What are the recommended versions of Zope, CMF and Python required to run Plone?
Which versions of the stack go together?
The recommended versions for the current versions of Plone are outlined below.
Note that this document exists for packagers and for informational purposes only. You should really stick to what you get in the Plone installer that corresponds to your platform. The number of dependencies is complex and nothing you really want to handle on your own.
- Plone 2.5.x
- Use Python 2.4.4 and Zope 2.8.x or 2.9.x. Zope 2.9.x is recommended.
- Plone 3.x
- Use Python 2.4.4 and Zope 2.10.x
- Plone 4.x
- Use Python 2.6.x and Zope 2.12.x
When it comes to CMF versions, always use the one bundled with the Plone download, not a separate install. This dependency is pretty tight, so you can't expect Plone to work with a version of CMF that is different from the one Plone ships with.
Standalone Zope downloads can be found at http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope — but the Plone installers ship with the optimal version of Zope on all platforms.