F7 Zope package

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Tue May 8 10:58:54 UTC 2007

Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 11:00:45AM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>> 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.
> How about putting a copy of ancient-python into the Zope package itself so that
> the mess only affects those who use/maintain it ?

Yes that would be an excellent solution but the main python maintainer is 
against this (as he still fears extra BZ traffic because of this). And for some 
reason beyond my comprehension FESco has decided to vote with the python 
maintainer and blacklist py2.4 in any way.

This is completely un-understandable, as this will serious hurt end users for 
little good reasons?? Could FESco please explain itself with regard to this in 

What ever happend to a package is ok, as long as it is free software, not 
legally encumbered and someone is willing to maintain it?

Note I'm not a zope user, but I just don't like to see (some of) our end users 
getting burned this way.



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