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The Plone Newsroom

TPN Episode #4

Season 1, Ep. 4

Welcome to another 'The Plone Newsroom'. Please note we do quite a few demo's this episode. The audio only version is a bit funny to listen to while we still practice our 'audio only' commentary skills on what is visible on the screenshares we do. :-$




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  • 15. TPN15: PloneConf 2023, Alpine City Sprint recap, Plone 6.0.3 and 6.04, World Plone Day and Strategic tasks for Plone

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  • 8. TPN Episode #8

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    Plone 6 Classic, release since 6.0.0a4Basics, UI Bootstrap 5, ES6, TinyMCE Resource registryIcon resolver, modern image scales, dexterity textindexerplone.base to prevent circular imports, code cleanupDevelopment with ES6 supportremoved require.jsmodernized code: es 6 modules and importsmockup is an npm package (like plonetheme.barceloneta)no more resources and bundle resourcesno more through the web compilation of bundlesjQuery still included. Volto 15 development updatesout since mid march, needed to be 15 because of semver & security fix required4 point releases since thenlazy loading: drafs.js. preview image component, Spanish & Basque translationsCI/CD documentation goodness: Volto docs are now merged in the upcoming Plone 6 documentation, check https://docs.voltocms.comQuick demo: Volto 15.4 with 6.0a 4 runs fine, map blockCurrent and upcoming events and sprints:GSoC applications are open Zope April sprint - onlineWorld Plone Day - online and local eventsBeethoven Sprint - May 3rd to 7th, BonnBuschenschank Sprint - May 14th to 19th, Graz/SteiermarkAdd'ons & Misc:collective.easyform 4, Plone 6 compatiblecollective.honeypot and captchazc.buildout 3 going to final, included in 6.0a4, test!