Andreas Jung said:
>> 1) When is the recent release of 2.7.4b2 expected to be followed up with
>> 'final' (or indeed another beta) release?
> 2.7.4 final is scheduled for early January.
>> 2) I have seen mutterings about a 2.7.5 release, but I'm not sure why
>> should be necessary as I thought all 'dot releases' were only supposed
>> provide bug-fixes. Seeing as we're still on beta for 2.7.4, shouldn't
>> outstanding fixes go into that?
> Have you seen anything other than bugfixes in dot releases? Except some
> improvements all releases were bugfix releases only. No major new
> were introduced. And new 2.7.X release will be made as long as
> bugs are fixed but not *every* outstanding will be fixed.
That's fair enough. Thanks for the clarification.
>> 3) Are there plans for another 2.8 (alpha or beta) release in the near
>> future? Is there a timeline for this? Are ZC or anyone else hanging
>> for this? Personally, I'm pretty keen to be able to persist new style
>> classes (for use with the email.Message.Message class). The wiki at
>> <http://dev.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/Zope2.8/FrontPage> seems a
>> little out of date.
> There are some outstanding issues that must be fixed before the next alpha
> (ZClasses, garbage collection). I don't know when Jim can work on this
> (there are only some people with the detail knowledge to fix these
> issues). Since
> I can not enforce people to work on particular issues, a2 will released
> when the
> outstanding issues are solved.
FWIW, the two things I'd like are a stable 2.7 release in the short term
to setup a new site on, and a stable 2.8 release to develop a new product
on. Sounds like Santa (aka Andreas) will be bringing the former ;-). I
think in the back of my mind, I was hoping that more people waiting on 2.8
to get their features into zope might speed things up on the latter -
hence my wondering about the motivations for a 2.7.5 (which you have now
That said, I'm in no position to do anything other than inquire (in a most
friendly and appreciative manner) about 2.8 as I'm certainly not on of the
people with the 'detailed knowledge' to fix zclasses and garbage
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