On Thursday 19 January 2006 07:00, Jim Fulton wrote:
>  > I feel like an old record, but please
> > let's keep the development process as simple as possible. I rather make
> > some concessions to the packaging and dependency system than spending
> > more time developing.
> Perhaps our goals are different. I want Zope's packages to be usable
> outside of Zope.  I also want to make it easier to use external packages.
> I think that a more package-centric development methodoligy will make
> achieving these goals much easier.  I also think it will make Zope releases
> go smoother because the scope of the release will be narrower.  Someday,
> A Zope release will include an app-server specific core and a collection of
> other package releases.  To the extend that those packages have their own
> lifeccyles, and quality control, the amount of newly released code in a
> Zope release wil be smaller.  A package-based approach will also make it
> easier to release less. We'll be freed from a "batteries included"
> mentality that encourages large high-risk releases. And it will make it
> easier for people to make custom releases that have configurations targeted
> to specific needs.

I think we do have different goals here. I would agree with that approach, if 
we would have a large community where small groups take over the maintenance 
and development of a package. But that's not the case and it will not change 
any time soon, I think.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
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