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Zope Configuration Markup Language (ZCML)

Project Description


The Zope configuration system provides an extensible system for supporting various kinds of configurations.

It is based on the idea of configuration directives. Users of the configuration system provide configuration directives in some language that express configuration choices. The intent is that the language be pluggable. An XML language is provided by default.

Please see for the documentation.


4.1.0 (2017-04-26)

  • Drop support for Python 2.6 and 3.2.
  • Add support for Python 3.5 and 3.6.
  • Fix the domain of MessageID fields to be a native string. Previously on Python 3 they were bytes, which meant that they couldn’t be used to find translation utilities registered by zope.i18n. See issue 17.

4.0.3 (2014-03-19)

  • Add explicit support for Python 3.4.

4.0.2 (2012-12-31)

  • Flesh out PyPI Trove classifiers.
  • Remove spurious declaration of ‘test’ dependency on zope.testing.

4.0.1 (2012-11-21)

4.0.0 (2012-05-16)

  • Bring unit test coverage to 100%.
  • Automate build of Sphinx HTML docs and running doctest snippets via tox.
  • Drop hard testing dependency on zope.testing.
  • Add explicit support for PyPy.
  • Add explicit support for Python 3.2.
  • Drop explicit support for Python 2.4 / 2.5.
  • Add support for continuous integration using tox and jenkins.
  • Add Sphinx documentation.
  • Add docs alias (installs Sphinx and dependencies).
  • Add dev alias (runs develop plus installs nose and coverage).

3.8.1 (2012-05-05)

  • Fix Python 2.4 backwards incompat (itemgetter used with multiple args); Python 2.4 now works (at least if you use zope.schema == 3.8.1). This is the last release which will support Python 2.4 or 2.5.

3.8.0 (2011-12-06)

  • Change action structures from tuples to dictionaries to allow for action structure extensibility (merged chrism-dictactions branch).

3.7.4 (2011-04-03)

  • Apply test fixes for Windows.

3.7.3 (2011-03-11)

  • Correctly locate packages with a __path__ attribute but no __file__ attribute (such as namespace packages installed with install –single-version-externally-managed).
  • Allow “info” and “includepath” to be passed optionally to context.action.

3.7.2 (2010-04-30)

  • Prefer the standard libraries doctest module over zope.testing.doctest.

3.7.1 (2010-01-05)

  • Jython support: use __builtin__ module import rather than assuming __builtins__ is available.
  • Jython support: deal with the fact that the Jython SAX parser returns attribute sets that have an empty string indicating no namespace instead of None.
  • Allow test to run at least a subset of the tests that would be run when using the zope testrunner: test runs 53 tests, while bin/test runs 156.

3.7.0 (2009-12-22)

  • Adjust testing output to newer zope.schema.
  • Prefer zope.testing.doctest over doctestunit.

3.6.0 (2009-04-01)

  • Removed dependency of zope.deprecation package.
  • Don’t suppress deprecation warnings any more in ‘zope.configuration’ package level. This makes it more likely other packages will generate deprecation warnings now, which will allow us to remove more outdated ones.
  • Don’t fail when zope.testing is not installed.
  • Added missing processFile method to IConfigurationContext. It is already implemented in the mix-in class, zope.configuration.config.ConfigurationContext, and used by implementations of include and exclude directives.

3.5.0 (2009-02-26)

  • Added the exclude directive to standard directives. It was previously available via zc.configuration package and now it’s merged into zope.configuration.
  • Changed package’s mailing list address to zope-dev at, change “cheeseshop” to “pypi” in the package’s url.

3.4.1 (2008-12-11)

  • Use built-in ‘set’ type, rather than importin the ‘sets’ module, which is deprecated in Python 2.6.
  • Added support to bootstrap on Jython.

3.4.0 (2007-10-02)

  • Initial release as a standalone package.

Before 3.4.0

This package was part of the Zope 3 distribution and did not have its own CHANGES.txt. For earlier changes please refer to either our subversion log or the CHANGES.txt of earlier Zope 3 releases.

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