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2970Re: [Cheetahtemplate-discuss] [grahamd@dscpl.com.au: ANN: Vampire 1.7 is now available.]

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  • Shannon -jj Behrens
    Jun 8, 2005
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      Cool. Naturally, Aquarium can also be used for this same purpose
      <http://aquarium.sf.net>. It'd be nice to roll the import mechanism
      into Cheetah so that we can share it. Currently Vampire and Aquarium
      each duplicate this functionality at some level.

      Best Regards,

      On 6/8/05, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@...> wrote:
      > Vampire 1.7 seems to work even better with Cheetah and is shipped with
      > many Cheetah examples.
      > If you want to run Cheetah templates with Apache and mod_python, I
      > find Vampire much better than the standard mod_python publisher (and
      > simpler than writing your own handler).
      > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      > From: Graham Dumpleton <grahamd@...>
      > To: mod_python list <mod_python@...>
      > Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 16:20:15 +1000
      > Subject: ANN: Vampire 1.7 is now available.
      > Vampire 1.7 is now available.
      > http://www.dscpl.com.au/projects/vampire
      > http://www.dscpl.com.au/downloads/vampire-1.7-20050608.tar.gz
      > Vampire is an extension module for mod_python, which provides a more
      > flexible dispatch mechanism for basic content handlers, as well as an
      > alternative implementation of the mod_python.publisher module. A range
      > of other useful features are also provided which make using mod_python
      > a much more pleasant experience. Note that Vampire is not strictly a
      > framework in itself, it is essentially glue to help you make it easier
      > to use mod_python.
      > For a quick overview of the features that Vampire provides check out:
      > http://www.dscpl.com.au/projects/vampire/articles/vampire-001.html
      > For a full list of changes in this new version check out:
      > http://www.dscpl.com.au/projects/vampire/changes.html
      > As usual, some bugs have been fixed in this version, along with some new
      > features and improvements.
      > One of the more significant changes is the ability to optionally install
      > import hooks so that the "import" syntax can be used to import file
      > based
      > modules using the Vampire module importing and caching system. This
      > means
      > that if using Cheetah Templates and a template extends another, a change
      > in the base class template will now result in the derived template being
      > automatically reloaded without the derived class template needing to be
      > recompiled.
      > Another change is the inclusion of a new wrapper class and changes to
      > some of the existing wrapper classes, such that if a class type is
      > wrapped,
      > an instance of that class will be created automatically to handle each
      > request thus making it easier to construct servlet like handlers.
      > The range of examples included has been expanded upon, with better
      > examples on use of HTMLTemplate, Cheetah Templates, PSP, sessions and
      > the forms based login mechanism, as well as more basic examples of using
      > the wrapper classes to enhance basic content handlers.
      > Enjoy.
      > --
      > Graham Dumpleton (grahamd@...)
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