[Grok-dev] windows eggs for Grok 1.1

David Marceau uticdmarceau2007 at yahoo.ca
Thu Apr 15 14:52:54 EDT 2010

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hi there,
> We need to know whether we have windows support for Grok 1.1. It looks 
> like we will for Python 2.6, but not for Python 2.5 and Python 2.4.
> Hanno pointed me to this list, maintained by the BlueBream folks. I 
> verified that those versions are also the ones that are in Grok 1.1:
> http://wiki.zope.org/bluebream/StatusOfWindowsBinaryPackages
> Hanno is able to make the Python 2.6 eggs but not the older versinos.
> So, I'd say, let's say in our release notes that Grok 1.1 on Windows 
> *requires* Python 2.6. For other platforms I think we should support 
> Python 2.5 and Python 2.6 (and drop Python 2.4 support).
> Regards,
> Martijn
I have some observations to say about Grok1.0/Grok1.1rc/zope/zodb:

1)I am using ubuntu 9.10.  I managed to get python2.5 coexisting with
ubuntu 9.10's default python2.6.

As you know zope and zodb are highly dependent on python2.5.  They will
in fact complain and simply not run with python2.6.  I wasted a lot of
time learning about this simple fact.  Simply having python2.5 running
as the default python for ubuntu caused ubuntu's package installation
system to break and give warnings about this.  The only workaround was
to physically cp /usr/bin/python2.6 /usr/bin/python
and then the apt/aptitude/synaptic would run/install ubuntu applications

2)grok, zope and zodb do not run under ubuntu 10.04 and ubuntu 10.10
because python2.5 is not in the ubuntu 10.04/10.10 repository.  Only
python2.6 is in the ubuntu 10.04/10.10 repository.
I truly enjoy zodb with grok and to see ubuntu not supporting grok is a
shame considering apt/synaptic/aptitude use python for package
installation, ubuntu should be friendly with all python apps.

Please confirm that Grok1.1 will not abandon zodb and zope.app.file for
the file upload.


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