The evening of September 12, 2002 saw the release of Plone 1.0 beta1. The
coordination involved was immense - quality assurance was a large part
of our more recent release strategy. Plone1.0 beta1 show cases the hard
work that the Plone Team and contributors have put into the project over
the last 16 months. The beta is feature complete. I am confidant that
moving from beta to 1.0 will be very smooth sailing. We are in a position
now to clean out the "bugs and features":http://plone.org/collector that
are scheduled for the 1.0 release. Andy McKay has updated the Win32 installer
and is available from "plone download files.":http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=47214
We have added a multitude of features and lots of bug cleanups. The "HISTORY":http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/plone/CMFPlone/HISTORY.txt?rev=1.86&only;_with_tag=Plone_beta1&content-type;=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
file tells of the changes from alpha4 to beta1. The biggest ones to note is a
refactoring of FormTool (our form validation/controller mechanism), i18n namespace has been completely
overhauled and now Plone is 100% localizable, a tree widget was added to ease
navigation of larger sites, and slots (left/right columns) are dictated by Folder properties -
left_slot and right_slot which are paths to macros to be included on that page.
The development effort is going to continue full bore. We have been hearing
some great testimonial by large companies and agencies who have implemented
Plone solutions - we hope to get those up. If you are a company who needs training,
please don't hesitate to contact "alan runyan.":mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org There
are many firms around the world that are experienced Plone consultants. If you
contact me I can put you in touch them one closer to your location.
Thanks to "all of the contributors":http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/plone/CMFPlone/CREDITS.txt?rev=126.96.36.199&only;_with_tag=Plone_beta1&content-type;=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
who have helped make Plone a great product. We hope to show the development and business world
that Plone is the fastest, most maintainable, and scalable content management system that can
be easily customized for a client in the world of Open source. What makes Plone so flexible
and maintainable? The underlying technologies:
- "Python":http://www.python.org/ - the most elegant language I have ever used.
- "Zope":http://www.zope.org/ - an Application server that delivers on its Rapid Development promises.
- "CMF":http://cmf.zope.org/ - a Product suite that eases the development of content management systems.
NOTE: The Official Announcement can be found "here":http://plone.org/Members/runyaga/Plone-Announcement.news
**The Plone Team**