[Zope-dev] zope.app.publication dependencies (volunteers needed!)
chrism at plope.com
Sun May 17 19:39:44 EDT 2009
On 5/15/09 7:00 AM, Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Chris McDonough wrote:
>> I did a bit of research on the direct "zope.app.*" dependencies of zope.formlib.
>> - I looked into its dependency on zope.app.form. It
>> essentially uses a bunch of interfaces from the
>> zope.app.form.interfaces package. I don't know whether it
>> would be reasonable to move all those interfaces
>> to zope.browser or somewhere else, but essentially
>> moving those interfaces to somewhere "neutral"
>> would break this particular dependency.
> I think it might make sense to reverse these dependencies - i.e.
> zope.app.form uses interfaces from zope.formlib for implementing its
> widgets. The old ZCML-based form mechanism in zope.app.form is moribund
> anyway so we can just ignore that. Don't know whether this would help
> the dependency structures though.
I tried to go after this today (reversing the dependency setup between
zope.formlib and zope.app.form). There are hundreds of changes that need to be
made to move interfaces to zope.formlib. I made them (more or less
mechanically) but then couldn't get the tests to pass. Since I don't actually
use zope.formlib, I don't think it's appropriate that I commit anything.
OTOH, I'm pretty convinced that this action would be a win for packages that
depend on formlib. I found these:
Are we done yet? ;-)
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