to be in France from January 31 through
> February 11.)
> The Wiki conversion is mostly done.  There are some UI issues but
> apart from that, NZO has functioning wikis using the CMF-port of ZWiki
> done by Simon Michael.  (Simon has been very helpful.)
> Other pieces that are close to done: there's a new "Case Study"
> template, a new "Zope Service Provider" template, and a new CMFProduct
> object (used for software releases).  One issue with the ZSP template
> is that in current, the data is maintained as a giant XML
> file; Sidnei could use some help with that.
> Sidnei showed me two skins: one Plone-based skin and one pure
> CMF-based skin.  Both are unfinished, and beyond repeating that it's
> up to the community to pick the skin, I'm not going to take sides. :-)
> There are known problems with a small number of objects (550 out of a
> total of 150,000!).  One nasty category is trackers; converting the
> old trackers to CMF collectors is apparently not so easy, and he could
> use some help (correct me if I'm wrong, Sidnei!).  Another, surprising,
> category is user folders.  Who'd have thunk there'd be scores of empty
> user folders spread all over the place, as well as a bunch of
> non-empty ones.  We've decided to toss the empty ones; the community
> may need to help with the others.  If you understand why anybody would
> have a user folder, now would be a good time to speak up!
> The Zope Corp user folder extension product won't be ready in time;
> Sidnei is free to pick something else.  Send your recommendations
> here.
> --Guido van Rossum (home page:
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