On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 10:59:46AM +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2005 8:48 AM, Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Dieter Maurer wrote:
> > > When will they feature in *the* "Zope Book"?
> > 
> > Which "The Zope Book" are you referring to?
> > 
> > The 2.6 one on Zope.org?
> > The 2.7 one on Plope.com?
> > The 3.whatever one somewhere-I-don't-know?
> I would expect it to be "featured", that is mentioned as a recommended
> practice, in a Zope2.9 book, should one appear. I also thonk that with
> 2.8 a 2.8 book should be released, which main feature could be to move
> the ZClass part to an appendix.

I would love that. But in the present day, we haven't even finished the
2.7 book.  I suppose we could just change the book's release number from
2.7 to 2.8 and hope that's adequate ;-)

But that leaves unanswered questions - should we document the Five stuff
at all, and if so, how?

The primary problem with the Zope Book is still the relative scarcity of
resources (i.e. editors with time to work on it).

The secondary problem with the Zope Book is that it's showing its age:
the choice and organization of topics is IMHO less than ideal, but that
can't be sufficiently addressed on a chapter-by-chapter basis, one needs
to have a good overview of the whole project.  This vastly increases the
scope of the task.

Sadly I can't see the status quo changing unless somebody wants to
invest sufficient money in the project so that some of the independent
contractors involved could schedule work on the book as an actual paying
job.  Hopefully one of two things will happen:

* I will be proven wrong, or
* such money will materialize somehow :-)


Paul Winkler
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