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Five 1.0 released!

Publication date: 7.July.2005, 18:44

The Five team is happy to release Five 1.0. Five is a Zope 2 product that allows you to integrate Zope 3 technologies into Zope 2, today.

There are no big feature additions compared to Five 0.3, but does include significant bugfixes, along with some minor tweaks. We went directly to 1.0 as we feel that Five is production-ready software.

Five 1.0 works with Zope 2.7. The big news is that we also plan to include Five 1.0 in Zope 2.8, so that you can use Zope 3 technology in Zope 2.8 out of the box. Much work to enable this was done at the Paris Zope 3/Five sprint organized by Nuxeo. This release therefore also contains the changes made to integrate Five into Zope 2.8 done at the Paris Zope 3/Five sprint, but works with Zope 2.7.

Consult the CHANGES for more details.

Five right now allows you to use the following Zope 3 technologies in Zope 2:

  • Zope 3 interfaces
  • adapters
  • pages (views), including skins, layers and resources
  • edit and add forms, based on schemas
  • ZCML

We've tried to keep the Five experience as close to Zope 3 as possible, so this means that what you learn while using Five should also be applicable to Zope 3.

Five 1.0 is being used in production-grade projects, among others at Nuxeo and Infrae.

Five 1.0 can be downloaded here

More information about Five can be found on our website

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