[Zope] Problem committing zope "version" objects

Oliver Bleutgen myzope@gmx.net
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 23:19:05 +0200

Andy McKay wrote:
>>Chris, I'm CC'ing you to ask: Is there any chance the Zope Book
>>section on versions could get a big warning stamped on it?
>>I think it's really a disservice to new users that there's all
>>these docs and feature lists for Zope that tout the usefulness
>>of Versions, and inevitably the poor user discovers that versions 
>>have helpfully screwed their work.
> Most people go to the documentation when they find they have a problem,
> in this case when its too late. I dont think stamping a big warning in
> the documentation is enough. 
> With no real effort being made to solve them I would strongly suggest
> that versions are actually removed. Or somehow stamped in big letters in
> the ZMI "Buggy, liable to break things, alpha quality" :)

Versions are dangerous even if this is fixed. The main reason for that 
is that the "Join/Leave Versions" permission is snake oil. They should