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On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Leonardo Rochael Almeida
> Zope4 Lille Sprint 2012 Report
> The first thing we did was discuss the state of contributions to the
> Zope codebase, specially in light of many vocal members of the
> community that would like to use GitHub (and other members, less
> numerous but equally vocal, who would not like to use GitHub at all,
> but still want to use Git).
> Jens started investigating the options and will report to the Foundation
> Then we started reviewing the current state of various existing
> branches that try to advance the state of Zope trunk. Laurence rebased
> some previously existing "parent pointers" work onto the current Zope
> trunk, and Leonardo worked on restoring a minimal "Welcome" page on a
> just installed Zope instance that would not involve adding more
> persistent objects.
> We then took stock of what work is already done or is sufficiently
> advanced that we could reasonably expect to be ready soon:
> - WSGI as the only publisher, moving transaction handling back into
> it (i.e. a pure Zope4 wsgi app without any other middleware should be
> "complete"). This will likely be folded back into Zope 2.13.
> - Parent pointers - need to specify a minimum migration strategy,
> which should not require modifying all objects in your instance
> (mostly for objects looked up by C.A.: local site manager,
> - Lots of stuff removed already
> - Decide on egg name (Zope2 currently, ideally it should be Zope)
> - ZMI tidy up (not removal, for this release).
> - WebOb based request
> - Remove Session and TemporaryFolder.
> Nice to have (i.e. if we have manpower to develop):
> - Use Chameleon and drop old ZPT implementation, but only if Plone
> has shipped with it by then (to be sure incompatibilities are fixed.)
> - Don't use docstrings to control publishing.
> The expectation is to be able to release a Zope4 alpha by the end of the year.
> Next sprint will be at the Plone Conference in Arnhem, focussing on
> WSGI and merging branches.
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