[Zope-dev] Zope Toolkit - no more releases
tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Nov 11 17:58:54 CET 2016
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On 11/11/2016 09:26 AM, Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> A while back Gocept graciously hosted the first of a series of Zope
> Resurrection sprints (now they have to host more *wink*). At the
> sprint we had a discussion about the status of the Zope Toolkit. Both
> Jan-Wijbrand and me where present as two of the members of the old
> ZTK release team.
> At the meeting we discussed whether or not it would continue to make
> sense to "release" the ZTK as we had done in the past. The conclusion
> from the meeting was, that there is little to no benefit of doing ZTK
> releases anymore.
> Both Zope2 and Grok have long since forked and maintain their own
> versions of a ZTK versions list. Applications built directly on top
> of the ZTK tend to use the current ZTK versions list as a starting
> point, but fork and maintain their own versions as well. And the ZTK
> itself has matured and is very stable, so there aren't many version
> conflicts across ZTK libraries anymore, which would warrant tracking
> compatible version combinations.
> With that said, there is still value in testing all the ZTK libraries
> in one place, so the zopetoolkit project on github  still provides
> some value. We would like to encourage anyone doing a new release of a
> ZTK library, to also provide a pull request against the zopetoolkit
> project (for example ), so we get a travis-ci test run for the ZTK
> as a whole.
> As an alternative you can also still use the zopetoolkit project to
> develop and test a library before doing a release, by following the
> relevant instructions .
> At the sprint I took a stab at updating the ZTK docs , so they
> aren't completely out-of-date anymore. But there are certainly still
> outdated sections in there, so any help is welcome to update them. A
> final thanks goes to Jim, who put in a redirect, so the old
> http://docs.zope.org/zopetoolkit site now redirect to
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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