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page history --Simon Michael, Wed, 01 Aug 2007 14:12:59 -0700 reply

Yes, the release process stalled after 0.59 and so that release is unusually far behind the latest darcs repository. Sorry about that.

Plone 3 wiki support --Simon Michael, Wed, 01 Aug 2007 14:25:36 -0700 reply

I guess we need to resolve #1322 and then I could talk to limi about rewording this a bit. We want Zwiki running smoothly on latest Plone again, and to remain as a known alternative folk who need a full-blown wiki in plone.

FYI: domain renewal in progress --Simon Michael, Fri, 03 Aug 2007 12:16:27 -0700 reply is expiring and I'm having trouble getting my registrar to accept the payment. In case there is a brief interruption in service, this is to let you know why.

FYI: domain renewal in progress --simon, Sun, 05 Aug 2007 08:50:49 -0700 reply

Status update: the domain has expired and some of you may be unable to access the site. I haven't yet found a way to get to accept payment or respond to support requests, thanks for your patience while this is resolved. As a workaround you can

FYI: domain renewal in progress --simon, Sun, 05 Aug 2007 10:19:19 -0700 reply is live again, thanks to betabug!

"we have normality, I repeat we have normality.” She turned her microphone off – then turned it back on, with a slight smile and continued: ”Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem. Please relax. You will be sent for soon.”

Recommendations for a reliable, responsive us-based registrar with clean/efficient ui welcome! front page --simon, Sun, 05 Aug 2007 11:09:55 -0700 reply

As I often do, I am glancing at the FrontPage and thinking one of (too much info|too much clicking|older versions were nicer|etc.). Time for a quick poll!

Considering both yourself and newcomers to, would you rather see a much lighter, less intimidating front page, with most of the content moved off to subpages ?

Or, do you prefer to have all the essential content gathered on one page, including the wiki topic outline (Documentation box), recent pages, etc. ? front page --simon, Sun, 05 Aug 2007 13:49:49 -0700 reply


FYI: domain renewal in progress --EmmaLaurijssens, Sun, 05 Aug 2007 23:57:48 -0700 reply

Until now, I've used godaddy for my .com/org/net domains. They don't have the best UI in the world but it works for me. I'm sure there's reasons not to use their services, but I can't come up with one at the moment.

updates --simon, Mon, 06 Aug 2007 09:39:58 -0700 reply

A few more wiki updates.. I've been clarifying prose and converting pages to RST here and there. has a new table summarising subscription behaviour. Also FrontPage has a limited-width layout which I hope works well enough in most browsers and window sizes - I'm interested in problem reports (especially screenshots). That was inspired by the Easy-2-Read page (see link at the bottom) which I think is right on.

release plans, zwiki in plone --simon, Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:26:10 -0700 reply

G'day all!

I'd like to break the dry spell and do a Zwiki release soon (Sep 1 ?). This is mainly driven by the need to get Plone 3 support out there ( There are a bunch of other things overdue for release too, like persistent page history ( I had intended to have the all-unicode implementation ( in this release, but it's not ready.

The Plone 3 support, especially, needs more love: testing, polishing, thinking about integration issues. As of now it's very basic and barely functional. The more hands involved, the better it will be. Plone 3 is good, and it's worth integrating with it well. NB Plone has incorporated some more wiki functionality in this release (Wicked's (( )) links), but I think Zwiki in Plone is still a valuable option. Zwiki and Wicked fit different needs.

Go go go ;) --EmmaLaurijssens, Sat, 25 Aug 2007 04:16:38 -0700 reply

It's been quiet here for a long time, it's good to see you're back. I've had a busy time as well, but I'll get some breathing space soon.

Go go go ;) --Simon Michael, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 13:35:00 -0700 reply

Thanks Frank, welcome back also. Something I noticed while cleaning up CodeRepos: you have a "Plone 3 compatibility" patch in your repo which you should be able to unpull now, I think it has been superseded.

Go go go ;) --EmmaLaurijssens, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 14:03:00 -0700 reply

Fixed, thanks for the hint. Actally, I was quite surprised it kept running for all this time, because I haven't exactly maintaining the server that well lately. I also added the Unicode branch for now, just to check if I still understood what I did last time.

preserving line breaks, formatting quoted messages on rst pages --Simon Michael, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 16:08:31 -0700 reply

FYI, something I discovered recently: in restructured text you can preserve line breaks by prefixing each line of a paragraph with | and a space.

This comes in handy for formatting quoted messages. Zwiki is supposed to recognize message text lines beginning with > and format them with the html blockquote tag, but at least on rst pages this isn't working at all.

On just now, I prepended the quoted lines (and the preceding So-and-so wrote: line) with |. Now at least the quoted excerpts are readable. We should investigate this a little more and make sure rst and other page types format quoted excerpts properly.

two more notes --simon, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:13:23 -0700 reply

Interesting: I just saw the chinese translation of the navigation links, on FrontPage only, until I did shift-refresh. Presumably this is because I reinstalled ZwikiAndPlone (and PTS), FrontPage is ramcached, a chinese user passed by recently, and the translated version got cached. Something to be aware of! Just shift-reload if FrontPage ever seems stale.

And: is poised on a knife edge, with 1354 ordinary pages and 1354 issue pages. Looks like quite soon the IssueTracker will be the bigger part of this wiki.

ZWiki 0.60rc1 released --simon, Fri, 31 Aug 2007 00:27:58 -0700 reply

Since I'll be away on a roadtrip over the 1st, I have published a release candidate. Now is a great time to install it widely, test, report problems in the IssueTracker, send patches to CodeRepos, clarify CHANGES, and update translations. The final release will go out next week.

The US celebrates Labour Day on the wrong date, but never mind: Happy Labour Day Weekend all you workers!

Zwiki pages do not appear in Plone's navigation portlet --sfoster, Fri, 31 Aug 2007 04:32:55 -0700 reply

Hello Simon,

Apologies for not getting back - I've not had a chance to look at it again either, so no change here. We're about to upgrade to v3, so this one may "go away" but if you do find anything, please let me know.



ZWiki 0.60rc1 released --betabug, Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:15:51 -0700 reply

Great! Woohoo for 0.60 coming! Hopefully I will have some time to test over the weekend.