Replace "Zope 3" with "Zope component architecture" or "Zope web components". That's where we are: Zope 3 was always a set of components. Since some time every individual module has its own lifecycle and its own releases. Those components are widely use in various projects (Plone, Zope 2, Grok, Repozse, other Python projects). Don't expect any further "Zope 3" release - expect that the individual components will ongoing improvements over time. The core components are very mature and the goal splitting Zope up into pieces is basically achived (according to Jim Fulton)


On 21.12.2008 19:18 Uhr, Alek wrote:
For some time, I have a bad, worrisome feeling that Zope3 development
pace has slew down.
Today looked to zope wiki and discovered that there are virtually no new
articles. I've also found that last release is almost one year old and
zope 3.4.0c0 is not even a real release, but a release candidate.
Someone would say: /hey, but maybe the development has just been
decentralized? Zope 3.4 is the first eggified release, so maybe the
development just moved to eggs (z3c.* and others)/.
But I digged deeper and searched for some stats of Zope3-Users traffic,
thanks to google. What I found I have published on a chart at The traffic is at
least half lower in 2008 than in 2007.

Maybe the traffic moved somewhere else - to Wiki? This hypothesis
haven't worked: I looked to zope 3 wiki and:

    * the last new topic is 3 months old
    * last month there is one edit of a topic
    * After July 2008 there was not a one month with more than 5 edits.

To summarize: It seems that zope3 development and engegement have been
stalled for over half a year.
Any thoughts? Have I missed some switch to other communication channels?
Or maybe grok really took away all hearts and souls?
What are the causes of the slowdown? Or maybe I just misinterpret the

Warm Regards,


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