[Zope-Annce] Grok (Toolkit) 1.2 released!

Jan-Wijbrand Kolman janwijbrand at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 15:36:06 EDT 2010


The Grok development team is happy to announce the Grok - also know as
the Grok Toolkit - 1.2 release!

This release took a huge effort from the Grok development team to reduce
the number of (legacy) dependencies, most importantly removing a very
large number of zope.app.* packages from the stack! This results in a
smaller and more manageable footprint.

The Grok (Toolkit) 1.2 uses zc.buildout-1.5.2 and the new features it
brings. Most importantly, the possibility to safely use the system
Python for creating new projects. This should especially help newcomers
who want to try out Grok. We can simplify the installation instructions
by leaving out the "virtualenv" steps.

The Grok (Toolkit) 1.2 is based on the Zope Toolkit 1.0 release!

The Grok (Toolkit) does diverge a little from the ZTK 1.0 for a couple
of its dependencies. These are listed separately in the Grok Toolkit
versions file that can be found here:


The list of changes can be found here:


To upgrade existing project you might find the upgrade notes helpful, to
be found here:


The 1.2 release will __not__ bring two still long awaited changes:

* Support for the latest martian version.
* The improved template registry merge.

They will have to wait for the 1.3 release.

Another important note:

Because of the update to zc.buildout-1.5.2 and other structural changes,
the new grokproject version will not be able to install projects for
Grok < 1.2.

We realize this release will bring quite some structural changes that
might affect your projects in some way. Please let us know when you run
into problems upgrading your projects on the grok-dev mailinglist or on
the #grok IRC channel. We will try to help and it will also help us, the
Grok developers, by fixing bugs and other issues.


Kind regards, jw

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