almost three years of development it has finally arrived!
Zope X3 is the next major Zope release and has been written from scratch
based on the latest software design patterns and the experiences of Zope 2. The
"X" in the name stands for "experimental", since this release does not try to
provide any backward-compatibility to Zope 2.
Zope is an open source web application server primarily written in the Python
programming language. It features a transactional object database which can
store not only content and custom data, but also dynamic HTML templates,
scripts, a search engine, and relational database (RDBMS) connections and
code. It features a strong through-the-web development model, allowing you to
update your web site from anywhere in the world. To allow for this, Zope also
features a tightly integrated security model. Built around the concept of "safe
delegation of control", Zope's security architecture also allows you to turn
control over parts of a web site to other organizations or individuals.
Zope users include Viacom, Boston.com, Lufthansa, SGI, AARP, Bell Atlantic
Mobile (now Verizon Wireless), Red Hat, NASA, the US Navy, ishophere.com,
i-Gift, IDG (Brazil), GE, Digital Garage, Verio, www.HireTechs.com, Park City
Ski Area, and Storm Linux.
Installation instructions for both Windows and Un*x/Linux are now available Â
in the top level README.txt of the distribution. The binary installer is Â
recommended for Windows.
Add-on packages will also be available at
There are several documentation sources for learning Zope 3.
Zope 3 Developers Book
This book will be published later this year by Sams Publishing.
Zope 3 Programmer Tutorial
The "API Doc Tool" is available as part of the Zope 3 online help. Once
Â Â you started Zope 3, you can reach it via
Â Â http://localhost:8080/++apidoc++.
Zope 3 Developer Info
- "Web Component Development with Zope 3" is a second Zope 3 book that will
Â Â be out in January 2005 by Springer Verlag.
Zope 3 Development Web Site
Zope 3 Dev Mailing List
- IRC Channel: #zope3-dev at irc.freenode.net
- On Windows, you must uninstall any previous installation of Zope X3 before
Â Â installing the new release.
- Zope X3 depends on zlib, which is usually compiled into
Python by default, but if your system does not have the zlib
library installed, it will skip to build the zlib module.
- When creating the Zope 3 installation using the
Â Â process, a few tests will sometimes fail, if you specify a relative
Â Â prefix path. If this happens to you, just use the absolute
Thanks goes to everyone that contributed.
Â Albertas Agejevas, Steve Alexander, Don Baarda, Volker Bachschneider,
Â Anthony Baxter, Michael Bernstein, Stuart Bishop, R. Sean Bowman, Axel
Â Bringenberg, Tom Cameron, Godefroid Chapelle, Fred Drake, Phillip Eby,
Â Ulrich Eck, Bruce Eckel, Suresh Babu Eddals, Paul Everitt, Martijn Faassen,
Â David Fregon, Jim Fulton, Marius Gedminas, Shane Hathaway, Christian
Â Heimes, Eckart Hertzler, Any Hird, Michael Howitz, Dominik Huber, Jeremy
Â Hylton, Roger Ineichen, Richard Jones, Andreas Jung, Alexander Limi, Kevin
Â Littlejohn, Chris McDonough, Mark McEahern, R. David Murray, Gustavo
Â Niemeyer, Scott Pascoe, Tim Peters, Gary Poster, Kiki Pruvot, Sathya
Â Rangaswami, Stephan Richter, Paul Roe, Guido van Rossum, Alan Runyan, Tres
Â Seaver, Sidnei da Silva, Peter Simmons, Garret Smith, Jan Smith, Adam
Â Summers, Kapil Thangavelu, Christian Theune, Bjorn Tillenius, Dimitry
Â Vasiliev, Richard Volpato, Barry Warsaw, Gregoire Weber, Philipp von
Â Weitershausen, Paul Winkler, Chris Withers, Nathan Yergler, Rob Zaar,
Â Viktorija Zaksiene"