Plone 1.0alpha3 released!
- "Zope 2.5.1":http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/2.5.1
You can get the tarball:
- "CMFPlone 1.0 alpha 3":http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/plone/CMFPlone-1.0alpha3.tar.gz?download
This release (un)fortunately adds some major feature enhancements that are necessary
to skirt around a major design flaw of CMF. Geoff Davis has contributed code (portal_factory)
that will put a proxy object in place of a newly created object. Once validation succeeds
(now done by portal_form tool) it will then create a new object and call the xxx_edit
script on the object. We have also made it so portal_properties is a container and
can contain "PropertySheets". (in reality they are SimpleItemWithProperties) The
portal_navigation tool has been refactored heavily. Along with tons of UI and usability
enhancements, various bug fixes and code cleanups.
I would like to NOTE. You can still use the old API's. They should have depreciation
warning when you use them. the link object is the only object that has been changed
to use the new API. Nothing yet uses the portal_factory creation proxy mechanism.
You have to manually munge the URL to get this behavior. We will provide more information
in the next few days on how to use this feature.
Please test this rigorously. Submit all your bugs/feature requests to http://plone.org/collector
Based upon your feedback we will migrate the rest of the objects to the new machinery for the beta
if we don't hear enough ground swell against this idea we may migrate everything to the new machinery.
We think its best to use the new machinery because it factors out the form validation, navigation
and controlling point into separate objects. I hope you will help us test this release and once
we get the Discussion UI fixed we will issue a beta.
**The Plone Team**
'Geoff Davis and Helge Tesdal have significantly contributed to this release.'