This is the summary of the weekly Zope developer meeting which happened on Tuesday, 2010-04-06 on #zope@irc.freenode.org from 3pm to 3:30pm (UTC).

The agenda for this meeting is available in the mailing list archives: https://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/2010-April/039981.html

The IRC logs are located here: http://zope3.pov.lt/irclogs-zope/%23zope.2010-04-06.log.html#t2010-04-06T18:00:01

Tres Seaver was filling in for Christian Theune as conventer due to illness.

Zope2 release manager

The community welcomes Hanno Schlichting as the new release manager for Zope2. In addition to closing / responding to dozens of bugs in the past week, Hanno has also proposed a roadmap for Zope 2.13 and has made the release tag for Zope 2.12.4.

Porting packages to Zope3

Lennart Regebro reported that he has branches waiting for the first three “most depended-on” ZTK packages (zope.event, zope.interface, and zope.testing). After considering naming the new releases 4.0, the consensus was to just name them the next “normal” major release, as long as there are no backward-incompatible API changes.

Some discussion of the general problem of doctests breaking due to exception formatting led to a suggestion from Jim Fulton that we implement a testing API similar the unittest.TestCase.assertRaises, but with the additional feature that it returns the exception value, to permit further assertions about the state of that object.


No one had new updates on the topic. Sidnei da Silva reported that he is close to reconstructing the script used to build win64 images for Amazon EC.

Tres Seaver reported that his request to Microsoft for dontaed VisualStudio licnese to support builds / tests of zope.* packages on Windows for Python 2.4 and 2.5 is still stalled.

Baiju M noted that Rackspace can also support Windows in its cloud: http://www.rackspacecloud.com/ .

Tracker status

Charlie Clark reported that he had gotten his script for checking Launchpad for “languishing” bugs working. He posted that package to zope-dev@zope.org during the meeting.

Bug Days

After some discussion, Adam Groszer and Baiju M agreed to widen their planned bluebream sprint to include more general ZTK issues. The sprint, originally set for Saturday, 2010-04-10, was rescheduled to Saturday, 2010-04-24. Charlie Clark asked for announcments, plus volunteers willing to help mentor new exterminators during the bug day. Adam and Baiju will organize a web page for coordinating the bug day activity, and send out the announcements.

Carried Over