Dieter Maurer wrote:
Also the thread that ZClass (re)distribution code will be removed
need not worry you too much. Fortunately, Zope is open source
and you can simply combine the new release with pieces of an older
release to retain features essential to you.

I see no problem in making the "ZClasses" a separate project, for example. That way they're not hindering Zope 2 core releases but could still be maintained (e.g. by volunteers like apparently yourself, Dieter :)) and shipped as an optional egg, for example.

I don't see ZClasses as anything particular evil or good, just having them languish in the Zope 2 core puts a burden on all those who don't understand them and don't have the bandwidth to support them. So it's not about being "overly eager" regarding removal, it's about risk management for future releases. Moving ZClasses to a separate project reduces the risk of the Zope 2 core. Like you said, even you can't promise to keep ZClasses working for every Zope release...

We have a large ZClass based application. And I will keep it

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