zope.interface 3.6.0 released with Python 3 support.
About two years ago, I took my first look at Python 3. I liked what I saw, and as I also adore the Zope Component Architecture, I wanted it on Python 3. so I started porting it. But to develop Zope packages you typically need zc.buildout. So I needed to port it. But it in turned required Setuptools. So I started porting that, and realized that Setuptools was a complex piece of software, and stopped. But in August 2008 I tried again, and got further. That effort finally came to fruition as Martin von Löwis reviewed my port and merged it with various improvements into Distribute, released in September 2009.
I have from time to time returned to my quest to get zope.component ported to Python 3, and after about two years, a second milestone has finally happened: I released zope.interface 3.6.0, the first version that supports Python 3. Hopefully we’ll see zope.event and zope.exceptions in Python 3 versions too. I’ve merged Python 3 support into trunk for these already, but I want to let zope.interface simmer for a while, to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes in the release.
Next is zope.testing. And that requires a post of it’s own.🙂
Edit: I should mention that I wasn’t the only one involved in this port. In particular Martin v Löwis (again) supplied that port of the C-code. Thank him too.