[Zope-dev] dropping Python 2.4 support in the Zope Toolkit?
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Tue May 5 20:48:50 EDT 2009
Chris McDonough wrote:
> Were this some other project, I'd ask the Plone folks or some other group that
> cares about Zope packages under 2.4 to set up a buildbot that tested "the ZTK"
> under Python 2.4. Then I'd ask the same folks to to pay attention to the
> buildbot output and fix issues exposed by the buildbot over time.
> Then, as a community, decree that all packages in the ZTK should be kept 2.4
> compatible until such time as the decree is lifted, but don't make each
> developer test using Python 2.4 by hand. Instead, leave that job to the
> buildbot and let it catch errors. Personally, as long as I know some code
> breaks under 2.4 because someone put some 2.5-ism in it, I usually find it
> pretty easy to fix.
> Once the decree is lifted, 2.4-ifying code becomes a negotiation between the
> committer and the folks who want that bit of code to still be 2.4-compatible.
> There doesn't need to be a "d-day" where everything becomes 2.4-incompatible.
I'd be happy with that kind of policy.
Author of `Professional Plone Development`, a book for developers who
want to work with Plone. See http://martinaspeli.net/plone-book
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