On Jul 1, 2009, at 1:42 PM, Stephan Richter wrote:

> On Wednesday 01 July 2009, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> What is the difference between zope.release and zope.kgs? Is the
>> latter a fossil? Does it need to go away?
> zope.kgs is the software and zope.release is the management of the  
> Zope 3 KGS.
> So a Grok KGS would use zope.kgs but not zope.release.
>> Why does zope.release have a 2-step build process?  Perhaps naively,
>> it seems that one could define a simple project that defined a test
>> script over a "known good set" of projects.  Is the 2-step process a
>> consequence of maintaining the index or tar ball? (I'm not
>> criticizing, I'm just trying to understand.)
> I have been bothered by this before, but not enough to fix it.  
> Basically, It
> could easily be one step.
> The two steps stem from the fact that you have a KGS file from which  
> you
> produce all sorts of interesting artifacts. The test setup is one such
> artifact. you then use the artifact. Of course, for convenience one  
> step would
> be fine. Maybe it is even a PITA in zope.release.

OK, well, I'll try to sort this out using zope.release.  Wish me  
luck. :)


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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