- Calvin Hendryx-Parker and Paul Everitt produced an amazing XUL-based
"type designer", which allows the "business user" to specify one or more
schemas for content types via a GUI. The tool allows the suer to attach
"stock" schemas to the type (e.g., Dublin Core), and can then upload
the type description as RDF to the site for processing.
- Mike Pelletier and Yvo Schubbe ported / rewrote the
skin as a Five view for CMF, making it substantially clearer and faster.
- Mike and Deo ported a number of Plone portlets to Five views.
- I tested Frostbite against Plone 2.1: on the same machine where Frostbite
shaved the homepage of CMFDefault site down from ~22 ms to ~20 ms, the
"frozen" Plone homepage rendering time dropped from ~750 ms to ~270 ms.
- I published the filesystem export / import architecture
and landed the proposed split of GenericSetup / CMFSetup, with substantial
help from Yvo.
- Yvo cleaned up and landed the stab I had made at making Zope3 interfaces
"primary" in CMF, with Zope2 interfaces maintainted for BBB via a
"reverse bridge". He also landed his GenericSetup code for dumping
and loading catalog configuration.
- Florent Guillaume ported the remaining CMFonFive features down into
CMFCore / CMFDefault, making the product unnecessary for "CMF 2.0" use.
- Whit Moriss and Godefroid Chapelle landed Sidnei's Flon marker interface
work into Five, including UI for setting such interfaces from a Five view.
- Jim Fulton and I added a (temporary) fork of Jim's new, doctext-friendly
testrunner. to FIve (as
Products.Five.testing), in order to ease the debugging of doctest-based
- Martijn Faassen did a lot of work toward a "Five 1.3" branch, which will
be the version included in Zope 2.9, and thus needs to be compatible with
Zope 3.2. His work uncovered a number of the "open" issues (see below)
which, if implemented, would make it possible to rip lots of code out
- I am on the hook (just committed it, actually) to provide sample adapters
for export / import of the content types provided by CMFDefault. I also
plan to extend the Frostbite product
to permit generation of "first pass" Zope3 view component code from
templates and scripts.
- Kapil will continue implementing filesystem export / imports for
Archetypes-based content types.
- Florent Guillaume is working out the container and content events,
including improvements to Five's own event generation.
- Lennart Regebro is working on refactoring / tidying the "local site manager"
work for Five, and expects to commit his new branch within a couple of
- Whit and Mike Pelletier are working on mapping CMFFormController
logic onto Five / Z3 views.
- Jim Fulton will work on tidying up the security machinery in Zope 2.9
__parent__ rather than acquisition wrappers, and will modify
acquisition to have the wrappers provide this attribute. This change will
allow us to drop the requirement that protected Five views derive from
- Ben Apple and Whit will continue work on their "skin analysis tool",
which may ease porting CMF / Plone and related products to FIve views.
Tasks Up for Grabs
The following tasks were outlined at the sprint, but don't have anyone
currently on the hook to do them (hint, hint):
- Deprecating the Zope2 version of ZPT / TAL / METAL in favor of the Zope3
versions; if we manage to land this for Zope 2.9, then Five will be able
to rip out lots of code which abuses Z2 templates to make them work in
- Add a lightweight "security proxy" (AKA "Martijn proxy") to Zope 2, and
revise the security framework to use either thsee proxies or the more
strict Zope3 proxies for all "non-rocks" (with control of the choice in
the product author's hands).
- Add optional support to ZPublisher for doing the automatic form decoding
(to Unicode) currently done by Five's add and edit views.
- We are working on a sprint (perhaps in Fredericksburg) in the third
week of October to bang out "punch list" items for a CMF 2.0 alpha.
Geoff Davis, Whit Moriss, and I are currently on the list; Jim Fulton
has offered us space at ZC. I'm hoping that Chris McDonough (at least)
might be able to attend. Please let me know if you might be interested.
- Cignex hopes to sponsor a "packaging sprint" in San Jose in the fourth
week of October, to work on tidying up the packaging CMF, Plone, and a
set of add-on products, e.g., using
zpkg and / or 'setuptools".
- Are we still on track to release CMF 2.0 alpha in Q4? If not, can
we fix that, or would we be better off delaying it in order to take
advantage of Zope 2.9 / 3.2?
- Can we find / enable other volunteers to work on the remaining tasks?
In particular, Jens Vagelpohl would like to work on viewifying other
CMF skins, but would like a clearer set of "best practices" outlined
for that task.
- The original sprint page
notes the proposed scope and participants, including both the "CMF 2.0"
team and the "AGXNG" team.
- The CMF 2.0 Goldegg sprint page
captures the "white board" of tasks we were pursuing. It also identifies
several new tasks, including some at the Zope level, uncovered during that
- Mike Pelletier blogs enthusiastically
about the atmosphere, environment, and outcomes of the sprint.
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