Archetypes is a framework for developing new content types in Plone. The power of Archetypes is first in automatically generating forms, second in providing a library of stock field types, form widgets, and field validators, third in easily integrating custom fields, widgets, and validators, and fourth in automating transformations of rich content.
EZ Reusable Objects (EZRO) is a Web application that can be used by non-technical staff to manage content as "objects." Content objects containing text, video, and audio can be shared, modified, and re-styled to appear via a traditional Web site, an on-line course, an innovative "Coach," or as a community of interest site. It is highly scalable and can be used for public Web sites, secure environments, and private intra/extranets.
Fle3 is a Web-based learning environment. More specifically, it is a server program for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The Fle3 Knowledge Building tool allows groups to carry out dialogues, theory building, and debates by storing their thoughts into a shared database. While knowledge building, groups may use knowledge types (also called thinking types) to scaffold and structure their dialogues. Fle3 WebTops can be used to store items such as files and notes, organize them in folders, and share them with others. The Fle3 Jamming tool is a shared space for collaborative construction of multimedia data.
Keylime for Zope is a set of generic objects to facilitate fast SQL application development. It offers the following objects, which can be used or overridden: htmlView, htmlInsert, formInsert, formUpdate, and htmlDelete. It uses Folder properties to define sqlTable, sqlKey, and sqlUniq so that the application will function using generic or overridden forms. Infinitely hierarchical SQL applications can be written very quickly. Sample apps and a Zope installation guide are included.
NauSite is a Content Management System and enterprise portal. It stores the data in a centralized hierarchical repository easily accessible from a Web browser. The portal interface allows users to conveniently navigate and manage information from anywhere on the Internet. Documents are created either inside Web browser or uploaded to server as files. The management interface provides abilities to publish documents for external access, conduct their accommodation and define workflows or paths of execution for them, as well as common operations such as move and copy. Other features include multiple external Web sites, customizable design and skins, a WYSIWYG HTML editor, preview before publishing or printing, a content filter, indexes and search functions, email integration, role-based access control, and support for multiple languages.
NuxDocument is a Zope product that represents generic documents by using plugins to convert native productivity suite formats to HTML (for viewing or previewing in a regular browser) or to plain text (for indexing). With the appropriate external conversion programs, NuxDocument currently provides support for MSOffice (DOC, XLS, and PPT), OpenOffice (a.k.a. StarOffice 6), RTF,and PDF formats.
OIO is a Web-based metadata/data management front-end which is built using Zope and works with Postgresql. No programming is required to build and manage Web-forms or to perform data mining/analysis on the collected data. It is in production at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center for clinical outcomes management and research data. Forms created with OIO and hosted on any OIO server can be downloaded as XML files. Once downloaded from the "Forms library" and imported into an OIO server, the necessary database tables are automatically recreated and the imported forms become immediately available to the users of that OIO server.