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I think trying to come up with a list of applications that "will
break" is utopian. We're not talking "locked-down walled garden"
here where the vendor has control over what the customer runs. We
cannot anticipate what will break, apart from very high-level (and
thus not all that helpful) statements like "sorry, CMF 1.3
probably won't run on Zope 2.10". The possible software
combinations out there are limitless.
The list not be exhaustive or prescriptive. If all core components
and "commonly used" products are not broken then making this known
is helpful. Sorry, I'm just getting into the CMF otherwise I might
have been able to make a more detailed suggestion.
But what do you define as "core components" or "commonly used
products"? Obviously all those pieces that are part of the CMF
tarball will have been tested and known to work with Zope 2.10. The
same is true for Plone 3.0.
Keep in mind that coming up with this "commonly used software" list
and then actually testing it requires time and effort. Are you
volunteering? And how exactly would you test? There's tons of
products out there that have no tests at all, and a lot where tests
exist but don't even run out of the box. But then again unit tests
may not provide a good picture, anyway, where the authors don't
provide good test coverage or wrote bad tests. So now you'd have to
click around to manually test all functionality.
I'm also concerned that any attempt by the CMF team to identify such
software would backfire in general. People would want to know why
"their" software is not listed. Listing a package also implies some
responsibility, and I personally refuse to guarantee that any third
party product not under my control does or does not work. Certifying
that it does work is the responsibility of those packages' authors,
not a Zope or CMF developer/release manager job. I will always stand
behind a guarantee that released stable CMF versions and their listed
dependencies work together, no problem.
As far as that Windows installer goes, that dicussion belongs on
zope-dev or firstname.lastname@example.org, where you will get the standard answer:
"Sorry, no one has stepped up to do this yet, would you like to
I know. I was referring obliquely to the fact that Zope 2.10
probably has not been tested as much as it should have been to be
considered a stable version.
My personal opinion: I disagree with that statement. And not having a
Zope 2.10 Windows installer would not be any obstacle to releasing
CMF 2.1, at least in my view.
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