happy new year! --Simon Michael, Mon, 02 Jan 2006 04:08:28 -0800 reply

Happy new year! I wish you a joyful, fulfilling, and prosperous 2006.

I'm 3/4 through a month in ireland; having a great time here. But, for dreadful connectivity and other reasons (which I'll blog later), it's been impossible to work much. I'm deferring this month's release, probably till next week when I return to LA.

Very best wishes to all! -Simon

CPSWiki? --Simon Michael, Wed, 18 Jan 2006 07:52:51 -0800 reply


It looks like CPSWiki? (an old port of Zwiki to CPS) is growing.. we should work with them.

kupu_library_tool --John Riley, Wed, 18 Jan 2006 07:58:54 -0800 reply

What version of Plone?

New ZWiki Theme --simon, Wed, 18 Jan 2006 17:07:16 -0800 reply

Hi Tom. Thanks for ZWikiKubrick, it looks cool. Off the top of my head I'm not sure how best to integrate this in the product. We should have a chat about this on #zwiki (and/or here). As you've probably seen we have two skins built in right now, skins/zwiki_standard and skins/zwiki_plone . I've been making herculean, or at least strenuous, efforts to simplify the code in this area to ensure these two can be maintained easily and with minimal duplication of effort. We currently choose one or the other based on whether you're in cmf/plone or not. Setting up an alternate skin in cmf/plone is easy; I'm not sure how easy we make it to deploy and choose an alternate skin for standard wikis. We have all the necessary pieces, presumably - customizable templates, stylesheets, etc.

There's also the old wiki templates feature, which allows installation of selected content and skin templates in the zodb when you start a new wiki. Currently we ship just one option, wikis/basic, which includes no special skin templates. So you could save your templates into wikis/kubrick, and this would show up in the ZMI Add Wiki form. This has the downside that ZODB-based skin templates are tedious to upgrade.

Zwiki 0.49 released --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:25:50 -0800 reply

Zwiki 0.49 has been released at http://zwiki.org (better late than never). Zwiki is a free, powerful, easy to use and manage wiki engine for Zope 2; it works with standard Zope, CMF or Plone sites. See below for other useful urls.


A new copyright/license policy and contributor list; Plone 2.1 and mail fixes.

Upgrade notes

You should upgrade to this release if you're using Plone 2.1.



  • make the green border & tabs appear in Plone 2.1, and indeed

force it always on, for now (#1187)


  • make authenticated/unauthenticated subscriptions in CMF/Plone

more interchangeable so things just work (#1199, Simon Michael, John Riley)

  • subscriberList was returning a stray :edits, causing trouble eg

in lotus notes (#1197, John Riley, Simon Michael)

  • also accept Secure Mailhosts, fixing mailout in Plone 2.1

(#1197, Tracy Reed, Simon Michael)

General - i18n

  • minor fix, one line hadn't been translated (Frank Laurijssens)


  • add new contributors agreement & repo policy

Useful urls:

Re: Zwiki 0.49 released --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:51:40 -0800 reply

Interesting.. looking at gmane.comp.web.zope.zwiki, I see the Zwiki 0.49
announcement twice. One of the copies seems to have come direct from

mailman, or somehow crossposted from gmane.comp.web.zope.announce. Any ideas how this could be happening ?

**title of pages is "<portal name> - wikipage" instead of wikipage's
title** --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:05:44 -0800 reply

nachtigall wrote: > Whenever link name does not equal the title property of the wikipage, I get the correct &lt;title&gt; tag in the html source... > > Whereas: If the title property of a wikipage and the link equal each other, then the title is "freifunk.net - wikipage"...

If this is still open, could someone investigate/open an issue page ?

spam --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:27:31 -0800 reply

I'm sorry about the high level of spam recently. They seem to be web comments, they include no hyperlinks, and they use a different IP every time. It may take a little while to adapt.

created wikimatrix entry --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:57:05 -0800 reply


Strange html page titles --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 16:58:58 -0800 reply

anonymous wrote: > After playing around with your hints and reparenting pages in various ways I still

> cannot figure out how to make the window title more intuitive. > If it only was true that the window title was folder title + page title

I believe that is how it works.. are you sure you don't have Spyse Home in your folder's title ? How about the folders above it ?

Migrating namespaces --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:04:16 -0800 reply

anonymous wrote: > How have you dealt with content coming into a Zwiki when migrating a wiki that has actively used the Sub-wiki page forward-slash namespacing?

I haven't done that myself. What form is the content in right now ?

I have imported a directory tree of text files, creating appropriate page hierarchy, using the script in ZWiki/tools/zwikiimport.py (check that script for docs).

I18Nlayers with ZWiki in Plone? --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:11:55 -0800 reply

anonymous wrote: > Anyone have any ideas about making this really work? Is there > much interest in this sort of feature?

Yes, I'd love to see something like this work. I couldn't figure out how to make I18nLayer coexist smoothly with the usual wiki functions.

Is LinguaPlone? any different ?

SearchPage? 'thorough search' --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:16:47 -0800 reply

PS I believe the thorough search is in the standard skin, just not appearing by default; and you may be able to summon it temporarily by adding ?thoroughexpr=1 to the url.

SearchPage? 'thorough search' --Simon Michael, Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:21:15 -0800 reply

anonymous wrote: > +1 !! Remove the "for spam" comment and chuck that one into the 'searchpage' product code. :D

I missed the original post, but I get the drift. "thorough search" is a brute-force full-text substring search like in the early Zwiki. It doesn't use the catalog, is very simple and therefore useful.

The downside and the reason it's not in the default skin is that it will load every wiki page object into zodb cache at least temporarily. This can be a problem for large wikis in low-memory hosting situations.

The other downside is that having three similar-looking search forms goes against our just works philosophy.

Ideas welcome, though.

cranked up the security another notch --Simon Michael, Wed, 25 Jan 2006 14:29:32 -0800 reply

I've made (and pushed) a quick patch to block comments, edits and page creation by anonymous users who haven't configured a username in options. Please report any problems, and please send patches to make it optional and more friendly (eg using a messagedialog instead of unauthorized). Thanks!