[Zope] Should I use a recent version of Zope 2?

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Sat May 16 12:02:58 EDT 2009

On 16.05.09 17:54, Velayudhan, Vimalkumar wrote:
> Dear all,
> We had our original website setup on Zope-2.7.0-b2/Python-2.3.2. The
> website had to be moved to a different server. In order to keep the
> setup as similar as possible, Zope 2.8.7 was used with Python 2.3.4.
> There were some issues recently due to which Zope cannot open a
> connection to a gadfly database and reports it as corrupt with 'bad
> marshal data' error in the logs. I found this to be a Python problem
> rather than Zope as the same thing happens when trying to connect the
> database using Python 2.3.4. The database however, can be opened with
> newer versions of Python > 2.4.
> The same error had occurred before in the logs but never caused much
> downtime. 
> Hence we are considering using a newer version of Python for our
> website. 
Consider migrating your app from Gadfly to a *real* database e.g. SQLite,
Postgres or MySQL. Gadfly is basically nothing one would use in
a production environment.

> Python 2.4 is supported from Zope 2.9.1 onwards. My question is should I
> use 2.9 or use the more recent stable version 2.11.3? Will there be any
> advantages/disadvantages?
see above

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