[Grok-dev] the ztk release and how that relates to Grok

Jan-Jaap Driessen jdriessen at thehealthagency.com
Fri Jul 2 08:33:58 EDT 2010

On 2 July 2010 14:09, Jan-Wijbrand Kolman <janwijbrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> As you know (or not know) I'm the representative for the Grok community
> in the ztk-release-team.
> In the last few weeks Hanno Schlichting (representative for Zope2) and
> Christophe Combelles (representative for Bluebream) and myself have been
> discussing and working on what a ztk release would look like and how it
> would help each of the respective communities.
> As a result of this work Hanno was able to make an ztk-1.0 alpha release
> last wednesday!
> The "official" announcement is here:
>   http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.zope.devel/24738
> If you want to read about all the details that the team discussed, you
> can go here:
>   http://docs.zope.org/zopetoolkit/releaseteam/index.html
> What does this release mean for Grok?
> Well, in a way it doesn't change all that much for us. The practical
> outcome of the release is a set of *.cfg files that pin all the versions
> of the packages that comprise the ZTK.
> Grok (and its family of libraries) have been depending on specific
> revsions of the ztk for a while now already. So, my job now is to update
> Grok (and its family of libraries) to use this particular alpha release
> and report to the other members of the ztk-release-team whether is will
> give us a working Grok. They will do the same for Zope2 and Bluebream.
> I'm fairly confident this will give us working Grok without too much
> trouble. The release team can then work towards a 1.0 proper that is
> planned sometime at the beginning of september.
> I will continue to help Hanno and Christophe towards a ztk 1.0 release
> of course and after that in deciding how we will make bugfix releases
> and feature releases of the ztk. With three frameworks that official
> "consume" the ztk and maybe more to come, I think we helping giving it a
> solid future.
> kind regards, jw

Let me know if there's anything the buildbot can do.

Jan-Jaap Driessen

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