[Zope-Annce] Announcing the Release of Zope version

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Thu Mar 29 16:31:07 EDT 2007

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On behalf of Zope Corporation and the Zope community I am pleased to
announce the release of Zope  You can download the sources
from "http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/",

This bugfix release corrects a problem introduced in 2.8.9, which
prevented starting Zope in "background" / "daemonized" mode.

New features of Zope 2.8.x

   - ZODB 3.4 with MVCC (multi version concurrency control) support.
     MVCC solves nearly every problem with ZODB read-conflict errors
     which is very important for high-traffic Zope sites.

   - Extension Classes were rewritten as Python new-style classes making
     all features of Python new-style classes available in Zope
     objects. This includes support for cyclic garbage collection.

   - Integration of Zope 3 technologies through Five
     (see http://codespeak.net/z3/five/)

More Information

  For more information on what is new in this release, see the
  CHANGES.txt files for the release:


  See also:


  For more information on the available Zope releases, guidance for
  selecting the right distribution and installation instructions,
  please see:


Reporting Bugs

  Please report all the bugs you have found to the Zope bugtracker:


Supported Python versions

  At this time the only **supported** and **recommended** Python
  versions are 2.3.5 and 2.3.6.

  Using Python 2.4.X is **not supported** and **not recommended** at
  this time. Python 2.4.X will be supported when a security audit takes

  This means that you are using Python 2.4 + Zope 2.8 at **your own
  risk**. This warning also applies to binary packages that install Zope
  packages ogether with a system wide Python 2.4 installation (e.g.
  Fedora, SuSE...).

  Such installations are in general not supported. In addition there
  some third-party products and Python packages that don't work with
  Python 2.4 and can cause trouble when using Python 2.4.

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