F7 Zope package

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Fri May 4 17:48:33 UTC 2007

Jeremy Katz schrieb:
> On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 10:16 -0500, David G. Mackay wrote:
>> It was nice to see that zope is one of the packages available for
>> installation in F7.  Unfortunately, the package won't work on F7
>> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238809). The
>> maintainer that received the bug report suggested that I make some noise
>> on the devel list, so here I am.  The problem is that the zope version
>> packaged for F7 won't run with python 2.5.x 
> The right place to make noise is to the upstream Zope developers.  The
> first python 2.5 release candidate was released nine months ago with the
> final release coming just after that.
> Shipping older versions of python ends up entailing shipping huge swaths
> of a runtime for more than one version causing huge amounts of overhead
> for developers and users.

I agree. Nevertheless: We ship compatibility packages for other
packages/corner cases as well. Why not for Zope, too? Yeah, other
packages might want to try to get around upgrading do python 2.5 then as
well, but we could create some kind of "Fedora packages only are allowed
to depend on this compat package if they it was permitted by FESCo".

Shipping Zope in Fedora 5 and Fedora 6 and excluding it in Fedora 7 just
looks so bad to out the outside and created problems for out users. I'd
really would like to avoid that.

Further: Our beahaviour IMHO will only result in finger pointing like
"Fedora should just ship python 2.4 for zope; that's technically
possible and no big deal" from one side and "zope should make sure their
stuff works on latest python" from the other side. That doesn't help to
get the problem solved and users are left out in the cold.


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