[Zope-dev] dropping Python 2.4 support in the Zope Toolkit?

Martin Aspeli optilude+lists at gmail.com
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.


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