[ZWeb] Re: [Zope.org-internal] Re: [Zopeorg-webmaster] Download of Zope 2.8.3 is not possible

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Oct 20 04:40:18 EDT 2005

Sidnei da Silva wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 04:17:02PM -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
> | >| >I don't think that's a CMF 'feature', unless the product is using
> | >| >'contentValues()' which is part of the CMF API.
> | 
> | BTW, this doesn't mean anything to me.
> I guess it doesn't.

It did to me. I tried to solve this properly by actually going and 
editing the disk based software. The results are in 
Products/CMFPackage/SoftwarePackage.py.chrisw.2005-10-20 on app1. It was 
only after several confusing refreshes on zope.org that I remembered 
Andrew saying he'd added another app server to Zope.org. *sigh* It'd be 
REAL nice if even the hardware setup of zope.org was documented 
SOMEWHERE so that if any of us do get pissed off enough to actually try 
and fix anything, we have a vague clue of where we need to go to update 
stuff :-(

> | This policy causes us a world of pain, so if it's easy to fix, I'd
> | really like to know how.
> Yes, it's caused by the initial workflow state for 'Software Release
> File' or whatever it is called being set to 'private'. That's what was
> agreed on during the initial development. It's supposed to be trivial
> to change it for someone with minimal DCWorkflow skills.
> I'm surprised that if it causes so much pain that nobody has fixed it
> yet.

Yes, well, Sidnei, as someone who should really have known how that 
software was setup, you could have taken the half hour needed to fix 
this damn problem.

Anyway, upshot is that, after reading the disk-based software, laughing, 
and then crying, I've employed two large tal:on-error hammers to make 
this rediculous problem go away.


..both have tal:on-error="nothing" in strategic places which should just 
hide releases which have problems.

Admittedly, this hides a load of potential other problems, but no-one 
really cares, right? ;-)

Anyway, I'm going to go and beat some walls down with my head. Hope the 
changes I've made help even a little...



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