+1 for deprecation.
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Jim Fulton wrote:
> ZClasses are a feature that support through-the-web development.
> Many people have found them useful in the past, but they have some
> significant deficiencies, including:
> - They can't be managed with file-system tools, especially
> revision control systems like CVS and subversion.
> - They don't work well with Python development tools, like
> profilers and debugger.
> - They aren't being actively maintained.
> Most serious Zope developers stopped using them a long time
> ago and are frustrated that we still expend resources keeping them
> around. For example, the release of Zope 2.8 has been delayed
> by the requirement of getting ZClasses working with Zope 2.8.
> We could choose to deprecate ZClasses. If we deprecated them in
> Zope 2.8, they would still work in Zope 2.8 and Zope 2.9, but
> their support would be removed in Zope 2.10. Would anyone be upset
> if this happened?
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