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On 01/11/2011 02:05 PM, Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Charlie Clark
> <charlie.cl...@clark-consulting.eu> wrote:
>> Am 04.01.2011, 14:25 Uhr, schrieb Hanno Schlichting <ha...@hannosch.eu>:
>>> With the current roadmap, we'll
>>> likely be able to stop using Zope 2.12 in 6-9 months altogether.
>> I've given this some thought: as long as Python 2.5 is the default install
>> on Debian-based systems, as it currently is, you can't really go beyond
>> Zope 2.12. This was the reason why support for Python 2.5 wasn't dropped
>> for the ZTK > 1
> Python 2.5 isn't supported by Zope 2.12 either (it is by ZTK 1.0 and
> 1.1). In fact there's no currently supported Zope 2 release that
> supports Python 2.5 (apart from the volunteer security support for
> 2.11/2.10 by some community members). And it's not only missing
> support claims, the code just doesn't work anymore in all cases.
> In all the hosting environments where we use Debian, we installed
> backports of Python 2.6. That's the price you pay for using a very
> stable distro for fast moving web stuff.

Python 2.5 isn't even getting security fixes from Python devs now, which
means that Debian users are holding more risk than they know (I strongly
doubt the Debian packagers of Python are up for backporting all the
potential security fixes in the 2.6 / 2.7 lines).

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