[ZODB-Dev] Repozo tests -- not

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Dec 2 07:39:01 EST 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 7:19 AM, Martin Aspeli <optilude+lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> In any case, nothing is deleted in subversion. If someone creates even
>> minimal tests that exercise the code you changed, then I'll
>> be happy to reapply the change. At some point, if no one takes
>> responsibility for repozo, I'm inclined to remove it from the
>> distribution, as there is an implied promise of support,
>> which seems to be lacking.
> I think all hope of anyone taking the ZODB seriously outside those
> already wedded to it would be lost if there wasn't some kind of
> supported backup solution.

Have I ever said a supported backup solution wasn't important?

BTW, offline back ups if file-storage even with Blobs is
straightforward without repozo.


> The correct course of action here, in my opinonion, is not to make
> threats, but to try to encourage people to step up. I find that a
> positive message works much better for encouragement than a negative one.

I haven't made any threats. It is dishonest to include a backup
tool in ZODB that isn't supported. Users would have expectations
that aren't met.


Jim Fulton

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