[Zope-dev] Zope and Python 2.4

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Wed Nov 10 09:34:54 EST 2004

>> However, RedHat have now released Python 2.4 in the Fedora development
>> stream and it will ship with FC4.
>> Does ZC have an official position upon this yet?
> Speaking as Zope release manager but not as official of ZC: Python 
> 2.3.4
> will likely be the recommended Python version for Zope 2.7.  I am 
> personally
> running Zope 2.7.3 with Plone since some weeks under Python 2.4b1 but
> I am doing this at my "own risk".  Python 2.4 might be of interest for 
> Zope 2.8.
> Going for Python 2.4 just because Fedora ships with it is not really 
> an argument.

Add to that the fact that it is *not advisable* most of the time to use 
the Python interpreter that comes with the system.

The reasons have been laid out before, like the fact that the 
interpreter is most likely compiled with strange flags, and that 
"updating" a system-level Python with vendor-supplied packages can have 
bad consequences for your Zope install. The vendor-supplied Python is 
(probably) tested with vendor-supplied packages that use it, but 
certainly not with third party software such as Zope is in this case.


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