Two years on and Zope 3.4.0 is released
It has been two years since the last official release of Zope and now version 3.4.0 of the web application framework has been released. The Zope development team says that now that 3.4 is out the door, it is renewing its commitment to a short and reliable release cycle of six months.
The Zope team spent the best part of the past two years converting what was a “monolithic source tree” in to a set of smaller packages called “eggs”. These new Python eggs can now be used independently of one another.
“Zope 3 is now fully converted to an egg-based system,” the team said in its release announcement.
“While some work still remains, it integrates very well with the rest of the Python community. The conversion to egg-based packaging also enables other Python developers to only have to use small bits and pieces of the complete Zope software system.
“The conversion means that Zope 3 developers do not use the classic Zope 3 tar-ball release anymore. However, for your convenience, Zope 3 developers will provide the classic Zope 3 tar ball releases for at least the 3.4 series and probably for 3.5 as well.”