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ZMS3 3.0.2

ZMS: Simplified Content Modelling

Latest Version: 3.3.3

ZMS (Python-based Content Management System for Science, Technology and Medicine) is a content management solution for the site-based e-publishing. A simple editing interface and flexible content model (multilingualism, metadata, content objects, XML import/export, workflow etc.) is designed for optimal productivity for web sites, documentation and educational content.

Modularity of the ZMS components and approved production processes turn ZMS into an incomparably rapid tool. The underlying efficiency-oriented publication model is the result of many consulting projects in recent years by HOFFMANN+LIEBENBERG, Berlin.

Installation (Linux and Mac OS X)

NOTE: For installation on Windows see special manual.

(1) Get pip and virtualenv (if not already installed).

The PyPA recommended tool for installing and managing Python packages:
The PyPA recommended tool for creating isolated Python environments:

(2) Setup a Virtual Environment for ZMS3.

$ cd ~
$ virtualenv ZMS3

(3) Install ZMS3 Product.

ZMS3 uses Zope2 as underpinning legacy framework:
$ ./ZMS3/bin/pip install ZMS3

NOTE: Mac OS X running updated Xcode command line tools causes compiler errors rather than warnings used until before (more info).

You can downgrade these errors to warnings again via:

$ export ARCHFLAGS="-Wno-error=unused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future"
NOTE: If you get pip errors like URLError: <urlopen error timed out> try:
$ ./ZMS3/bin/pip install ZMS3 --timeout 120
NOTE: To install PIL (Python Imaging Library) use:
(because PIL is not hosted at PyPI special --allow-parameters are needed)
$ ./ZMS3/bin/pip install PIL --allow-external PIL --allow-unverified PIL

(4) Create ZMS3 Instance (if not exists).

$ ./ZMS3/bin/mkzopeinstance --dir ZMS3/instance

(5) Start ZMS3 Instance.

$ ./ZMS3/instance/bin/zopectl start
NOTE: If you get zope errors like AttributeError: ZopeCtlOptions instance has no attribute 'start_timeout' on startup, run upgrade instantly
$ ./ZMS3/bin/pip uninstall ZMS3
$ ./ZMS3/bin/pip install --upgrade ZMS3
$ ./ZMS3/instance/bin/zopectl restart

and finally initialize new instance

(replace “localhost” with your system’s IP address or domain name if no local installation)

or access existing instance

(replace “myzmsx” with your instance’s Folder-Id if necessary)


3.0.2 (2014-08-27)

  • update to bootstrap-3.2.0
  • made object browser entry node depending on access rights on multisites
  • added user role as zmi body element css class
  • added support for $INSTANCE_HOME in mediadb-location
  • added metacmd-provider
  • fixed ZMSTable cellformat selection
  • more in 3.0.2…
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