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The CMF developer community is hereby announcing the release of CMF
version 2.1.0-beta. The CMF 2.1 series will be used as the foundation
for the Plone 3.0 release, which will see its first beta over the next
few days as well.

What is the CMF?

  The Zope Content Management Framework provides a set of services and
  content objects useful for building highly dynamic, content-oriented
  portal sites. The CMF provides the foundation for popular software
  packages such as Plone. It is intended to be easily customizable, in
  terms of both the types of content used and the policies and services
  it provides.

Where do I get it?

  For release files, change logs, installation instructions and more
  please visit http://www.zope.org/Products/CMF/CMF-2.1.0-beta.

  Roadmap and release information can be found at

  The CMF mailing list can be reached at the [EMAIL PROTECTED] address,
to sign up please visit http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope- cmf.

  Please file bug reports, feature requests or suggestions in the CMF
  bug collector at http://www.zope.org/Collectors/CMF .

What has changed since the last release?


    If you upgrade an existing CMF instance to CMF 2.1, please see
INSTALL.txt for instructions on how to run a separate upgrade script.

  New Features

    - CMFCalendar: Zope3 style browser views are now used by default.
An additional setup profile allows you to hook up the oldstyle skins and
      to make customizations TTW.

    - DirectoryView: Added 'registerDirectory' ZCML directive.
Using the old registerDirectory method in __init__.py is now deprecated.
      See zcml.IRegisterDirectoryDirective for details.

    - DirectoryView: Added support for non-product packages.
      This introduces new registry keys. Old registry keys stored in
      persistent DirectoryView objects are updated on the fly.

    - Document: Added two new methods for safety belt handling.

    - setup handlers: Improved properties handler.
It now works with properties using a default_charset other than UTF-8.

- Merged patches from Martin Aspeli to enable generating events before and after DCWorkflow transitions, and in the 'notify' methods of the
      workflow tool (http://www.zope.org/Collectors/CMF/461).

  Bug Fixes

    - CMFUid.UniqueIdHandlerTool: Touching the internal UID value on a
content item will not cause reindexing all indices anymore, only the
      specific UID index will be touched.

- CMFCore.MembershipTool: Fixed inconsistent behavior where member lookup would take all user folders up to the Zope root into account whereas
      member area creation would not.

    - CMFCore.MembershipTool/CMFDefault.MembershipTool: when using an
      object without a __nonzero__ but with a __len__ (ala
      CMFBTreeFolder) as a member folder, the createMemberArea method
      would believe there was no members folder if the folder was
      empty, and so would fail (change "not membersfolder" to
      "membersfolder is not None") .

- CMFDefault.File and CMFDefault.Image: Restored ZMI Cache tab which was
      lost in CMF 1.6.

    - CMFCore.DynamicType: Fixed behaviour regarding default view.
      DynamicType was making it impossible to use a Zope3-style
      default view for CMF content types.


- Tool lookup and registration is now done "the Zope 3 way" as utilities.
      Please see docs/ToolsAreUtilities.txt for some developer notes.

- CMFCore utils: Marked 'minimalpath' and 'expandpath' as deprecated.

    - The CMF now depends on Zope 2.10.2 or higher.


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