Kotti v1.0 release

Kotti v1.0 release

On 20th February 2015, Kotti 1.0.0 final was released. This is a big occasion for the Kotti (and Pyramid) community, so let's have a look at the road behind us and the hurdles still in front of us.

Our experience with Kotti

We started using Kotti pretty early on, in the beginnings of 2012. Jure <ibi> attended the Plone Konferenz München 2012 where Daniel Nouri, the creator of Kotti, had a presentation on it. Needless to say, Jure was impressed with what he saw and quickly booted Kotti up and started hacking away.

We have since then used Kotti in both professional and personal projects, organised a Kotti sprint and continued working with Daniel on several different projects.

The beginnings

According to a blog post by Daniel, he started implementing a then unnamed Plone-inspired 'new CMS with Pyramid' on the 24th of January, 2011.

The first commit is dated 28th January 2011 and added the starting 24 files and 1,251 lines of code, tests, configuration files and documentation. The readme at the time said this about Kotti:

Kotti is a minimal CMS based written in Python and based on the two
most excellent libraries Pyramid and SQLAlchemy. Kotti tries to
leverage these libraries as much as possible, thus:

- minimizing the amount of code written,

- and allowing users familiar with these frameworks to feel right at

Kotti aims to use few abstractions, yet it aims to be somewhat
extensible.  You can extend Kotti with new content types and views
from your own Python packages. If all that you want is replace
templates and styles, then it's sufficient to hook up your static
files in the configuration, i.e. without writing a single line of

It has been a few years, but the core ideas have definitely stayed the same.

The road to 1.0

Since it's humble beginnings in 2011, Kotti, with a lot of help from some great people, grew into what we have today. A lot has happened:

All this of course only takes into account the work done on the base Kotti package. There were also several add-ons created by the community and a lot of extra functionality can be added by using them.

What awaits us?

Even though Kotti is currently is sitting in a nice place with v1.0.0, there are of course still things being worked on. What are some of these things?

The main milestones for new releases currently are:

More long term goals also include:

Do you have any ideas about possible improvements? A bug fix to report? Just want to share your Kotti story? Join us on the IRC channel, on the mailing list, or leave a comment below.

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