You are not logged in Log in Join
You are here: Home » Members » philikon » Five 1.1b released! » View NewsItem

Log in



Five 1.1b released!

The Five team is happy to release Five 1.1b, a beta release for the upcoming version 1.1 of Five.

Compared to the 1.0 release, Five 1.1 brings a few more Zope 3 features to the Zope 2 world, such as

  • Zope 3-style i18n (including fallback to existing Zope 2 i18n machinery),
  • Zope 3 to Zope 2 interface bridging (in addition to the already supported Zope 2 to Zope 3 interface bridging),
  • a couple more standard ZCML directives.
Five has also been changed internally
the code has been restructured and the testing framework has been simplified to be easier to maintain.

For more information please consult the CHANGES document.

Five 1.1b can be downloaded here:

Unless big show stoppers are encountered, Five 1.1 final will be released during the coming weeks. If you're already using Five, we would like to ask you to test this beta release and give us feedback. If you're not using Five already, take this release as an opportunity to dive into the Zope 3 world!

Five 1.1 will most likely not be part of any Zope 2.x release. It will also most likely be the last release to support Zope 2.7 and Zope X3.0. Upcoming versions of Five will be geared towards Zope 3.1 and new-style ExtensionClasses as they appear in Zope 2.8 and higher.

About Five

Five is a Zope 2 product that allows you to integrate Zope 3 technologies into Zope 2, today. It allows you to use the following parts of the Zope 3 component architecture within Zope 2:

  • Zope 3 interfaces
  • adapters
  • pages (views), including skins, layers and resources
  • edit and add forms, based on schemas
  • i18n
  • 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.

More information about Five can be found on our website, here:

We hope you'll join our mailing list and let hear from yourself!

About the Zope 3 Base

Five is part of the Zope 3 Base project, which aims to offer an approachable area for developers of Zope 3 related software. More about the Zope 3 base and its projects can be found here: