I like the revised Zope 2.3b management interface. Big improvement and step
in healthy UI direction. Thanks!

..I notice however, that the illustrations in the online version of the book
are now visually 'out of sync' with the new Zope software.
It may be trivial [non functional] matter and very tedious to fix, but is
surely worth considering..

For example:

The screen shot in Chapter 2

does not display the actual interface in 2.3b1
etc etc ..

What to do?
Will this be fixed in the printed book?
Is it too late?
Does anyone care?
Does anyone have the time to update these?
Am I getting too carried away?

It would be a real shame to release the O'Reilly Book and immediately
confuse people running 2.3, who I believe the book is your target audience.
I believe it would also be a strategic mistake to release the book too soon
without making SURE it is as in-sync as possible for an obviously wider

Let's assume that 2001, as the [Asian] year of the Snake, is also the year
of Pyhon and [imo] the year of Zope. I estimate the Zope User population
will at least double during the next 12 months, probably triple. I also
expect serious Zope sites to catch on as Zopistas really start to apply
their knowledge. Plus I think that Zope will catch on in both business and
community [low-budget] applications.

The ORA Zope book will become #1 reading for all newcomers and version 2.3++
will be where they begin their journey. They won't know or care about the
'ZPython thingy' debates [a great name] or lots of other stuff. They will
care if the screen shots are all wrong and if there is no attempt to address
this problem. Of course they won't realize till they get home..

best wishes
- Jason
Jason CUNLIFFE = NOMADICS['Interactive Art and Technology']

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