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Jim Fulton wrote:
> Julien Anguenot wrote:
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>> Benji York wrote:
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>>> Jim Fulton wrote:
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>>>> I'd liek to hear why testbrowser requires Python 2.4.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I haven't tried it on 2.3 yet, but the main thing is the use of
>>> decorator syntax.  Obviously that wouldn't be hard to back port, if a
>>> bit
>>> uglier.
>>>
>>>
>>>> If we decide we want to continue supporting Python 2.3, then I'd want
>>>> to try to make testbrowser (and formlib) work with 2.3.  We haven't
>>>> decided that we need to support 2.3. We need to decide and we need to
>>>> take the Zope project as a whole into account.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Personally I'd like 3.2 to require 2.4, but admit that most people (Zope
>>> 2 users especially) might prefer we not force that requirement on them.
>>
>>
>>
>> I support 3.2 with 2.4 as well. Just for being able to play with new
>> Python stuffs :)
> 
> 
> You can certainly do that in your projects without making
> Zope itself require 2.4.

sure.

> 
> 
>> And is it that complicated to have Zope2.9 working with
> 
>> 2.4 ?
> 
> 
> The problem is that Zope 2's security protection system works
> by recompiling Python scripts to insert security checks.
> This system has to be reviewed in detail for any change
> in the language, which tests to happen for each Python
> feature release.
> 

right...

> I'm working on a proposal to change Zope 2's security
> system in 2.9, but that will likely be a big job. 

You mean migration of Zope2 security system to the Zope3 one right ?
If it's the case I'll be glad to give a hand on this if I can.

> Short of that,
> someone would need to do a security review of 2.4.

You mean in a Zope's scope or the 2.4 itself ?

        J.

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