Just going to add my 2 cents regarding non-specific-plone_schemas zope 3 functionality.
> - Ability to make custom views easily Customizing views happens with overrides.zcml today. No plone_schemas required. This should work for widget customizations as well. Obviously as we've all discussed this needs a TTW customization component. > - DC metadata I *hope* Five lets us use IAnnotatable today. As it stands zope3 provides a very nice DC metadata implementation built on top of IAnnotatable adapters/functionality which is quite nice. Although I haven't confirmed if this works using z2+five yet. > - Things like Modified date are kept up to date automatically Zope 3 events would help out here although I don't know if Five supported IModified events yet. But perhaps alecm has another way of handling this with plone_schemas. > - Validators on field level and on the whole object level FieldProperty and related zope3 schema functionality provides terrific per-field validation. Per object validation really only means ensuring field level validation occurred, no? > - Rename-after-creation (title-to-id generation) The zope3 INameChooser adapter and related functionality should take care of this fine. I don't know if plone_schema's hooks into this to use by default. Although its probably a per-application decision to use in any event. > - A way to create custom fields + widgets overrides.zcml in the short (and long term) from the filesystem. But again hopefully there will be a TTW ability also in the long term. > Some of these I think I know the answer to, but I'm just curious how > far along this approach is, and more importantly - where there are > gaps, how you think they may be closed. Keeping in mind here that the intended actions should result in breaking up archetypes into separate products/components. So a lot of this functionality which is considered standard archetypes functionality probably *shouldn't* be. But gaining that functionality from other standard products is obviously desirable. Thankfully zope3 provides a lot of the starting functionality (or at least a lot more than zope2 did). - Rocky -- Rocky Burt ServerZen Software -- http://www.serverzen.com ServerZen Hosting -- http://www.serverzenhosting.net News About The Server -- http://www.serverzen.net _______________________________________________ Zope-CMF maillist - Zope-CMF@lists.zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-cmf See http://collector.zope.org/CMF for bug reports and feature requests