--On 24. März 2006 21:05:12 +0100 Dieter Maurer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

I propose to deprecate XML export/import for Zope 2.10 and to remove it
in  Zope 2.12.

What will remain of Zope in the longer run?

The good things that work :-)

In the past with every major release some problems with old and scary components came up. In this situation you have basically three options:

 - ignore such problems

 - fix the code

 - rewrite the code

I have a bad feeling (as release manager) about ignoring problems and releasing stuff. Fixing and rewriting code often requires a deep understanding of the concepts, the implementation especially if there is no documentation and no tests. In many cases Jim is the original author or knows at least of the concepts since many of the original Zope developers are no longer with ZC or even part of the Zope community. So as a consequence in the long term we should get rid of stuff that is either broken or considered obsolete by the majority of the developers and for the majority of the developers. Figuring out what the majority is in a particular case is of course always a problem....

Returning with the discussion to ZClasses (also off-topic in this
XML export/import thread): they blocked the 2.8.0 release for a long time.
If there is an unimportant second-class or third-class component of Zope blocking a major release in the future than it should be subject to be deprecated (or even removed if necessary).


  -   Andreas Jung            ZOPYX Ltd. & Co KG                        -
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