[Zope-DB] Zope on RedHat 9

Matthew T. Kromer matt at zope.com
Wed Aug 13 15:55:21 EDT 2003

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Matthew T. Kromer wrote:
>> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>> Will 2.7 final also be available in binary form ?
>> I dont think so.  Maybe for windows only.
> Is there a strategic reason for that ?

Strategic?  I dont think that is as much as it is a sign of an updated 
buildout process for 2.7 which is different from our prior buildout 

There MAY be more binary builds; but I won't be the one building them (I 
think!) so I'm less clear on what the answer is.  I can safely predict a 
windows build because there is no native Python or C compiler support on 
Windows, ergo we have to provide a binary.

Chris McDonough knows a lot more about what the new build process looks 

In the past we've gotten beaten about by the build variability on 
different platforms, and never really found a good solution.

In a similar vein, a major reason I haven't issued any more binary 
builds for DCOracle2 is because the build complexity is now:

    3 versions of Python (1.5.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.2) * 3 platforms (Windows, 
RedHat 7.3, Solaris 8) * 3 revs of Oracle (8.1.7, 9.0.1, 9.1.x) = major 
pain in the ass.

That doesn't count the variability amongst Linux releases (just look at 
Red Hat, e.g. Oracle 8.1 is spec'd for RedHat 6.2, etc).

Matt Kromer
Zope Corporation  http://www.zope.com/ 

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