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Re: F7 Zope package



Alan Cox wrote:
On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 11:00:45AM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
that once Zope supports it that's not enough and that there is still
plone and who knows how long that will be.  And what about when we move
to python 2.6?  We've then dug the hole that "well, we'll do compat
shims so that you don't have to keep up" and someone has to do it again.

Compat packages are a crutch that massively magnify the amount of effort
required to support a distribution and that never goes away.

How about putting a copy of ancient-python into the Zope package itself so that
the mess only affects those who use/maintain it ?


Yes that would be an excellent solution but the main python maintainer is against this (as he still fears extra BZ traffic because of this). And for some reason beyond my comprehension FESco has decided to vote with the python maintainer and blacklist py2.4 in any way.

This is completely un-understandable, as this will serious hurt end users for little good reasons?? Could FESco please explain itself with regard to this in detail?

What ever happend to a package is ok, as long as it is free software, not legally encumbered and someone is willing to maintain it?

Note I'm not a zope user, but I just don't like to see (some of) our end users getting burned this way.

Regards,

Hans


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