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

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Wed May 6 11:43:05 EDT 2009

On Tuesday 05 May 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 think this is a totally fair requirement. I do not test with Py 2.4 anymore 
either and rely on buildbots and people to tell me about incompatibilities.

Stephan Richter
Web Software Design, Development and Training
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