Zac Bir

Thinking and occasionally typing as a service

Zem 0.9.9

“ExternalEditor: Because no one should have to use <textarea>”

Long ago, Casey Duncan wrote a Zope 2 product called ExternalEditor. It let users of Linux and Windows designate local apps to edit Zope-hosted content. As a budding OS X developer, and a user of Zope, I ported it to OS X using the PyObjC framework and called it ZopeEditManager. Periodically, as OS X versions came along, ZopeEditManager needed to be patched and resuscitated.

As it happens, I’m now doing some contract work with Zope, and found it needed another update for Mountain Lion, so I’ve rolled out another version. And since it doesn’t seem to be on the Zope Foundation list of a million GitHub repositories, I’ll be hosting it again under my Orangutango repositories.