F7 Zope package

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon May 7 15:00:45 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-05-05 at 19:45 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> So my vote is to ship a compat-python24 for F7, but tell everyone that
> we won't do that for F8 and later. That gives developers like those from
> zope half a year time to prepare. I think that's only fair.

The zope developers have *HAD* half a year to prepare and they've still
made zero serious progress.  And even in this thread, people are saying
that once Zope supports it that's not enough and that there is still
plone and who knows how long that will be.  And what about when we move
to python 2.6?  We've then dug the hole that "well, we'll do compat
shims so that you don't have to keep up" and someone has to do it again.

Compat packages are a crutch that massively magnify the amount of effort
required to support a distribution and that never goes away.


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