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The Week in Review: eZ Field Type Gotcha, Community Driven Companies, and Community Contributions

Friday 27 May 2016 7:49:05 pm

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This week’s news brings us a quick tip on the eZ Field Type, a view on community driven and commercially driven companies, and lots of contributions by our community such as a universal installer for eZ Publish 5.

Week 21 in Review



eZ Platform Field Type gotcha

Jani Tarvainen, Professional Services Consultant at eZ, writes about the requirement of having an indexable class, when creating a new field type in eZ Platform. His brief blog post includes an example, and also points to Field Type API and best practices if you want to learn more.

Choose a project vendor that creates Open Source

On Symfony’s blog, Jani Tarvainen writes about  choosing a project vendor that creates open source. He reflects on:

  • Community driven and commercially driven companies.
  • Genuine participation where companies contribute back to open source projects.
  • Open source not being a charity.

In other news:

Social media

eZ Engineering was at the Poland office this week: #docker session during eZ Product Development Workshop #insideeZ#Katowice#Poland@eZSystems

Docker Workshop



The eZ Documentation team is working hard, together with Sylvain Guittard and David Liedle, to improve our developer documentation. Have a look at the new Doc Center front page, and the two new sections and

Jérôme Vieilledent shared a new feature in EzCoreExtraBundle: Themes. “This features allows you to provide themes to your eZ application, with automatic fallback system. It is very similar to legacy design fallback system.”

Gaetano Giunta from Kaliop shares the eZ Publish 5 universal installer, for all your installation and deployments needs. This installer is available on GitHub.

Each week, we publish a roundup of highlights from the eZ ecosystem on, which we republish here on the eZ Blog. If you have any news or events to share, please contact me.

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