[Zope-dev] Zope 4 Sprint Report [was: (no subject)]

Leonardo Rochael Almeida leorochael at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 19:54:46 UTC 2012

Sorry for the missing subject. Hit "Send" too fast.

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Leonardo Rochael Almeida
<leorochael at gmail.com> wrote:
> Zope4 Lille Sprint 2012 Report
> The first thing we did was discuss the state of contributions to the
> Zope codebase, specially in light of many vocal members of the
> community that would like to use GitHub (and other members, less
> numerous but equally vocal, who would not like to use GitHub at all,
> but still want to use Git).
> Jens started investigating the options and will report to the Foundation board.
> Then we started reviewing the current state of various existing
> branches that try to advance the state of Zope trunk. Laurence rebased
> some previously existing "parent pointers" work onto the current Zope
> trunk, and Leonardo worked on restoring a minimal "Welcome" page on a
> just installed Zope instance that would not involve adding more
> persistent objects.
> We then took stock of what work is already done or is sufficiently
> advanced that we could reasonably expect to be ready soon:
>  - WSGI as the only publisher, moving transaction handling back into
> it (i.e. a pure Zope4 wsgi app without any other middleware should be
> "complete"). This will likely be folded back into Zope 2.13.
>  - Parent pointers - need to specify a minimum migration strategy,
> which should not require modifying all objects in your instance
> (mostly for objects looked up by C.A.: local site manager,
> utilities...)
>  - Lots of stuff removed already
>  - Decide on egg name (Zope2 currently, ideally it should be Zope)
>  - ZMI tidy up (not removal, for this release).
>  - WebOb based request
>  - Remove Session and TemporaryFolder.
> Nice to have (i.e. if we have manpower to develop):
>  - Use Chameleon and drop old ZPT implementation, but only if Plone
> has shipped with it by then (to be sure incompatibilities are fixed.)
>  - Don't use docstrings to control publishing.
> The expectation is to be able to release a Zope4 alpha by the end of the year.
> Next sprint will be at the Plone Conference in Arnhem, focussing on
> WSGI and merging branches.
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