On 27.04.2009 16:44 Uhr, 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.
>   

New releases should mean new major releases e.g. 3.X -> 3.X+1
> (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? 
>   

Zope 2.12 already *requires* Python 2.5 or 2.6. Python 2.4 support in
Zope 2.12
is inofficial. Zope 2.12 will ship with those Z3 modules there are
compatible and stable.

Andreas
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