On 9/28/06, Martijn Faassen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Jim Fulton wrote:
> Baiju M wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   What is the target Python version for Zope 3.4, is it Python 2.5?
> That's a good question.  I fear it will take a fair bit of work to
> get to it and, frankly for me there are higher priorities.

I think we'd be okay in not supporting Python 2.5 yet for this release.
Python 2.5 has just been released, and the 9 months or so will give it
time to gell out, Python extensions a bit of time to catch up with the
newer version, and for us to do some experimenting. Linux distributions
will likely still be supporting Python 2.4 (along with 2.5) at that
stage as well.

Are you talking not-supporting Python 2.5 at all? Or just not wanting to
require it?

If Zope 3 can't at least run on Python 2.5 within three months of Python 2.5's
release, I don't think that looks good for us. I would hope that by being more
"Pythonic" and free from the old ExtensionClass magic - especially in Zope 3 -
that Zope could keep better pace with Python. But nine months? A year? Can I
expect the developers of toolkits we use, in some cases more heavily than Zope
itself, like SQLAlchemy to hold off on requiring Python 2.5 for that long?

So unless a volunteer steps up to do lots of hard work between now and
march next year, let's stick with Python 2.4. Otherwise let's plan it in
for Zope 3.5 and Zope 2.12

I really really really hope it doesn't take that long to be able to at least
run on Python 2.5: even if it has to be with some caveats or mild warnings.

If security and restricted python / security proxies are the main issue, what
about if one is running Zope sites with absolutely ZERO through the web code -
no page templates, nothing - can't there be a lighter weight security
implementation that wouldn't take half a year of "lots of hard work"?

Jeff Shell
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