On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 08:51, Dieter Maurer <die...@handshake.de> wrote: > I see myself rather as an application developer and conclude that > Zope may no longer be adequate to build large applications on top > of it -- applications that need to live and be maintained for many years > to come.
Well, the existing Zope releases will not disappear or go away. The "worst" that can happen for you as a Zope 2 developer is that 2.12 becomes the last release. Is that really a problem? But yes, the only developments in Zope 2 the last five years or so has been more inclusion of Zope Toolkit technologies. But without that Zope 2 would have stopped as 2.7, more or less. So if you don't use any of the component architecture, Zope 2 releases since 2.8 has been mostly pointless. And again: Is that a problem? And Zope 2.x will continue as long as people want it to. You are yourself amazingly well suited to fix bugs, as you are one of the Zope people who knows Zope 2 inside out. If you need new releases, there is no reason why there shouldn't be new relesases. In short, I'm not sure what you are worried about. -- Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok http://regebro.wordpress.com/ +33 661 58 14 64 _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )