[Zope-CMF] [dev] GenericSetup: import step version

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Tue Nov 6 02:52:39 EST 2007

Previously yuppie wrote:
> Hi!
> Can we please deprecate the 'version' argument of registerStep?
> This is the interface description:
> <quote>
>     o 'version' is a string for comparing versions, it is preferred to
>       be a yyyy/mm/dd-ii formatted string (date plus two-digit
>       ordinal).  when comparing two version strings, the version with
>       the lower sort order is considered the older version.
>       - Newer versions of a step supplant older ones.
>       - Attempting to register an older one after a newer one results
>         in a KeyError.
> </quote>
> AFAICT this feature was never used, became inoperable after adding 
> extension profiles and makes absolutely no sense in a global step 
> registry. Originally steps were linked to specific files in the profile, 
> the 'version' described the version of the XML files.
> A profile version can now be set in metadata.xml. AFAICS this supersedes 
> the import step version approach.


I want to suggest also deprecating the metadata logic that uses
version.txt profile version number if there is no metadata.xml which
defines one.


Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>    It is simple to make things.
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