[Grok-dev] mini -sprint report
faassen at startifact.com
Thu Apr 15 11:53:35 EDT 2010
Tuesday and wednesday we had a mini-sprint in Rotterdam again. "We" was
the same crew as last time: myself, Jan-Wijbrand, Jan Jaap and Sylvain.
We were hoping to have Souheil there too this time around, but
unfortunately he couldn't make it due to illness; we hope you're doing
The sprint was mainly a continuation of the work we started back in
january at the mini sprint then: detach Grok as much as possible from
zope.app. The main way to do this was to detach a bunch of essential
packages from zope.app.testing and zope.app.zcmlfiles. The main packages
We made progress on this: all the grokcore.* packages now do not pull in
zope.app.* packages anymore, except for the one above. Grok itself
doesn't work yet though - we'll be going through tests to fix them.
In zope.app.wsgi a new testing infrastructure has emerged that replaces
some of what is in zope.app.testing. The main thing is WSGI support for
zope.testbrowser, which drives many of our tests. We talk to the WSGI
application already supplied by zope.app.wsgi for functional tests too.
In our efforts, we discovered two packages that are being pulled in by
tests that we can't easily get rid of:
We spent some time trying to detach them from zope.app.testing and
zope.app.zcmlfiles. For zope.app.http the zope.app.testing dependency is
gone, but zope.app.zcmlfiles isn't, and more review is needed.
We've also spent time to improve grokproject. The focus is a "one way to
do it" approach to starting up the application (through paster), and to
prepare the ground for improvements to the way new Grok applications are
installed. Tests were fixed, unneeded code was thrown away and backwards
compatibility was considered.
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