apologies in advance for not engaging this conversation as deeply as i'd
like to... i'm under the gun to get something done before leaving
tomorrow for a brief holiday, back on the 29th.
Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
I don't quite understand the distinction between "compatible with
products written for Plone 2.1 but not with Plone 2.1", I can't see any
sense in that route... it all comes back to one question: What is the
goal for the 1.6 branch? What specific audience is it targeted at? I
can see what it's apparently *not* targeted at: People who work with
Plone 2.1 - including those that might be interested in taking up
GenericSetup for their Plone product. I had thought that was our audience.
the original motivation behind my request for a CMF 1.6 release was so
that it could be used as a basis for the next major Plone release, what
is now being called Plone 2.5. this is because Plone would like to
switch to using GenericSetup for its site instantiation and
configuration, but using CMF 2.0 for our next release would cause too
much breakage of Plone add-on products. CMF 1.6 makes it easier for
Plone to not fall (again!) terribly behind CMF's development cycle.
it would be great if Plone 2.1.X could work w/ CMF 1.6, but it is not
absolutely necessary. yuppie implies that some of my commits contribute
to the 2.1 breakage... that may be, b/c i wasn't really thinking too
much about 2.1 when i was working. unfortunately, i don't have time to
look even at my own work right now, for reasons mentioned above.
if there are some reasonable changes we can make that would ensure CMF
1.6 would work with both Plone 2.1 and 2.5, then i'd probably be +1 for
making the changes. this would need to be weighed against the amount of
distance that it would put between the CMF 1.6 and CMF 2.0 setup code,
when i get back from my visiting my family i'll take a look at the code
and will actually formulate an informed opinion on what we should do... ;-)
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