Vincent Fretin develops enterprise collaborative portals from Plone since 2008. He participates to the Grok and Plone communities and helped to integrate Grok technology into Plone since early 2009. He's one of the maintainer of ArchGenXML and participates to the AGX 3 development. Vincent also takes an active role in Plone itself as the internationalization team leader since Plone 3.2 and he's the maintainer of the French translation. He also contributed new functionalities to Plone 4, including Amberjack to create interactive guided tours and recurring events.
Martin Aspeli updates his "Professional Plone Development" book and Packt publish it under the name "Professional Plone 4 Development". Lots of new technologies covered, a must-have in your collection.
I updated collective.subtractiveworkflow for Plone 4. I show you how this addon works and how to show the two workflows states on the Plone UI.
Some details about how to use the new calendar widget in your project.
I explain what changed in Plone 4 regarding the po compilation.
Erik Rose wrote a new Plone book about using Plone for Education. Click to view a sample chapter.
I show you a full example of committing a fix in a branch and then merging it to trunk. I'm sure it will be useful to someone.
Summary of what we achieved to do during this sprint.
Please don't commit mo files to subversion. I show you a problem that can occur if you do that. Then I explain how you can include mo files in your package at release time.
I finally managed to finish my reading of the Plone 3 Theming book written by Veda Williams that Packt Publishing sent me some months ago. Here is my review.
Nominations for "2009 Open Source CMS Award" by Packt Publishing opened since August 3 and closes September 11. Last year, Plone won the "Best Other Open Source CMS" category. I hope it will win this year too. If you want to nominate Plone, go to Open Source CMS form: http://www.packtpub.com/nominate-open-source-cms-mvp The content of this post is the Press release untouched from Packt Publishing.
Packt Publishing asked me to publish a chapter of the new "Plone 3 Theming" book written by Veda Williams. Here it is. I should receive shortly a copy of the book so I can review it.
I show you how to use five.grok to easily insert a warning box when an ATDocument is expired.
Update: It seems I made wrong assumption, the problem was not grace options, but default_ttl option set to 120s. If you use the varnish configuration generated by plone.recipe.varnish < 1.0rc11, you are in trouble. Please read on!
My review of the Practical Plone 3 book. This book is not only for beginners! There are great chapters in this book like a good introduction to ArchGenXML and ArgoUML, setting up Varnish and CacheFu... I recommend it to everyone!
How to configure the backend connection timeout to avoid Varnish "Error 503 Service Unavailable Backend did not respond. Guru Meditation: XID: 456452130" Update 2009-06-27: You should not have the problem with Varnish 2.0.4 and plone.recipe.varnish 1.0rc11 anymore. Please read the article for details.
Chapter 6 of Practical Plone 3 book in colors!
You have 6 days to update your translation before Plone 3.3 release.
How to add new viewlets with five.grok in a Plone product.
How to activate AJAX ordering in your folderish content type.
Changes made on archgenxml in the past two months.