Hi all - There has been some discussion lately regarding whether or not the next Zope feature release (2.7) should require Python 2.2.2 or not. For background, this is something that was already on the project plan, with the idea being that it would be easier to backport interesting things from Zope 3 if Zope 2.7 were based on Python 2.2.
I'd like to make the edict that the plan stands, and 2.7 will be based on Python 2.2.2. The decision is based on several things: - Even though some of the specific backporting efforts that got this on the plan in the first place have stalled, it would still be nice for backporting to be *possible* to a near-term Zope 2.x release - Release cycles never go as quickly as you want them to, and historically a couple of second-dot releases a year is a lot :) Putting off Python 2.2 support until 2.8 could mean putting it off for longer than I think we'd want, especially considering the rapid progress Z3 is making. As Z3 continues to mature, I expect there will be more desire to backport certain things. Note that after the work has been done to assess Python 2.2.2 with Zope, it should be possible to "bless" Python 2.2.2 as a supported platform for a Zope 2.6.x release as well. This means that: - Zope 2.7 would "require" Python 2.2.2 (code can contain 2.2-isms), and binary distributions would include it. - Zope 2.6.x would support both 2.1.2 and 2.2.2 (but the code would contain no 2.2-isms). Brian Lloyd [EMAIL PROTECTED] V.P. Engineering 540.361.1716 Zope Corporation http://www.zope.com _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )