Martijn Faassen wrote: > Hi there, > > What do people feel about dropping Python 2.4 support in the Zope > Toolkit? I.e. new releases of packages in the Zope Toolkit (handwave > vaguely as we *still* don't have a canonical list) only have to work in > Python 2.5 (and preferably 2.6), not Python 2.4 anymore. > > (this won't affect Zope 3.4 or below) > > One issue that came up recently was that .tgz releases to PyPI sometimes > break with Python 2.4 due to a bug in Python 2.4. Using --zip is a > workaround. And Plone currently depends on Python 2.4. Is it possible to > work around this by *also* uploading a zip if we discover there's a > problem with a package and it's pointed out there? If not, are there > other workarounds? > > What do Zope 2 and Plone people in general think about moving to Python > 2.5 for the newer releases? I'll note we're shuffling around the > dependency structure so much in the Zope Toolkit it's unlikely > everything will remain compatible for that reason as well.
The Plone 3.x series will stay on Python 2.4 for a long time yet, so this would be very disappointing. I can understand it if the maintenance burden becomes large, or if there are compelling features of 2.5/2.6 that we really want to make use of. The tgz issue seems like a pretty weak reason, though, especially since there are workarounds. Martin -- Author of `Professional Plone Development`, a book for developers who want to work with Plone. See http://martinaspeli.net/plone-book _______________________________________________ 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 )