[Zope-Annce] Zope 3.0 final bug and cleanup days

Stephan Richter stephan.richter at tufts.edu
Mon Jun 28 10:12:51 EDT 2004

Hello everyone,

nearly a month has passed since the last release. I originally planned to 
release Zope X3.0.0 final on or release candidate 1 on July 1. Due to a lack 
of contributions towards X3.0.0 the past month, we will not able to make this 
date. However, I am determined to not push the date much further back. 
Therefore I call upon all experienced and in-experienced Zope 3 developers 
and helpers on a bug and cleanup week!

The bug and cleanup days will be between July 6-9, 2004. If you would like to 
work on tasks on July 5th, since it is a US holiday and you have time, then 
feel free to do so; I will most likely be around!

Here is an overview of tasks to do:

1. Fix all outstanding (and applicable) Collector issues. The collector is 
located at http://collector.zope.org/Collectors/Zope3-dev. There are about 70 
open bugs, of which at least 20 are credible and fixable (I think). 

2. Start removing XXX comments. Christian's XXX report can be found at 
http://amy.gocept.com/~ctheune/XXXreport.html. There are about 500 of these 
comments. Not all need to be fixed now, but many should. Christian, maybe it 
would be useful to make a Zope application out of this report, so that we can 
comment on the XXX comments?

3. Finish the tasks listed in the 
http://dev.zope.org/Zope3/SpringCleaningDay2004 proposal. It is not spring 
anymore, but I think these defects should be fixed in the source before the 

4. Documentation format. Currently we have an unhealthy mix of reST and STX 
formatted doc strings in the Zope 3 source code. Since we decided to go with 
reST, we should make sure that all doc strings are formatted this way. This 
is a great task for non-developers to get to know Zope 3's source.

5. Update/Create translations. The only languages that are in decent/good 
shape right now are English, Russian, German and French. If you are 
interested in Zope X3.0.0 supporting your favorite/native language, then 
please let me know and I get you started.

The list above is in order of importance. We definitely need to get the bulk 
of 1-3 done before the final release. I want as many obvious bugs as possible 
gone and a solid documentation via the API doc tool. BTW, one way of ensuring 
the quality of the user interface would be to write functional tests!

Please use the Zope3-Dev mailing for discussing the tasks and letting me know 
that you are willing to help out.


Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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